Dr L.J.C. van Loon

Luc van Loon is a Professor of Physiology of Exercise and Nutrition and Head of the M3-research group at the Department of Human Biology at Maastricht University. Luc has an international research standing in the area of skeletal muscle metabolism, has published well over 500 peer-reviewed articles (more than 30.000 citations) achieving an H-index of 92 (Web of Science profile). Current research in his laboratory focuses on the skeletal muscle adaptive response to physical (in)activity, and the impact of nutritional and pharmacological interventions to modulate metabolism in both health and disease. The latter are investigated on a whole-body, tissue, and cellular level, with skeletal muscle as the main tissue of interest. To support the use of stable isotopes in biomedical research, Luc is also scientific coordinator of the Stable Isotope Research Centre (SIRC) at Maastricht University Medical Centre+.


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Research funding: Luc van Loon and his laboratory have received research support from various sources including: The Top institute Food and Nutrition (TIFN); The Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO); Maastricht University (UM); Evonik AG; Friesland Campina; Gatorade Sports Science Institute; Pepsico; Gelita AG; MARS Snackfoods; DSM Food Specialties; Kenniscentrum Suiker en Voeding; Cosun; PB Leiner; TNO Nutrition; Danone Research; International Dairy Federation (IDF); KWF Kankerbestrijding; Arla Food Ingredients; Tereos; GSK; Stichting Anna Fonds; Diabetes Fonds Nederland; The Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC); Nuritas; Australian Catholic University (ACU); JUMBO; Alliance for Potato Research & Education (APRE); NUTRIM; Nutricia; World Cancer Research Foundation (WCRF); Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR); Kelloggs; National Cattlemen's Beef Association (NCBA); Nestle; Cargill; Vion Food Group; Ynsect; AVEBE; AMRA; DSM firmenich; ESPEN.