NUTRIM researcher Gijs Goossens appointed professor

We are pleased to inform you that Gijs Goossens (Department of Human Biology) has been appointed as professor ‘Cardiometabolic Physiology of Obesity’ as of 1 August 2023. 

Congratulations with this appointment!

More on the career of Professor Gijs Goossens.

Professor Goossens (1979) studied Health Sciences at Maastricht University, where he obtained his PhD on the metabolic and hemodynamic effects of the renin-angiotensin system in humans in 2006. He was a visiting scientist at the Oxford Centre for Diabetes, Endocrinology and Metabolism at the University of Oxford (UK), and worked as a postdoc (2006-2011), Assistant Professor (2011-2016) and Associate Professor (2016-2023) at the Department of Human Biology of Maastricht University.

The overarching goal of his translational research is to better understand the mechanisms underlying adipose tissue dysfunction and cardiometabolic complications in people with obesity, with the aim to establish more personalized, effective lifestyle and pharmacological interventions to improve cardiometabolic health, with healthy ageing as the ultimate goal.

To accomplish this, innovative in vivo techniques, analyses in tissue biopsies, and mechanistic in vitro experiments are combined to investigate (patho)physiological processes in humans at the whole-body, tissue and cellular level.

Gijs Goossens served as President of the Netherlands Association for the Study of Obesity (2014-2020), Chair of the international obesity congress Zoom Forward 22 (May 2022, Maastricht), and Vice-Chair of the Maastricht UMC+ Research Committee (2017-2023). Currently, he is Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Association for the Study of Obesity.

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