47th Dies Natalis


What happens inside people?

New NUTRIM Clinical Research Unit officially opened

On January 25 the NUTRIM Clinical Research Unit (CRU) at Maastricht UMC+ officially opened. At the new facility researchers are comprehensively mapping people with chronic and/or oncological diseases. They measure metabolism, body composition and physical activity in order to better understand what happens in the body of people who are sick, and ultimately to be able to treat them better. As part of the official opening professor and oncological surgeon Steven Olde Damink and PhD candidate Nicole Hildebrand share the research they are doing at the NUTRIM CRU on weight loss in cancer.

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Video: Brightlands Next Ten

Dit jaar bestaat de Brightlands Chemelot Campus in Geleen tien jaar. Tien jaar innovatie. Tien jaar werken aan wereldwijde uitdagingen op het gebied van materialen, biomedische innovaties en duurzame processen. Tien jaar bouwen aan een levendige gemeenschap zoals we dat op elke campus zouden willen.

Ga met ons terug in de tijd en bekijk de mijlpalen van de campus in deze video.


The UMagazine provides insight into the most important developments and achievements in education and research at Maastricht University. Three times a year, in February, June and October, a printed UMagazine is issued.

This October edition includes a portrait of Mariëlle Heijltjes, the brand-new dean of SBE. And how to get children to eat healthily? Teaching toddlers and pre-schoolers a healthy diet is not easy. But children are not preordained to dislike vegetables, say PhD candidates Anouk van den Brand and Britt van Belkom. The key to success: persist and reward.

Furthermore, Daan Westra, assistant professor Management of Healthcare Institutions, and Karin Faber, director of patient care at Maastricht UMC+, look back on the COVID pandemic. Is healthcare equipped for a new corona wave?

Disquiet among parents and educational institutions is growing. Nadia Hutten investigated this phenomenon during her PhD, supervised by Professor Jan Ramaekers. How dangerous is this type of ‘microdosing’? And does it actually enhance students’ performance?

This time, Soulkitchen offers a peek into the kitchen of Yvonne Henckens, professor of Clinical Chemistry. "I prefer to make everything myself: bread, cheese, mayonnaise. I want to know how it works, in that I remain a chemist." As icing on the cake, she met her new partner through her food blog 'Ontroerend lekker'.

  The next issue of the UMagazine will appear on 22 February 2023.

You can download the latest edition of the UMagazine (PDF) here.

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