Dr P.A.J. Schrauwen
Professional career history
Patrick Schrauwen, PhD is professor of Metabolic aspects of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus at the NUTRIM school for Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism of the Maastricht University Medical Center (MUMC). In 1998 Prof. Schrauwen received his PhD at the Maastricht University for his thesis ‘Determinants of energy and substrate metabolism’, in which human experiments on the effects of dietary fat and physical activity on body weight regulation are described. Part of his thesis was performed at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Phoenix (USA) where he studied molecular and genetic aspects of obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus (under supervision of Prof. Eric Ravussin). In 2001 he was appointed a prestigious Academy-fellowship from the Royal Dutch Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), to examine the role of mitochondrial uncoupling proteins in skeletal muscle in relation to type 2 diabetes, and in 2008 the prestigious VICI-fellowship from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO/ZonMW) for the study of mitochondrial function in diabetes. Prof. Schrauwen is associate editor of ‘Scientific Reports’, 'Nutrition and Diabetes' and ‘Diabetologia’. The Diabetes and Metabolism Research Group (DMRG) of Prof. Schrauwen focuses on human translational research in the field of type 2 diabetes mellitus, with special emphasis on insulin resistance, lipotoxicity, mitochondrial dysfunction and brown adipose tissue. The research team investigates whole-body, tissue and cellular physiology and applies non-invasive magnetic resonance spectroscopy for detailed metabolic phenotyping in humans. Prof. Schrauwen has been an invited speaker at many international conferences, including Keystone Symposia, Gordon Conferences, ADA, EASD, Cell Metabolism Symposia and many others. Prof. Schrauwen published over 200 papers in international scientific journals, including publications in prestigious journals as Nature Medicine, Cell Metabolism, JCI, Cell, NEJM, PNAS, Diabetes, Diabetologia and Progress in Lipid Research. His H-index is 52 (WoS).
Professor of Metabolic Aspects of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus