Research department

Human Biology

The Department of Human Biology is part of NUTRIM, School for Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, within the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) of Maastricht University. The central research theme of the Department of Human Biology is Healthy Living with Obesity, Sarcopenia, Energy metabolism and Cardiometabolic Health as spearheads.

Research within Human Biology focuses on various aspects of human and metabolic health and how lifestyle factors can affect health, with an emphasis on Nutrition and Physical Activity. Using a translational scientific approach, our mission is to generate and transfer knowledge to improve health, well-being and sustainability of our society. The Department has a close fit to the themes and research of the Maastricht University Medical Center+ and the Campus Venlo (Innovative health foods).

Within the Department, four research groups are embedded, related to

  • Obesity and Obesity-related health risks
  • Exercise Metabolism, Protein Metabolism, and Sarcopenia (www.m3-research.nl)
  • Molecular Genetics of Obesity and 
  • A joint embedding of the research group Microbiology of the Gastro-Intestinal tract with Campus Venlo.

Secretariat Human Biology: cleo.heyen[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl or c.pachen[at]maastrichtuniversity[dot]nl

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