Graduate School

School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism

NUTRIM aims to contribute to health maintenance and personalised medicine by unraveling lifestyle and disease-induced derangements in metabolism and by developing targeted nutritional, exercise and drug interventions.

This is facilitated by a state of the art research infrastructure and close interaction between scientists, clinicians, master and PhD students.

Diseases that have our
special attention:

  • obesity, NASH and diabetes
  • COPD, IBD and renal disease
  • cancer


NUTRIM research focuses on chronic diseases, including diabetes, COPD, inflammatory bowel disease, liver disease and renal disease, and contributes to improving cancer care. Biomedical research is directly linked to clinical trials and research focusing on behavioural interventions and health promotion. A primary goal is to accelerate the translation of science to patient and population. This distinct profile has placed NUTRIM at the cutting-edge of various related domains. NUTRIM's research lines are:


NUTRIM offers a PhD training programme for students who aspire a broad understanding of human nutrition, metabolism and toxicology, next to outstanding research capabilities. NUTRIM researchers also teach in several master’s programmes, such as ‘Biomedical Sciences’, ‘Physician Clinical Scientist’ and ‘Health Food Innovation Management’.

Learn more about NUTRIM PhD opportunities

  • Horizontal living – BAD Award 2018

    Tuesday, December 11, 2018
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  • ligproject

    A month-long lie-in

    Friday, October 12, 2018

    The chinese artist Yiyun Chen won together with UM scientists, Professor Patrick Schrauwen and Dr Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling of the Department of Nutrition and Human Movement Sciences, the BAD Award worth € 25,000, with which she will conduct an artistic / semi-scientific experiment. From 15 October, Chen will spend a month in a specially designed room in Eindhoven.

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  • Prestigious awards for two PhD students Human Biology (NUTRIM)

    Thursday, July 12, 2018
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  • Disrupted circadian rhythm increases risk of type 2 diabetes

    Tuesday, July 10, 2018

    A reversal of the day and night rhythm, due to shift work for example, leads to a disturbance in blood sugar levels. Scientists from Maastricht University have demonstrated this for the first time in humans.

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  • NUTRIM researchers win Bio Art & Design Award 2018

    Monday, May 28, 2018

    NUTRIM researchers Prof. dr. Patrick Schrauwen and Dr Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling have won the Bio Art & Design Award 2018 (BAD Award) together with artist Yiyun Chen.

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  • lever

    Lucas Lindeboom nominated Science Talent 2018: vote now!

    Tuesday, April 24, 2018 Read more
  • Respiratiekamer

    Pioneering research through collaboration

    Tuesday, November 7, 2017

    NUTRIM – one of the six research schools within Maastricht UMC+ is celebrating its 25th anniversary.

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  • PopPeas

    Taste bud challenge - Food innovation in Venlo

    Friday, October 13, 2017

    Report about the Dutch Agri Food Week dinner on the Brightlands Campus Greenport Venlo.

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  • VENI grants

    Five Veni grants for UM researchers

    Friday, July 28, 2017

    Five of the 154 granted Veni-applications came from Maastricht.

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  • ehealth

    E-health application for chronic bowel disease a success

    Saturday, July 15, 2017

    The e-health application MyIBDcoach has resulted in a 50% reduction in the number of hospital admissions, fewer out-patient visits and better medication compliance in patients with chronic inflammatory bowel conditions such as Crohn’s disease (MUMC+ news).

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