Welcome to the website of the M3-research unit
This website provides background information on the activities of the M3-research unit, which operates within the Department of Human Biology of the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences (FHML) at Maastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC) and is formed by a number of PhD students, post-doc researchers, technicians and staff members of the Department of Human Biology.
The M3-research unit specializes in in vivo human metabolic research, and the main fields of interest include skeletal muscle metabolism, exercise metabolism, sports and/or clinical nutrition, type 2 diabetes and aging. Our research aims to increase knowledge that will enable us to define the most effective exercise and/or nutritional interventions to improve health and/or functional performance in chronic metabolic disease (obesity and type 2 diabetes) and aging. The latter are investigated on a whole-body, tissue and cellular level, with skeletal muscle as the main tissue of interest. The use of stable isotope methodology has a special interest in this group.
On this website we present the research, expertise and available infrastructure that is being used by our research unit. We will present each of the members of our group, their research interests, current projects and our publications. We hope this website will be informative to our visitors and for more questions feel free to contact us.
Prof. L.J.C. van Loon
On behalf of the M3-research unit.