Cas Fuchs

Position: PhD student
NUTRIM School for Nutrition, Toxicology and Metabolism /
Department of Movement Sciences
Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences
Maastricht University
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands

Telephone: +31 43 3881381
Fax:           +31 43 3670976
Mobile:       -
Email: cas.fuchs#maastrichtuniversity.nl


Key words: Sports nutrition, Exercise, Human Physiology, Muscle metabolism, Protein, Carbohydrate & Health


Hobbies: Fitness, Resistance training, Traveling, Food

Education

2009–2012 Bachelor of Science – Health Sciences, Maastricht University 
2012-2014 Master of Science – Health Food Innovation Management, Maastricht University
2015 -present Research Assistant – Department of Human Biology and Human Movement Sciences, Maastricht University 


Research experience abroad

2014 Internship at the faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Research project: The impact of sucrose ingestion during exercise on liver and muscle glycogen concentration. Supervised by Dr. Javier Gonzalez and Dr. Emma Stevenson.
2015   Research scientist at the faculty of Health & Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK. Research project: The impact of sucrose ingestion post-exercise on liver and muscle glycogen repletion. Collaborative research project between Maastricht University, Northumbria University and Newcastle University.


Career description

Cas Fuchs was born on the 27th of March, 1990 in Asten, the Netherlands. In 2009 he started his BSc in Health Sciences at Maastricht University. At the end of his BSc he wrote a thesis examining the effect of protein ingestion prior to sleep on skeletal muscle characteristics during 12 wks of resistance type exercise training in healthy young men. After finishing his BSc, he continued his studies at Maastricht University by performing a 2-year MSc program in Health Food Innovation Management. At the end of his MSc he went to Northumbria University in the UK to perform a research study looking at the effects of carbohydrate ingestion during endurance type exercise on liver and muscle glycogen concentrations in well-trained athletes with the use of 13C MRS. In January 2015 he went back to Northumbria University to lead a research project looking at the effects of sucrose ingestion post-exercise on liver and muscle glycogen repletion in well-trained cyclists/triathletes. In May 2015, he started working at the M3-research unit. Here his research focus will be around sports nutrition.