Milou Beelen, Postdoc

Position: Postdoctoral Research Fellow
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 3881394
Fax:           +31 43 3670976
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Key words:sports nutrition, exercise physiology, muscle metabolism, protein, carbohydrate

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1998–2005 Medical degree, Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University. 
2006-2010 PhD-student, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University.
PhD thesis ‘’Sports nutrition to promote post-exercise recovery’’, thesis defense: March 30 2012. Promotor: Prof. L. van Loon. 
2010-2014 Sports Medicine Fellowship, Maxima Medisch Centrum, Veldhoven 
2014 -present Sports physician, Sportmedisch centrum Zuid-Limburg, Landgraaf 
2015 -present Post-doctoral research fellow, Department of Human Biology and Movement Sciences, Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University 

Career description

Milou Beelen obtained her Medical Degree at Maastricht University in 2005. In the same year she started her PhD project at the department of Human Movement Sciences at Maastricht University. Her project focusing on the application of carbohydrate and protein for post-exercise recovery and training adaptations was supervised by Prof. Luc van Loon. During her work as a PhD student she received the Young Investigators Award from the European College of Sport Science, and the MSD Sports Medicine Award for best research paper. In 2012 she successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled ‘Sports nutrition to promote post-exercise recovery’ which was awarded by the Tulipmed Sports Medicine award for best thesis. In 2010 Milou started her recidency in Sports Medicine, from which she obtained her degree in 2015. She currently combines her work as a sports physician with a postdoctoral fellowship in the research group of prof. Luc van Loon, with specific focus on the implication of sports nutrition for exercise performance and training adaptations.