Jean Nyakayiru MSc.

Position: PhDDepartment of Movement Sciences
Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences
Maastricht University
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands

Telephone: +31 43 3881380
Fax:            +31 43 3670976
Mobile:       -

Key words: Exercise, nitrate, muscle 

Hobbies: Soccer, futsal, fitness 



2005–2009 Physical Therapy, Faculty of Health, Hogeschool van Arnhem en Nijmegen
2009-2010 Pre-master Biomedical Sciences
Master of Science, Biomedical Sciences: Major Clinical
Human Movement Sciences, Medical Faculty, Radboud University Nijmegen
2012-2013 Research-assistant, Department of Physiology, Radboud University Medical Centre Nijmegen

PhD student, Department of Human Movement Sciences, Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, Maastricht University
Co-promotor: L. Verdijk, J. Hermans
Promotor: Prof. L. van Loon  

Career description

After completing a bachelor in physical therapy, Jean Nyakayiru continued to obtain a MSc in Biomedical Science, majoring in Clinical Human Movement Sciences at the Radboud University in Nijmegen. After graduating from his master, he started working as a research assistant at the Department of Physiology at the Radboud University Medical Centre. During this period he was assigned to investigate the effect of nutritional interventions in insulin resistant obese men, and was a member of the 2013 research team that studied the physiological responses of walking the ‘Four days Marches in Nijmegen’ in senior participants. In October 2013, he started working as a PhD student at the department of Movement Sciences at Maastricht University. His PhD is focused on gaining further insight into the effects of dietary nitrate supplementation as a means to enhance sports performance.