Floris Hendriks

Position: PhD-student
Department of Human Biology & Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology
Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences
Maastricht University
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands

Telephone: +31 43 3881509
Fax:           +31 43 3670972
Mobile:       -
Email: f.hendriks#maastrichtuniversity.nl

Key words: Hemodialysis, exercise, nutrition, protein, muscle metabolism

Hobbies: Tennis, running, cycling, snowboarding



2011–2014 Bachelor in Medicine, Maastricht University
● Elective courses: Exercise physiology, Infectious diseases
2012-2015 Resuscitation instructor, TaskforceQRS
Maastricht, the Netherlands
Taught basic life support to high school and university students
2014-2017 Master in Medicine, Maastricht University
● Elective internship 1: Ophthalmology, Universitas Indonesia, Jakarta, Indonesia
● Elective internship 2: Sports Medicine, Sport Medical Centre Papendal, Arnhem, The Netherlands
● Research Internship: ‘Protein synthesis in the osteoarthritic knee: do all musculoskeletal tissues turn over at the same rate?’
Department of Human Biology & Movement Sciences, Maastricht University, Maastricht, The Netherlands
2017-2017 Licensed volunteer Doctor, Floating Doctors, Bocas del Toro, Panama
Delivered acute and preventive health care to remote communities on islands and in the jungle of the province Bocas del Toro
2018-present PhD-student, department of Human Biology; department of Internal Medicine,
Maastricht University Medical Center+, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
Promotors: Prof. L.J.C. van Loon and Prof. J.P. Kooman.

Career description

Floris Hendriks moved to Maastricht in 2011 to study Medicine after graduating from his project-bases secondary school. Throughout his bachelor, he worked as a student assistant at the department of Cardiology of Maastricht Medical Center+. He collected data of all out-of-hospital cardiac arrests in Limburg, The Netherlands and interpreted ECG’s from AED-units or ambulance registrations and reconstructed resuscitation scenarios using eyewitness reports. In addition, he was secretary at the Board of the student resuscitation association and commissioner of sports affairs in the Board of the student tennis association. During his master of medicine, he did several internships including Sports Medicine at the Sport Medical Centre Papendal, Ophthalmology at Universitas Indonesia, Orthopedic Surgery at Zuyderland Medical Center, and his research internship at the department of Human Biology & Movement Sciences at Maastricht University. In his research internship, he wrote a thesis examining the protein turnover rates of several musculoskeletal tissues of the human knee joint. In addition, he performed a pilot study to assess the amount of amino acids lost during hemodialysis during this period. Based on his pilot data, he successfully wrote a grant proposal for the NUTRIM NWO Graduate Programme, allowing him to start a self-designed PhD-project. After spending 2 months in Panama as a medical volunteer for Floating Doctors, he started working as a PhD-student at the department of Human Biology and the department of Internal Medicine, division of Nephrology of the Maastricht University Medical Centre+. His PhD-project will focus on nutritional and exercise interventions to prevent muscle loss in hemodialysis patients.