Joey Smeets

Position: PhD Candidate
Department of Human Biology & Movement Sciences
Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences
Maastricht University
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands

Telephone: +31 43 3881641
Mobile:       -
Email: joey.smeets#maastrichtuniversity.nl


Key words: Exercise, nutrition, protein synthesis, musculoskeletal tissue, organs

Hobbies: Running, Cycling

 j smeets

Education

1999–2006 VWO. Graaf Huyn College Geleen
2006-2010 Bachelor Health Sciences. Maastricht University.
Specialization: Human Movement Sciences and Bioregulation.
2010-2011 Master Human Movement Sciences. Maastricht University.
2011-2015 Master Physician-Clinical Investigator (A-KO). Maastricht University.
2015-present PhD candidate, Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University Medical Center+.
Promotor: prof. dr. L.J.C. van Loon


Career description

Joey Smeets was born on November 16th 1986 in Geleen, The Netherlands. He started his career in 2006 by studying Health Sciences at Maastricht University. During this study he performed an internship on accelerometry and portable calorimetry at the department of Human Biology. After obtaining his degree as Bachelor of Health Sciences in 2010 he started the master program Human Movement Sciences at Maastricht University. During this master program he performed an internship at the department of Human Movement Sciences investigating immunohistochemical changes in skeletal muscle following a single bout of resistance type exercise. After he obtained his degree as Master of Science in 2011 he started the master program Physician - Clinical Investigator at the Faculty of Health, Medicine & Life Sciences of Maastricht University. During this 4-year master program he performed several internships and wrote multiple theses in the fields of body composition monitoring in cachexia, myostatin expression in ageing skeletal muscle, and skeletal muscle lipid handling during immobilization. In addition to this 4-year master program he worked as a research assistant at the department of Human Biology & Movement Sciences. After obtaining his medical degree and his degree as a clinical investigator in 2015, he started his PhD at the department of Human Biology & Movement Sciences at Maastricht University. His projects focus on protein metabolism of organs and different musculoskeletal tissues using stable isotope methodology.