Stefan Gorissen

Position: Postdoc
Department of Human Biology
NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism
Faculty of Health, Medicine, and Life Sciences
Maastricht University
PO Box 616
6200 MD Maastricht, the Netherlands

Telephone: +31 43 3881394
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Email: stefan.gorissen#maastrichtuniversity.nl

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Education

2005–2009 Bachelor of Applied Science - Biology and Medical Laboratory Research
Zuyd University, Heerlen, the Netherlands
Thesis title: The role of NF-κB activation and muscle protein degradation by the Ubiquitin-Proteasome pathway in inflammation-induced diaphragm muscle atrophy
2009-2011 Master of Science - Clinical Molecular Sciences
Maastricht UMC+, the Netherlands
Thesis title: The role of the NADPH oxidase homolog dual oxidase 1 (Doux1) in asthma
2011-2016 PhD - NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism
Department of Human Biology, Maastricht UMC+, the Netherlands
Supervisor: Professor Luc van Loon
Thesis title: Dietary factors modulating postprandial protein handling


Career description

Stefan Gorissen is a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Human Biology at Maastricht University Medical Centre+. He obtained his MSc in Clinical Molecular Sciences at Maastricht University after conducting a graduation project at the University of Vermont (USA). After obtaining his MSc, he started a PhD at the Department of Human Movement Sciences at Maastricht University under supervision of Prof. Dr. Luc van Loon and Dr. Nicholas Burd. During his PhD he conducted human intervention studies utilizing contemporary stable isotope tracer methodology to investigate dietary factors modulating postprandial protein handling. After defending his doctoral dissertation in 2016, he continued his academic career as a postdoctoral fellow at the Department of Kinesiology at McMaster University (Canada) under supervision of Prof. Dr. Stuart Phillips. Here, he conducted a series of studies assessing the effects of fish oil supplementation during single leg immobilization on daily muscle protein synthesis rates, muscle mass and strength, and glucose handling. His recent research is directed towards dietary protein characteristics and anabolic properties of plant-based proteins with a specific focus on healthy musculoskeletal aging.