Farewell Symposium ‘Challenging Energy Balance’

Farewell Symposium ‘Challenging Energy Balance’

Since July 2013, Professor dr. Margriet Westerterp-Plantenga is moving towards her emeritus status. However, at the same time, she started together with Prof. dr. Anne Raben, University of Copenhagen, Prof. dr. Mikael Fogelholm, University of Helsinki, Prof. dr. Edith Feskens, Wageningen University, Prof. dr. Jennie Brand-Miller, Sydney University, the European PREVIEW project, namely PREVention of diabetes through lifestyle Intervention and population studies in Europe and around the World. Together with Tanja Adam, Anita Vreugdenhil, Mathijs Drummen en Elke Dorenbos she conducts the PREView research at Maastricht University and MUMC+.

Dr. Margriet S. Westerterp-Plantenga is a professor of Food Intake Regulation in Humans, at Maastricht University Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences, School of NUTRIM, Maastricht, the Netherlands. In her career in human research, she has focused on the mechanisms of energy and reward homeostasis. This has involved diverse research on satiety and the role of orexigenic and anorexigenic hormones and glucose; the physiology of diet-induced thermogenesis and body-temperature regulation; circadian rhythm and sleep; and energy balance, macronutrient balance, and substrate oxidation. These studies have made major contributions to the understanding of food reward and related brain-signaling pathways, with a strong perspective in their roles in the regulation of body weight and body composition.

Margriet earned her MSc in Biology from the University of Groningen, Groningen, the Netherlands and her PhD degree in Biomedical Sciences from Maastricht University. She was a member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Health Sciences at Maastricht University, responsible for the Research portfolio. She is currently an associate editor of the International Journal of Obesity and a member of the Editorial Board of Physiology and Behavior. She has been a project leader at the Leading Technological Institute of Food and Nutrition in the Netherlands and a
workpackage leader of several European projects, such as DIOgenes, Full4Health, and at present PREVIEW. She has published about 240 papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals and authored and edited several books on food intake and energy expenditure, and recently on Advances in the assessment of dietary intake.

Herewith, we cordially invite you to the symposium and valedictory lecture, both titled: Challenging Energy Balance. The number of places for the symposium is limited to 75, please register through this website. We hope to welcome you all on June 1, 2018.

Dr. Tanja Adam
Prof. dr. Jogchum Plat

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