Protein and muscle conditioning in athletes – Prof Luc van Loon – 27 April
This is an invitation to our next lecture on 27 April at 17:30 at d’Coque. The lecture is free to attend and no registration is required.
There will be no livestream available this time.
Luc van Loon is a Professor of Physiology of Exercise at the Department of Human Biology and Movement Sciences at Maastricht University Medical Centre. He has an international reputation in the area of skeletal muscle metabolism.
Current research in his laboratory focuses on the skeletal muscle adaptive response to exercise, and the impact of nutritional and pharmacological interventions to modulate muscle metabolism. The main research interests of his laboratory include exercise metabolism, sports nutrition, adaptation to endurance and resistance type exercise, and the use of physical activity and/or dietary interventions to improve health in chronic metabolic disease and with ageing. The latter are investigated on a whole-body, tissue, and cellular level, with skeletal muscle as the main tissue of interest.
Professor van Loon has authored more than 320 original, peer-reviewed research and review articles. He is a member of the Editorial Board of the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism (IJSNEM) and the European Journal of Sport Science (EJSS).
The presentation will be in English and is primarly aimed at coaches and athletes. It is open to the general public. The presentation (+/- 45 min) will be followed by a Q&A (+/- 15 min).