Scheurink, Prof. Anton
Prof. Anton Scheurink is Professor of Neuroendocrinology in the Centre for Behaviour and Neurosciences. He studied biology and was awarded a PhD in animal physiology by the University of Groningen. In both cases, he graduated with distinction. After a period working as a postdoc researcher in the US, Scheurink returned to the University of Groningen, where he was appointed professor in 2011. He also spent time working as the research coordinator in the Anorexia Center of the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm. Scheurink specializes in the neural arrangement of the body’s metabolism and the regulation of body weight (with a special focus on the role of the brain in eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and extreme obesity).
In January 2015, he was voted University of Groningen Lecturer of the Year. Scheurink loves to talk about the practical implementation of theory and developments in the fields of energy balance, diabetes, obesity and anorexia nervosa. He occasionally invites a ‘real’ patient to come to his lecture to help explain such issues.
Previously in the news
- Anton Scheurink: ‘Being active is better than being slim’ (Interview in Magazine)
- Anton Scheurink elected Lecturer of the Year
- Anorexia en obesitas zijn verwant [Anorexia and obesity are related; article in Dutch]
- 'Te weinig aandacht voor de rol van lichaamsactiviteit bij overgewicht' [Too little attention for the role of exercise in obesity; article in Dutch]
- Ons perfecte prehistorische lijf [Our perfect prehistoric body; article in Dutch]
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