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Job opportunities & (JSM) Student Projects

In our laboratory, there are frequently openings for PhD positions in the field of lipid and carbohydrate metabolism.

The projects, in general, have a molecular physiological nature.

Techniques employed comprise the range from molecular biological approaches to study gene expression regulation, cell culture, virus-mediated gene transfer, in vivo studies in (genetically modified) rodents to in vivo studies in humans (patients, volunteers) using novel stable isotope procedures.

If you have finished an academic study in:

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Medical biology
  • Pharmacy or medical sciences

and are looking for a PhD position, please contact:


Telephone +31- (0)50-



Prof. F. (Folkert) Kuipers

361 6620 Y2.145 f.kuipers


The present PhD project will investigate the relationship between changes in the glucose-insulin metabolism of the mother over the course of pregnancy and lactation and the growth and body composition development of her child. To this end clinical research will be performed using meal challenge tests over the course of pregnancy and lactation compared to standard diagnostic testing using an oral glucose tolerance test. The link between metabolic adaptations in the mother and pregnancy outcome will be investigated based on known risk factors for gestational diabetes. In addition, detailed anthropometric data will be collected in the infants up to 6 months of age.

Apply no later than: 01 January 2018

Laatst gewijzigd:14 december 2017 07:57