V.W. (Vincent) Bloks

Research Officer

V.W. (Vincent) Bloks
v.w.bloks umcg.nl


Research interests

Fundamental and Applied Research, aimed at understanding molecular principles of metabolic health and mechanisms underlying the development of inborn and acquired metabolic diseases

  • Cholesterol and Lipid Metabolism
  • Bileacid Metabolism
  • Microarray/RNAseq
  • Statistics/Bioinformatics



  1. Short-term protein restriction at advanced age stimulates FGF21 signalling, energy expenditure and browning of white adipose tissue

    Dommerholt, M. B., Blankestijn, M., Vieira-Lara, M. A., van Dijk, T. H., Wolters, H., Koster, M. H., Gerding, A., van Os, R. P., Bloks, V. W., Bakker, B. M., Kruit, J. K. & Jonker, J. W., 9-Nov-2020, In : The FEBS Journal. 21 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  2. Genetic and Microbial Associations to Plasma and Fecal Bile Acids in Obesity Relate to Plasma Lipids and Liver Fat Content

    Chen, L., Schraa, K., van den Munckhof, I. C. L., Ter Horst, R., Koehorst, M., van Faassen, M., van der Ley, C., Doestzada, M., Zhernakova, D. V., Kurilshikov, A., Bloks, V. W., Groen, A. K., Human Functional Genomics Project, Riksen, N. P., Rutten, J. H. W., Joosten, L. A. B., Wijmenga, C., Zhernakova, A., Netea, M. G., Fu, J. & Kuipers, F., 6-Oct-2020, In : Cell reports. 33, 1, 13 p., 108212.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  3. Spontaneous liver disease in wild-type C57BL/6JOlaHsd mice fed semisynthetic diet

    Ronda, O. A. H. O., van de Heijning, B. J. M., de Bruin, A., Thomas, R. E., Martini, I., Koehorst, M., Gerding, A., Koster, M. H., Bloks, V. W., Jurdzinski, A., Mulder, N. L., Havinga, R., van der Beek, E. M., Reijngoud, D-J., Kuipers, F. & Verkade, H. J., 21-Sep-2020, In : PLoS ONE. 15, 9, p. e0232069 25 p., 0232069.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

  4. An epigenome-wide association study identifies multiple DNA methylation markers of exposure to endocrine disruptors

    BIOS Consortium, Lu, X., Fraszczyk, E., van der Meer, T. P., van Faassen, M., Bloks, V. W., Kema, I. P., van Beek, A. P., Li, S., Franke, L., Westra, H-J., Xu, X., Huo, X., Snieder, H., Wolffenbuttel, B. H. R. & van Vliet-Ostaptchouk, J. V., Nov-2020, In : Environment international. 144, 8 p., 106016.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

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