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Professor and Chair of the Department of Human Biology, NUTRIM, School for Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University

Professor Ellen Blaak

Professor Ellen Blaak is Professor in Human Biology and Chair of the Department of Human Biology of Maastricht University. Her research focuses on the metabolic inter-organ cross-talk (gut-adipose tissue-muscle metabolism) in the aetiology of obesity, insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus as well as the impact of nutritional or lifestyle intervention to reverse these changes. She is a member of the Nutrition committee of the Dutch Health Council and of several advisory board/grant evaluation committees. She obtained funding from among others the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research/Dutch  Diabetes  Research  Foundation/EU  as  a PI for 25 research projects and has supervised more than 25 PhD theses.