Gijs Goossens

Dr. Gijs Goossens is Associate Professor at the Department of Human Biology, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University Medical Centre+. He has an international research standing in the area of obesity-related adipose tissue dysfunction and metabolic impairments, and is one of the pioneers in the field of adipose tissue and skeletal muscle oxygenation in humans. His current research focuses on the impact of dietary, exercise and pharmacological interventions to improve metabolic health in humans, with healthy ageing as the ultimate goal. The latter is investigated on a whole-body, tissue and cellular level, by integrating innovative human in vivo techniques, analyses in adipose tissue and skeletal muscle biopsies, and mechanistic in vitro experiments using human primary adipocytes and myotubes. For his work, he has received several prestigious awards, including the Young Investigator Award in Clinical Research from the European Association for the Study of Obesity (2011) and the Rising Star Award from the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (2014). Dr. Goossens has served as President of the Netherlands Association for the Study of Obesity (2014-2020), and is currently Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the European Association for the Study of Obesity, and Vice-Chair of the Maastricht University Medical Centre+ Research Committee. He has (co-) authored >100 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.