Silvie Timmers postdoc

The research of Silvie Timmers can be best summarized by the terms fundamental, translational and clinical research and focuses on exploring the disturbances in mitochondrial- and energy metabolism brought about by drugs, nutraceuticals and metabolic disease states. Overall, the goal of her research is to preserve and improve "metabolic health" and to unravel on a molecular level the mechanisms that underlie these alterations.

Silvie Timmers started her academic career at the Department of Human Biology from the Maastricht University in July 2006. Here, she performed animal experimental work as well as clinical intervention studies to unravel the role of dietary fat and fatty acid intermediates in relation to insulin resistance. Near the end of her PhD-period she focused on natural (dietary) compounds that can positively influence cellular energy metabolism. She performed a clinical intervention study with "resveratrol" which was published as cover-story in the high-impact journal Cell Metabolism.

In January 2012, Silvie defended her PhD-thesis and in 2013 she received a Veni grant "boosting mitochondrial function in the prevention of type 2 diabetes: let food become the medicine", from the Dutch Scientific Organisation (NWO). Currently, she is working as a Postdoc at the department of Physiology. Since October 2016 she also holds a research position at the department of Human and Animal Physiology at Wageningen University & Research.
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Silvie Timmers postdoc

The research of Silvie Timmers can be best summarized by the terms fundamental, translational and clinical research and focuses on exploring the disturbances in mitochondrial- and energy metabolism brought about by drugs, nutraceuticals and metabolic disease states.

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Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2017: Awarded Junior Principle Investigator predicate (2018-2020), Radboudumc
  • 2013: Awarded VENI grant by the Dutch Scientific Organisation (NWO) entitled: “Boosting mitochondrial function in the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: Let food become the medicine” (250.000 euro)
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Personal prizes & awards national & international

  • 2017: Awarded Junior Principle Investigator predicate (2018-2020), Radboudumc
  • 2013: Awarded VENI grant by the Dutch Scientific Organisation (NWO) entitled: “Boosting mitochondrial function in the prevention of Type 2 Diabetes: Let food become the medicine” (250.000 euro)
  • 2012: Co-applicant on a research grant from the Dutch Diabetes Fonds entitled: “targeting mitochondrial function in pre-diabetic subjects: a role for SIRT1 activation by resveratrol?” (250.000 euro)
  • 2012: Awarded the publication prize 2012 for best scientific publication TI Food and Nutrition (1000 euro)
  • 2012: Awarded 2nd prize in the best PhD thesis competition by the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) at the European Congress on Obesity (ECO) in Lyon, France
  • 2012: Co-applicant on a clinical research grant of the European Federation on the Study of Diabetes (EFSD) to investigate "the role of SIRT1 and resveratrol on mitochondrial function and insulin sensitivity in type 2 diabetes" (400.000 euro)
  • 2011: Awarded the Kootstra-Talent Fellowship from the faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Sciences of the Maastricht University (47000 euro)
  • 2011: Awarded an Albert Renold Travel Fellowship from the European Federation on the Study of Diabetes (EFSD, 7000 Euro)
  • 2010: Nominated for best scientific publication within the program Nutrition and Health of TI Food and Nutrition

Field of study

Physiology

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