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Research interests

PhD project: Role of the vagus nerve in energy balance regulation in rats - A surgical approach

Roux-en-Y gastric bypass surgery is the golden standard for bariatric surgery. In my project, the role of the vagus nerve in the effects seen after bariatric surgery is investigated. Especially of interest is the difference in effects of bariatric surgery and vagus nerve stimulation on detailed eating behaviour and consequently glycaemic control, to see if there is a common denominator responsible for the beneficial effects on obesity-related problems after bariatric surgery and vagus nerve stimulation.

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being

Education/Academic qualification

Biomedical Scienses, MSc., University of Groningen


Honours Master, MSc., University of Groningen


Biology, BSc., University of Groningen


External positions

Jr. Scientist in vivo biology at uniQure

1-Sept-2022 → …


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