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Inaugural lecture Francqui Chair

Thursday, 12 February, 2015 - 18:00
Campus: Brussels Humanities, Sciences & Engineering campus
Inaugural lecture

On Thursday 12 February 2015, Prof. Dr. Luc van Loon from Maastricht University Medical Center will be delivering his inaugural lecture of the Francqui Chair, awarded to him this year.

The lecture is titled ‘The Human Engine’. The lecture will be introduced by Prof. Dr. Eric Kerckhofs, Dean of the VUB Faculty of Physical Education and Physiotherapy.

Prof Luc Van Loon, Francqui leerstoelhouder 2015Prof. Luc van Loon has acquired an international research standing in the area of skeletal muscle metabolism. The research in his laboratory focuses on the role of physical activity and nutrition to improve health and performance in chronic metabolic disease and aging. He has authored more than 200 peer-reviewed research articles and has taken up many positions to help bring across the message that nutrition and physical activity are of key importance to maintain or achieve proper health.

The series of lectures consists of 3 lectures, the inaugural lecture notwithstanding:

  • Exercise Metabolism – 2 March 2015
    9.30 am - 11.30 am: Sports Nutrition to modulate fuel selection | Room L2.10
    1 pm - 3 pm: Sports Nutrition to improve recoveryafter exercise | Room L2.10
  • Protein Metabolism - 20 April 2015
    9.30 am - 11.30 am: Regulation of muscle massmaintenance | Room L2.10
    1 pm - 3 pm: Muscle loss with ageing | Room L2.10 
  • Exercise and chronic metabolic disease – 4 May 2015
    1 pm - 3 pm: Exercise in the prevention and treatmentof type 2 diabetes | Room L2.10 

Please subscribe for the inaugural lecture. Deadline is 5 February 2015. 

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