Podcast with Dries Kalsbeek (December 2019)

 Is het ongezond om 's avonds laat te eten? Podcast (Dutch)





On Thursday the 4th of February at 13:00 Anayanci Masís Vargas wil defend her thesis titled:

Metabolic and physiologic effects of acute exposure to artificial light at night

Location: Agnietenkapel, Oudezijds Voorburgwal 231, Amsterdam (NOTE due to covid-19 restrictions the ceremony will not be open for the public).

 click here for a link to the online publication of the thesis











 Nieuw RIVM onderzoek:

"Jongeren hebben meer slaapklachten bij schermgebruik voor het slapen"

Link to article (Dutch)


Friday 30th of November 2018

Dirk Jan Stenvers is awarded the "Dr. F. Gerritzen-prijs 2018" for his thesis titled:

Light, the circadian timing system and type 2 diabetes

Link to thesis



Wednesday 20th of June 2018

Joelle Oosterman is awarded the "Most Creative AMC Thesis Cover" prize

Thesis title:

The rhythm of feeding- Effect of nutrients on metabolism and the molecular clock

Link to thesis



Thursday 19th of April 2018

Dirk Jan Stenvers is awarded the "Dr. C.J. Roosprijs 2018" for the best thesis in the field of internal medicine involving patient-related research.

Thesis title:

Light, the circadian timing system, and type 2 diabetes

Link to thesis


Wednesday 28th of March 2018

Anneloes Opperhuizen is awarded the "AG&M Best Paper of 2017" award.

Paper title:

Light at night acutely impairs glucose tolerance in a time-, intensity- and wavelength-dependent manner in rats

 Link to article (free full text)



The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2017 has been awarded to

  Jeffrey C. Hall, Michael Rosbash and Michael W. Young

for their discoveries of molecular mechanisms controlling the circadian rhythm

Official press release:





- Best abstract prize

Paul de Goede is awarded the first ever annual AG&M PhD-students retreat 2017 best abstract prize.

Abstract/presentation title:

Timing of feeding behavior regulates rhythms in the muscle molecular clock and glucose tolerance



- VICI Grant  
Dr. Susanne la Fleur is awarded a VICI grant from the Talent Scheme of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO). VICI is one of the research-specific types of funding from NWO. It is a VICI Researchers and Creates Researchers of the VICI laureates. The Researchers are free to choose the subject of their research.
This year 32 scientists each received 1.5 million euros to do research and build a research group over the next five years. Susanne's grant proposal is "Entitled:" To be ready for the brain's reward center. "

- DFN Fellowship 


Dr. Chun-Xia Yi received a senior fellowship from the Diabetes Fund Netherland (DFN). This fellowship is Awarded annually to the same time as the researcher has become the ambition to continue his career in diabetes research and is close to his own research group. He or she gets € 325,000 for 4 years as additional start-up money for their Own Research Group. The title of the research proposal is "targeting the hypothalamic innate immune response to combat obesity and type 2 diabetes." 

Central to her research is the hypothalamus, a brainregion for the regulation of energy balance and glucose metabolism. Recent evidence shows that pathological processes in the hypothalamus can contribute to the development of obesity (severe overweight) and diabetes. In particular, the interaction between neurons (nerve cells) in the hypothalamus and microglia (immune cells in the brains) is of interest. With this fellowship Chun-Xia will test the hypothesis of a high-calorie diet disrupts this interaction, allowing the development of obesity and diabetes.







- Muscle Clocks ,  Andries Kalsbeek & Patrick Schrauwen, Endocrinology, December 2015

- Sleeping Beauty , Andries Kalsbeek, Standard, April 2014 

- Sensitive endogenous clocks , Andries Kalsbeek, Endocrinology, March 2014

- Find the light , Andries Kalsbeek, GezondNu, November 2013




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