Koopman laboratory: Clinical nutrition and muscle metabolism

Research Overview

The Koopman group is driving basic and translational (bench-to-bedside) research programs in the Basic and Clinical Myology Laboratory focussing on (nutritional) interventions to improve muscle protein and carbohydrate metabolism in health and disease. The main fields of interest include skeletal muscle protein and carbohydrate metabolism in response to amino acids in health and disease, exercise metabolism, clinical nutrition, sepsis and ageing. Our research aims to increase our understanding about the regulation of skeletal muscle mass by amino acids that will enable us to define the most effective interventions to improve health and/or functional performance in acute and chronic metabolic disease (sepsis, cancer, obesity and type 2 diabetes) and ageing.

The following project is a collaborative one with Professor Gordon Lynch.

Role of SOCS3 in defective muscle repair during ageing.


Marissa Caldow, Post Doctoral Fellow

Francesca Alves, Honours student

Research Projects

Faculty Research Themes

Infection and Immunology

School Research Themes

Infection & Immunity, Molecular Mechanisms of Disease

Key Contact

For further information about this research, please contact Dr René Koopman

Department / Centre