Koopman laboratory: Clinical nutrition and muscle metabolism
Dr René Koopman
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The goal of the Clinical Nutrition and Muscle Metabolism Laboratory is to increase the knowledge and understandings surrounding the regulation of skeletal muscle mass by amino acids, which will then enable us to define the most effective interventions to improve health and/or functional performance in acute and chronic metabolic disease.
Our research encompasses basic and translational programs, focusing mainly on nutritional interventions which can help to improve muscle metabolism in health and disease.
Our main areas of interest are muscle protein and carbohydrate metabolism in response to amino acids in health and disease, exercise metabolism, clinical nutrition, sepsis, and ageing.
Dr René Koopman, Head of Laboratory
Marissa Caldow, Postdoctoral Fellow
Francesca Alves, Honours student
2018-2020 Duchenne Parent Project. Evaluating a sulforaphane-based nutraceutical to alleviate gastrointestinal dysfunction in DMD
2019-2021 ARC Development Grant. Mechanisms of age - related changes in amino acid signaling in skeletal muscle
This research project is available to PhD, Masters by Research, Honours, Master of Biomedical Science, Post Doctor Research students to join as part of their thesis.
Please contact the Research Group Leader to discuss your options.
- Characterising the pathways responsible for ICU-acquired weakness
- Establishing the effect of glycine/serine metabolism on skeletal muscle cell growth
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