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Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling

Vera Schrauwen-Hinderling (PhD) is Professor of Metabolic Imaging with special focus on magnetic resonance spectroscopy at the Maastricht University Medical Center, The Netherlands and she is group leader of the metabolic imaging group at the German Diabetes Center in Düsseldorf, Germany. She studied Biochemistry and Human Nutrition at the ETH in Zürich, Switzerland and did her PhD and post-doc in Maastricht, focusing on muscle metabolism, investigated by magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques. Her main research interests are the development and application of magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy techniques to investigate the etiology of insulin resistance and type 2 diabetes mellitus.

She specifically studied the causes and consequences of fat storage in the heart, liver and muscle, with a particular focus on the balance between oxidation and storage. She has published >90 peer-reviewed papers and among other things, she developed new magnetic resonance spectroscopy techniques to determine hepatic fatty acid composition, skeletal muscle acetylcarnitine and NAD metabolites.

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