Max Nieuwdorp, MD, PhD

Prof Nieuwdorp studied Medicine at Utrecht University and did a PhD in diabetes and vascular medicine at AMC-UvA (under supervision of prof John Kastelein). After a residency in Internal Medicine and fellowhip in Endocrinology at the AMC-UvA and a postdoctoral fellowship on glycobiology at UC San Diego (prof Jeff Esko, department of Cellular and Molecular Medicine) ,he is also visiting professor at Gothenborg University (in the lab of Prof Fredrik Backhed). prof Nieuwdorp started his own translational research group at Amsterdam Diabetes center AMC-VUmc (currently 14 PhD students, 3 postdoctoral fellow, 2 technicians) focusing on translational research aimed at dissecting the causal role of (small) intestinal bacterial strains to reverse insulin resistance , visceral adipose tissue inflammation and cardiovascular disease.