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The School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism (NUTRIM) catalyses translational research into metabolic and chronic inflammatory disorders (i.e. metabolic syndrome/diabetes, IBD/intestinal failure and COPD) that will contribute to innovative personalised lifestyle and medicine approaches with a focus on nutrition, toxicology and metabolism. It is responsible for assessing the impact of GEOTABS IEQ on productivity and health (Task 5.2) and is supporting the other tasks in this WP. 


Wouter studied biology with physics (cum laude). He is leader of the research group on thermoregulation and energy metabolism, with an emphasis on individual differences in human (thermo)physiology. His research boils down to fundamental human metabolic studies and applied indoor climate and comfort studies. Much attention is given on how environmental conditions (indoor climate) relate to thermal comfort, long-term health and prevention of the metabolic syndrome. He published over 150 peer-reviewed papers in international scientific journals.


Rick Kramer is a post-doctoral researcher in the TherMU research group which focuses on thermoregulation and energy metabolism. In 2012 he received a master's degree in Building Physics and Services (cum laude) and in 2017 he received a PhD (cum laude), both from Eindhoven University of Technology. In his PhD, he focused on energy efficient indoor climate control strategies for museums, respecting collection conservation and thermal comfort of visitors. At Maastricht University, he wants to strengthen the linking between thermophysiological research and the built environment.