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Anitra  Koopman

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Anitra Koopman (1989) studied Human Movement Sciences at the VU University. She graduated in October 2011 after finishing her research project titled ‘Does clinical rehabilitation impose sufficient cardiorespiratory strain to improve aerobic fitness?’ This research was performed in rehabilitation centre Heliomare, Wijk aan Zee, the Netherlands. The data obtained presents a scarce objective indication of the cardiorespiratory strain induced during clinical rehabilitation and can possibly be used as a bench mark for other settings.

In March 2012, she started as PhD student working on a project investigating glycaemic deterioration in persons at high-risk of developing type 2 diabetes and in those with clinically manifest diabetes. This project is part of DIabetes REsearCh on patient straTification (DIRECT) and aims to identify biomarkers that define sub-classes of individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes and thus facilitate targeted diabetes prevention and/or treatment by identifying therapeutic targets that are more prevalent in some subgroups of the studied population. See 'Projects' for more details.