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Laura  Schaap

Laura Schaap studied Medical Biology at the VU University. She started her research career as a PhD student at the EMGO+ institute in January 2004. During her PhD project, she investigated whether levels of sex hormones and inflammatory markers are determinants of sarcopenia (age-related loss of muscle mass and strength) and decline in physical functioning with aging. She spent six months at the Laboratory of Epidemiology, Demography and Biometry of the National Institute on Aging in Bethesda, MD, USA to collaborate with researchers in the field of gerontology. In July 2009 she started working as a post-doctoral researcher for the EPOSA study, a European study on causes and consequences of osteoarthritis, which is embedded within the LASA study. In 2010 she received a fellowship grant from the EMGO+ institute, which gave her the opportunity to elaborate on the work she performed during her PhD project with focus on sex hormones and changes in body composition with aging.

Laura Schaap currently works at the Department of Health Sciences, section Nutrition and Health. She is involved in courses on nutrition, and geriatrics and gerontology and supervision of students during their internship.