Riekelt H. Houtkooper received his MSc degree in biomedical sciences from the University of Amsterdam. In 2009, Riekelt joined the lab of prof. Johan Auwerx at EPFL Lausanne (Switzerland) for a postdoctoral project geared towards understanding and treating more common metabolic diseases. In 2012, started his own group in Amsterdam within the laboratory Genetic Metabolic Diseases. He received funding from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (VENI and VIDI grants) and an ERC Starting grant from the European Research Council. For his contribution to the metabolic field, Houtkooper received the 2014 NVBMB Prize from the Dutch Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.
- Project: Metabolic flexibility: breaking down food effectively to prolong life (MetaFlex)
- Host Institution: Academisch Medisch Centrum Bij De Universiteit Van Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Call details: Starting Grant (StG), ERC-2014-STG
- Project website https://erc.europa.eu/projects-and-results/erc-funded-projects/metaflex?retain-filters=1