19 September 2018
Cas Fuchs is a scientist and teacher at the department of Human Biology at Maastricht University Medical Center+. Cas obtained his MSc degree in Health Food Innovation Management at Maastricht University in 2014. Thereafter, between 2014 and 2015, he worked as a research assistant at Northumbria University and Newcastle University in Newcastle upon Tyne, the United Kingdom. During this period, Cas investigated the impact of sugar intake during and after exercise on liver and muscle glycogen metabolism by using non-invasive Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy. In 2015 he started his PhD at Maastricht University Medical Center+, where he investigated several strategies (such as protein intake as well as cooling and heating of the muscles) to improve post-exercise recovery. Currently, he performs research in the areas of body composition as well as exercise and nutrition metabolism with a primary focus on carbohydrate and protein metabolism.
During his PhD, Cas attended several national and international conferences and was awarded several prestigious awards, including the GSSI Sport Nutrition and Young Investigator awards at the European College of Sports Science (ECSS) and the International Student and Young Investigator in Sports Nutrition awards at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).