Maarten Soeters


Maarten Soeters (1975) is an endocrinologist who is interested in translating basal research to the human situation and works in AmsterdamUMC. He studied at the University of Amsterdam where he also was trained in internal medicine. He obtained his PhD in 2008 on the metabolic response to short-term fasting. The thesis included human translational work with stable isotopes and different clamp techniques. He has supervised PhD students on the topic of metabolism and nutrition.

After endocrinology training he worked as post-doc in the Toni Vidal-Puig Lab in the Institute of Metabolic Science at the University of Cambridge in the United Kingdom (2011-2014) where he investigated the thermogenic response to cold and food components and the involved central and peripheral mechanisms that regulate thermogenesis and energy expenditure. This post-doc was funded by a Marie-Curie EU grant.

After rejoining the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism of the Academic Medical Center in Amsterdam, he focused on acylcarnitine and human and rodent bile acid metabolism (funded by an AMC PhD Scholarship, the Dutch Diabetes Foundation and NWO). Recently he was funded by ZonMW for the SCOOP project: sarcopenic obesity and the risk for obesity associated complications like cancer and viral infections. Additionally, he received funds for the PEARLS project: plant-based nutrition for hospitalized patients, funded by Health Holland, Albron, Vegetarische Slager and Upfield. His research is embedded in the Amsterdam Institute for Gastroenterology and Metabolism. The primary interest of his group is to increase the understanding of the postprandial metabolic and endocrine mechanisms that are important for a normal anabolic response.

Additionally he is interested in total parenteral nutrition and the (patho)physiology of insulin resistance. Also patient care and teaching are core tasks of his appointment. In 2015 he joined the editorial board of the ESPEN journal “Clinical Nutrition” as associate editor. Since the beginning of 2020, he is editor-in-chief of a the new journal Human Nutrition and Metabolism published by Elsevier. Maarten Soeters is head of the Experimental and Clinical Research Unit AmsterdamUMC location Academic Medical Center. ECRU hosts and provides support for clinicians and researchers. We aim to accommodate investigator- and pharma-initiated studies. Additionally, he is the medical director of the in-hospital patient nutrition program “Zorg op het Bord“. He co-edited the dutch nutrition textbook in 2023. In this book he wrote multiple chapters.