Tuesday 7 December Jordi Kleinloog defended his PhD thesis at Maastricht University entitled: “Cerebrovascular and peripheral vascular function in adults: Effects of exercise training, soy nuts and inorganic nitrate”. Main topics included an overview of the central role of cerebral blood flow (CBF). Whereas aging decreases CBF, exercise training and diet/nutrition had a beneficial effect on cerebral blood flow, which may underlie the beneficial effects observed on cognitive performance. Although exercise training improved vascular function and post-load glucose metabolism, the relation with cerebral blood flow is still largely unknown. The image below nicely summarizes the content of his thesis:
Jordi now can officially refer to himself as a postdoc within the computational imaging group where he works on the implementation and clinical research of MR-STAT.