Shirley Kartaram MSc is a lecturer at the Institute for Life Sciences and Chemistry. She conducts doctoral research under the title 'Standardisation of the bicycle ergometer test as stress model to assess nutritional effects on intestinal health and the immune system in healthy men'.
She studied medical biology in Amsterdam. She received an NWO grant for her doctoral research (RAAK-PRO DiAgRaMs). She has also conducted two human studies in three different labs, to investigate which degree of physical exertion is sufficient, and which biomarkers are suitable, for measuring the physiological differences of the bowels and the immune system.
Fields of expertise
- Human studies
- Exercise physiology and biomarkers
- Health and resilience
- Kinetics of Physiological Responses as a Measure of Intensity and Hydration Status During Experimental Physical Stress in Human Volunteers
- Plasma citrulline concentration, a marker for intestinal functionality, reflects exercise intensity in healthy young men
- Adaptation of exercise-induced stress in well-trained healthy young men