DR Esmee Reijnierse

DR Esmee Reijnierse


  • Ageing
  • Gerontology
  • Nutrition
  • Sarcopenia



  • Dr. Esmee Reijnierse is an early career researcher and specialized in sarcopenia. She graduated in Nutrition and Dietetics (BHealth, 2012) and subsequently studied Sports Dietetics (Post-Bachelor) and Health Sciences (Masters) with a specialization in Nutrition & Health (Amsterdam, The Netherlands). After obtaining her Master of Science degree (2014), she started her research career as a PhD student in sarcopenia at the VU University Medical Center in Amsterdam (October 2014). She successfully defended her PhD thesis entitled “MUSCLE MATTERS! Recognizing the clinical relevance of the ageing muscle” in April 2017. She started to work on her international career as an academic visitor at the University of Melbourne (September-December 2016), which resulted in her current position as postdoctoral research fellow at the Department of Medicine and Aged Care, University of Melbourne. Her research interests besides sarcopenia are in the field nutrition and physical activity.   


Selected publications


Education and training

  • PhD, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2017
  • MSc, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam 2014
  • Bachelor, Amsterdam University of Applied Sciences 2012

Awards and honors

  • Best Poster Award, Australia and New Zealand Conference on Sarcopenia and Frailty, 2016
  • EMGO+ Travel Grant, EMGO Institute for Health and Care Research (EMGO+), 2016
  • ESPEN travel grant 2015, NVO (Nederlands Voedingsteam Overleg), 2015
  • Professor Joep Munnichs master thesis award 2015, NVG-KNOWS (Dutch Association of Gerontology), 2015