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Inez Schoenmakers is a senior lecturer at the Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences University of East Anglia, Norwich, UK. In 2016 she transitioned from MRC-Human Nutrition Research, Cambridge, UK.
Her research is focussed on the investigation of human calcium, phosphate and vitamin D metabolism, particularly in relation to bone health. This research aims to investigate the metabolic processes that underpin the development and maintenance of a healthy bone phenotype and to characterise how these are modulated by ageing and early life, kidney function, nutrition, ethnicity and genetic factors. It utilises a combination of research designs, including RCT’s, dynamic and stable isotope methods and observational research in healthy people and patient groups. Her scientific work is funded by University of East Anglia and Medical Research Council; further funding is obtained from the Academy of Medical Sciences, Arthritis Research UK and other funding bodies. She provides expert advice on several collaborative and externally funded projects and governmental bodies, most notably the WHO.
She has worked in both academia and industry. In the past, she has worked with various animal models, cell and tissue culture techniques and patient groups.
BSc in Health Sciences University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
MSc in Health Sciences/Medical Biology, University of Maastricht, The Netherlands
PhD, Utrecht University, The Netherlands
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
Bone Research Society
Vitamin D metabolism and status
Hormonal regulators of bone health
Bone health through the life-course
Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals
In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):
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- 3 Finished
1/08/17 → 31/12/20
Does vitamin D supplementation have anabolic effects on the osteocyte and does it benefit the renal-bone axis?
1/06/17 → 1/12/21
3’ untranslated region structural elements in CYP24A1 are associated with infantile hypercalcaemia type 1Ball, N., Duncan, S., Zhang, Y., Payet, R., Piec, I., Whittle, E., Tang, J. C. Y., Schoenmakers, I., Lopez, B., Chipchase, A., Kumar, A., Perry, L., Maxwell, H., Ding, Y., Fraser, W. D. & Green, D., Mar 2023, In: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research. 38, 3, p. 414-426 13 p.
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Does antenatal cholecalciferol supplementation affect the mode or timing of delivery? Post hoc analyses of the MAVIDOS randomized controlled trialMoon, R. J., D'Angelo, S., Crozier, S. R., Curtis, E. M., Fernandes, M., Kermack, A. J., Davies, J. H., Godfrey, K. M., Bishop, N. J., Kennedy, S. H., Prentice, A., Schoenmakers, I., Fraser, R., Gandhi, S. V., Inskip, H. M., Javaid, M. K., Papageorghiou, A. T., Cooper, C. & Harvey, N. C., Sep 2023, In: Journal of Public Health. 45, 3, p. 738-747 10 p., fdac160.
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Early renal impairment affects hormonal regulators of calcium and bone metabolism and Wnt signalling and the response to vitamin D supplementation in healthy older adultsChristodoulou, M., Aspray, T. J., Piec, I., Washbourne, C., Tang, J. C. Y., Fraser, W. D., Schoenmakers, I. & the VDOP Trial group, May 2023, In: Journal of Steroid Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. 229, 106267.
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Sclerostin but not Dickkopf-related protein 1 predicts bone mass and markers of bone turnover in older adultsChristodoulou, M., Aspray, T., Piec, I., Fraser, W. & Schoenmakers, I., 2023.
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