Leon Schurgers, Ph.D.

Dr. Leon Schurgers
Vice President, VitaK
Senior Scientist, Department of Biochemistry, University of Maastricht

In 2001, Dr. Schurgers was appointed as Vice President of VitaK. He did his PhD thesis at the cardiovascular research institute, University of Maastricht in the Netherlands, on the role of vitamin K1 and K2 in bone metabolism and cardiovascular disease. Dr. Schurgers is currently working on Vitamin K Research. His research forms an essential part of the Cardiovascular Research Institute CARIM, which is the largest research institute of the University of Maastricht. The work includes molecular biology, biochemistry, animal and human nutrition, pharmacology, and clinical studies in the fields of atherosclerosis and osteoporosis. He is a member of the 'American Heart Association', the 'American Society of Bone and Mineral Research', and the
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