Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2017
    Professor Neurobiology of Energy Metabolism, AMC – Academic Medial Center, Amsterdam

  • Since 2016
    Honorary Group Leader of the Metabolism and Reward Group, Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, Amsterdam

  • 2011 – 2017
    Associate Professor at the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 2008 – 2011
    Staff member/Group Leader at the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 2004 – 2008
    Assistant Professor at the department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology, Rudolf Magnus Institute of Neuroscience, University Medical Center Utrecht, Netherlands

  • 2001 – 2004
    Post-doctoral fellow at the department of Physiology, University of California, San Francisco, USA

  • 1997 – 2001
    PhD student at the Netherlands Institute for Brain Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands

  • 1991 – 1997
    Undergraduate and predoctoral training, Dept of Biology, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Selected publications

  • Adan RAH, Vanderschuren LJMJ, la Fleur SE, Anti-obesity drugs and neural circuits of feeding. TRENDS PHARMACOL SCI 2008;29 (4):208 – 217 [PubMed]

  • Tiesjema B, Adan RAH, Luijendijk MCM, Kalsbeek A, la Fleur SE, Differential effects of recombinant adeno-associated virus-mediated neuropeptide Y overexpression in the hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus and lateral hypothalamus on feeding behavior. J NEUROSCI 2007;27 (51):14139 – 14146 [PubMed]

  • la Fleur SE, Wick EC, Idumalla PS, Grady EF, Bhargava A, Role of peripheral corticotropin-releasing factor and urocortin II in intestinal inflammation and motility in terminal ileum. P NATL ACAD SCI USA 2005;102 (21):7647 – 7652 [PubMed]

  • Dallman MF, Pecoraro N, Akana SF, la Fleur SE, Gomez F, Houshyar H, Bell ME, Bhatnagar S, Laugero KD, Manalo S, Chronic stress and obesity: a new view of "comfort food". P NATL ACAD SCI USA 2003;100 (20):11696 – 11701 [PubMed]

  • la Fleur SE, Ji H, Manalo SL, Friedman MI, Dallman MF, The hepatic vagus mediates fat-induced inhibition of diabetic hyperphagia. DIABETES 2003;52 (9):2321 – 2330 [PubMed]

Complete list of publications

Membership in scientific bodies/juries


  • Endocrine Society

  • Society of the Study of Ingestive Behavior (SSIB)

  • European Association of the Study of Diabetes (EASD)

  • Dutch Society of Endocrinology (NVE)

  • Dutch Neurofederation (NF)

  • Netherlands Association for the Study of Obesity (NASO)

  • Nederlandse Vereniging voor Diabetes Onderzoek (NVDO)


  • Member of the ERC Starting grant review Panel, European Union (2013)

  • Ad hoc Member of the VIDI grant review/selection Committee, ZonMW (2012)

  • Member of the Veni grant review/selection Committee, ZonMW (since 2010)

  • Member of the Membership Committee of the Society of the Study of Ingestive Behavior (2010 – 2011)

  • Member of the Long Range Planning Committee of the Society of the Study of Ingestive Behavior (since 2011)

  • Chair of the 9th annual Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psychomeeting (2011)

  • Member of the program committee of the annual Dutch Endocrinology Meeting (2010)

  • Member of the organizing committee of the Academic Colloquium -Nutrition, Metabolism and the Brain-, Amsterdam (2009), Groningen (2011), Amsterdam (2013)

  • Advisor for the Mozaiek NWO grants for foreign PhD-students (2009)

  • Member of the program (2007 – 2008) and steering committee (2009 – 2012) of the annual Dutch Endo-Neuro-Psycho meeting

Additional qualifications

  • 2012 University Teaching Qualification (BKO), UvA, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

  • 2010 BioSafety Course, RIVM, Utrecht, the Netherlands

  • 2005 Radiation Safety level 4B, TU Delft, the Netherlands

  • 1998 – 2000 Undergraduate courses in Business Administration, Open University (Heerlen, the Netherlands) Introduction to Business and Public Administration; Organization and Management; General Economics; Production and Operations Management; Information Management

  • 1996 Laboratory Animal Science course (art 9), University of Groningen, the Netherlands


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