Dr Marloes Nitert Dekker

Senior Lecturer

School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences
Faculty of Science

Affiliate Senior Postdoc Res Fellow

UQ Centre for Clinical Research
Faculty of Medicine
m.dekker@uq.edu.au
+61 7 334 65418

Overview

Dr Marloes Dekker Nitert is a Senior Research Fellow at The University of Queensland. Marloes is a biomedical researcher with a PhD from Lund University in Sweden. Her research focuses on the role of metabolism in complications of pregnancy. She currently heads a laboratory research group at the UQ Centre for Clinical Research studying the role of the gut microbiome in pregnancy, the role of food additives on placental function and placental gene expression and epigenetic markers in pregnancy complications. Marloes works closely together with clinician-scientists and clinicians at the Royal Brisbane and Women’s Hospital. She is part of the SPRING RCT team which assesses if probiotics can prevent gestational diabetes mellitus in overweight and obese women. Marloes is a scientific representative on the SOMANZ council.

Research Interests

  • Microbiome in pregnancy
  • Complications of pregnancy
  • Epigenetic programming in pregnancy

Qualifications

  • Licentiate of Medical Science, Linköping University
  • Doctor of Philosophy, Lund University

Publications

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Grants

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Supervision

  • (2017) Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

  • Doctor Philosophy

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Publications

Book Chapter

  • Dekker Nitert, M., Barrett, H. L., de Jersey, S., Matusiak, K., McIntyre, H. D. and Callaway, L. K. (2014). Preconception care and barriers to addressing overweight and obesity: a focus on weight loss advice and weight loss strategies. In Handbook of diet and nutrition in the menstrual cycle, periconception and fertility (pp. 327-342) Wageningen, Netherlands: Wageningen Academic Publishers. doi:10.3920/978-90-8686-767-7.020

  • Ling, Charlotte, Ronn, Tina and Nitert, Marloes Dekker (2011). Epigenetics and type 2 diabetes. In Helmtrud I. Roach, Felix Bronner and Richard O.C. Oreffo (Ed.), Epigenetic aspects of chronic diseases (pp. 135-145) London, United Kingdom: Springer. doi:10.1007/978-1-84882-644-1_9

Journal Article

Conference Publication

Grants (Administered at UQ)

PhD and MPhil Supervision

Current Supervision

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Principal Advisor

    Other advisors:

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

  • Doctor Philosophy — Associate Advisor

Completed Supervision