Dr Imre W K Kouw - Mary MacKillop Institute for Health Research (Faculty of Health Sciences)

Fully accredited supervisor - Can supervise as principal supervisor


Phone :+61392308161 (Melbourne)
Email :imre.kouw@acu.edu.au
URIs : Staff Directory Profile

Research Interests

Nutrition ; Muscle Metabolism ; Protein metabolism ; Hospitalization ; Exercise Physiology ;

Methods Expertise

Tracer techniques ; Muscle Protein Synthesis ; Dietary interventions and Dietary Assessment ; Diet provision and control ;

Research Projects

Selected Publications


One Week of Hospitalization Following Elective Hip Surgery Induces Substantial Muscle Atrophy in Older Patients, in J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2019 Jan;20(1):35-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jamda.2018.06.018


The muscle protein synthetic response to whey protein ingestion is greater in middle-aged women when compared with men., in J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Nov 12. doi: 10.1210/jc.2018-01734


Protein Ingestion before Sleep Increases Overnight Muscle Protein Synthesis Rates in Healthy Older Men: A Randomized Controlled Trial., in J Nutr. 2017 Dec;147(12):2252-2261. doi: 10.3945/jn.117.254532.


Sodium nitrate co-ingestion with protein does not augment postprandial muscle protein synthesis rates in older, type 2 diabetes patients., in Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2016 Aug 1;311(2):E325-34. doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00122.2016.

Physical Activity Performed in the Evening Increases the Overnight Muscle Protein Synthetic Response to Presleep Protein Ingestion in Older Men., in J Nutr. 2016 Jul;146(7):1307-14. doi: 10.3945/jn.116.230086


Postprandial Protein Handling Is Not Impaired in Type 2 Diabetes Patients When Compared With Normoglycemic Controls., in J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2015 Aug;100(8):3103-11. doi: 10.1210/jc.2015-1234