Steven Meex

Clinical Chemist

Dr Steven Meex is a clinical chemist and head of the unit general clinical chemistry and hematology of the Central Diagnostic Laboratory of Maastrcith UMC+. He graduated in 2002 with specialisation in both molecular biology and epidemiology at Maastricht University. During his PhD at the Department of Internal Medicine in Maastricht, he worked on the cardiovascular genetics including type 2 diabetes and hyperlipidemia. Subsequently, he worked as acardiovascular research fellow at San Diego State University (2006) and at New York University (2008-2009).

His current research is focussed on cardiac markers,combining epidemiology, cell biology, analytical chemistry, and patient studies to improve the diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

Central Diagnostic Laboratory
P. Debyelaan 25, 6229 HX Maastricht 
PO Box 5800, 6202 AZ Maastricht
Room number: 5.E2.002
T: +31(0)43 387 47 09

  • 2023
    • Hendriks, F. K., Trommelen, J., van der Sande, F. M., van Kranenburg, J. M. X., Kuijpers, J. H. W., Houtvast, D. C. J., Jetten, G. H. J., Goessens, J. P. B., Meex, S. J. R., Kooman, J. P., & van Loon, L. J. C. (2023). Branched-chain ketoacid co-ingestion with protein lowers amino acid oxidation during hemodialysis: A randomized controlled cross-over trial. Clinical Nutrition, 42(8), 1436-1444. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.clnu.2023.06.034
    • Alaour, B., Kaier, T. E., Hasselbalch, R. B., van Doorn, W., Meex, S., & Marber, M. (2023). Direct Comparison of the Circadian Rhythm of Cardiac Myosin-Binding Protein C (cMyC) and Cardiac Troponin. Journal of Applied Laboratory Medicine, 8(4), 831-834. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1093/jalm/jfad025
    • Aakre, K. M., Meex, S. J. R., & Mills, N. L. (2023). Cardiac Troponin Reporting in Children and Young Adults: Time to Change Clinical Practice. Circulation, 148(1), 17-19. https://doi.org/10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.123.065297
    • Tore, E. C., Elshorbagy, A. K., Bakers, F. C. H., Brouwers, M. C. G. J., Dagnelie, P. C., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Jansen, J. F. A., Kooi, M. E., Kusters, Y. H. A. M., Meex, S. J. R., Olsen, T., Refsum, H., Retterstøl, K., Schalkwijk, C. G., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Vinknes, K. J., & van Greevenbroek, M. M. J. (2023). Associations between plasma sulfur amino acids and specific fat depots in two independent cohorts: CODAM and The Maastricht Study. European Journal of Nutrition, 62(2), 891-904. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00394-022-03041-4
    • Hendriks, F. K., Kuijpers, J. H. W., van Kranenburg, J. M. X., Senden, J. M. G., van der Sande, F. M., Kooman, J. P., Meex, S. J. R., & van Loon, L. J. C. (2023). Intradialytic protein ingestion and exercise do not compromise uremic toxin removal throughout hemodialysis. Journal of Renal Nutrition, 33(2), 376-385. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1053/j.jrn.2022.07.006
  • 2022
    • Eurlings, C. G. M. J., Bektas, S., Sanders-van Wijk, S., Tsirkin, A., Vasilchenko, V., Meex, S. J. R., Failer, M., Oehri, C., Ruff, P., Zellweger, M. J., & Brunner-La Rocca, H-P. (2022). Use of artificial intelligence to assess the risk of coronary artery disease without additional (non-invasive) testing: validation in a low-risk to intermediate-risk outpatient clinic cohort. BMJ Open, 12(9), Article e055170. https://doi.org/10.1136/bmjopen-2021-055170
    • Breidthardt, T., van Doorn, W. P. T. M., van der Linden, N., Diebold, M., Wussler, D., Danier, I., Zimmermann, T., Shrestha, S., Kozhuharov, N., Belkin, M., Porta, C., Strebel, I., Michou, E., Gualandro, D. M., Nowak, A., Meex, S. J. R., & Mueller, C. (2022). Diurnal Variations in Natriuretic Peptide Levels: Clinical Implications for the Diagnosis of Acute Heart Failure. Circulation-Heart Failure, 15(6), E009165. Article 009165. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1161/circheartfailure.121.009165
    • Buziau, A. M., Eussen, S. J. P. M., Kooi, M. E., van der Kallen, C. J. H., van Dongen, M. C. J. M., Schaper, N. C., Henry, R. M. A., Schram, M. T., Dagnelie, P. C., van Greevenbroek, M. M. J., Wesselius, A., Bekers, O., Meex, S. J. R., Schalkwijk, C. G., Stehouwer, C. D. A., & Brouwers, M. C. G. J. (2022). Fructose Intake From Fruit Juice and Sugar-Sweetened Beverages Is Associated With Higher Intrahepatic Lipid Content: The Maastricht Study. Diabetes Care, 45(5), 1116-1123. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.2337/dc21-2123
    • Stultiens, J. M. G., Top, W. M. C., Kimenai, D. M., Lehert, P., Bekers, O., Stehouwer, C. D. A., Kooy, A., & Meex, S. J. R. (2022). Metformin and high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I and T trajectories in type 2 diabetes patients: a post-hoc analysis of a randomized controlled trial. Cardiovascular Diabetology, 21(1), Article 49. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12933-022-01482-z
    • Alaour, B., Omland, T., Torsvik, J., Kaier, T. E., Sylte, M. S., Strand, H., Quraishi, J., McGrath, S., Williams, L., Meex, S., Redwood, S., Marber, M., & Aakre, K. M. (2022). Biological variation of cardiac myosin-binding protein C in healthy individuals. Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, 60(4), 576-583. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1515/cclm-2021-0306