Senior Investigator Scientist, MRC Human Nutrition Research
Inez Schoenmakers is a senior research scientist working in the Nutrition and Bone Health Group leading the theme ‘Metabolic Aspects of Bone Health’. She is specialised in the endocrine aspects of bone biology and has experience in conducting research using dynamic models, including data analysis and modelling. Her experience encompasses research with in-vitro and animal models as well as research with healthy volunteers.
She currently leads on research into calcium, phosphate and Vitamin D metabolism at HNR. This research aims to investigate the metabolic processes that underpin the development and maintenance of a healthy bone phenotype and to characterise how these are modulated by nutrition, ageing, physiological stage and other factors. This research takes place in different populations across the world from diverse ethnic backgrounds, particularly in the UK, The Gambia and China.
Braithwaite VS, Jones KS, Schoenmakers I, Silver M, Prentice A, Hennig BJ. (2015) Vitamin D binding protein genotype is associated with plasma 25OHD concentration in West African children Bone 74: 166-170.
Redmond J, Palla L, Yan L, Jarjou LMA, Prentice A, Schoenmakers I. (2014) Ethnic differences in urinary calcium and phosphate excretion between Gambian and British older adults. Osteoporos Int. Mar 26(3);1125-35.
Jones KS, Assar S, Vanderschueren D, Bouillon R, Prentice A, Schoenmakers I. (2014) Predictors of 25(OH)D half-life and plasma 25(OH)D concentration in The Gambia and UK. Osteoporos Int. Mar 26 (3); 1137-46.
Jones KS, Assar S, Harnpanich D, Bouillon R, Lambrechts D, Prentice A , Schoenmakers I. (2014) 25(OH)D2 half-life is shorter than 25(OH)D3 half-life and is influenced by DBP concentration and genotype. J Clin Endocrinol Metab 99: 9, 3373-3381.
Bouillon R, Jones KS, Schoenmakers I. (2014) Vitamin D-binding protein and vitamin D in blacks and whites. Letter to the editor re- Powe CE et al, New England J Med. 369: 1991-2000 New England J Med. 370; 9.