Maastricht University Medical Centre

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Netherlands

Maastricht University is one of the leading European academic research institutes in the area of nutrition as indicated in a recent publication index analysis of the top ranked nutrition journal The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 

mumcMaastricht University Medical Centre (MUMC+) is part of NUTRIM: the Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute and has a long-standing experience in human nutritional intervention trials.

The group coordinated the large-scale dietary intervention program on the influence of carbohydrate types on body weight CARMEN (PL 95-809) and was coordinator of the largest obesity related 6th Framework program on Obesity called DiOGenes (FOOD- 2005- CT-513946). They were also principal investigator in a number of 4th, 5th and 6th Framework programs in the field of Nutrition and Health: FATLINK (FCT 98-4141), FEMMES (QLRT 1999- 00337) and LIPGEN (FQS - 505944).

In Food4Me, MUMC+ will take part in the proof of principle study.

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The Researchers

Meet the Maastricht University scientists involved in the Food4Me proof of principle study.


Professor Wim HM Saris 

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Wim is Professor in Human Nutrition at the Faculty of Health Medicine and Life Science Faculty and member of Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute NUTRIM at Maastricht University in the Netherlands. Furthermore he is scientific director of the Nutrition and Health program within the TIFN, Top Institute Food and Nutrition in Wageningen and corporate scientist at the DSM Company in the Netherlands.

His major research interests in the past 35 years were in energy metabolism and substrate utilization under different conditions, such as athletic performance, obesity, type 2 Diabetes and cancer, with a particular emphasis on the development of functional nutritional solutions. Furthermore, he is active in the field of general human nutrition, such as bone metabolism, gene - nutrient interaction in the gut and genetic susceptibility in relation to nutrition (Nutrigenomics).

Role and responsibility in Food4Me

Wim leads the research team at the Maastricht University responsible for running the Dutch arm of the proof of principle study within Food4Me.


Cyril Marsaux

cyrilCyril is the PhD Research Student for the Food4Me project at Maastricht University, joining the project in October 2011. He has an MSc in Nutrition and Health from the Paris Institute of Technology for Life, Food and Environmental Sciences (AgroParisTech). To complete his MSc, he did a final internship at Wageningen University (WUR), investigating the effects of different types of fibre on blood glucose levels. He has a keen interest in nutrition and physical activity, which will be the focus of his PhD in Maastricht.

Role and responsibility in Food4Me

Cyril is a nutrition researcher managing the research team at Maastricht University, carrying out dietary analysis and providing dietary advice to Netherlands-based Food4Me participants. Maastricht University is responsible for running the Dutch arm of the proof of principle study, a Europe-wide multicenter intervention trial.


Veronique Hall

veroniqueVeronique is the dietitian in the Food4Me project at Maastricht University. She is a registered dietitian and before working in the Food4Me project, she has been working as a dietitian in a Dutch home care organisation for 2 years. She received her degree 'Bachelor of Health' in 2010 by completing the study Nutrition and Dietetics at University of Applied Sciences, School of Sports and Nutrition in Amsterdam. Her graduation project at the Department of Human Biology, Maastricht University, was completed by helping with a study, partly investigating the influence of meal frequency on feelings of hunger and satiety.

Role and responsibility in Food4Me

Veronique is the project dietitian, carrying out dietary analysis and providing dietary advice to Netherlands-based Food4Me participants. Maastricht University is responsible for running the Dutch arm of the proof of principle study, a Europe-wide multicenter intervention trial.


 

 

 

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