Health and Nutrition Research and Food Inovation at Maastricht University Campus Venlo – Presented by Freddy Troost at the Healthy Nutrition Conference which takes place on June 29, 2017, at Villa Flora, Venlo, The Netherlands.
In 2017, Maastricht University will start a research centre on food innovation and health at campus Venlo, thereby expanding the University infrastructure in Venlo. This currently involves bachelor- and master study programmes at a university satellite location. In the new researchcentre, knowledge obtained in the biomedical research facilities at the Maastricht campus will be combined with innovations in the food- and agriculture sectors. The mission is to provide scientific substantiation of the health aspects of food, and to drive innovations in the food and beverage industry in order to develop and produce healthier products to prevent and treat diet related diseases. Research facilities at Villa Flora, ongoing and future research projects will be presented and discussed.
About Freddy Troost
1996-2017 Senior scientist in Nutrition and Gastroenterology. Main research domain: human response to pre- and probiotics, nutritional modulation of intestinal barrier function, and dietary modulation of satiety signals and food intake.
Current: research line leader Food Innovation and Health, and programme coordinator MSc Health Food Innovation Management at the Maastricht University campus Venlo, The Netherlands. This MSc prepares students for leading positions in the food and beverage industry, as well as for multidisciplinary research positions in the field of health food innovation, combining nutrition and health, nutritional sciences, consumer sciences, entrepreneurship, business management and food law.
About Maastricht University
University; academic teaching and biomedical research
About Healthy Nutrition Conference
How can innovation in nutrition help to improve the well being of the growing and ageing population in the world? With a growing and ageing population worldwide, the importance of healthy nutrition is of paramount importance. The impact of technology requires a cross-sector knowledge exchange and cooperation. This conference brings the food industry, retailers, foodservice providers, government and those working in nutrition, together to enable collaboration and innovation and to support a sustainable healthy nutrition landscape for the future.
The Healthy Nutrition Conference is part of the first global Innovative Food-Agri Event – a two-day event (Jun 28-29, 2017) that includes 4 dedicated conferences and an exhibition: 3D FoodPrinting Conference (Jun 28, 2017); Vertical Farming Conference (Jun 28, 2017); Healthy Nutrition Conference, (Jun 29 2017); Smart Farming Conference (Jun 29, 2017); Smart Food Farming Expo (Jun 28-29, 2017)
Focus topics: Smart & Healthy Ingredients; Sustainable Food Manufacturing; Protein Transition (e.g. insects and seaweed); Food design; Food Policy and Regulation; Innovative technologies for Healthy Nutrition; Food Science / R&D; Funding; Economic, business and social issues; Legal and Regulatory issues