The role of pre- and probiotics in intestinal barrier function

by Freddy Troost, Maastricht University, at Healthy Nutrition Conference


About Freddy Troost
Associate professor Food Innovation and Health, leading an academic research group that aims to develop new food solutions for health concerns, in the Centre for Healthy Eating and Food Innovation, Maastricht University Campus Venlo.

Also in charge of the MSc programme Health Food Innovation Management, which is offered at Maastricht University Campus Venlo. In this multidisciplinary program, students with a strong background in health and nutrition are prepared for positions in the food and beverage industry.

About Maastricht University – Campus Venlo
Food, nutrition and logistics are the three main focuspoints at Campus Venlo. Research and educational topics range from food innovation and the psychology of eating to logistics optimisation. Research at Campus Venlo is done in an interdisciplinary fashion within three research lines. Next to this Campus Venlo offers three programmes of study: one bachelor’s programme and two master’s programmes.

About Centre for Healthy Eating and Food Innovation (HEFI)
If you want to stay healthy, you have to eat healthy foods. But how do we know which foods are healthy? And how do we overcome cravings for unhealthy foods? The Centre for Healthy Eating and Food Innovation (HEFI) is focused on the promotion of healthy eating by:

  • researching the effects of food on human health
  • developing innovative, wholesome food products
  • advancing the promotion of good dietary habits

At the Centre for Healthy Eating and Food Innovation, we conduct research that primarily targets the general public and focuses on three dimensions that are important for the promotion of healthy eating:

  • the food itself
  • the individual consumer
  • the environment of individuals

We also work closely with entrepreneurs and businesses in most aspects of our research.

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