The cook as pharmacologist of the future – Presented by Aalt Bast, Maastricht University – Campus Venlo

Aalt Bast

The cook as pharmacologist of the future – Presented by Aalt Bast, Maastricht University – Campus Venlo at the Healthy Nutrition Conference, 27 June 2018, Brightlands Campus, Venlo, The Netherlands.

Safe and healthy: desired characteristics of our nutrition. The safety is ensured by modern agricultural techniques, appropriate supply chain and good storage conditions. Preferred healthy characteristics of nutrition changed over the last century from nutrition that solely prevents nutrient and vitamin deficiencies to nutrition that could have a clear health benefit. In the last decade, secondary plant metabolites have been shown to be frequently chemically reactive. This reactivity can be used for medicinal and nutraceutical properties. Continue reading “The cook as pharmacologist of the future – Presented by Aalt Bast, Maastricht University – Campus Venlo”

Health and Nutrition Research and Food Inovation at Maastricht University Campus Venlo – Presented by Freddy Troost

Freddy Troost

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. Continue reading “Health and Nutrition Research and Food Inovation at Maastricht University Campus Venlo – Presented by Freddy Troost”