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  • Coordinator Horizon2020 collaborative project PROMISS (grant agreement no. 678732)   2014-2020
  • Coordinator KP7 collaborative project MooDFOOD (grant agreement no. 613598)   2013-2018
  • Co-coordinator HDHL JPI Knowledge Hub MaNuEL   2016-2018
  • Member Steering Board Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam  2012-present
  • Head section Nutrition and Health, department of Health Sciences, faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam

Ancillary activities

  • Gezondheidsraad | Den Haag | Voorzitter vaste Commissie Voeding lid Gezondheidsraad | 2018-01-24 - present

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Ancillary activities

  • Chair of Standing committee Nutrition - Health Council of the Netherlands
  • Chair Special Interest Group Nutrition - European Union Geriatric Medicine Society
  • Member CTB committee for registration as Nutritional Scientist
  • Member Scientific Board - Dutch Steering Group Malnutrition


  • Coordinator and lecturer ‘Research Integrity’ course, mandatory for all PhD students of Faculty of Science, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Main lecturer ‘Geriatrics and Aging’ of the BSc program Health Sciences, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer in BSc courses ‘Nutrition and Health’ and ‘Nutritional research in practice’ of the Health Sciences program, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer in MSc courses ‘Public Health Nutrition’ of the Health Sciences program, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer in Pre-MSc course ‘Voedingsleer en onderzoek’ of the Health Sciences program, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer BSc course 'Nutrition'of the Amsterdam University College, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer European Academy for Medicine of Ageing (EAMA) Advanced Postgraduate Course in Geriatrics, Blankenberge / Brussels, Belgium.
  • Lecturer Student en Voeding VU University Medical Center, SELF-course (Students Experienced in Lifestyle and Food), Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer, Geriatric Dental Care, Academic Centre for Dentistry (ACTA), Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
  • Lecturer, Leyden Academy of Aging, Leiden University, the Netherlands.

Academic qualification

Human Nutrition, PhD, Wageningen University

Award Date: 6 Sep 1995

Human Nutrition, Master, Wageningen University

Award Date: 27 Aug 1990


  • R Medicine
  • Healthy aging, Nutrition, Malnutrition, Physical activity, Sedentary behaviour, Sarcopenia


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