Alwine Kardinaal appointed as TiFN Theme Director Healthy Nutrition

TiFN and NIZO Food Research announce that Alwine Kardinaal has been appointed as Theme Director Healthy Nutrition at TiFN starting August 1, 2021. She succeeds Rob Beudeker, who has reached retirement age after a long career at DSM.

Dr Alwine Kardinaal is a renowned researcher with more than 50 scientific publications to her name. Her career as a nutritional researcher and research manager at the research institutes TNO and NIZO food research provides an overview of the domain, but also a lot of practical experience in setting up and conducting industrially relevant food research. Dr Kardinaal is and will continue to work as a Principal Scientist at NIZO Food Research and she will fill the TiFN position on a secondment basis.

About her choice for TiFN she says: “The contribution of food to a healthy and pleasant life is obvious, but to understand exactly how it works and what concrete improvements we can achieve, collaboration between scientists and companies is of great importance. In TiFN I can connect my experiences with the enormous knowledge network and the result-oriented working method that have proven so effective in recent years.”

The management of TiFN is pleased with the reinforcement of the team. “The appointment of Dr. Kardinaal fits very well with our ambition for the future,” says dr. Ronald Visschers, director of TiFN. “With the arrival of major new research programs at NWO, the strengthening of the top sector policy and the possibility of approaching growth funds for the food sector in the future, there are major challenges in further streamlining food research. TiFN has almost 25 years of experience with this and the knowledge and experience of dr. Kardinaal will be of great added value”.

The management and board of TiFN would like to thank Rob Beudeker for his efforts over the past 5 years. Under his leadership, TiFN’s research program in the field of Nutrition and Health has been of great significance for all partners in recent years and has been strengthened with important new projects.