New tool to optimise project results

TiFN is adding a new element to its project cycle: the Results to Success Workshop. This 1-day workshop will take place a year before the project ends and aims to ensure that optimal project success is obtained for all partners.

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Challenges

The food industry is facing some of the biggest challenges in history. How can we supply enough healthy food to a growing population in a way that is sustainable and trusted by the consumer?

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From PhD to entrepreneur

As a PhD fellow, Sjoerd van der Meulen dived deeply into RNA regulation of Lactococcus lactis. His research kick-started the entrepreneur in him and he recently began his own business cultivating microgreens. “The scientific approaches I learned are invaluable”.

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New light on the importance of micronutrients

Kidney-transplant recipients, and women in general, could benefit from vitamin B6 supplementation. This is one of the conclusions from research by TiFN PhD fellow Isidor Minović, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.

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“Make low-protein dosing more beneficial”

Elderly need no less than the protein equivalent of 120-150 grams of chicken breast or 1-1.5 litres of milk in order to increase post-exercise muscle-protein synthesis rates. Andy Holwerda investigated strategies to make low-protein dosing more beneficial.

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“My PhD helped me define the direction of my career”

Nutritionist Imre Kouw enjoyed her internship at Maastricht University so much that she decided to do a PhD. Six years later she successfully defended her thesis Nutritional strategies to support muscle maintenance in clinical populations.

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“Agriculture with a positive environmental impact”

Designing a future farming system that embodies a scientifically-proven positive impact on its environment is the aim of the recently-started Regenerative Farming Project. “By demonstrating proof-of-principle we want to inspire entrepreneurs in the primary sector to adopt more-sustainable solutions.”

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