“A PhD is the perfect opportunity for personal development”

If you are going to fractionate plant proteins, you begin by asking yourself what functionalities you want. Only then can you decide what processing steps to take. This is TiFN PhD fellow, Remco Kornet’s, advice for food manufacturers. On Read more

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.

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“I see myself as an experienced project manager”

A new method to study the effect of ageing on mitochondrial health in skeletal muscles and a better understanding of the molecular mechanisms behind ageing. These are the outcomes of research by TiFN PhD fellow Bart Lagerwaard. On Friday March 12, 2021, he successfully defended his thesis (online of course) ‘at’ Wageningen University & Research.

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“PD-Eng’s might be a promising addition to TiFN projects”

In TiFN projects the research work is mostly carried out by PhD-candidates. Adding PD-Eng’s might be interesting since the PD-Eng-programme focusses more on the direct needs of the industry. Prof Menno Prins and Dr Leyla Ozkan (both TUe) share Read more

“Structural solutions for meat alternatives”

TiFN doctoral student Marco Santagiuliana had just defended his PhD thesis when he was offered a job at The Vegetarian Butcher: a leading, innovative, meat-alternatives company.

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“Understanding perception and behaviour of consumers around the world”

TiFN doctoral student Roelien van Bommel defended her thesis last September, and has been working as a Sensory Specialist at Nestlé, in Singen, Germany, since the beginning of July 2020. “My collaboration with industry partners, during my PhD, certainly helped me get this job.”

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