prof.dr.ir. CPGM (Lisette) de GrootProfessor in Nutrition and Ageing
I am Professor of Nutrition and Ageing at the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University, the Netherlands. After my MSc and PhD in Nutrition, physiology and epidemiology at the Wageningen University and working at academic posts at several University departments, I have gained almost thirty years of research experience in the field of nutrition and health of elderly people, both in nutritional epidemiology (including e.g. SENECA, Survey in Europe on Nutrition and the Elderly; EURRECA European micronutrient recommendations aligned; HALE; NuAge; Chances) and in physiological intervention studies in old age. My research interests center around the role of nutrition in the maintenance of health in old age with due attention for nutritional ways to slow down ageing related functional decline.