dr.ir. A (Alida) Melse-BoonstraAssociate Professor Global Nutrition
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Dr. Alida Melse-Boonstra focuses in her research on new and sustainable solutions for micronutrient malnutrition in low and middle income countries. She studies vitamin A, iron, iodine and zinc deficiencies in relation to growth and health in vulnerable population groups such as pregnant women, infants, children and adolescents. She applies various stable isotope dilution technique to assess nutrient status and absorption. Major highlight of her research during the past few years is the research on biofortified cassava in Kenya and in Nigeria. She is currently an Associate Professor at the Division of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University & Research. She teaches in undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate courses on topics related to her research.
HarvestPlus news item: Biofortified cassava improves vitamin A status in Nigerian children