NWO Nutritional Science Days

Published on
October 12, 2013

(former NWO retraite)
October 10 and 11, 2013
Willibrordhaeghe, Deurne, NL


The aim of this yearly meeting is to provide a platform for junior scientist and PhD students to present new - unpublished- results of their scientific work. Subjects that fall within the scope of the meeting include nutritional epidemiology, and preclinical and clinical human nutrition research. In addition, there is a growing emphasis on molecular nutrition research. In view of this multidisciplinary approach, the meeting provides an excellent opportunity for networking, inspiration and maintaining existing collaborations and friendships between Dutch nutrition science groups. Since the meeting is about sharing of knowledge, group leaders active in nutritional science in the Netherlands are strongly encouraged to have one or more of their PhD student present their work at this meeting.


The meeting is divided into several sessions consisting of a number of short presentations. These sessions are chaired by our junior colleagues. Examples of session topics from previous years include: 'vitamins, minerals and bioactive components', 'energy balance and postprandial metabolism', 'proteins, lipids and cardiovascular disease', 'appetite and satiation' , 'protein metabolism', 'dietary patterns, diet quality and guidelines', 'clinical nutrition', and 'glucose metabolism and the intestine'. The session topics are based on the submissions received.

On Thursday afternoon, a keynote lecture will be presented by an internationally renowned scientist under the auspices of the young NAV.

Highlight of the meeting is the competition for the coveted Foppe ten Hoor award. Three talented young researchers nominated by the Foppe ten Hoor committee based on submitted abstract and CV will present and defend their research for  a critical audience. The winner will receive the prestigious Foppe ten Hoor award for young nutrition scientists.


The language of the meeting is English. Presentations should last 10 minutes, leaving 5 minutes for questions.


You can register by sending an email to


The final programme will be available in early September.


This meeting is organized independently of the NAV organisation. In previous years, the meeting was supported by a network grant from ZonMW. At this moment, the registration fees are sufficient to cover all costs and no sponsors are involved.