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Dr. Matthijs Dekker is Associate Professor in the group Food Quality and Design at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. After obtaining his PhD he joined Unilever Research Laboratory in The Netherlands for five years before returning to Wageningen University. His research is mainly on the effect of process and product design on health aspects of foods. Most of this research was on phytochemicals in fruit and vegetables. Recently this research includes the effects of process and product design on the digestive processes and bioavailability of phytochemicals. He has a special interests in mathematical modelling in food science and food packaging. He has over 130 peer-reviewed publications (h-index 40).