Hora est! Dr Canan Ziylan Dec09

Hora est! Dr Canan Ziylan

As of 9 December 2016, it’s official: I’m Dr Canan Ziylan, or in other terms: Canan Ziylan, PhD!! It feels incredible and unbelievable at the same time, but it’s mostly a relief that everything went well and I’m very satisfied with the result!! So many exclamation...

The road leads to… Rotterdam

It turns out all ends are beginnings indeed! I’m glad to say that I have found a new adventure down the road, as I will be working as both researcher and lecturer at Hogeschool Rotterdam, or as called in English: Rotterdam University of Applied Sciences. This means that I’m saying...

This is the end, beautiful friend Jul31

This is the end, beautiful friend

Sorry for the super melancholic title but it reflects my current mood so well that I had to go for it… Remember that I wrote this blog 2 years ago, when I was exactly halfway through my PhD project? Well today, my friends, is my last day being officially linked to Wageningen University...

From low-education parents to high-education children May01

From low-education parents to high-education children

Once again in the spotlights, but not about my research this time! It’s an article in the Dutch paper Volkskrant, about highly educated children whose parents are not-so-highly-educated, and I got quoted two times (see excerpts below). The starting point for the article was a study that...

In the spotlight thanks to science journalists Mar30

In the spotlight thanks to science journalists

So, this is probably every scientist’s dream: getting exposure for your research and getting the feeling that someone cares about your work. But then again, doesn’t this apply to all of us? :-) Recently our publication on undernutrition management got the attention it needs,...

The full interview Feb08

The full interview

The full interview I mentioned in the former post is now available here, yay! It’s pretty funny and even weird to read your own words like this, but if I inspire even one student to pursue a (PhD) career in nutrition, I’m a happy woman! For the non-Turkish readers: I’ll try...

Interview in Deniz Dergisi – Past Present Future Jan07

Interview in Deniz Dergisi – Past Present Future

In October 2015, I was interviewed for Deniz Dergisi (a Dutch-Turkish magazine) after a kind invitation from the editor, Volkan Akdağ. It was very kind of him to show interest in my PhD project and wanting to share it with others, which was the reason for this interview. We’ve talked...

Undernutrition awareness, monitoring, and treatment

I’m very happy to announce that my first publication is a fact!! It’s really out there people, with a DOI and everything, ha! You can find the whole article here. No worries regarding a pay wall: it’s open access :-) Keep reading if you’re interested in undernutrition...

A homage to research participants Sep07

A homage to research participants

Many of our research projects begin with a plan, continue when we find money to make that plan come true, and really start off when all resources are in place. So there are quite some bottlenecks along the way of doing research, but one is often overlooked: finding enough research...

Wageningen World: Powerfood for seniors

I’m used to interview others for my research, but this time, I was the one being interviewed! For Wageningen World, our magazine for alumni and relations, Astrid Smit interviewed me about my research on protein-enriched meals. As any researcher, I loooove talking about my study, so I...

Canan Ziylan, the Wageningen UR alumna Sep30

Canan Ziylan, the Wageningen UR alumna

A while ago, you could find a piece about me as a Nutrition & Health alumna; from this week onward, you can read something about Canan Ziylan, the Wageningen University alumna, too! I’m always glad to help Wageningen UR, especially if it’s as easy as just telling what I did...

Do you need to be smart to become a PhD? Aug01

Do you need to be smart to become a PhD?

Today, I’m exactly halfway through my PhD project, and I’d like to pay tribute to my favorite question that is asked by students who are almost finishing their master studies. They often immediately tell me the reason for this question: “My grades aren’t that great, so...

Twitter Queen of Wageningen University Nov27

Twitter Queen of Wageningen University

Yes, it has happened. I’m a Queen! Well, ok, merely a Twitter Queen, but details details details… So, to give the whole story: apparently a social media survey showed that I’m one of the most influential Twitter users from Wageningen University. That sounds pretty awesome,...

PhD Study Tour 2013 – Australia Nov03

PhD Study Tour 2013 – Australia

12-27 October 2013 is going into the books of my life as one of the most special experiences, as I went on a study tour with fellow PhD candidates to Australia! Actually, I should be more specific as Australia is GINORMOUS, something I always knew but never really realized until we had to...

Diet of community-dwelling older adults – RIVM

Today the results of a long anticipated survey became available, on the diet of community-dwelling older adults, or the Dutch National Food Consumption Survey Older Adults 2010-2012 from the RIVM. The main conclusion? The dietary patterns of older adults above 70 could be improved. Of course...

October’s gonna rock Oct08

October’s gonna rock

And you ask me why I love doing a PhD… Yes yes, doing valuable research, self-development, but also: fun! Let me tell you about what’s going to happen in October, just to illustrate the fun part. 10 and 11 October I’ll be attending the Nutritional Science Days, just to sit...

My office Aug25

My office

Recently we moved to another room within the same building at work, and although I enjoyed my former room ánd roomies, I’m starting to like this one too! It’s a so-called PhD office, with three other PhD candidates. I guess the idea is that we can complain to each other about how...

Supervision & Education

As a PhD candidate in Wageningen, I have lots of contact with both students and colleagues from all over the world. I received some enthusiastic responses on my last post, in which I described a typical week as a PhD candidate. However, the non-Dutch people I deal with, felt a little bit left...

Een week uit het leven van een promovendus Feb03

Een week uit het leven van een promovendus

Met plezier lees ik de blogs van promovendi die een kijkje in hun leven aan ons gunnen, en geïnspireerd door hen heb ik nu ook een week gekozen om over te schrijven. Wat doe ik toch allemaal tijdens mijn promotieonderzoek? Maandag 28 januari Hoewel ik op maandag normaal op FBR ben, begint...

PRIMA Maaltijd

Mijn promotieonderzoek heeft nu officieel een naam en een logo! Het nieuwe jaar gaat wat promoveren betreft heel goed beginnen; de titel PRIMA Maaltijd is een feit. Ook hebben we er een toepasselijke logo bij laten ontwerpen. Hoewel ik in augustus al aangaf dat ik nu officieel een promovendus...