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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Eiwitverrijkte maaltijd-concepten voor ouderen

Na lang wachten is het nu dan eindelijk rond! Per 1 augustus ben ik als promovendus aangesteld op het onderzoek De ontwikkeling van eiwitverrijkte maaltijdconcepten aansluitend bij de wensen en behoeften van ouderen.  In principe blijf ik dan werken bij Wageningen UR Food & Biobased...