Organisation structure


As of January 2016 the Board members are as follows:

  • CHAIR: Prof. I.M.C.M. Rietjens, Wageningen University & Research - Toxicology
  • Dr R.F.M. van Gorcom, RIKILT - Institute of Food Safety, Wageningen University & Research
  • Dr N. Zoon, NIZO food research
  • Dr M. Van Den Berg, RIVM
  • Dr J. van Haveren, Wageningen Food & Biobased Research
  • Prof. W.M. de Vos, Wageningen University & Research - Microbiology

International Advisory Board

The International Advisory Board provides VLAG with advice and recommendations on strategic issues concerning the research and the educational programme of the Graduate School. International experts representing various research areas dealt with within the Graduate School constitute the IAB:

  • Prof. Dr Rabah Boukherroub (University Lille1, France)
  • Prof. Dr Lubbert Dijkhuizen (Microbiology, University of Groningen, Netherlands)
  • Prof. Dr Martine Laville (Human Nutrition Research Centre of Lyon, France)
  • Dr David Mela (Unilever R&D, Netherlands)
  • Dr Michael O'Donohue (INRA, Toulouse, France)
  • Prof. Dr Karin Schwarz (Food Technology, University of Kiel, Germany)

Management Team

The Management Team consists of:

  • Prof. R.F. Witkamp, VLAG scientific director / Wageningen University & Research – Nutrition and Pharmacology
  • Prof. J.H. Bitter, Wageningen University & Research - Biobased Chemistry & Technology
  • Prof. V. Fogliano, Wageningen University & Research - Food Quality & Design
  • Prof. J. van der Gucht, Wageningen University & Research - Physical Chemistry & Soft Matter
  • Prof. C. de Graaf, Wageningen University & Research - Division of Human Nutrition
  • Dr A. Geelen (executive secretary) / V. Pršić, MSc (programme coordinator)