PhD defence

The Bigger Picture: exploring gastric protein digestion using magnetic resonance imaging and blood parameters

PhD candidate EJM (Elise) van Eijnatten MSc
Promotor C (Kees) de Graaf
External promotor C (Kees) de Graaf
Co-promotor dr. PAM (Paul) Smeets
G (Guido) Camps PhD
Organisation Wageningen University & Research, Human Nutrition & Health, Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour Group

Tue 16 January 2024 11:00 to 12:30

Venue Omnia, building number 105
Hoge Steeg 2
6708 PH Wageningen
+31 (0) 317 - 484500


In my PhD research, I delved into the inner workings of the stomach—examining how it processes foods that contain protein. I used a combination of MRI scans and blood tests to explore how proteins clump together in the stomach, how fast the stomach empties, and how people feel after consuming these foods. The results can be used to optimize processing of foods to make healthier and better digestible products, for instance for infants or health purposes.