PhD defence

The effect of food composition, processing, and texture on intragastric behavior, gastric emptying, and postprandial nutrient absorption

PhD candidate JJM (Julia) Roelofs MSc
Promotor C (Kees) de Graaf
Co-promotor dr. PAM (Paul) Smeets
G (Guido) Camps PhD
Organisation Wageningen University, Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour Group

Tue 28 May 2024 13:30 to 15:00

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


This thesis shows how food composition, processing, and texture influences the digestion in the stomach and subsequent nutrient absorption. This knowledge this thesis contributes to our understanding of how these food properties impact digestion, and how interindividual differences might play a role. This knowledge will contribute to improving our ability to improve digestion, optimal utilization of nutrients, tailoring foods for specific needs, or even personalized nutrition.