Research theme D

Nutrition, metabolism and health

This research theme is sub-divided into three themes:

D1- Cell


At the cellular level the objectives are to study:

  • Molecular mechanisms of (non-)nutrients in human metabolism.
  • Gene-nutrient interactions in response to genetic variability

D2- Individual


At the individual (whole body) level research is focused on:

  • Nutrients and their role in physiologic metabolic functions in health and disease.
  • Factors determining food and nutrient intake, sensory functionality.

D3- Population

At the population level the interest is in:

  • Quantifying the relationship between diet and other lifestyle factors in disease aetiology, including the role of individual susceptibility.
  • Assessing the impact of diet/lifestyle in health promotion and disease prevention.