Digital conference – speaker Lisette de Groot

Prof. Dr. Ir. Lisette de Groot, Wageningen University & Research (The Netherlands)

Prof Lisette de Groot, PhD is Professor in ‘Nutrition and Ageing, with due attention for older adults’ at the Wageningen University (WU). She was trained in nutrition, physiology and epidemiology and is one of the founders of the Research line on Nutrition and Ageing at WU, currently ascertained a major theme within the Nutritional Biology and Health Programme.

By now she has gained over 30 years of research experience in the field of nutrition and health of elderly people, both in epidemiology and in intervention studies in old age. Her research aims to identify dietary strategies that optimize nutritional health status to slow down or reverse stages preceding ageing related pathologies (cognitive decline, sarcopenia, osteoporosis) as to preserve functional health and quality of life. Her work highlights the role of nutrition for health in the aged, with due attention for the ageing process.