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Location: Groningen, The Netherlands

Academisch Ziekenhuis Groningen (UMCG)

The University Medical Center Groningen is affiliated with the University of Groningen which was founded in 1614 in the Netherlands. The University Medical Center Groningen (UMCG) was established in 2005 as a joint activity of the University of Groningen and the Academic Hospital Groningen (AZG). At present, the UMCG is one of the largest hospitals in the Netherlands and the largest employer in the Northern Netherlands. More than 10,000 employees provide patient care, are involved in medical education and perform cutting-edge scientific research, focused on ‘healthy and active ageing’. Research on the relation between Food and Health forms an important contribution to the understanding of our Health span, the time in our life that we spent in good health. The influence of nutrition on our genes, on the diseases we will develop during life and thus on our health span, starts already before conception by the food that our mothers consume. Therefore research on the relation between Food and Health is comprehensive and needs a multidisciplinary approach. In Groningen, several aspects of the relation between Food and Health are studied. Website:

Dr. Catharina A Hartman
University of Groningen
RUG Department of Psychiatry

Dr. Andrea Dietrich
University of Groningen
Matrics Project Department of Psychiatry

Lizanne Schweren, PhD
Postdoctoral Research Associate

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