Werkgever: Maastricht University, Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences, NUTRIM
Functie: Hoogleraar Fysiologie van de Voeding
Expertise: Biomarkers, Functionele voedingsmiddelen, Hart- en vaatziekten, Maag, lever, darm, Vetten, Weerstand / Immuunsysteem
Jogchum Plat, PhD (Nutritionist) is professor Physiology of Nutrition at Maastricht University within the research school NUTRIM and as a nutritionist registered at the Dutch Academy of Nutrition Sciences (NAV) of which he was elected chair from 2013-2016. From 2015 he is chair of the department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences at the Maastricht University.
His research focuses in exploring possibilities to modify disease risk by means of nutritional interventions and to understand the mechanisms underlying these effects at a molecular level. His main interest is cholesterol metabolism, cardiovascular diseases, the metabolic syndrome, NASH and other immunological diseases. He published >150 papers. His research is funded via several prestigious national grants like NWO VENI, NWO-TOP, and STW grants, and in addition several industrial grants. He is involved in 5 patent applications.