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Ingeborg  Brouwer

Ingeborg Brouwer is professor of Nutrition for Healthy Living with special emphasis on fatty acids at the Department of Health Sciences and the EMGO+ Research Institute for Health and Care Research, VU University Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Ingeborg Brouwer is trained as a nutritionist at Wageningen University and registered as nutritional scientist at the Netherlands Academy of Nutritional Sciences. She received her PhD in Medical Sciences at the Catholic University Nijmegen, the Netherlands in 1999. Her PhD research focussed on effects of folate and folic acid on homocysteine. In 1999 she started to work as post-doc and later as project leader for the Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences (WCFS, currently named TI Food and Nutrition).

Since 2006 she holds a tenured position at the Department of Health Sciences of the VU University Amsterdam. Her research focuses on nutrition and cardiovascular disease. She teaches in the nutrition courses for BSc and MSc students in Health Sciences.

Between January 2010 and March 2012 she was the chair of the Science Committee of the EMGO+ Institute. Currently she is a member of the Science Committee. She has more than 100 scientific publications, including papers in international high-impact peer-reviewed journals, book chapters, reviews and invited commentaries.