Alvaro Garcia Fuentes, MSc (A.R.)

I am a teacher at University College Venlo (UCV) and researcher at the Centre of Healthy Eating and Food Innovation (HEFI) from Maastricht University Campus Venlo.

At UCV I coordinate and teach life sciences courses focusing mainly in Food Innovation and research in the lab. I am also chair of the Education Programme Committee (EPC) and member of the Board of Admissions for the Master program Health Food Innovation Management (HFIM).

At HEFI I study food ingredients that may trigger the so called 'ileal brake'. This is a mechanism that after sensing nutrients in the ileum triggers a physiological response to reduce food intake. My main interest and focus is to develop food products that can use this mechanism to induce satiety and that can help for weight management in the long-term