Prof J. Plat
Jogchum Plat is member of the Physiology of Human Nutrition (PHuN) research group at the Department of Nutrition and Movement Sciences’. He is professor Physiology of Nutrition at Maastricht University within the research school NUTRIM. As a nutritionist he is 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 general terms on exploring the possibilities to modify disease risk by means of nutritional interventions and to understand the mechanisms underlying these effects at a molecular level. His main more detailed interest is the role of cholesterol metabolism in cardiovascular diseases, the metabolic syndrome, NASH and other immunological diseases. He published >150 original research papers. His research is funded via several national grants like NWO VENI, NWO-TOP, STW and TKI, and in addition several industrial grants. He is involved in 5 patent applications.