24 March 2017
Prof Thomas Unger resigns as director of Maastricht research institute

‘Often too little evidence for general claims about a healthy lifestyle’

‘A lot of general advice about healthy lifestyles is based on observational studies which, however, do not provide enough evidence to be able to make reliable claims for every individual.’ So said Prof Thomas Unger during his farewell speech today at Maastricht UMC+ / Maastricht University. Unger is stepping down as director of the Maastricht research institute CARIM, which specialises in research on cardiovascular disease. Chemical biologist Prof Tilman Hackeng will fill that position from 1 April 2017.