Dr. Alwine Kardinaal is expertise leader Nutrition and Health in the Health department at NIZO food research, an independent Contract Research Organisation in the Netherlands, working with global companies in the food and ingredients area as well as personal care.
Her main activities are focused on scientific substantiation of health benefits of foods and food ingredients, advising NIZOs customers on study design, health outcomes, and interpretation of results. She coordinates research and consultancy projects in health and nutrition, including the design and execution of human challenge studies.
She was trained as a nutrition scientist at Wageningen University and obtained a PhD in nutritional epidemiology. She has held several research and management positions at independent CROs, and as such was responsible for a large number of human intervention studies investigating health benefits and risks of a range of ingredients and bioactive compounds. She has authored and co-authored over 50 refereed scientific publications.