Closing the Gap
In the past, research often focused on middle-aged white men with an above average income. As a result, current measures to prevent and treat diseases do not work effectively for everybody. This knowledge gap needs to be closed in order to improve health of so far under-represented groups. To reach this goal, a new way of thinking is needed, which expands the pool of ideas and broadens perspectives. In other words, inclusivity in scientific research will lead to innovation and more personalized approaches. Therefore, this year’s theme of the NUTRIM symposium is ‘Closing the Gap’ in which we discuss our efforts to increase diversity, equity, and inclusivity both in science and our scientific community.
Scientific director NUTRIM
PhD-student coordinator NUTRIM
NUTRIM | School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism
NUTRIM aims to contribute to health maintenance and personalised medicine by unraveling lifestyle and disease-induced derangements in metabolism and by developing targeted nutritional, exercise and drug interventions. This is facilitated by a state of the art research infrastructure and close interaction between scientists, clinicians, master and PhD students.