AIMMS researchers in Dutch media

Recently, AIMMS researchers Bas Teusink, Jacob de Boer, Rosanne Hertzberger, Dick Vethaak and Heather Leslie appeared in Dutch media.

02/01/2018 | 1:58 PM

Bas Teusink featured the first episode of the national TV show ‘de 5 smaken van Joël’. In this series, Joël Broekaert investigates the 5 basic tastes. Bas Teusink featured the episode on ‘sweet’, and explained why people are so fond of sweet food. To watch the show, click here.

Jacob de Boer explained in the Dutch newspaper Eindhovens Dagblad why the employees of the company Custom Powders should have their blood tested for the substance GenX. According to Jacob de Boer, the employees might have the controversial substance in their bodies. He does not expect health hazards for the people living or working near the company. Click here to read the article.

Rosanne Hertzberger recently presented her own first podcast. In this podcast, she discusses the game-changing book ‘The Vital Question’ by Nick Lane with Bas Teusink. The book provides answers to the most profound question in biology: why is life the way it is? Click here to listen the podcast.

Dick Vethaak and Heather Leslie commented in the Dutch newspaper het Algemeen Dagblad on the danger of microplastics in oceans. The risks of larger plastic particles are well-known, but the danger of microplastics for large sea animals like whales and sharks needs further investigation, they explain. These animals consume very large quantities of water to filter out nutrients, and are therefore vulnerable for microplastics intake. To read the article, click here.