Netherlands E3S Student Representatives

Irene Tijssen (student representative the Netherlands)

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Irene is a PhD candidate at Wageningen University (WUR) in the ‘Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour’ group within the Human Nutrition department, and is a member of MOA in the Netherlands.

After finishing both her BSc. (Human Nutrition) at WUR and MSc. (Sensory Science) at both WUR & Copenhagen University (KU Science) she stayed on at WUR for her PhD research. Central to this research is the design of effective emotional nudges that make the healthy product more attractive (rather than emphasize its healthy features) and can be delivered through the sensory properties of the product itself or through its package. A definition of ‘nudges’ is that they are defined as small/subtle rearrangements of the decision context that make the desired (here: healthy) choice the easy choice, while leaving consumers’ freedom of choice unaffected.  For more information see:

Irene is particularly interested in food psychology, consumer science regarding food choice and intake, sensory science and human nutrition.

She joined the E3S committee as she feels it will; facilitate sensory research, share and spread sensory knowledge across countries, disciplines and people and thus expand her network.

Marlou Lasschuijt (deputy student representative The Netherlands)

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Marlou is the Dutch deputy student representative, as part of the Sensory Science and Eating Behaviour group of the Human Nutrition department from Wageningen University. In 2014 Marlou obtained her Master in Human Nutrition and Physiology from Wageningen University. Her current PhD project focusses on the effects of mastication and oro-sensory exposure on behavioural, peripheral and central markers of satiation. Summarized, her interests encompass nutrition physiology, micro-eating behaviour, sensory science and human nutrition. Marlou joined to committee as she sees the Es3 student group as a nice way of sharing sensory knowledge and creating a network among interdisciplinary sensory students across Europe.

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