Dr Alie de Boer
As Assistant Professor in the field of nutrition and food law at the Food Claims Centre Venlo of Maastricht University (the Netherlands), Alie researches the interplay between nutritional sciences and (European) food law to analyse the role of scientific evidence in food authorisation procedures.
Alie obtained her bachelor’s degree in Nutrition and Health at Wageningen University and subsequently studied MSc Health Food Innovation Management at Maastricht University. After gaining her PhD at Maastricht University in 2015 on the interactions between nutrition and medicine in effect and law, Alie founded the Food Claims Centre Venlo, the first research centre to conduct multi- and interdisciplinary research into nutrition and (EU) food law. Next to publishing scientific papers, she often gives public lectures on the topics of nutrition, novel foods and health claims and contributes to different socially relevant activities to increase awareness on health and safety of nutrition and how this is regulated.