NutriLeads invited to join ScaleUpFood Program of ScaleUpNation

October 29th, 2019, Wageningen, the Netherlands

Nutrileads is excited to join the ScaleUpFood Program of ScaleUpNation, a program for ventures built to empower the venture founders team through the transition from start-up to scale- up. Through transformational experiences in the Runway and ScaleUpFood and comprehensive leadership coaching and content sprints in the Flight Program, ventures maximize their chances to scale. For more information:



PhD position for Sweet Crosstalk (CLOSED)

NutriLeads is partner in the Sweet Crosstalk, a multidisciplinary European Innovative Training Network built to address the challenge of understanding, at a molecular level, how glycans are involved at the human mucosa–microbiota interface, and how this correlates with human well-being. The research strategy of the Sweet Crosstalk program focuses on optimal synergy between chemistry and biology. In the network the expertise ranges from chemical synthesis, biochemistry, structural biology to microbiology and cell biology.

15 positions were open for talented and motivated candidates to become Sweet Crosstalk PhD students covering different aspects of innovative glyco- and microbiome sciences. One of these positions (ESRA14) is co-directed by Utrecht University and NutriLeads, with short secondments at University of Helsinki (Finland) and Quadram Institute (UK). The aim of this PhD position is to unravel the structure-function of pectin derived polysaccharides by studying the interaction of purified and modified variants with the host immune system and their impact on the human gut microbiota.

For the ESRA14 position, we are currently looking for a talented and motivated candidate with:

  • Experience and/or knowledge of analytical chemistry preferably linked to microbiota and/or signalling to the host
  • A good command of the English language
  • Team spirit for collaborating with partners at Utrecht University, University of Helsinki and the Quadram Institute

Applications in English should be sent by e-mail to and contain:

    • Short motivation letter (2 pages max.)
    • CV and copies of the Master diploma including marks
    • Two recommendation letters or the contact information of 1-2 referees

Please cite in your application: ESRA14 PhD project
Application deadline: October 31st, 2019
For more information about Sweet Crosstalk visit:

*Please note that application is only possible for this PhD position (ESRA14) via email, application for the other 14 positions from the Sweet Crosstalk is closed.

Funding Programme H2020 Marie Skłodowska-Curie ITN 2018

This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 814102.


Karin van het Hof joins the team of NutriLeads

July 30th, 2019, Wageningen, The Netherlands

Karin van het Hof has joined NutriLeads as Director of Operations. She is an experienced nutrition professional and has worked 25+ years in Unilever where she has collaborated with marketing, regulatory affairs and external partners to develop and exploit business opportunities related to nutrition and health at global scale. We are very happy that Karin will join NutriLeads as she brings very relevant and complementary experience to the company.


NutriLeads selected as RisingFoodStars

March 15th, 2019, Wageningen, the Netherlands

NutriLeads was selected as RisingFoodStars, the high potential, game-changing mature agrifood startups and early scaleups of EIT Food. EIT Food is – above all else – a network, and their excellence comes from their Partners. The initiative is made up of a consortium of key industry players, agrifood startups, research centres and universities from across Europe. EIT Food is Europe’s leading food innovation initiative, working to make the food system more sustainable, healthy and trusted by consumers with a focus on: Innovation, education, entrepreneurship and public engagement.