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The University of Aberdeen Rowett Institute of Nutrition & Health
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Baukje de Roos obtained her PhD in Human Nutrition at Wageningen University in January 2000, after which she was appointed as a post-doctoral research fellow at the Department of Vascular Biochemistry, Glasgow Royal Infirmary, in collaboration with GlaxoSmithKline. In June 2001 she joined the Rowett Research Institute in Aberdeen. She has over 50 peer-reviewed scientific publications in international high-impact journals including research papers, invited reviews and book chapters, and invited commentaries on Websites. She has given over 50 invited lectures at international and national symposia, Universities and Institutes. Baukje de Roos is an active member of the NuGO, an EU funded Network of Excellence which merges the nutrigenomics activities of its 23 partners across Europe.


Research Interests

Baukje de Roos is a principal investigator at the University of Aberdeen, Rowett Institute of Nutrition and Health, investigating mechanims through which dietary fats and fatty acids and polyphenols affect parameters involved in the development of heart disease in vivo. This is achieved not only by measuring their effect on validated risk markers for heart disease but also by assessing their effect on new risk markers that are currently being developed through proteomics and mass spectrometry methods.


Professor Garry Duthie, Dr. Lynda Williams, Dr. Isobel Ford, Dr. Susan Duthie and Dr. Frank Thies, University of Aberdeen, UK

Professor Cherry Wainwright and Dr. Helen Vosper, Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen, UK

Dr. Paul Kroon, Dr. Ruan Elliott, Dr. Francis Mulholland and Abigael Polley, Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK

Professor Chris Packard and professor Muriel Caslake, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, UK

Professor Helen Roche, University College Dublin, Ireland

Professor Hannelore Daniel and Dr. Isabel Rubio-Aliaga, Technical University Munich, Germany

Professor Edwin Mariman, Maastricht University, The Netherlands

Dr. Louise Mennen, Dr. Hiskias Keizer and Dr. Alfred Haandrikman, Lipid Nutrition, Wormerveer, The Netherlands

Professor Michael Muller and Dr. Mark Boekschoten, Wageningen University, The Netherlands

Dr. Ingeborg Brouwer, VU University, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. Hester den Ruijter, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Dr. Jean-Charles Martin, UMR INRA, INSERM, Marseille, France

Professor Jesus Osada, Uversity of Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain

Professor Juan Fernández-Bolaños Guzmán, Instituto de la Grasa, Seville, Spain 

Research Grants

2007-2011     Rowett-IFR PhD studentship "Impact of dietary polyphenols on platelets – integrating proteomic and functional analyses". Main applicant.

2007-2011     BHF PhD studentship "Possible role for endocannabinoids in the cellular mechanisms of the anti-atherosclerotic effects of eicosapentanoic acid". Co-applicant. Grant total: £90.963.

2007-2009     Post-doctoral fellowship for Dr. Guillermo Rodriguez Guttierrez from the Spanish Government (Department of Science and Education) "Bioactivity of olive oil polyphenols. Co-applicant. Grant total: ~50.000 euros.

2007-2009     EU-NuGO Proof of Principal Study "Determination of biological variability in plasma, platelet and lymphycyte proteomics, transcriptomics, and metabolomics in human samples during baseline and after a fasting challenge". Main applicant. Grant total: 111.750 euros.

2007-2009     EU-NuGO Proof of Principal Study "Relationship between hypothalamic and hepatic response to a high-fat diet: insulin sensitivity and leptin action". Main applicant. Grant total: 134.010 euros.

2007-2009     EU-NuGO Proof of Principal Study "Biological variability in plasma, platelet and lymphycyte proteomics in human samples during baseline and after a fasting challenge". Co-applicant. Grant total: 280.000 euros.

2006-2009     SenterNovem project "Prevention of atherosclerosis through a novel functional food". Co-applicant. Grant total: 1.113,040.91 euros

2006-2008     COGNIS project "Modification of the transcriptome and of the proteome differentiated human adipocytes by conjugated linoleic acid isomers". Co-applicant. Grant total: 26.000 euros.

2006-2007     EU-NuGO Proof of Principle Study "Analytical variability and methodological recommendations for plasma, platelet and lymphycyte proteomics in human samples". Co-applicant. Grant total: 180.000 euros

2005-2008     Rowett PhD-Studentship "Role of fish oil on epoxyeicosatrieonic acid metabolism". Main applicant.

2005-2006     Personal fellowship from the Spanish government for Dr. Jose Miguel Arbones-Mainar "Changes in hepatic proteome following olive oil administration and its relationship with atherosclerosis development in apolipoprotein E knockout mice". Co-applicant.



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