Prof. Dr. Atze Jan van der Goot trained as chemical engineer at Groningen University, The Netherlands. After completion of his PhD, he had worked Unilever Research as research scientist for three years. Then, he joined the Food Process Engineering Group of Wageningen University, The Netherlands in 1999. Currently, he leads a research team that focusses on the development of novel processing concepts for healthy and sustainable foods Besides, he is the scientific leader of the Plant Meat Matters research program, which aims at the development of the next generation meat analogues. He (co-) authored 120 peer reviewed papers and 6 patents.
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