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Alida Melse

Assistant Professor, Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University & Research

Areas of expertise

  • Micronutrient deficiencies
  • Bioavailability
  • Developing countries

About Me

Dr. Alida Melse is Assistant Professor in the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University. She received her MSc and PhD from Wageningen University 1997 and 2003, respectively.

Major Works

  • Proxy markers of serum retinol concentration, used alone and in combination, to assess population vitamin A status in Kenyan children: a cross-sectional study. Talsma EF, Verhoef H, Brouwer ID, Mburu-de Wagt AS, Hulshof P, Melse-Boonstra A. BMC Med. 2015 Feb 11;13(1):30. doi: 10.1186/s12916-014-0256-5.
  • Zinc biofortification of rice in China: a simulation of zinc intake with different dietary patterns. Qin Y, Melse-Boonstra A, Yuan B, Pan X, Dai Y, Zhou M, Wegmueller R, Zhao J, Kok FJ, Shi Z. Nutrients. 2012 Jun;4(6):517-28.
  • Sharply higher rates of iron deficiency in obese Mexican women and children are predicted by obesity-related inflammation rather than by differences in dietary iron intake. Cepeda-Lopez AC, Osendarp SJ, Melse-Boonstra A, Aeberli I, Gonzalez-Salazar F, Feskens E, Villalpando S, Zimmermann MB. Am J Clin Nutr. 2011 May;93(5):975-83.
  • Iodine deficiency in pregnancy, infancy and childhood and its consequences for brain development. Melse-Boonstra A, Jaiswal N. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2010 Feb;24(1):29-38.
  • A dual-isotope-labeling method of studying the bioavailability of hexaglutamyl folic acid relative to that of monoglutamyl folic acid in humans by using multiple orally administered low doses. Melse-Boonstra A, Verhoef P, West CE, van Rhijn JA, van Breemen RB, Lasaroms JJ, Garbis SD, Katan MB, Kok FJ. Am J Clin Nutr. 2006 Nov;84(5):1128-33.

Courses and Programs taught by Alida Melse


Food, Nutrition and Health

Professional Certificate
2 courses