SMB-meeting Body-brain interaction in preventative health

Date: December 1, 2022
Time: 16:00-17:00 hrs (doors open at 15:30)
Location: Donders Institute for brain, cognition and behaviour (Trigon)

Body-brain interaction in preventative health

We all know lifestyle has a profound impact on our brain health. What you eat and drink, how much you exercise, how well you sleep, the way you socialize, and how you manage stress are all critically important to our brain health. However, in our fast-paced world we often make other decisions that are not always as healthy as we want them to be. So how can we learn from science? How can we measure critical data? And how can we actually use that to change our behaviour for the better?

This event is a co-creation of Radboud University, Health Valley and SMB and is chaired by the new ‘speerpunttrekker‘ Healthy Brain; Roshan Cools from Radboudumc & Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour.

Healthy lifestyle, healthy body, healthy brain

A healthy lifestyle – including a healthy diet – is important for a healthy brain. Esther Aarts from Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour will elaborate on how her team aims to elucidate the immune-brain and gut-brain mechanisms underlying these effects in humans. As a better understanding of these mechanisms will facilitate monitoring of intervention/prevention success.

Your digital twin knows you better than you know yourself

Innovative sensors like ingestible sensorpills and smart toilets can help to live a healthier life and to manage chronic diseases. Ruud van Stiphout from imec-OnePlanet will explain how they aim to build human digital twins with the focus on gut health and gut-brain related processes, in which artificial intelligence is continuously deriving health insights from sensors and can recommend lifestyle interventions on the fly.

Bringing digital health innovation to clinical practice

Bram den Teuling, Innovation Officer at Orikami will present how to bring new research and insights on digital twins and healthy lifestyle could find its way into a product and clinical practice.

Live event
This event will be organized in a live setting at Donders Institute for Brain Cognition and Behaviour in Nijmegen (Trigon building). After the program you can visit the labs nearby. A few days before the event we will send an email with practical information (sender = smb@radboudumc.nl). You might have to check your spam box.

Good to know
Presentations are in English & the entrance is free (registration upfront is needed though). We welcome new guests, so please feel free to pass on this invitation to relevant people in your network!

Parking & Directions
Donders Institute for brain, cognition and behaviour
Trigon Building, “Red room”
Kapittelweg 29
6525EN Nijmegen
More info: https://www.ru.nl/over-ons/de-campus/gebouwen-en-ruimtes/trigon

Paid parking is available at the car park behind the Trigon building (access via Laan van Scheut). Parking here is limited. Alternatively, you can park in the residential area near the building. Or use public transport; bus line 9 stops near the building.

We look forward to meeting you!

SMB-meeting 1 December 2022

The monthly meetings Science Meets Business aim to connect people and exchange knowledge in the world of science and business.