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Scientific & Regulatory Affairs Leader, Sensus (Royal Cosun)

Dr Elaine E. Vaughan

Elaine Vaughan BSC hons PhD leads scientific and regulatory affairs since 2014 for Sensus B.V. (Royal Cosun) headquartered in the Netherlands. Sensus is a global supplier that offers inspiration for tomorrows’ health by producing the innovative food ingredients Frutafit® and Frutalose® fibres from chicory roots. Elaine conducts scientific research on the beneficial effects of these prebiotic fibres on human health.

Elaine studied microbiology and nutrition at University College Cork, Ireland. A Marie-Curie award for research brought her to NIZO Food Research, the Netherlands. She was assistant professor in Molecular Microbial Ecology at Wageningen University and senior scientist at Top Institute Food & Nutrition managing a group in gut microbiomics. Besides academic experience, she has substantial industry experience from Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland and later in Unilever R&D on pro- and prebiotics and polyphenols research. Elaine publishes extensively in peer-reviewed journals, led EC projects, and is currently on the scientific advisory committee of ILSI Europe.