Prof. MD PhD J.B. van Goudoever

Full Professor
Main activities
Research, Other
Focus of research
  1. Fetal and Neonatal Nutrition and Metabolism.
  2. Neonatal Gastroenterology.
  3. Long term outcome patient (parent) empowerment.
Key publications
  • Corpeleijn Willemijn E., de Waard Marita, Christmann Viola, van Goudoever Johannes B., Jansen-van der Weide Marijke C., Kooi Elisabeth M. W., Koper Jan F., Kouwenhoven Stefanie M. P., Lafeber Hendrik N., Mank Elise, van Toledo Letty, Vermeulen Marijn J., van Vliet Ineke, van Zoeren-Grobben Diny Effect of Donor Milk on Severe Infections and Mortality in Very Low-Birth-Weight Infants: The Early Nutrition Study Randomized Clinical Trial JAMA pediatrics 2016;170 (7):654-661 [PubMed]
  • Schierbeek Henk, van den Akker Chris H. P., Fay Laurent B., van Goudoever Johannes B. High-precision mass spectrometric analysis using stable isotopes in studies of children Mass spectrometry reviews 2012;31 (2):312-330 [PubMed]
  • Aarnoudse-Moens Cornelieke Sandrine Hanan, Weisglas-Kuperus Nynke, van Goudoever Johannes Bernard, Oosterlaan Jaap Meta-analysis of neurobehavioral outcomes in very preterm and/or very low birth weight children Pediatrics 2009;124 (2):717-728 [PubMed]
  • Lucassen Paul J., Naninck Eva F. G., van Goudoever Johannes B., Fitzsimons Carlos, Joels Marian, Korosi Aniko Perinatal programming of adult hippocampal structure and function; emerging roles of stress, nutrition and epigenetics Trends in neurosciences 2013;36 (11):621-631 [PubMed]
  • van den Akker Chris H. P., Schierbeek Henk, Dorst Kristien Y., Schoonderwaldt Ernst M., Vermes Andras, Duvekot Johannes J., Steegers Eric A. P., van Goudoever Johannes B. Human fetal amino acid metabolism at term gestation American journal of clinical nutrition 2009;89 (1):153-160 [PubMed]
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Research programmes

Prof. MD PhD J.B. van Goudoever (Nutrition and Growth)

Early nutrition has a profound effect on later health, most outspoken in preterm infants.

Our research programme focusses on possible mechanisms how nutrition affects outcomes through basic reserach, while simultaneously clinical studies are conducted trying to identify optimal feeding strategies. Most studies are performed in the neonatal phase (mice, piglets and (preterm) infants), but also obesity related interventions are undertaken. The effect of human milk on various outcomes dominates our current research programme.

Techniques range from stable isotope methodology to gain insight in intermediary metabolism to RCTs to determine relevant outcomes.

Collaboration is with a wide variety of institutes across the world, with an emphasis on Denmark, USA and China.

PhD M.A. de Vos
PhD H. Schierbeek
Prof. MD PhD R.M. van Elburg

PhD M.S. Staphorst

Current research funding
  • AMC
  • AMC (Vrijgesteld)
  • AbbVie B.V.
  • Innovatiefonds Zorgverzekeraars
  • Int.Society for Research in Human Milk and Lactation
  • Mylan Healthcare B.V.
  • Netherlands School of Public & Occupational Health (NSPOH)
  • Nutrinia Ltd
  • Stichting AMC Foundation (Vrijgesteld)
  • Stichting Urologie 1973
  • Stichting tot Steun EKZ-AMC
  • UMC Utrecht
  • Universiteit van Amsterdam-ABC
  • University of Oxford
  • ZonMw