Petra Roubos is managing the Foodvalley Facilities and the Shared Research Facilities of Wageningen University & Research. By connecting the facilities network of Academia, knowledge institutes and companies a huge network of facilities is available. By sharing the facilities, from research to industrial scale, together we can increase the innovation speed and facilitate the transition of the global food system.
She has a lot of experience in the agri-food sector after studying Food Technology and Human Nutrition, started her PhD in Food microbiology, studying intestinal health effects of a fermented soya product. Followed by an industrial career at Trouw Nutrition, developing sustainable gut health product for animals, as R&D manager Feed Additives.
In her role at Foodvalley, Petra combines her scientific and industrial expertise in facilitating the ecosystem and working together with all partners to make the transition happen towards a world with sustainable and healthy food accessible for everyone.