VU University Medical Centre

VU University Medical Centre, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Lead Contact: 
Mai Chin A Paw
Short Description of Institute: 

The EMGO Institute is - with approximately 200 FTE research personnel and an annual output of over 500 research publications - the largest research institute of the VERENIGING VOOR CHRISTELIJK HOGER ONDERWIJS WETENSCHAPPELIJK ONDERZOEK EN PATIENTENZORG (VU University Medical Center) (VUmc) with a main focus on public health research. EMGO is accredited by the Dutch Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and in 2004 EMGO’s research was rated as excellent on all counts, according to criteria of the KNAW. One of EMGO’s main focus is on overweight and obesity-related research. The EMGO institute researchers include all disciplines necessary to study the determinants and possible solutions for prevention of overweight and obesity in children and has ample experience in research on determinants and interventions related to obesity prevention, including school-based studies.