Mireille Sthijns finished her PhD about antioxidant flavonoids partially performed at the department of Pharmacology and Toxicology at Maastricht University, partially at the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm and partically at the IUF in Düsseldorf in 2017.
Subsequently, she continued to work as a post-doc at the MERLN Institute for Technology-inspired Regenerative Medicine. At MERLN, she was involved in setting-up the outreach team.
Since 2020, she has been working as an assistant professor in Food innovation and Health at the Centre for Healthy Eating and Food Innovation, Maastricht University campus Venlo. She works as a teacher at the master Health Food Innovation Management.
Furthermore, she is coordinating work package 2 of the YUFERING project to develop and establish a YUFE-wide community engagement-based R&I approach that is a scalable, effective and impactful model of a European University.
In addition, she is also a member of the Maastricht Platform for Community-engaged research team.