Dr. Sasja Beetstra-Hill holds a M.Sc. in Environmental Health from Maastricht University (The Netherlands), a Ph.D. in Nutritional Genomics from the University of South Australia and a post-graduate degree in Human Nutrition from Deakin University. Both M.Sc. and Ph.D. were undertaken at the Genome Health laboratory at CSIRO Human Nutrition under the supervision of Prof. Michael Fenech. She has been involved in research that focuses on the impact of nutrients and/or diet on general genome health, genome health in BRCA1 and BRCA2 carriers as well as pregnant women and their newborns. In addition, she was part of the first genome health clinic in Australia.
Her research has been presented at national and international conference and published in peer-reviews journals. Currently , Dr Sasja Beetstra-Hill is taking a break from academic research and is providing scientific advise to businesses interested at implementing nutritional genomics to their profile.
To test, or not to test for ApoE4? Nutritional Genomics Consultant Dr Sasja Beetstra-Hill guides us through the specifics of the ApoE4 gene and its relationship to Alzheimer's Disease.