Eugenia Alfine

Eugenia is a scientist with almost 10 years of international experience. Originally from Italy, she pursued her studies in Biology and later completed a Master’s degree in Food Science and Nutrition in Milan. During her academic journey, she conducted research at the University of California, Davis, where she explored the effects of cocoa-derived polyphenols on colorectal cancer models.

In 2015, Eugenia moved to Germany to pursue her doctoral studies at the German Institute of Human Nutrition in Potsdam, where she was granted a PhD in Physiology and Pathophysiology. Her research focused on the impact of under- and overnutrition on brain mitochondrial metabolism. Over this time she had the opportunity to contribute to different scientific publications in the field of nutrition.

She transitioned to the digital health sector In 2019, when she joined the Berlin-based startup Baze as Nutrition Scientist. She advanced to the role of Lead Scientist shortly after, where she led the development of predictive models for assessing micro-nutritional status. During this period, Eugenia gained in-depth expertise in nutritional deficiencies and supplementation strategies. She is also an alumna of the European Nutrition Leadership Programme, class of 2021.

Eugenia has been active in different associations and networks in the field of nutrition and food systems, including Nutrition Hub, Germany’s biggest network of food and nutrition professionals, and has been a speaker in several academic and industry conferences, including the German Diabetes Kongress and the World Economic Forum.