Advisory Board and Editors Nutrition

Maria Cristina Albertini

From 2008, Professor of General Pathology at the Department of Biomolecular Sciences (DISB) of the University of Urbino (Italy).
Member of the European TRANSAUTOPHAGY Cost Action.

Matthew PG Barnett

Senior Research Scientist, Food Nutrition & Health Team, AgResearch Limited. Based at the University of Auckland's Liggins Institute. Section Editor in "Nutrigenomics", European Journal of Nutrition.

Maria del Mar Bibiloni Esteva

Dr. Bibiloni Esteva has a degree in Biology (2007) and Biochemistry (2008) and PhD in Human Nutrition (2012) from the University of the Balearic Islands. She is a researcher at the Institute of Health Carlos III (CIBERobn, Pathophysiology of Obesity and Nutrition) and Assistant Professor of the Department of Fundamental Biology and Health Sciences of the University of the Balearic Islands.

Alberto Davalos

Group leader of the Epigenetics of Lipid Metabolism Group, IMDEA Food Institute, Dr. Alberto Dávalos holds a degree in Pharmacy and Biochemistry by San Marcos University (Lima) and a PhD in Pharmacy by Universidad Complutense de Madrid (Madrid).
He has conducted postdoctoral research at the Hospital Ramón y Cajal (Madrid), at Yale University School of Medicine, (New Haven), and at New York University School of Medicine (New York). Dr. Dávalos’s research program focuses in identifying and characterizing new noncoding RNAs (miRNAs, lncRNAs and other type of regulatory RNAs) that regulate lipid metabolism and the effects of minor dietary components (micronutrients) on their expression.

Tamas Fulop

Dr. Tamàs Fülöp is Assistant Director of the Age Research Centre and Full Professor within the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the Université de Sherbrooke in Quebec, Canada. He is also Head of the Immune Inflammation Laboratory and Medical Director of the Memory Clinic.

M.D: From the Unversity of Geneva.

His postdoctoral research was in the biochemistry of connective tissues, and his PhD is in immunology and gerontology. His research interest is aging in relation to immunity.

Jason M.R. Gill

Professor of Cardio-metabolic Health in the Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences at the University of Glasgow. Lead an active multi-disciplinary research group investigating the effects of exercise and diet on the prevention and management of vascular and metabolic diseases from the molecular to the whole-body level. Major research interests include: why certain population groups appear to be particularly susceptible to the adverse effects of a ‘Westernised’ lifestyle, and how lifestyle interventions can modulate this excess risk; the interactions between physical activity, energy balance, body fatness and disease risk; and the mechanisms by which exercise regulates lipoprotein metabolism. Member of the NICE guidelines update committee for prevention of type 2 diabetes, and was member of development groups for the Scottish Intercollegiate Guidelines Network (SIGN) guidelines for the prevention and treatment of obesity and for prevention of cardiovascular disease. Past Chair of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Sciences (BASES) Division of Physical Activity for Health and Fellow of BASES. Director of the MSc programme in Sport and Exercise Science & Medicine at the University of Glasgow.

Scott M. Grundy

Director of the Center for Human Nutrition. Member of the American Society for Clinical Investigation, the American Association of Physicians, and the National Academies of Sciences (Institute of Medicine).

Dr. Grundy's major research area is in cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism. He has published over 400 original papers, and numerous solicited articles and chapters. Notable research accomplishments include the development of methods for measuring cholesterol balance and biliary lipid secretion in humans, identifying the metabolic causes of cholesterol gallstones, defining effects of saturated and unsaturated fats, especially monounsaturated fatty acids, on cholesterol and lipoprotein metabolism, uncovering genetic defects underlying hypercholesterolemia and other forms of dyslipidemia, identifying metabolic defects in hypercholesterolemia, hypertriglyceridemia, hypoalphalipoproteinemia, and defining mechanisms of action of several lipid-lowering drugs, notably fibrates and HMG CoA reductase inhibitors (statins).

Kristin Hamre

Senior Scientist at the National Institute of Nutrition and Seafood Research (NIFES), Bergen, Norway, working in fish nutrition and developmental biology. National representative in the MC of the COST action, Larvanet, and leader of a number of research projects. Adjunct Professor of Aquatic Food Production at the University of Bergen.

Akio Inui

Prof. Akio Inui is the Chairman of the Department of Psychosomatic Medicine, Kagoshima University Graduate School, Kagoshima Japan. He completed his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at Kobe University. He is recognized for his studies in elucidating the role of gut-brain peptides such as ghrelin, and his efforts are now focused on the translational research for better understanding and management of human behavioral disorders, including obesity, cancer cachexia, and eating disorders.

Susanne E la Fleur

Associate Professor at the Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam and Visiting Professor at Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7. Our group is working on unravelling the mechanistic link between diet composition and the development of obesity and diabetes as a first step towards better understanding the pathogenesis of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus, focussing on the role of the brain.

Sabine Leonhard-Marek

Veterinarian TiHo Hannover, research assistant Veterinary Physiology Free University Berlin (Dr. med.vet.), Associate professor of physiology, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover, M.A. LIS Humboldt University Berlin, Director of the university library, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

Juan J. Loor

I received a bachelor in Animal Science from the University of California, Davis, then moved to Virginia Tech for MS and PhD degrees to study aspects of lipid metabolism in ruminants. Since joining the faculty of the University of Illinois in Fall 2005, my research program has focused on nutritional and physiological genomics during lactation and growth. We rely heavily on in vitro cell and tissue culture and live animals as models to uncover regulatory mechanisms associated with nutrient effects on tissue development and function. Transcriptomics, metabolomics, and bioinformatics are some of the tools used in an effort to apply Systems Physiology.

2001 Outstanding Dissertation Award, Gamma Sigma Delta
2010 ACES Faculty Award for Excellence in Research
2012 Mead Johnson Award (American Society for Nutrition)
2012 NCSA/IACAT Fellowship (University of Illinois)
2014 Zoetis Animal Physiology Award (American Dairy Science Association)