Advisory Board and Editors Nutrition

David B Allison

Distinguished Professor, Quetelet Endowed Professor of Public Health, Associate Dean for Science, Director of Office of Energetics, and Director of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center; Authored over 450 peer-reviewed publications and five books. 2012 IOM Member. 2002 ILSI Board of Trustees. Elected Fellow ASA, APA, & AAAS. 2002 Andre Mayer Award from IASO; 2009 ASN Centrum Award; 2002 Lilly Scientific Achievement Award & 2009 TOPS Award from the Obesity Society; 2006 NSF PAESMEM Award.

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.

Alberto Davalos

Senior researcher at IMDEA Food Institute, Madrid-Spain. Fellow of the "MARIE CURIE" AMAROUT Europe Programme.

Lynnette R. Ferguson

Early studies (Oxford University) on DNA damage, DNA repair, mutagenesis in yeast. Current 50% Auckland Cancer Society Research Centre, Mutagenicity testing to predict carcinogenesis, 50% Discipline of Nutrition and Dietetics, The University of Auckland. Studies gene-diet interactions in the development of chronic disease (e.g. Inflammatory Bowel Disease, prostate cancer). 2004-2014, Programme leader of Nutrigenomics New Zealand, bringing nutrigenomics tools to food development in New Zealand.

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).

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.

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, Deputy director of the university library, University of Veterinary Medicine Hannover

David Meyre

David Meyre, Tier II Canada Research Chair in Genetic Epidemiology, McMaster University (having come from the Institut de Biologie de Lille in France). Associate Professor in the Department of Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics.

Irene Miguel-Aliaga

Reader in Genetics and Physiology at Imperial College London and Group Leader at the MRC Clinical Sciences Centre. Elected to the EMBO YIP programme. My lab is exploring how the gastrointestinal tract senses and responds to nutritional information in order to maintain or perturb homeostasis. We use Drosophila melanogaster to investigate the potential contribution of hundreds of candidate genes to the modulation of nutrient intake and utilization.

J. Jaime Miranda

Dr. Miranda is Research Professor at the Department of Medicine, School of Medicine and Director of CRONICAS Center of Excellence in Chronic Diseases, both at Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru. Miranda is an elected Fellow of Faculty of Public Health of the Royal College of Physicians of the United Kingdom. Dr. Miranda trained in medicine at UPCH and earned a PhD in epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.