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Wageningen University appoints two professors to the Division of Human Nutrition

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20 februari 2015

Wageningen University has appointed two professors within the Division of Human Nutrition with effect from 1 June 2015. They are Professor Edith Feskens, who will be holding the new Nutrition in the Life Cycle chair, and Professor Ellen Kampman, who will be the new professor of Nutrition and Chronic Illnesses.

Professors Kampman and Feskens, who both still currently hold personal chairs at Wageningen University, will be taking over the chairs from Professor Frans Kok and Professor Pieter van ‘t Veer. Professor Dr. ir. Frans Kok, currently a Nutrition and Health professor, will be retiring this year, and Professor Dr. ir. Pieter van ‘t Veer, currently a professor of Nutrition and Epidemiology, will be focusing on broad issues at the interface of nutrition, sustainability and public health and, consequently, stepping down as chair holder.

According to the Wageningen UR Executive Board, the reorganisation of the areas of study will modernise the Human Nutrition field in general and result in more attention being devoted to nutrition in terms of life cycle and chronic illnesses in particular. Incidentally, the descriptions of the chair activities of Professor Kampman and Professor Feskens have not yet been confirmed.

Professor Dr. ir. Edith Feskens (born in Breda in 1962) studied Nutrition and Health in Wageningen and obtained her doctorate in Leiden in 1991. She currently holds a personal chair in the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University, specialising in nutrition and the metabolic syndrome.

Professor Dr. ir. Ellen Kampman (born in Utrecht in 1962) studied Nutrition and Health in Wageningen and obtained her doctorate in Maastricht in 1994. She currently holds a personal chair in the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University, specialising in nutrition and cancer. Until 1 October, Professor Kampman will continue to be a professor by special appointment in nutrition and cancer at VU University Amsterdam on behalf of the Alpe D’HuZes organisation and a senior researcher at the Radboud MC in Nijmegen.