prof.dr.ir. AH (Sander) Kersten

prof.dr.ir. AH (Sander) Kersten

Hoogleraar/Leerstoelhouder Voeding, Metabolisme en Genomics

Dr. Sander Kersten received his MSc degree in Human Nutrition from Wageningen University in 1993. He subsequently moved to the USA and earned his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from Cornell University in 1997. After a postdoctoral stay in the laboratory of Dr. Walter Wahli at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland, he moved back to Wageningen in 2000, initially as a fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and later as an Associate Professor. In 2011 he was promoted to Full Professor and in 2014 he succeeded Prof. Dr. Michael Müller as chair of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics group. From 2019-2023, Dr. Kersten was Chairman of the Division of Human Nutrition and Health. Since January 2024, Dr. Kersten's main affiliation is Cornell University (USA), where he serves as the Director of the Division of Nutritional Sciences.