Independent External Expert panel – Wim Saris
|Em. Professor Wim Saris (Netherlands)
Expertise: Human nutrition
About Wim Saris
Wim H.M. Saris (1949) MD, PhD, Emeritus Professor of Human Nutrition at the Faculty of Health, Medicine and Life Science of the Maastricht University, The Netherlands. In 1992 he initiated the Nutrition and Toxicology Research Institute NUTRIM at the University and was the scientific director till 2005. From 2005 till 2014, he was part-time Corporate Scientist Human Nutrition at DSM, Food Specialties division in Delft. From 2009 -2016 he was scientific director of the Nutrition and Health program at the Top Institute Food and Nutrition (TIFN) Wageningen.
He is author or co-author of 7 books and over 500 scientifically refereed articles dealing with topics like nutrition, energy metabolism, exercise physiology, cancer cachexia, functional foods and nutrigenomics. He served many national and international committees among others the Dutch Health and Nutrition Council and the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), the European Technology Platform (ETP) initiative “Food for Life” and was chairmen of the existing EU Joint Programming Initiative (JPI) “Healthy diet for a healthy life”.
He recently stepped down as president of ILSI Europe in Brussels.