Sander Kersten, Netherlands

Wageningen University Div. Human Nutrition and Health
Dr. Sander Kersten received 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 to Wageningen in 2000, initially as a fellow of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences and later as Associate Professor. He was promoted to Full Professor in Molecular Nutrition in 2011. Since 2014 he is chair of the Nutrition, Metabolism and Genomics group and since 2019 he is co-chair of the Division of Human Nutrition and Health. Research in the group covers the following main themes: 1. Molecular regulation of lipid metabolism. The aim is to further understand the molecular regulation of lipid metabolism in liver, adipose tissue, and intestine, partly via elucidating the functional role of specific genes. 2. Immunometabolism , adipose tissue, and metabolic health. The aim is to better understand the role of adipose tissue and the immune system in metabolic dysregulation caused by (over)nutrition and characterize the underlying mechanisms using molecular and omics tools. 3. Nutritional regulation of intestinal health. The focus is on the nutritional programming and systems biology of intestinal health, with special interest in dietary fiber, the gut microbiome, transcriptomics, and epigenetics. Overall, research is geared towards expanding our knowledge of the molecular physiology of nutrient metabolism in health and metabolic diseases and elucidating what key regulatory pathways go awry during disease development and aging.

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The Angiopoietin-like proteins, controlling lipoprotein metabolism

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CME Session
Date
06.10.2020, Tuesday
Session Time
17:30 - 19:00
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17:33 - 17:53

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Panel Discussion

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CME Session
Date
06.10.2020, Tuesday
Session Time
17:30 - 19:00
Lecture Time
18:33 - 18:48

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