Martijn Katan#

Martijn Katan
Membership Number:5964
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2011 - present Visiting professor of Nutrition, Department of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam
  • 2006 - 2011 Professor of Nutrition, Institute of Health Sciences, VU University Amsterdam
  • 2005 - 2011 Academy Professor of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences
  • 2004 - 2005 Distinguished Scientist, Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences (WCFS). WCFS was a Dutch institute for research in food science and nutrition jointly funded by the Netherlands government and major Dutch food companies, Universities and research institutes
  • 1998 - 2004 Scientific director of the Programme on Nutrition and Health, Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences
  • 1998 - 2005 Professor, Dept of Human Nutrition, Wageningen University
  • 1986 - 1998 Associate Professor of Human Nutrition, Wageningen Agricultural University
  • 1985 - 1998 Nutrition Foundation Professor of Human Nutrition, Nijmegen University School of Medicine and Dentistry
  • 1976 - 1986 Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition, Wageningen Agricultural University. Tenure obtained in 1978
  • 1972 - 1976 Research assistant (Ph.D. student), Laboratory of Biochemistry, University of Amsterdam

Fields of Scholarship
  • Diet and cardiovascular disease
  • Mendelian randomization
  • Climate change and renewable energy
  • Food composition and analysis
  • Research integrity and conflicts of interest
  • Obesity

Honours and Awards
  • 2019 Lifetime Achievement Award (‘Oeuvreprijs’) of the Netherlands Association for Nutrition Sciences
  • 2008 Stare-Hegsted Lecture, Harvard University
  • 2008 Societal Impact Award, VU University
  • 2008 David Kritchevsky Award, American Heart Association
  • 2008 “Media Magnet” award VU University
  • 2006 Distinguished Fellow, International Atherosclerosis Society
  • 2004 Member, Vereniging Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde (the association that edits and publishes the major Dutch medical journal)
  • 2004 Recognized as the first to combine genetics and epidemiology into Mendelian Randomization (Keavny B. “Katan’s remarkable foresight: genes and causality 18 years on”. Intl J Epidemiol 2004;33:11–14)
  • 2004 European Lipid Science Award (awarded every two years by the European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids to honour distinguished lipid scientists)
  • 2003 Member, Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences
  • 2003 European Nutrition Award (awarded once per four years by the Federation of European Nutrition Societies for excellence in research, teaching and application of nutrition science)
  • 2002 Designated one of the 20 most cited Dutch scientists (Elseviers magazine / CWTS Centre for Science and Technology Studies, Leiden)
  • 2001 Epstein Lecturer and Award, American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology
  • 1990 Walker-Ames Visiting Professor, University of Washington, Seattle
  • 1989 Liga Nutrition Award (The biyearly investigator's Award of the Netherlands Nutrition Foundation)
  • 1981 Established Investigator of the Netherlands Heart Foundation

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