Professor Arne Asturp
University of Copenhagen, Denmark

Professor Arne Astrup, MD, DMSc, heads the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and is senior Consultant at Clinical Nutrition Research, Herlev-Gentofte University Hospital.

He has over 30 years’ clinical research experience, with his main areas of research focusing on physiology and pathophysiology of energy and substrate metabolism, with special emphasis on the aetiology and treatment of obesity. He is author/co-author of over 600 original, review and editorial scientific papers (H-index: 81, Google Scholar H-Index: 112), and more than 1000 other academic publications such as abstracts, textbook chapters and scientific correspondence. He has acted as supervisor for 32 PhD students to date.

Dr Astrup is past President of World Obesity Federation, and founding editor-in-chief of Obesity Reviews. He is Associate Editor of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and a member of the editorial committee of Annual Review of Nutrition.

Astrup was created Knight of the Order of Dannebrog in 1999, and Knight of the First Order of Dannebrog in November 2012. Academic awards include the Servier Award for Outstanding Obesity Research 1990, International Association for the Study of Obesity André Mayer Award 1994, Danone Chair, Honorary Professor, Antwerp University 2002, Finnish Association of Internal Medicine Esko Nikkilä Prize 2012, American Society for Nutrition Robert H. Herman Award 2012, International Association for the Study of Obesity Willendorf Award 2014, and the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Sir Stanley Davidson Silver Medal 2017.