Dr. Gijs H. Goossens has served as NASO’s President since 2014. Before taking the position as President, he has been NASO’s Secretary (from 2010-2014). He is currently holding a position as an Associate Professor at the Department of Human Biology, NUTRIM School of Nutrition and Translational Research in Metabolism, Maastricht University Medical Centre. Dr. Goossens has been co-chair and chair of the organizing committees of satellites held at the European Congresses on Obesity (2007: ‘Techniques to study in vivo metabolism in humans’; 2009: ‘Lipids and insulin resistance’) , co-chair of EASO’s Bjorntorp symposium (2012, Maastricht: ‘Metabolic flexibility: the key to health?’), member of the International Scientific Committee for ECO2015 (Prague) and ECO2017 (Porto), and has been a board member of EASO’s Young Investigators United from 2010-2016. Amongst other awards, he has been awarded the prestigious EASO Young Investigator Award in Clinical Research (2011) and the European Foundation for the Study of Diabetes (EFSD/Novo Nordisk) Rising Star Award (2014).
Dr. Eva Corpeleijn from the Department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Groningen, has served as NASO’s Secretary since 2014.
Prof. dr. Andries Kalsbeek from the Department of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Academic Medical Center (AMC) in Amsterdam has served as NASO’s Treasurer since 2011. Andries is head of the Laboratory of Experimental Endocrinology in the AMC as well as teamleader of the Hypothalamic Integrations Mechanisms group at the Netherlands Institute for Neuroscience, and institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). He has been a (co-)chair of the international symposium ‘Nutrition, Metabolism and the Brain’ (2005, Amsterdam; 2009, Amsterdam; 2011, Groningen and 2013, Amsterdam), as well as the XI Congess of the European Biological Rhythm Society in Strasbourg (2009).