Our Board


Ass. Prof. Eva Corpeleijn from the department of Epidemiology, University Medical Center Gronigen (UMCG), Rijksuniversiteit Groningen (RuG) has served as NASO’s secretary since 2014 and is President since 2020.  Eva is head of the unit ‘Lifestyle Medicine in Obesity and Diabetes’ and PI of the GECKO Drenthe birth cohort with a special focus on the development of childhood obesity. She has been member of the International Scientific Committee for EASD 2013 in Barcelona, Spain, on the topic of Epidemiology. She was secretary (2011-2013) and chair (2013 – 2015) of the annual Dutch Nutrition Science Days.

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Honorary Secretary

Dr. Evert M. van Schothorst serves as NASO’s secretary since 2020. Evert holds a position as Associate Professor at Human and Animal Physiology (HAP) at Wageningen University, Wageningen. His research focusses on whole body energy metabolism, improving adipose tissue function and health by nutrients, and elucidation of cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying these effects. He was organiser of the workshop ‘Insights in working with complex datasets: Benefits and limitations using MetaCore’ held at NuGO-Week in Copenhagen, Denmark (2016), and co-organiser of Post-graduate courses “Temperature and Metabolism: Implications for nutritional studies”, preceding NuGO-Week, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK (2018), “Functional and omics analysis of carotenoid interventions” within COST Action EUROCAROTEN, Palma de Mallorca, Spain (2020), and “How mother influences offspring” on nutritional programming, Wageningen, The Netherlands (2020).

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Dr Wilrike Pasman from the Department of Microbiology and Systems Biology of TNO has become the treasurer of the NASO since July, 2020. Wilrike Pasman is active in the field of obesity since 1993. After her graduation in Human Movement Sciences (Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam) she started her PhD on long-term weight loss maintenance at the department of Human Biology under supervision of one the founders of the NASO, prof. Wim Saris. It is since then, 1993, that she visited NASO meetings and became an active member of the organization. At TNO she works as a scientist in the field of health, lifestyle and (personalised) nutrition. She is experienced in conducting all kinds of human intervention studies. Wilrike is also a member of TNO’s internal review board for non-WMO research and a member of the working group informing this committee.

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