Nathalie Delzenne is Full Professor at the Université catholique de Louvain (UCL). She is a lecturer in Nutrition Biochemistry and Metabolism and is the leader of the Metabolism and Nutrition Research Group at the Louvain Drug Research Institute at UCL in Brussels (Belgium). She is involved in international scientific committee (President of the Belgian Nutrition Society , Member of the Royal Academy of Medecine in Belgium, Editor for the Current Opinion in Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism, member of the Scientific Board of the European Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition, former member of the Board of directors of the International Scientific Association for Probiotics and Prebiotics …).
After a PhD in Pharmaceutical sciences obtained in 1991, a post-doctoral certificate in Nutrition (Lausanne, CH), she performed a post-doctoral research related to nutrients-gene interactions (Paris Inserm Unit 342), she has been back at the Université catholique de Louvain. She started an academic carrier and has been pioneer in the discovery of nutrients (prebiotics) targeting the gut microbiota to control of nutritional disorders (obesity, cachexia, polyunsaturated fatty acid deficiencies …). She has published as first of last author more than 300 papers, lead a lot of international projects focused on nutrition and health. For further details on research team and activities http://www.uclouvain.be/en-269734.html