Scientific Advisory Board

Since 2017, the Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) has provided the Executive Leadership guidance and support in setting CBMR’s research priorities.

The SAB consists of outstanding international Professors and experts within the areas of molecular endocrinology, obesity, nutrition and energy metabolism, the genetics of diabetes and obesity, and science communication. To ensure continuity as well as renewal of the SAB, members are usually assigned for a period of up to five years.

The focal point of the dialogue is an annual meeting in which the SAB reviews the Center’s scientific progress and provides guidance for future plans and developments. This includes an evaluation of the Associate Professor Group Leaders against three criteria: potential, performance and fit for the Center.

Since 2020, the SAB assesses also the extent to which the Research Programs as well as the Center’s Flagship Projects have contributed to a collaborative, synergistic and interdisciplinary research.

Left to right

Professor Fiona Gribble

Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom

Dr. Andrea Bandelli

Head of International Relations
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands

Professor Karen L. Mohlke

Department of Genetics
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA

Professor Antonio Vidal-Puig

Wellcome-MRC Institute of Metabolic Science
University of Cambridge, UK

Professor Bart Staels

Institut Pasteur de Lille, INSERM
University of Lille, France

Professor Steven Kahn (Chair)

Division of Metabolism, Endocrinology and Nutrition
University of Washington, USA