Martijn B. Katan

Em. hoogleraar Voedingsleer
Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam


Contact Information

Dept of Health Sciences
VU University
De Boelelaan 1085
1081 HV Amsterdam, Netherlands
Telephone:+31 20 598 2610


Education    
Date Degree Institution Subject
1977 Ph.D. University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands Molecular Biology
1972 M.Sc. Cum Laude University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, Netherlands Chemistry, Biochemistry

Appointments/Affiliations    
Dates  Title Organization City, State/Province Country
2011-Present
Emeritus Professor of Nutrition 
VU University Amsterdam, Dept of Health Sciences 
Amsterdam
Netherlands 
2006-2011 Professor of Nutrition VU University Amsterdam, Dept of Health Sciences
Amsterdam Netherlands
2006-2011 Royal Academy of Sciences Professor Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences Amsterdam Netherlands
2004-2005 Distinguished Scientist Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences Wageningen Netherlands
1998-2005 Professor, Department of Human Nutrition Wageningen University Wageningen Netherlands
1998-2004 Scientific Director of Research Programme on Nutrition and Health Wageningen Centre for Food Sciences Wageningen Netherlands
1986-1998 Associate Professor of Human Nutrition Wageningen Agricultural University Wageningen Netherlands
1985-1998 Nutrition Foundation Professor of Human Nutrition Nijmegen University School of Medicine and Dentistry Nijmegen Netherlands
1976-1986 Assistant Professor of Human Nutrition Wageningen Agricultural University Wageningen Netherlands

Honors/Awards    
Date Name Awarded by
2008 
'Media Magnet' Award
VU University Amsterdam
2008 
Stare-Hegsted Lecture
Harvard University 
2008 
David Kritchevsky Award          
American Heart Association 
2008 
Societal Impact Award 
VU University Amsterdam
2005 ISI Highly Cited Researcher in Agricultural Sciences Institute for Scientific Information
2004 European Lipid Science Award European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids
2003 European Nutrition Award Federation of European Nutrition Sciences
2001 Epstein Lecturer and Award American Heart Association Council on Epidemiology
1990 Walker-Ames Visiting Professor University of Washington, Seattle
1989 Liga Nutrition Award Netherlands Nutrition Foundation and General Biscuits
1981-1985 Established Investigator Netherlands Heart Foundation

Memberships    
Dates Organization Position
2006 Health Council committee on Biotechnology Member
2005-2010 Jury for the Heineken Prize for Medicine, KNAW Member and Honorary Secretary
2004-Present Netherlands Medical Journal Association (Vereniging Het Nederlands Tijdschrift voor Geneeskunde) Member
2004-2005 Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences, Committee on Contract Research and Scientific Independence Member
2003-Present Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences (Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen) Member
1991-1997 Netherlands Heart Foundation Scientific Advisory Council Member
1990-2009 Government Health Council (Gezondheidsraad) Member
1988-1991 Food Law Advisory Committee (Warenwetcommissie) Member
1987-1995 Netherlands Postgraduate Programme in Human Nutrition Secretary / Chairman
1987 Dutch Cholesterol Consensus Preparatory Committee Member
1982-1986 ZWO-werkgemeenschap Voeding (Netherlands Science Foundation, Study Section on Nutrition) Co-founder / Secretary / Chairman
1981-1985 Netherlands Heart Foundation Scientific Advisory Council Member