Arne Vernon Astrup heads the Department of Nutrition, Exercise and Sports at the University of Copenhagen, Denmark, and senior Consultant at Clinical Nutrition Research, Herlev-Gentofte University Hospital. He has over 30 years‘ clinical research experience, with his main areas of research focusing on physiology and pathophysiology of energy and substrate metabolism, with special emphasis on the aetiology and treatment of obesity, type 2 diabetes, and cardiovascular disease.
Dr Astrup is past President of World Obesity Federation, and founding editor-in-chief of Obesity Reviews. He is Editor of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, and a member of the editorial committee of Annual Review of Nutrition. He was the recipient of the International Association for the Study of Obesity 2014 Willendorf Award.
He is author/co-author of over 600 original, review and editorial scientific papers (H-index: 84, Google Scholar H-Index: 112), and more than 1000 other academic publications such as abstracts, textbook chapters and scientific correspondence. He has supervised 32 PhD students to date. Astrup was created Knight of the Order of Dannebrog in 1999, and Knight of the First Order of Dannebrog in November 2012.