Scientific Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Board consists of three renowned persons who represent the disciplines as well as the research priorities of the PhaNuSpo doctoral school, pharmaceutical, nutritional and sport sciences. They support the PhaNuSpo doctoral school with their expertise and discuss strategic issues with the faculty members.

The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are either internationally renowned scientists or representatives from industry who are appointed by the Steering Committee for a (renewable) term of two years based on proposals from the PI Panel. The Scientific Advisory Board provides recommendations and opinions on the design of the PhaNuSpo Doctoral School's educational concept and on its scientific and structural development. The members of the Scientific Advisory Board are invited to visit the school regularly.

Pharmaceutical Sciences

Marcel A.G. van der HEYDEN

Associate Professor at the Department of Medical Physiology of the University Medical Center Utrecht, The Netherlands.

Nutritional Sciences

Christophe MATTHYS

Associate Professor at the Clinical and Experimental Endocrinology Unit, Department of Chronic Diseases and Metabolism of the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (KU Leuven), Belgium.

Sport Science


Full Professor of Applied Biology at the University of Rome "Foro Italico", Department of Movement, Human and Health Sciences, and Chair of the Unit of Biology and Genetics of Human Movement, Italy.