Scientific advisory committee

Professor Horowitz

Professor Horowitz leads the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) Centre of Research Excellence (CRE) in Translating Nutritional Science to Good Health (2012-17).

He is a co-author of 713 peer- reviewed papers and 41 book chapters. His papers have been cited 48031 times (15419 times since 2015) and his H-index is 114 (Google Scholar). In 2019 Professor Horowitz was ranked 1892 in the world and 42 in Australia. He has been the recipient of a number of awards, including the Elder Prize for Scholarship at the University of Adelaide in 1995, the Distinguished Research Prize of the Gastroenterological Society of Australia (1999), the Eric Susman Prize of the Royal Australasian College of Physicians (2000), the Kellion Award of the Australian Diabetes Society (2009), a Masters Award for Sustained Achievement in Digestive Sciences from the American Gastroenterological Association (2010), An inaugural Fellow to the Australasian Academy of Health and Medical Sciences (2014), and the Royal Australasian College of Physicians 75th Anniversary Award (2014).

Jacques Marescaux

Jacques Marescaux is professor of Surgery and Founding President of the Research Institute against Digestive Cancer (IRCAD), an institute with a unique structure that has propelled surgery into the information age, particularly in treating digestive system cancers.

He is also founder and member of the Board of Directors of the Hospital-University Institute of Strasbourg (IHU), a centre of excellence whose aim was to develop image guided minimally invasive surgery and foster technology transfer. In addition he founded the European Institute of Telesurgery (EITS) as a training facility that has promoted the know-how and ground-breaking work of IRCAD. Since its creation in 1994, EITS has become an international reference, having trained nearly 40 000 surgeons from 125 countries.Jacques Marescaux and his team have published over 4 000 national and international articles and communications, in journals such as Nature, New England Journal of Medicine, JAMA, Annals of Surgery and Archives of Surgery. He has received honorary titles from many universities and holds honorary fellowships at the Royal College of Surgeons (UK) and the Japanese society of endoscopic surgery (JSES). He sits on numerous editorial boards. He was made Officer of the French National Order of Merit (2007). In the French National Order of the Legion of Honour, he was first made Knight (1999), then Officer (2012) before being promoted to Commander in 2019.

Jacques Delarue

Jacques Delarue, French nutritionist, Professor of Nutrition.

Achievements include research in quantification of metabolic conversion of fructose into glucose in vivo in healthy subjects; research in modulation of insulin- resistance and adipogenesis by long chain n-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids and oxylipids produced by their metabolism in humans; research in metabolic effects of nutrients in dialysed patients. Grantee, Council Regional Bretagne, 2000-2001. Jacques Delarue has been listed as a noteworthy nutritionist, educator by Marquis Who’s Who. Member of American Physiological Society, College Enseignants Nutrition Head, French Institute Nutrition, French Society Nutrition.