VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands
Professor Jaap Seidell is Full Professor (2002-present) and Head of the Institute for Health Sciences (2003-2013) at the VU University Amsterdam. In 2013, he was appointed one of two distinguished ‘University Professors’ at the VU University and Co-director of Sarphati Amsterdam, a multidisciplinary research institute that focuses on the healthy development of children through healthier lifestyles and environments. He obtained his MSc (1983) and PhD (1986) at the Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Wageningen, The Netherlands. He was awarded a Senior Research Fellowship by the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) for the period 1988-1992.
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