Frans Kok is emeritus professor in Nutrition & Health and former head of the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University, The Netherlands. He was trained in human nutrition in Wageningen and epidemiology at Harvard University, Boston USA.
Kok’s scientific research covers topics such as diet in disease prevention, dietary behaviour, and overweight. In emerging economies in Asia and Africa attention is on diet and deficiency disorders. He is author of around 350 original scientific publications and supervised 70 PhD graduates. Frans Kok is editor of three nutrition textbooks ‘Personalized Nutrition – Principles and Applications’, ‘Introduction to Human Nutrition’ and ‘Biomarkers of Dietary Exposure’.
During his career, he acted as Dean of Science of Wageningen University being responsible for the quality of academic research and postdoctoral training. Kok has been member of several (inter)national scientific committees, including director of the European Nutrition Leadership Program in Luxembourg.