Nestlé in society – Creating Shared Value and meeting our commitments 2014
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Susan M. Gasser
is the Director of the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research. She holds a
professorship at the University of Basel, before which, she was Professor of Molecular Biology at the University
of Geneva. Recognised for her groundbreaking work in epigenetic inheritance and genome stability, she has
been elected to the Académie de France, the Swiss Academy of Medical Sciences, EMBO, and has received
multiple awards including the FEBS-EMBO Women in Science Award. An advisor to the European Commission,
Susan Gasser also serves on scientific review panels for institutes across Europe.
is Professor of Food and Health at University College Dublin. He has previously held academic
posts in nutrition at the medical schools of Trinity College Dublin and The University of Southampton. He served
as the President of the Nutrition Society and has participated at high-level advisory committees to the EU and
the UN, as well as national agencies. His research is focused on the integration of public health nutrition and
is founding director of the Institute of Molecular Biotechnology (IMBA) of the Austrian
Academy of Sciences in Vienna, and formerly a lead researcher at the Amgen Research Institute in Toronto. He
has been awarded the Descartes Prize, the Wittgenstein Prize of the Austrian Federal Government, the Ernst
Jung Prize for medical excellence, the Award as Elected Fellow of the American Association for the
Advancement of Science, the Innovator Award from Era of Hope/DOD and a second ERC Advanced Grant.
is the president of the Nestlé Foundation for the study of problems of nutrition in the world. She
is the former Head of the Department of Pediatrics, Medical Faculty, University of Geneva and Director of the
University Children’s Hospital, Geneva. She served as a member of the Research Council of the Swiss National
Science Foundation, and later as the President of the Swiss Science and Technology Council, as well as a
member of the senate of the Austrian Academy of Sciences. She is a member of the Senate of the Leibniz
Gemeinschaft in Germany.
is currently Chairman of the Toulouse Gerontopole, Chief of the Department of Internal Medicine
and Geriatrics at the Toulouse University Hospital, and Chief of the Alzheimer Disease Clinical Research Centre,
University of Toulouse and member of INSERM (the National Institute of Medical Research) 1027 Unit on Aging.
He was nominated Officier de la Légion d’Honneur and is a corresponding member of the French National
Academy of Medicine.
is Honorary Director of the Pediatrics Research Institute at the Children’s Hospital of Fudan
University. He has also served as President of the Children’s Hospital and Executive Vice-President of the former
Shanghai Medical University (SMU). He is the Administrative Committeeman of the Committee of the Chinese
Medical Association, and serves as a consultant to the Committee of the National Association of Growth and
Development in children, in China.