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Lydia Afman (1973) is Associate Professor at the Division of Human Nutrition at Wageningen University. She is internationally recognized for her expertise on human nutrigenomics and precision nutrition. She combines omics techniques with human dietary interventions to investigate diet-related underlying mechanism for development of cardiometabolic diseases. She leads a prestigious Flagship project of Wageningen University, in which artificial intelligence and computational modeling are used to build a digital twin that will give personalized dietary advice to reduce the personal postprandial triglyceride and glucose response. Dr Afman is executive secretary of NuGO, an Association of Universities and Research Institutes focusing on molecular nutrition, personalised nutrition, nutrigenomics and nutritional systems biology with over 30 member organizations worldwide. She is board member of the Dutch Academy of Nutritional Science and member of the Dutch Health Council. She authored over 60 papers published in leading journals in the field such as Am J Clin Nutr, Prog Lipid Res and Journal of Hepatology. 

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