Gelesis is pleased to announce that Arne Astrup, a leading obesity clinician and former President of the International Association for the Study of Obesity, will join the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Dr. Astrup is the Head of the Department of Human Nutrition at the University of Copenhagen. He is Associate Editor of American Journal of Clinical Nutrition and a member of a number of Editorial Boards. Dr. Astrup has received honors for his contributions to research, including Servier’s Award for Outstanding Obesity Research in 1990, the IASO Andre Mayer Award 1994 and the Danone Chair in Nutrition at the University of Antwerp in 2002. Most recently, he was awarded the 2010 Innovations Award, Faculty of life Sciences, University of Copenhagen, and the Nutrition & Sante Weight Management Award 2010. He was made Knight of the Order of Dannebrog in 1999.