Professor Jan Tack is currently Head of Clinic in the Department of Gastroenterology, Professor in Internal Medicine and Chairman of the Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine at the University of Leuven. He is founding researcher of TARGID, the Translational Research Center for Gastrointestinal Disorders, at University of Leuven.
Professor Tack’s scientific interest focuses on the pathophysiology and management of gastrointestinal functional and motor disorders, he control of satiation and food intake, the enteric nervous system and gastrointestinal hormones. He has published more than 520 articles and 40 book chapters.
Professor Tack has won several awards for basic and clinical research in gastrointestinal science. He is currently a board member of the Rome Foundation, a council member of the European Association for Gastroenterology, Endoscopy and Nutrition, and a member of the Steering Committee of European Society for Neurogastroenterology and Motility.
Professor Tack is Editor-in-Chief of the United European Gastroenterology Journal.