MACE Katherine
Head of Metabolic Health Dpt.

Dr. Katherine Macé, currently head of the Metabolic Health Department in the Institute of Nutritional Science at the Nestlé Research Center

She has several years of experience in developing and managing research in the food industry for product Innovation & Renovation. She is the inventor of 26 patent applications and author of more than 60 scientific publications.

She studied Human Physiology and Nutrition and obtained a PhD in Immunovirology at the University of Lyon in France. Then she joined the Nestlé Research Centre in Switzerland to develop in vitro models for food safety assessment and to study the chemo-preventive effects of food ingredients. Next, she led a group dedicated to the development of functional foods in Weight Management and Metabolic Health and initiated research in the field of Early Life Programming. Since 2017, she took the lead of the Metabolic Health department in the newly created Nestlé Institute of Nutritional Science at NRC.

Recent publications:

Lamothe LM, Lê KA, Samra RA, Roger O, Green H, Macé K. The scientific basis for healthful carbohydrate profile. Crit Rev Food Sci Nutr. 2017 Nov 30:1-13. doi: 10.1080/10408398.2017.1392287.

Plows JF, Budin F, Andersson RA, Mills VJ, Mace K, Davidge ST, Vickers MH, Baker PN, Silva-Zolezzi I, Stanley JL. The Effects of Myo-Inositol and B and D Vitamin Supplementation in the db/+ Mouse Model of Gestational Diabetes Mellitus. Nutrients. 2017 Feb 15;9(2). pii: E141. doi: 10.3390/nu9020141.

Putet G, Labaune JM, Mace K, Steenhout P, Grathwohl D, Raverot V, Morel Y, Picaud JC. Effect of dietary protein on plasma insulin-like growth factor-1, growth, and body composition in healthy term infants: a randomised, double-blind, controlled trial (Early Protein and Obesity in Childhood (EPOCH) study). Br J Nutr. 2016 Jan;115(2):271-84.