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Martin, Francois-Pierre

Visiting Fellows in Sciences

Research field

Metabonomics application to nutrition and gut microbiota research for health and disease; mammalian-gut-microbial metabolic transgenomic interactions using systems biology strategies.

Gastrointestinal health (e.g. inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome), metabolic health (metabolic syndrome and diabetes); the underlying mechanisms of action of foods and bioactives in paediatric and adult populations.

Profile

He has consolidated over the last ten years a solid background with professional experience in healthcare and nutrition clinical research. He is currently senior scientist and research program manager, in the Department of Nutrition and Metabolic Health, at the Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences, Lausanne, Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and metabonomics from Imperial College London, UK in 2006, and he has a background in biotechnology and microbiology from the engineering school Polytech-Marseille, France.

From 2006 to 2012, he had contributed to the extension of the fields of metabonomics application to nutrition and gut microbiota research for health and disease management at the Nestlé Research Center, Switzerland. Emphasis was given to investigate mammalian-gut-microbial metabolic transgenomic interactions using systems biology strategies.

He developed a strong expertise in investigating gut microbial effects to diverse mammalian processes, some that might impact upon the aetiology of several diseases (gastrointestinal health, diabetes, obesity). His main research interests include gastrointestinal health (e.g. inflammatory bowel disease, irritable bowel syndrome), metabolic health (metabolic syndrome and diabetes), and the study of the underlying mechanisms of action of foods and bioactives in paediatric and adult populations. This research helps in identifying new targets for nutraceutical and/or therapeutical applications. This is translated through multiple research papers published in internationally peer-reviewed journals, books and patents.

Through the research programs, nutritional research and science outcomes are leveraged across infant nutrition, pediatric care, consumer healthcare and novel therapeutics. The consolidation of the scientific program was made possible through several strategic partnerships with academic partners (Bologna University - Italy, Imperial College London - UK, Technical university of Munich - Germany, Hawaii Cancer research Center - USA). As part of academic collaborations with Imperial College London and Technical university of Munich, he has been co-supervising three PhD studentship, and many MasterSc studentships.

From: Feb 01, 2018 To: Apr 30, 2018

Structure Nutrition and Metabolic Health (Senior project leader and Senior principal investigator, Gastrointestinal and)

Nestlé Institute of Health Sciences SA

Lausanne,  Switzerland