Francois-Pierre Martin, PhD, is senior scientist at Nestlé Research Lausanne, Switzerland. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry and metabonomics from Imperial College London, UK in 2006, and has a background in biotechnology and microbiology from the engineering school Polytech-Marseille, France. He joined Nestlé Research in 2006 to lead clinical and pre-clinical discovery research using emerging technologies such as metabonomics. From this role, he has developped expertise to lead new areas of research on human biochemistry and nutrition for adult and pediatric applications, with pioneering research on host microbial metabolic interactions. This research helps in identifying new targets for nutraceutical and therapeutical applications. Dr. Martin is author of 105 research papers published in internationally peer-reviewed journals, books and numerous patents.