Martine Laville is a MD, specialist in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Nutrition, Professor of Nutrition at Medical school in Lyon 1 University, PhD in Human Biology in 1987. She is currently the president of thr Center European for Nutrition and Health (CENS). CENS brings together all the forces in human nutrition research (ranging from molecular and cellular aspects to Economics and Social Sciences ) from the Rhone Alpes region in connection with the European network of research center in nutrition.
She is co-leader of DO-IT – Dialogs in Obesity and Innovative Therapeutics. The objective of DO-IT is to provide a high level of care to obese patients with chronic diseases using coordinated and innovative patient-centered approaches. She is the leader of FORCE – French Obesity Centre of Excellence a network between Lyon-Paris and Toulouse to developed trials for obesity treatment.
She has been the President of the scientific council of the research center of Institute Paul Bocuse and is now the vice-president.
Her major research interest is about the mechanisms involved in obese and diabetic with different approaches from food habits to molecular biology. Recently, she puts emphasis the adaptation to overfeeding and its metabolic consequences. She also works on the biodisponibility and health properties of nutrients especially carbohydrates and lipids. She has published more than 170 papers in paired reviewed journals. She is involved in European infrastructure projects ECRIN (WP Nutrition leader), EURODISH, SEMEIOTICONS. Professor Martine Laville has been President of the AFERO (French Society for Obesity Research) from 1995 to 2005 and is a member of several scientific societies both on obesity and diabetes. She was the chair for the European Congress of Obesity in may 2012 in Lyon. She is also the president of the National Council of University for Nutrition.