Dr. André Marette graduated from Laval University in 1990 with a PhD in Physiology and Endocrinology. He his currently full professor in the department of Medicine and Scientific Director of the Institute of Nutrition and Functional Foods at Laval University, Québec, Canada. Dr. Marette is an international expert on the pathogenesis of inflammation, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular diseases in obesity. His research in the areas of insulin action and insulin resistance, and the mechanisms of inflammation, has advanced the understanding of the cellular/molecular defects leading to diabetes and opened new possibilities for nutritional and pharmacological therapeutic interventions.
He has published over 170 papers and reviews in high-impact journals and he received several national and international research grants. Dr. Marette has received several awards including the Charles Best Lectureship Award of the University of Toronto, in recognition for his outstanding contribution to diabetes research. Dr Marette has organized a number of national and international meetings and symposia and has been invited to speak at more than a 150 national and international meetings.