Michel Vermorel is engineer in Agronomics (National Agronomy Institute, 1962 Paris) and has a MSc degree in Nutrition Physiology (University of Paris la Sorbonne, 1963). He is emeritus research director of the French National Institute for agricultural Research. During 30 years his research first on energy metabolism and nutrition of farm animals (149 indexed scientific publications). Then he shifted to the study of energy metabolism and nutrition in adolescents (healthy, obese and top athletes) at the Auvergne Nutrition Research Center (Clermont Ferrand, France) where he published 47 indexed scientific publications. He was Research Director of 12 PhD.