School of Medical Sciences, Örebro University, Örebro, Sweden
Turku Centre for Biotechnology, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Oil Crops Research Institute, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Wuhan, P. R. China
Matej Orešič holds a PhD in biophysics from Cornell University (1999; Ithaca, NY, USA). He is a Professor of Medical Sciences with Specialization in Systems Medicine at Örebro University (Sweden), a Group Leader in Systems Medicine at the Turku Bioscience Centre (Finland), and a Guest Professor in Llipids and Nutrition at the Oil Crops Research Institute of the Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences in Wuhan. As of 2016, he was made a Lifetime Honorary Fellow of the Metabolomics Society. He previously served as member of the Board of Directors of the Metabolomics Society for two, consecutive terms (2008-2012). Prof. Orešič is one of the founders of the Nordic Metabolomics Society and currently its chair of the board. In 2019, he co-chaired the 1st Gordon Research Conference on ‘Metabolomics and Human Health’ (Ventura, CA, USA). Previously, he also chaired the Keystone Symposium on Systems Biology of Lipid Metabolism (2015; Breckenridge, CO, USA). Prof. Orešič’s main research areas include metabolomics applications in biomedical research and systems medicine. He is particularly interested in the identification of disease processes associated with different metabolic phenotypes and the underlying mechanisms linking these processes with the development of specific disorders or their co-morbidities, with a central focus on both type 1 diabetes and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease. Prof. Orešič also initiated the popular MZmine open source project, which led to the development and release of popular software for metabolomics data processing.