Marià Alemany, Barcelona 1/May/1946; graduate (1968) and doctor (1972) in Sciences (Biology) by U Barcelona. Postdoctoral Fellow at Washington University (St Louis MO USA) 1973-74. Tenured assistant prof. of General Physiology, 1974; associate prof of Biochemistry 1977; full prof.of Biochemistry and Mol. Biol. 1981-2001, 2013-present; full prof. of Nutrition and Food Science since 2001. Has been professor at the Universities of Balearic Islands (1977-81), Tarragona (1981-86) and Barcelona (1969-73, 1974-77, 1986-present). He was been awarded the 1995 Danone Prize, 1996 Grande Covián Prize and 2001 EASO’s Wassermann Award, as well as the Monturiol Medal from the Generalitat of Catalonia (2003). He is author of 5 books including a novel, about 350 papers in peer-reviewed journals, with about 4500 cites and h number of 31-32, and 11 cites/paper. He has filed 6 patents, 2 of which were exploited by a spinoff (Oleoyl-Estrone Developments) he created and directed (2001-08). He has directed 22 PhD theses. His scientific interests were early centered on energy and amino acid metabolism in the fetal-maternal unit of mammals. From 1982 he studied obesity and metabolic syndrome. Currently he deals with the role of steroid hormone control of the development of metabolic syndrome and how amino acids and lactate or glycerol are used under the conditions of excess energy by adipose tissue. On Sept. 2016 he was retired and made professor emeritus, for up to 3 years.