Matej Orešič

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Docent, computational systems biology (2005), Helsinki University of Technology, Espoo, Finland
Ph.D. in biophysics (1999), Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, USA
Diploma in physics (1992), University of Ljubljana, Slovenia


Turku Centre for Biotechnology; Group Leader, Systems Medicine [September 2006 – present]

Other current advisory roles and positions of trust

Horizon 2020 programme (EU); Advisory Group member, Societal Challenge 1 'Health, demographic change and wellbeing' [2013-present] (See Advisory Group report from June 2016 and Advisory Group report from July 2014).
Horizon 2020 programme (EU); Advisory Group member, ‘Science With and For Society (SWAFS)’ [2016-present] (See Advisory Group report from May 2016)
Skolkovo Foundation; Expert Panel Member, Bio-Medical Cluster [2011-present]
Metabolomics Journal; Member, Editorial Board [2010 – present]
PLoS ONE journal; Member, Editorial Board [2010 – present]

Honorw & Awards


Lifetime Honorary Fellow of the Metabolomics Society (2016)

Recent advisory roles and positions of trust


ERASysBio; Member, Scientific Advisory Board [2009 – present]
Metabolomics Society; Member, Board of Directors [9/2008 – 9/2013; two consecutive terms]
Zora Biosciences, Ltd.; Co-founder and Member, Board of Directors [2006 – 11/2013; Chairman until 3/2008]
European Research Council (EU); Panel Member, Starting Grants, LS7–Diagnostic tools, therapies and public health [2012]

Main ongoing research projects

  • Academy of Finland Centre of Excellence in Molecular Systems Immunology and Physiology Research (2012-2017) - Principal Investigator (director until 5/2014)
  • EU H2020 EPoS (Elucidating Pathways of Steatohepatitis) - Workpackage leader
  • EU FP7 METSY (Integrated neuroimaging and metabolic platform for characterisation of early psychosis and prediction of patient outcomes) - Coordinator
  • Strategic Research Agreement, Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (Integrative multi-omic study of early progression to type 1 diabetes) - Principal Investigator

Upcoming conferences & workshops


August 20-26, 2016 21st International Mass Spectrometry Conference, Toronto, Canada


Link to Google Schoolar profile (citations)

Link to ResearchGate

Full publication list (pdf file)

September 2013
Book edited by M. Orešič and A. Vidal-Puig: A Systems Biology Approach to Study Metabolic Syndrome (Springer Verlag, NY, 2013; ISBN 978-3-319-01007-6).


Previous conference & workshop talks

(selected, since June 2010; some of the links may be outdated)

June 27-40, 2016 Metabolomics 2016, Dublin, Ireland
November 9-10, 2015 DICP Symposium (XXXIX) on functional metabolomics, Dalian, China
October 15-17, 2015 8th World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and Its Complications, Cartagena, Colombia
September 14-18, 2015 51st EASD Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden
August 26, 2015 Joint SyMMyS and FiDiPro Symposium - "New Insights into Type 1 Diabetes", Turku, Finland
September 7-9, 2015 NuGo Week 2015, Barcelona, Spain
June 29 - July 3, 2015 Metabolomics 2015. The 11th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, San Francisco, CA, USA
May 20-22, 2015 2015 Steno Symposium - Personalised Medicine in Diabetes Care, Copenhagen, Denmark
April 19-24, 2015 Keystone Symposium on The Crossroads of Lipid Metabolism and Diabetes, Copenhagen, Denmark
April 12-16, 2015 Immunology of Diabetes Society 14th International Congress, Munich, Germany
November 9-10, 2015 DICP Symposium (XXXIX) on functional metabolomics, Dalian, China
October 15-17, 2015 8th World Congress on Prevention of Diabetes and Its Complications, Cartagena, Colombia
September 14-18, 2015 51st EASD Annual Meeting, Stockholm, Sweden
February 9-13, 2015 Keystone Symposium on Systems Biology of Lipid Metabolism , Beaver Run Resort, Breckenridge, CO, USA (symposium organizer)
September 22-24, 2014 4th European Lipidomic Meeting, Graz, Austria
August 24-29, 2014 20th International Mass Spectrometry Conference, Geneva, Switzerland
June 23-26, 2014 10th International Conference of the Metabolomics Society, Tsuruoka, Japan
June 9-11, 2014 Analytical Days 2014, Stockholm, Sweden
April 24-26, 2014 55th Annual Congress of the Scandinavian College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Copenhagen, Denmark
April 1-4, 2014 analytica 2014, Munich, Germany
March 19-23, 2014 11th International Neurotrauma Symposium, Budapest, Hungary
March 13-15, 2014 EarlyNutrition Conference - The Power of Programming 2014, Munich, Germany
January 17-18, 2014 1st Turku Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium, Turku, Finland
October 5-9, 2013 26th ECNP Congress, Barcelona, Spain
September 22-25, 2013 15th International Symposium on Celiac Disease, Chicago, IL, USA
May 8-11, 2013 46th Annual Meeting of The European Society for Paediatric Gastroenterology, hepatology and Nutrition, London, UK
April 27-May 1, 2013 European Congress of Endocrinology , Copenhagen, Denmark
April 21-25, 2013 14th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research , Orlando, FL, USA
March 8-9, 2013 Integrative approaches in nutrition research, Clermont-Ferrand, France
February 6, 2013 Minisymposium Microbiota and Host Response in Health and Disease, Turku, Finland
October 1-5, 2012 48th Annual Meeting of the European Association for the Study of Diabetes (EASD), Berlin, Germany
September 8-11, 2012 34th Congress of the European Society of Clinical Nutrition and Metabolism (ESPEN), Barcelona, Spain
September 4-9, 2012 22nd IUBMB & 37th FEBS Congress "From Single Molecules to Systems Biology", Sevilla, Spain
September 6-9, 2012 International Coeliac Disease Scientific Conference, Helsinki, Finland
August 28-31, 2012 NuGO week 2012 - Nutrition, lifestyle and genes in the changing environment, Helsinki, Finland
August 13-14, 2012 Signaling and Gene Expression in Immune System, Turku, Finland
June 25 - July 2, 2012 Society for Experimental Biology Annual Main Meeting, Salzburg, Austria
June 25-28, 2012 Metabolomics 2012, Washington, DC, USA
June 14-16, 2012 6th Kuopio Alzheimer Symposium , Kuopio, Finland
May 27-June 1, 2012 36th International Symposium on Capillary Chromatography (ISCC) and 9th GCxGC Symposium, Riva del Garda, Italy
May 9-12, 2012 19th European Congress of Obesity (ECO2012), Lyon, France
April 2-4, 2012 Inserm workshop 214 “Metabolomics for biomedical research: where do we stand?”, Bordeaux, France.
October 27-28, 2011 64th Annual Meeting of the Finnish Endocrine Society, Helsinki, Finland
October 21-26, 2011 The obese species, Erice, Sicily, Italy
September 25-28, 2011 Metabomeeting 2011, Helsinki, Finland [MZmine developer's workshop on 28.9.2011]
August 29 - 31, 2011 Adipose tissue: A Key Target for Prevention of Metabolic Syndrome, Kuopio, Finland
August 23-26, 2011 2nd International Symposium on: Mass Spectrometry in Life Sciences, Bangalore, India
June 19-22, 2011 Translational and Systems Medicine, Stockholm, Sweden
June 15, 2011 PredictAD Workshop: From Patient Data to Personalised Healthcare in Alzheimer’s Disease, Kuopio, Finland
May 23-25, 2011 5e Journées Scientifiques du Réseau Francais Métabolomique et Fluxomique, Paris, France
May 15-20, 2011 Lipid biology and lipotoxicity (Keystone Symposia), Killarney, Co. Kerry, Ireland
March 14, 2011 MASS SPECTROMETRY and METABOLOMICS, Stockholm, Sweden
December 6-10, 2010 British Society for Immunology Congress 2010, Liverpool, UK
October 10-15, 2010 The 11th International Conference on Systems Biology, Edinburgh, UK
July 11-15, 2010 11th International Congress on Obesity, Stockholm, Sweden
June 27 - July 1, 2010 2010 Metabolomics Society Conference, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
June 26 - July 1, 2010 35th FEBS Congress, Gothenburg, Sweden


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