Romain Barrès is Professor, Group Leader and Program Coordinator at the Novo Nordisk Foundation Center for Basic Metabolic Research (CBMR), a Center located at the Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, University of Copenhagen, Denmark.
He obtained his Bachelor in Physiology from the University of Toulouse III (France), a Master and PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Nice Côte d’Azur, France, and conducted his postdoctoral studies at the Karolinska Institutet in Stockholm.
He worked as a Lecturer at the University of New South Wales in Sydney before he returned to establish his group at the CBMR in 2010. Prof. Barrès is currently Head of the Gametic Epigenetic Consortium against Obesity (GECKO).
His research is focused on the understanding of lifestyle influences on the predisposition to develop metabolic diseases later in life. His group notably developed expertise in the field of epigenetic inheritance and led seminal work addressing the effect of preconceptional factors on the epigenome of spermatozoa and the metabolic phenotype of the offspring.