Trained as a biochemist Dr Martin Kussmann has accomplished a 30-years dual corporate/academic career with experience in nutrition, pharma, and biotechnology. He held professorships at EPF Lausanne, Switzerland; Aarhus University, Denmark; and Auckland University, New Zealand, where he was also Scientific Director of the National Science Program on Food Innovation. Dr Kussmann has co-created and managed four research units and scientifically led two institutions. His research focuses on translational human studies in nutrition and health, multi-omics biomarker development, and artificial intelligence-enabled discovery and validation of natural bioactives. Dr Kussmann is a multi-lingual author, editor, and lecturer credited with >150 publications.