MT obtained his PhD at the Max Planck in 2005 and did his postdoctoral work at the ETH Zurich. Group leader and Lecturer in Metabolism and Metabolic Diseases at the University College London (UCL) in 2012. Assistant Professor at the Geneva Faculty of Medicine and awarded with the SNSF professorship. In 2014 he was awarded the prestigious ERC starting grant. His recent work focuses on the effect of the gut microbiota in metabolic diseases.