Romain Barrès obtained a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of Nice Sophia Antipolis in France (2006). After his postdoctoral studies at the Karolinska Institute in Sweden, Romain worked as a Lecturer at the University of New South Wales Australia in Sydney where he convened courses on exercise physiology, science communication and intellectual property.

In 2010, Romain Barrès joined the Center for Basic Metabolic Research at the University of Copenhagen in Denmark. He is currently Associate Professor and oversees the work of 15 scientific and administrative staffs. His research is focused on Environmental Epigenetics in the context of metabolic diseases. He is a recipient of the prestigious HeIDI (Helmholtz young Investigator In Diabetes) award.

Romain Barrès has a long standing passion for leadership development, management of scientific staff and science communication. He joined hfp consulting in 2016.