Professor Jean-Marie Saudubray, MD, born in 1937, trained in the Hopitaux de Paris (AP-HP). He was promoted Professor and Chairman of Paediatrics at the Université Paris Descartes in 1975 and spent in 1980 a sabbatical year at University California san Diego in the metabolic diseases screening laboratory of Southern California (chairman Prof Nyhan).
He set up an international metabolic reference centre in Necker Enfants Malades hospital Paris and  trained in his ward many metabolic physicians who are now head of metabolic department in their respective institutions. He has designed many metabolic training courses in France, Europe, North Africa, middle East, Pacific Asia, North and South America.
He has published about 440 peer-review papers, 200 invited chapters on IEM and described several new entities. He is editor of the reference textbook “Inborn metabolic diseases diagnosis and treatment” (6th edition 2016) and wrote the chapter on the clinical approach and algorithms for IEM published in the Metabolic and Molecular Bases of Inherited Disease (Scriver). He gave about 400 plenary international conferences among them many keynote lectures and the Komrower lecture at 3 SSIEM symposium. He is honorary lifetime member of the SSIEM and member of the Scriver family visiting professorship in genetic medicine. He is currently the executive editor of the North American Metabolic Academy training programme and member of the scientific committee of the Recordati rare disease foundation. He is appointed as senior consultant advisor of the adult neurometabolic Unit, Pitié-Salpêtrière Hospital, University Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris France.