JF Hocquette is expert in muscle biology and beef quality. He was leader of the team “Muscle Growth and Metabolism”, and of the Herbivore Research Unit. He is member of the High Council for Evaluation of Research, of the Meat Academy, of the Meat Research 3G Foundation and of the European Federation of Animal Science. He is Editor of the French Meat R&D journal. He received the 2014 Animal Growth and Development Award from ASAS. He will organize the World Congress of Animal Science in 2023.