ETHERPATHS consortium consists of a multidisciplinary team involving ten partners from seven different countries: Finland, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, Russia, Italy and Switzerland. The consortium is made up of a combination of several research, high education organizations and industrial partners that gather a considerable expertise in complementary fields: information technology, bioinformatics, metabolic and physiological modeling, systems engineering, biochemistry, microbiology, lipid metabolism, metabolomics, obesity and metabolic syndrome, and clinical nutrition.