Mathieu Boniol was born in Nimes, France, and graduated in Biomathematics and Public Health at the University Lyon 1, France and subsequently obtained a PhD in epidemiology from the Université de Bourgogne, Dijon. Mathieu Boniol’s main activities are on epidemiology of melanoma. He has also contributed to various projects involving computation of attributable fraction and to various meta-analyses (melanoma risk, artificial light and skin cancer, vitamin D and cancer). He is a member of the International Task Force on Skin Cancer Screening and Prevention that evaluates the national skin cancer screening in Germany. As of the 12th of December 2011, he has been unanimously elected President of Euroskin (the European Society of Skin Cancer Prevention). In 2013 he was appointed as Professor at Strathclyde University. Mathieu Boniol is a Research Director at the International Prevention Research Institute.