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Grégoire MILLET Hypoxic conditioning

Course and current status



Ex- professional triathlete and elite coach – 2000.

Senior lecturer at the Sport Science faculty of Montpellier: 2000 - 2004.

Senior Physiologist at Aspire ‘Academy for Sports Excellence’ (Doha, Qatar) 2004 – 2008.

Senior lecturer at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. 2008 – 2010.

Professor and Vice-Director of the Institute of Sport Sciences. 2010 – 2012.

Director of the Institute of Sport Sciences of the University of Lausanne. 2012 – 2014.

Member of the Ethical committee of Canton de Vaud 2010-2015.

Vice-director of the Institute of Sport Sciences. 2021-





PhD in sport science at the sport science faculty of Montpellier 1 (1999)

HDR (Professor Qualification) at the University of Montpellier 1 (2002)

University Diploma ‘Doping: from analysis to prevention’. Faculty of medicine of Montpellier (2004)

Education course on animal experimentation - module 1 "laboratory rodents”.

Diploma as coach/instructor in triathlon / swimming / mountaineering / cross-country ski / biathlon.





  • Scientific adviser:  Olympic Museum. Exhibition “Athlete and Sciences”, Lausanne (2010) ;  ‘Sports New-Zealand task force: best practice in altitude training’ (2005);  Hong-Kong triathlon association on hypoxic training (2000-2008); Qatar (2008) and Algeria Football (2010) and Wales Rugby (2011-2015) teams for hypoxic training. 
  • Member of the IOC consensus group on “Exercise  in extreme environments” (2011); UltraSportsScience Foundation (2016-) 
  • ‘Chief-Editor’ for  Frontiers in Sports and Active Living (2019-); ‘Specialty Chief-Editor’ for  Frontiers in Exercise Physiology (2015-2019); ‘Associate Editor’: BMC Musculoskeletal disorders. (2008-2012); ‘Editorial Board  member’ :  International Journal of Sports Physiology and Performance (2006-2011; 2016-); Open Sports Medicine Journal (20011-2014); Journal of Science in Sport and Exercise (2019-); High Altitude Medicine and Biology (2018-) 
  • Director of the book collection « Je bouge... », Médecine & Hygiène, Geneva.




Current research


(1)    Therapeutic use of hypoxia (obese, hypertensive, arteriopathy, neurodegeneresecence, elderly).

(2)    Responses to Exercise in hypoxia: High-intensity exercise in hypoxia (systemic and molecular adaptations; oxidative stress; rodents); Translational approach; hypobaric vs normobaric hypoxia

(3)    Optimization of aerobic and anaerobic intermittent and interval- training

(4)    Assessment / Analysis of fatigue (Neuromuscular and HRV)

(5)    Ultra-endurance.



Scientific summary

Grégoire Millet is Professor of Exercise Physiology at ISSUL (Institute of Sport Sciences) in Lausanne, the “Olympic Capital”.


His main research topics are: (1) Physiological responses to exercise in hypoxia for patients or athletes; (2) Optimization of interval-training; (3) Mechanical / Physiological coupling in sport locomotion; (4) Analysis of fatigue (Neuromuscular and Heart Rate Variability); (5) Ultra-endurance.


He has published more than 420 articles including 370 scientific articles in peer-reviewed indexed journals, over 40 book chapters and 6 books on endurance or altitude training (H-index = 72. Number of citations > 18000). He is regularly invited to conferences World-wide. He is the chief-editor of “Frontiers in Sports and Active Living” and the director of the books collection “je bouge…”.


In the first part of his life, he has been a professional triathlete (French Champion) and was coaching elite triathletes successively in the French, UK or Hong Kong teams. Grégoire attended several Olympic Games. He worked as senior physiologist at Aspire, Qatar (2004-2008). He participated to ultra-endurance event in different sports (Vasaloppet; Embrun or Hawaii Ironman; Tor des Geants)







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