Luca Rastrelli was born in Naples, Italy, in 1966. He received the pharmacy degree (summa cum laude) and the Ph.D. degree of natural products from the University of Naples “Federico II𔄙, Naples, in 1990 and 1994, respectively. In 1998, he was a Research Fellow at the University of Salerno. Presently, he is a Full Professor of food chemistry at the Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Salerno, Italy. From 2002 to 2005, Rastrelli was a Member of Board of Directors of the University of Salerno. He received the Honorary Professor title at the University of SUR, Lima Perù and at University of Havana Cuba, in 2004 and 2009, respectively. He is mainly interested in chemical and biological characterization of food and medicinal plant species: the investigation involves the isolation and chemical characterization of secondary metabolites and development of integrated analytical techniques for determination of qualitative and quantitative profile of plants dried extracts. Since 2008, he has been the General Secretary of SILAE, the Italo-Latin American Society of Ethnomedicine at www.silae.it<\u>.
Biography Updated on 31 July 2011