Daniele Del Rio

Department of Public Health, University of Parma, Via Volturno 39, 43100 Parma, Italy, Italy


Daniele Del Rio serves as an Assistant Professor in physiology of human nutrition based at the Department of Public Health of the University of Parma. He received his Ph.D. degree in 2004 after 3 years of research activity based at the University of Parma and Plant Products and Human Nutrition Group, Division of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Institute of Biomedical and Life Sciences at the University of Glasgow (UK). Dr. Rio has been principal investigator or coinvestigator in several national and international research projects and is author of more than 40 publications in peer reviewed international journals. His present research interests relate to the evaluation of the beneficial effects of plant secondary metabolites on human health. He has been involved in cross-sectional observations and intervention studies as well as in applying the most advanced analytical techniques to study in detail the catabolic fate of plant polyphenols and other plant derived molecules and the effects of these catabolites on human health. His interests are also focused on the quality of carbohydrates and dietary fibre, on the effects of these issues on human metabolic response, and on the putative protection exerted by equilibrated dietary habits against chronic diseases. Dr. Rio is also presently involved in two separate projects aimed at developing smart nutritional solution to malnutrition in Sierra Leon (in collaboration with Emergency) and Zambia. Dr. Rio serves as a Regional Secretary of the Italian Human Nutrition Society (SINU), a Member of the University Committee for the Evaluation of Research, and a Member of the European Nutrition Leadership Programme (ENLP) Alumni Association. He was recently appointed Expert Member in PREVE, EU Support Action (7thFP) identifying ICT research directions for disease prevention. He was also recently appointed Member of the Editorial Board of Nutrition Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases.

Biography Updated on 24 January 2011

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