MENA PARRENO Pedro Miguel
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Dr. Pedro Mena Parreño is currently an Associate Professor in human nutrition at the University of Parma, Italy. He holds a Ph.D. in Molecular and Cell Biology and developed his predoctoral work at the Dept. of Food Science and Technology of CEBAS-CSIC (Spanish National Research Council, Murcia, Spain) (2009-2013). Then, Pedro joined the Human Nutrition Unit at the University of Parma (Italy) as Post-doctoral Research Fellow (2013-2019). He became Assistant Professor in 2019 and Associate Professor two years after (August 2021). He has been awarded an ERC Starting Grant (PREDICT-CARE) in 2020.
His line of research is related to the bioavailability and biological activity of plant bioactives in human, animal, and cell models, with a particular focus on (poly)phenolic compounds and inter-individual variability. Pedro is also devoted to the development and use of realistic experimental models, trying to make science more robust and translatable. Dr. Mena has published >120 papers in peer reviewed ISI journals, has >50 contributions to international conferences, some invited presentations at international conferences, 8 book chapters, 4 granted patents, and active participations in international networks and EU funded projects. He is a Senior Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports and member of the editorial boards of Nutrients, International Journal of Molecular Sciences, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, and Microbiota Research Reports. He is also co-chair of the 3rd International Conference on Food Bioactives and Health (Parma, June 2022). (September 2021)
To be agreed upon a phone call (+39 0521 90 3841) or an e-mail.
Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022
Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021
Lines of research
Comprehensive dietary evaluation of Italian primary school children: food consumption and intake of energy, nutrients and phenolic compoundsYear: 2021Author/s: ROSI, Alice, MENA PARRENO, Pedro Miguel, CASTELLO, Fabio, DEL RIO, Daniele, SCAZZINA, Francesca
Effect of coffee and cocoa-based confectionery containing coffee on markers of cardiometabolic health: results from the pocket-4-life projectYear: 2021Author/s: ROSI, Alice, TASSOTTI, MICHELE, ANTONINI, Monica, BRESCIANI, Letizia, FANTUZZI, FEDERICA, SPIGONI, Valentina, SCAZZINA, Francesca, DEI CAS, Alessandra, BRIGHENTI, Furio, BONADONNA, Riccardo, DEL RIO, Daniele, MENA PARRENO, Pedro Miguel
In vitro (poly)phenol catabolism of unformulated- and phytosome-formulated cranberry (Vaccinium macrocarpon) extractsYear: 2021Author/s: BRESCIANI, Letizia, DI PEDE, GIUSEPPE, FAVARI, CLAUDIA, CALANI, Luca, FRANCINELLI, VERONICA, MENA PARRENO, Pedro Miguel, DEL RIO, Daniele
Dietary phytoestrogens and biomarkers of their intake in relation to cancer survival and recurrence: a comprehensive systematic review with meta-analysisYear: 2021Author/s: FAVARI, CLAUDIA, MENA PARRENO, Pedro Miguel, DEL RIO, Daniele
Effect of the growing area on the fat content and the fatty acid composition of Ecuadorian cocoa beansYear: 2021Author/s: MENA PARRENO, Pedro Miguel