MENA PARRENO Pedro Miguel
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Dr. Pedro Mena Parreño is currently an Assistant 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 August 2019 and was awarded the 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 >115 papers in peer reviewed ISI journals, has >50 contributions to international conferences, invited presentations at international conferences, 8 book chapters, 4 granted patents, and active participations in international networks. He is a Senior Editorial Board Member for Scientific Reports, member of the editorial boards of Nutrients and Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, and has served as Guest Editor for Molecules, Nutrients, Frontiers in Nutrition and Frontiers in Pharmacology. (May 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
Year: 2021Author/s: FAVARI, CLAUDIA, RIGHETTI, Laura, TASSOTTI, MICHELE, MARTINI, Daniela, ROSI, Alice, ANTONINI, Monica, DEI CAS, Alessandra, BONADONNA, Riccardo, BRIGHENTI, Furio, DALL'ASTA, Chiara, MENA PARRENO, Pedro Miguel, DEL RIO, Daniele
An in vitro study on the transport and phase II metabolism of the mycotoxin alternariol in combination with the structurally related gut microbial metabolite urolithin CYear: 2021Author/s: CRUDO, FRANCESCO, BARILLI, Amelia, MENA PARRENO, Pedro Miguel, ROTOLI, Bianca Maria, DEL RIO, Daniele, DALL'ASTA, Chiara, DELLAFIORA, Luca
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