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: 2023/2024
Anno accademico di erogazione: 2022/2023
Anno accademico di erogazione: 2021/2022
Anno accademico di erogazione: 2020/2021
Lines of research
Association of dietary flavan-3-ol intakes with plasma phenyl-γ-valerolactones: analysis from the TUDA cohort of healthy older adultsYear: 2023Author/s: Angelino Donato, Caffrey Aoife, Mcnulty Helene, Gill Chris Ir, Mena Pedro, Rosi Alice, Moore Katie, Hoey Leane, Clements Michelle, Laird Eamon, Boyd Kerrie, Mullen Brian, Pucci Bruna, Jarrett Harry, Cunningham Conal, Ward Mary, Strain J J, Mccarroll Kevin, Moore Adrian J, Molloy Anne M, Del Rio Daniele
Omics biomarkers and an approach for their practical implementation to delineate health status for personalized nutrition strategiesYear: 2023Author/s: Keijer J., Escote X., Galmes S., Palou-March A., Serra F., Aldubayan M. A., Pigsborg K., Magkos F., Baker E. J., Calder P. C., Goralska J., Razny U., Malczewska-Malec M., Sunol D., Galofre M., Rodriguez M. A., Canela N., Malcic R. G., Bosch M., Favari C., Mena P., Del Rio D., Caimari A., Gutierrez B., del Bas J. M.
Excretion by subjects on a low (poly)phenol diet of phenolic gut microbiota catabolites sequestered in tissues or associated with catecholamines and surplus amino acidsYear: 2023Author/s: Pereira-Caro Gema, Cáceres-Jimenez Salud, Bresciani Letizia, Pedro Mena, Almutairi Tahani M., Dobani Sara, Kirsty Pourshahidi L., R Gill Chris I., Manuel Moreno , José, Rojas , Clifford Michael N., Crozier Alan
Are (poly)phenols contained in 100% fruit juices mediating their effects on cardiometabolic risk factors? A meta-regression analysisYear: 2023Author/s: Micek Agnieszka, Currenti Walter, Mignogna Cristiana, Rosi Alice, Barbagallo Ignazio, Alshatwi Ali A, Del Rio Daniele, Mena Pedro, Godos Justyna
Systematic Review on the Metabolic Interest of Glucosinolates and Their Bioactive Derivatives for Human HealthYear: 2023Author/s: Costa-Perez A., Nunez-Gomez V., Baenas N., Di Pede G., Achour M., Manach C., Mena P., Del Rio D., Garcia-Viguera C., Moreno D. A., Dominguez-Perles R.