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MENA PARRENO Pedro Miguel

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SCIENZE TECNICHE DIETETICHE APPLICATE (MED/49)
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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

Anno accademico di erogazione: 2019/2020

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Lines of research

i) Characterisation of phytochemical compounds, in particular (poly)phenols, in plant-based products. ii) Assessment of the bioavailability of phytochemicals through the analysis of their metabolites, with a focus on inter-individual differences. iii) Analysis of dietary patterns through targeted metabolomics approaches. iv) Evaluation of the dietary intake of (poly)phenols and other plant bioactives. v) Study of the biological activity of phytochemicals on cardiometabolic response in cell and animal models and human intervention studies. vi) Development of realistic, translatable experimental approaches.

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http://orcid.org/0000-0003-2150-2977