VISIOLI FRANCESCO

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Curriculum Vitae
Francesco Visioli earned a degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Milan and a PhD in Biotechnology from the University of Brescia (based on work performed at the Louisiana State University Neuroscience Center). After being Full Professor of physiopathology at the Université Paris 6 “Pierre et Marie Curie”, where he directed the “Micronutrients and cardiovascular disease” unit, and being Senior Investigator at the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (IMDEA)-Food he is now Professor of human nutrition at the University of Padua, Italy. Formerly involved in neurochemistry, Dr. Visioli’s research currently concerns essential fatty acids, namely those of the omega 3 series, and natural antioxidants, as related to atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease. In particular, Dr. Visioli’s group discovered the biological and pharmacological properties of olive oil phenolics, including hydroxytyrosol. In addition, Dr. Visioli is being studying some bioactive components of plant foods, including lycopene from tomato and biophenols from wild greens. His research ranges from in vitro studies of bioactivity (test tubes, cell cultures) to in vivo tests, performed on laboratory animals and/or humans. Dr Visioli has a publication record of approximately 250 papers and book chapters, which have been cited over 10,200 times. He gave invited lectures in over 100 meetings.
Dr. Visioli was member of the Board of Directors of the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids (ISSFAL). Currently, Dr. Visioli is the Editor-in-Chief of PharmaNutrition, Associate Editor of Prostaglandins, Leukotrienes and Essential Fatty Acids, in addition to being a member of the Editorial Board of several other journals. Presently, Dr. Visioli is Leader of the “Fats and Human Health” division of Eurofed Lipid and member of the EFSA GMO Panel.

Research areas
Development of nutraceuticals and functional foods, essential fatty acids and polyphenols, from basic cellular mechanisms to human trials.

Publications


Lecturer's Publications (PDF): BE0C498252BAF82CD68F69B047905FE3.pdf

List of taught course units in A.Y. 2019/20
Degree course code (?) Degree course track Course unit code Course unit name Credits Year Period Lang. Teacher in charge
ME1726 COMMON MEP5072477 4 1st Year (2019/20) Second
semester
ITA FRANCESCO VISIOLI
ME1853 COMMON MEP7080357 3 1st Year (2019/20) Second
semester
ITA FRANCESCO VISIOLI
FA1732 COMMON MEP8082665 6 2nd Year (2019/20) Second
semester
ITA FRANCESCO VISIOLI
ME1860 COMMON MEP9086360 8 1st Year (2019/20) Second
semester
ITA CORRADO ZAMBON