Maurizio Battino, PhD, Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the Dept of Clinical Sciences, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche (Italy) is the Director of Nutrition & Health projects and Master courses at FUNIBER platform (Barcelona-Spain). His research group, the Bioenergetics Group, investigates the way of mitigating disease processes through the correct use of specific foods (mainly berries and dietary fats) and of their bioactive compounds. Targeted diseases are those related directly with mitochondrial impairment (e.g., fibromyalgia) and/or inflammation processes and oxidative stress including metabolic syndrome, cancer, atherosclerosis and periodontal diseases.
Dr. Battino has more than 25 years of experience in bioenergetics and in food research with special emphasis on the role of natural antioxidants and his studies are documented in more than 140 peer-reviewed research articles with h-index = 32 according to Google Scholar MyCitations or h-index = 29 according to Scopus and ISI Web of Science; he has also co-edited several books and special issues.
He was BSc in Bologna, PhD in Catania and post-doc in Granada (Spain); he obtained a MS in International Communication Technology in Medicine (Ancona) and was awarded with a Doctor Honoris Causa degree by the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” Bucharest (Romania). He currently reviews scientific articles for over three dozen peer-reviewed journals, serves as Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Berry Research (IOS Press) and in the editorial board of Mediterranean Journal of Nutrition & Metabolism, Plant Food for Human Nutrition (both from Springer), Nutrition and Aging (IOS Press), Antioxidants, Diseases (both from MDPI).