Nutrition and health

Analysis of the complex interactions between nutrients and human health through physiology, exposomics, pharmacology, metabolomics and cell/molecular biology approaches

The ultimate goal of this research scope is that of understanding the molecular interactions between food and health in the human body. The research in this field tests the short and long term effects of specific nutrient molecules in specific cellular models, and through population genetics and statistics, spanning to the fields of toxicology, toxicogenetics and exposomics. The effects of microbiomes in the metabolism and uptake of nutrients is also analyzed. A specific focus is taken also to the development of novel nutraceutical products and dietary solutions, as a way to non-invasively tackle specific diseases, such as those linked to mitochondrial, energetic and metabolic deficits.

People

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Beatrice Albertini

Associate Professor

keywords: Microencapsulation, Preformulation studies and formulation development, Solvent free process technologies, Solid dosage
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Francesca Bonvicini

Assistant professor

keywords: viral infections, antiviral drugs, virus-cell interaction, antimicrobial compounds
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Concettina Cappadone

Assistant professor

keywords: magnesium, biomineralization, cancer, cell cycle, MDR
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Diana Fiorentini

Assistant professor

keywords: Antioxidants, Lipid rafts, Aquaporins, Redox signalling, NAD(P)H oxidase, Acute myeloid leukaemia, Glucose transport,
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Stefano Iotti

Full Professor

keywords: fluorescent dyes, Magnesium, Biosensors, hydroxyquinoline derivatives, Synchreotron-based x-ray microscopy, magnetic
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Barbara Luppi

Associate Professor

keywords: transcutaneous and transmucosal permeation, mucoadhesion, hydrogels, modified release, micro e nano carriers, \"health

Emil Malucelli

Associate Professor

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Daniele Mercatelli

Adjunct professor

Research fellow

Teaching tutor

keywords: Bioinformatics, Transcriptomics, Gene Networks, Genomics, Oncology, Biostatistics, Radiomics
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Laura Mercolini

Associate Professor

keywords: Drugs of abuse, Anti-doping analysis, Therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM), Analysis of natural compounds, Liquid
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Nadia Passerini

Associate Professor

keywords: drug delivery, solid dosage forms, formulation of paediatric medicines, physicochemical properties of solid dosage
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Giovanna Picone

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

keywords: Cancer, multi-drug resistence, biomineralization, bone, magnesium
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Cecilia Prata

Associate Professor

keywords: Nutraceuticals, Signal transduction, NAD(P)H oxidases, Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS), Aquaporins, Antioxidants
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Simone Rampelli

Junior assistant professor (fixed-term)

keywords: Microbiome, Metagenomics, Microbiota, Microbial Evolution
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Alessandro Reggiani

PhD Student

Teaching tutor

keywords: Parvovirus B19, Viral infections, Antiviral compounds
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Stefano Sangiorgi

PhD Student

Teaching tutor