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Section Board for 'Nutraceuticals and Functional Foods' (55)

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Prof. Dr. Antonello Santini
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Department of Pharmacy, University of Napoli Federico II, Via D. Montesano 49, 80131 Napoli, Italy
Interests: food chemistry; safety; food safety; nutraceuticals; nanonutraceuticals; recovery from byproducts of the food industry; food contaminants; food supplements; contaminants; risk assessment; mycotoxins and secondary metabolites; chemistry and food education; food analysis; analytical chemistry; novel techniques for sustainable products; bioavailability; mechanism of action of nutraceuticals and nanonutraceuticals
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Dr. Andres Alvarruiz
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Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros Agrónomos y de Montes, Universidad de Castilla-La Mancha, Campus Universitario s/n, 02071 Albacete, Spain
Interests: antioxidant; nuts
Prof. Dr. Dejian Huang
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Department of Food Science & Technology, National University of Singapore, Block S14 level 5, Science Drive 2, Singapore, Singapore
Interests: bioactive constituents in edible plants; Chinese herbal medicine; dietary antioxidants and oxidative stress; functional foods; high-throughput screening methodology development
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Prof. Dr. Zheng Ruan
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State Key Laboratory of Food Science and Technology, Nanchang Key Laboratory of Fruits and Vegetables Nutrition and Processing, Institute of Nutrition and School of Food Science, Nanchang University, Nanchang 330047, China
Interests: phytochemicals; polyphenol; functional foods; gut health; intestinal microbiota; metabolic syndrome; metabolomics; molecular nutrition
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Dr. Daniel Perrone
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Laboratório de Bioquímica Nutricional e de Alimentos, Chemistry Institute, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Av. Athos da Silveira Ramos 149, CT, Bloco A, Sala 528A, Rio de Janeiro 21941-909, Brazil
Interests: phenolic compounds; metabolism; bioavailability; bioaccessibility; fruits; soybeans; bakery products; food processing
Prof. Dr. Liming Wu
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Institute of Apiculture Research, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences, Beijing 100093, China
Interests: food nutrition; food composition analysis; gut microbiota; functional foods; food allergy; food authentication
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Dr. Gianluca Giuberti
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Department for Sustainable Food Process, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, via Emilia parmense 84, 29122 Piacenza, Italy
Interests: in vitro digestion methods; modified starches; resistant starch; bakery foods; polyphenols
Prof. Dr. Evangelia Tsiani
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Department of Health Sciences, Brock University, St. Catharines, ON, Canada
Interests: bioactive compounds; fatty acids; gut microbiome; intracellular signaling pathways; glucose transport; insulin resistance/diabetes; nutraceuticals; functional foods
Dr. Elvira Lopez-Caballero
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Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN, CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Interests: food quality; microorganisms; minimal processing technologies; edible coatings/films; functional fish products; valorisation
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Prof. Dr. Songyi Lin
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National Marine Food Engineering Technology Research Center, Dalian Polytechnic University, Dalian, China
Interests: foods; intestinal microbes; bioconversion of food resources; food-derived protein (peptide); food function and nutrition
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Dr. Isabel Borrás-Linares
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Department of Analytical Chemistry, University of Granada, Avda Fuentenueva s/n, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: bioactive compounds; phenolic compounds; Green extraction techniques; microencapsulation; mass spectrometry; metabolomics
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Prof. Dr. Shiyi Ou
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Department of Food Science and Engineering, Jinan University, Guangzhou, China
Interests: acrylymide; acrolein; di-carbonyl compounds; hmf; phenolic acids; amino acids
Prof. Dr. Jinyong Peng
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College of Pharmacy, Dalian Medical University, Dalian 116044, China
Interests: natural products; pharmacology; mechanisms; food function; food bioactivity
Dr. Carla Brites
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Instituto Nacional de Investigação Agrária e Veterinária (INIAV), Av. da República, Quinta do Marquês, 2780-157 Oeiras, Portugal
Interests: rice; TRACE-Rice; food chemistry; food science; maize; viscoelasticity; food processing and engineering; food technology; food analysis; starch; genotyping
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Dr. Filomena Nazzaro
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Istituto di Scienze dell’Alimentazione, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche (ISA-CNR), via Roma 64, 83100 Avellino, Italy
Interests: natural extracts; essential oils; polyphenols; antioxidants; antimicrobial; biofilm; quorum sensing
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Dr. Angela Cardinali
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Institute of Sciences of Food Production (ISPA), Italian National Research Council, Bari, Italy
Interests: food chemistry; nutraceuticals and botanicals; polyphenols; functional foods; antioxidants; biaccessibility; bioavailability
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Prof. Dr. Maria Paula Duarte
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Nova School of Science and Technology, Universidade NOVA de Lisboa, Caparica, Portugal
Interests: foods bioactive properties; natural antioxidants and preservatives compounds; food nutritional value; fortified foods; food toxicology; bioactive compounds
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Prof. Dr. Adriana Franca
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PPGCA, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais, Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627, Belo Horizonte, MG 31270-901, Brazil
Interests: coffee; agricultural wastes; valorization of byproducts; spectroscopic methods
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Dr. Oliver Chen
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1. Biofortis Research, Merieux Nutrisciences, Addison, IL, USA
2. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: antioxidants; oxidative stress; polyphenols; flavonoids; glucoregulation; inflammation; tree nuts; berries; whole grains
Dr. Charles Desmarchelier
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C2VN, INRA, INSERM, Aix Marseille Université, 13005 Marseille, France
Interests: lipids; fat-soluble vitamins; carotenoids; phytochemicals; bioaccessibility; bioavailability; intestine; digestion; nutrigenetics; personnalized nutrition
Prof. Dr. Baoru Yang
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Food Chemistry and Food Development, Department of Life Technologies, University of Turku, Turku, Finland
Interests: phenolic compounds; glycosides; anthocyanins; antioxidants; phenolic; bioactivity
Dr. Xanel Vecino
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1. Chemical Engineering Department, School of Industrial Engineering (EEI)-CINTECX, University of Vigo, 36310 Vigo, Spain
2. Chemical Engineering Department, Escuela de Ingeniería de Barcelona Este (EEBE), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC)-BarcelonaTECH, 08930 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: bioactive compounds; wastewater treatment; waste valorization; resource recovery; chemical engineering processes; circular economy
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Dr. Saini Ramesh Kumar
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Department of Crop Science, Konkuk University, Seoul 143-701, Korea
Interests: antioxidants; antioxidant activity; chromatography; high-performance liquid chromatography; nutrition; crop science; food chemistry; food science; phytochemicals extraction
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Dr. Lavanya Reddivari
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Department of Food Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN 47907, USA
Interests: functional foods; nutrition; phytochemicals; bioactive compounds; gut bacteria; fiber; colitis; gut health; anthocyanins
Dr. Vladimiro Cardenia
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Department of Agricultural, Forest and Food Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
Interests: lipids; agro-food by-products; oxidation; steroidomics; chromatography
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Dr. Laura Jaime
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Institute of Food Research (CIAL, UAM-CSIC). Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Nicolás Cabrera, 9, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: health food ingredients; advance extraction technologies; isolation procedures; sustainable process; antioxidant activity; an-ti-inflammatory activity; chemical analysis; in vitro bioaccessibility; intestinal absorption; encapsulation of bioactive ingredients
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Prof. Dr. Susana Santoyo
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Institute of Food Research (CIAL, UAM-CSIC), Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, Nicolás Cabrera, 9, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: antioxidant activity; antiinflammatory activity; plant extracts; phenolic compounds; pressurized liquid extraction; phenolic compounds encapsulation
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Dr. Beatriz Sarriá
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Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain
Interests: human health; human nutrition; coffee; cocoa; iron; minerals; polyphenols; iron deficiency; cardiovascular disease; personalized nutrition
Prof. Dr. Mouming Zhao
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School of Food Science and Engineering, South China University of Technology, Guangzhou, China
Interests: food proteins; bioactive peptides; functional foods; fermented foods
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Prof. Dr. Maria Eduarda Machado Araújo
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Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Faculty of Scientes, University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal
Interests: phytochemical study of medicinal plants, especially those plants that are used folk medicine; evaluation of antioxidant; anti-inflammatory and antidiabetic activity of medicinal plant extracts and pure compounds isolated from those extracts
Dr. Cory Harris
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Department of Biology (cross-appointed to the Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science), University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, Canada
Interests: phytochemistry; biochemometrics; chronic disease; chemical ecology; medicinal foods
Prof. Dr. Verica Dragović-Uzelac
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Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology, University of Zagreb, Pierottijeva 6, 10000 Zagreb, Croatia
Interests: plant bioactive molecules; natural product chemistry; antioxidants; advanced extraction techniques; essential oil; fruit quality; fruit, vegetables and herbs processing; functional food; engineering; high-performance liquid chromatography
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Dr. Dilip Rai
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Teagasc Food Research Centre Ashtown, D15KN3K Dublin, Ireland
Interests: structural elucidation of natural bioactive molecules extracted from terrestrial plant-food; animals and marine sources; recovery and characterisation of phytochemicals from food processing by-products and waste streams; assessing the effect of industrial or domestic processing of food on retention and alteration of bioactive molecules or affecting the food quality
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Prof. Dr. Junsoo Lee
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Department of Food Science and Biotechnology, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju 28644, Korea
Interests: antioxidants; secondary metabolites; elicitors; cellular signaling pathway; food analysis; metabolic symdrome; cosmeceuticals; bioactive phytochemicals; functional foods
Prof. Dr. Jose Angel Perez-Alvarez
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IPOA Research group, AgroFood Technology Department, Orihuela Polytechnical High School, Universidad Miguel Hernandez de Elche, Orihuela, Spain
Interests: functional and healthy foods; dietary fibers; healthy meat products; animal-based foods; plant-protein analogues
Dr. Annalisa Tassoni
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Department of Biological, Geological and Environmental Sciences, University of Bologna, Via Irnerio 42, 40126 Bologna, Italy
Interests: plant cell cultures; polyphenols; resveratrol; plant secondary metabolites; biogenic amines; bioactive peptides; valorization and extraction of plant-based agro-industrial by-products/wastes/side-streams
Prof. Dr. Annamaria Ranieri
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Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, 56124 Pisa, Italy
Interests: agro industrial by-product; plant food shelf-life; nutraceuticals
Dr. Talwinder S. Kahlon
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Western Regional Research Center, Agricultural Research Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture, Albany, CA 94710, USA
Interests: cholesterol lowering and bile acid binding potential of foods and food fractions; gluten-free flatbreads, snacks and pasta; process technologies that lower acrylamide production in baked or fried food products
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Prof. Dr. Xiaoxiong Zeng
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College of Food Science and Technology, Nanjing Agricultural University, Nanjing, China
Interests: tea; dietary carbohydrates; functional foods; food nanotechnology; gut microbiota
Prof. Dr. Severino Matias De Alencara
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Department of Agri-food Industry, Food and Nutrition (LAN), Universidade de Sao Paulo, Sao Paulo 05508-220, Brazil
Interests: phenolic compounds; antioxidant activity; antimicrobial activity; natural products; bioaccessibility and bioavailability; mass spectrometry
Dr. Mar Larrosa
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Food, Microbiota and Health Group, Department of Pharmacy and Biotechnology, Faculty of Biosciences, Universidad Europea de Madrid, c/Tajo s/n Villaviciosa de Odón, 28670 Madrid, Spain
Interests: effect of single foods, food ingredients, and diets on gut microbiota and its relationship with health (sport performance) and illness (obesity, dementia, and cancer survivors); markers of oxidative stress and inflammation in cell culture (bacterial and human), animal models, and human trials
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Dr. Charis M. Galanakis
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Department of Research & Innovation, Galanakis Laboratories, Skalidi 34, GR-73131, Chania, Greece
Interests: food recovery; food waste; natural products; phytochemical analysis; polyphenols; membrane technologies
Prof. Dr. Susana Gonzalez-Manzano
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Faculty of Pharmacy, Universidad de Salamanca, 37008 Salamanca, Spain
Interests: bioactive compounds; phenolic compounds; extraction and analysis of compounds in foods; structural characterization; stability and sensory properties of plant-based foods; compound transformations in food; antioxidant properties; health implications; polyphenol metabolites and analysis of compounds in biological systems
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Prof. Dr. Francisco Javier Señoráns
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Faculty of Sciences, Autonomous University of Madrid (Universidad Autónoma de Madrid), 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: healthy lipids; omega-3 PUFA; DHA; phospholipids; enzymatic modification; carotenoids; microalgae; green extraction; health benefits; neuroprotection
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Dr. João C.M. Barreira
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Centro de Investigação de Montanha CIMO, Instituto Politécnico de Bragança, Campus de Santa Apolónia, P-5300253 Bragança, Portugal
Interests: food chemistry; bioactivity; natural product chemistry; bioactive compounds; chemometrics
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Prof. Dr. Diana Ansorena Artieda
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Catedrática de Nutrición y Bromatología, Facultad de Farmacia y Nutrición-Dpto. Ciencias de la Alimentación y Fisiología, Universidad de Navarra, Portada, Spain
Interests: functional foods; meat products; food lipids; oxidation; plant sterols; bioaccesibility
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Prof. Dr. Beong Ou Lim
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Department of Medicinal Bioscience, Division of Integrated Bioscience, College of Biomedical & Health Science, Konkuk University, Chungju 380-701, Korea
Interests: antioxidant; anti-cancer; anti-inflammatory mechanisms using various natural products
Dr. Ara Kirakosyan
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Cardiovascular Research Center, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI, USA
Interests: nutraceuticals; food chemistry; natural products; food supplements; functional foods; medicinal chemistry; secondary metabolites; synergy
Prof. Dr. Paula C. Castilho
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CQM - Centro de Química da Madeira, Universidade da Madeira, Campus da Penteada, 9020-105 Funchal, Portugal
Interests: bioactive carbohydrates; polyphenols; diabetes and obesity; prebiotics and probiotics; functional foods; berries
Prof. Dr. Francesco Visioli
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Department of Molecular Medicine, Università degli Studi di Padova, Padua, Italy
Interests: micronutrients; fatty acids; (poly)phenols; vitamins; pharma-nutrition; neurodegeneration; milk components
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Dr. Antonio Cilla
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Nutrition and Food Science Area, Faculty of Pharmacy, University of Valencia, Avda. Vicente Andrés Estellés s/n, Burjassot, 46100 Valencia, Spain
Interests: functional foods; bioactive compounds; antioxidant capacity; sterols; phytochemicals; bioaccessibility; bioavailability; bioactivity; cell cultures; chemoprevention; oxidative stress; eryptosis
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Dr. Diego A. Moreno
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1. Phytochemistry and Healthy Foods Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Technology, National Council for Scientific Research (CEBAS-CSIC), Murcia, Spain
2. Associated Unit of R&D and Innovation CEBAS-CSIC+UPCT on “Quality and Risk Assessment of Foods”, CEBAS-CSIC, Campus Espinardo - 25, E-30100 Murcia, Spain
Interests: food science and technology; phytochemistry; bioactive compounds; health-promoters, functional ingredients; natural foods; healthy foods; energy metabolism (obesity and diabetes); human nutrition; wellbeing
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Prof. Dr. Marcello Iriti
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Department of Biomedical, Surgical and Dental Sciences, Università degli Studi di Milano, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: essential oils; bioactive phytochemicals; ethnopharmacology; antimicrobial resistance; one health; food security
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Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Research in Plant Secondary Metabolism
Topical Collection in Molecules: Phytochemicals: Biosynthesis, Metabolism and Biological Activities
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Plant Molecular Biology
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Research in Plant Secondary Metabolism 2015
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Plant Innate Immunity
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Molecular Research on Global Climate Change and Atmospheric Pollution
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Pulses
Special Issue in Foods: Dietary Melatonin, a New Element in Food Science
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Agrochemicals in the Agri-Food Chain
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Mycotoxins in the Agri-Food Chain
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Metabolomics in the Plant Sciences 2017
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Plant Innate Immunity 2.0
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Pulses 2.0
Special Issue in Foods: Health-Promoting Effects of Traditional Foods
Special Issue in Medicines: Biological Efficacy of Natural Products against Noncommunicable Diseases
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Air Pollution, Climate Change, and Public Health: The Unavoidable Path towards Decarbonization
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: (Nano)bioagrochemicals
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Plant Innate Immunity 3.0
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Water and Health
Special Issue in Antibiotics: Antimicrobial Plant Extracts and Phytochemicals
Special Issue in Journal of Clinical Medicine: Bioactive Phytochemicals in Health and Disease
Special Issue in Vaccines: Immunomodulatory Plants & Plant-Derived Immunomodulators
Special Issue in Vaccines: Immune Mechanisms in Plants
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Plant Health and Food Security
Special Issue in Applied Sciences: Natural Products in Crop Protection, Post-harvest Disease Control and Food Contamination
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Plant Innate Immunity 4.0
Special Issue in Molecules: Biomolecules from Essential Oil Bearing Plants: Biological and Industrial Applications
Special Issue in Journal of Clinical Medicine: Clinical Studies on Bioavailability, Biotransformation, Biokinetics and Bioeffects of Phytochemicals
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Flavonoids
Special Issue in Vaccines: Immune Mechanisms in Plants 2.0
Special Issue in Antibiotics: Antimicrobial Plant Extracts and Phytochemicals, 2nd Volume
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Bioactive Phytochemicals: Biosynthesis and Functional Role In Planta, and Health-Promoting Effects in Animals and Humans
Special Issue in Stresses: Environmental Pollution & Climate Change: Responses of Plant Organisms to Harsh Environments
Special Issue in Foods: Health-Promoting Effects of Traditional Foods (II)
Special Issue in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: Climate Change and Plant Organisms: From Molecules to Ecosystems
Topical Collection in International Journal of Molecular Sciences: One Health Model: A Multisectoral Approach for Protecting Human Health and the Environment
Special Issue in International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health: Water, Health, and Environment
Special Issue in Molecules: Biomolecules from Essential Oil Bearing Plants: Biological and Industrial Applications II
Topics: Frontiers in Phytochemicals
Prof. Dr. Vassilis Dourtoglou
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Wine, Vine & Beverage Sciences Dept. West Attica University, Egaleo Campus 1, Ag. Spyridonos 28, 12241 Egaleo Attica, Greece
Interests: analysis and biochemistry of natural products
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