Section Editors

Section Board for 'Phytochemicals and Human Health' (38)

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Dr. Maria Dolores del Castillo
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Food Bioscience Group, Department of Bioactivity and Food Analysis, Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and the Autonoma University of Madrid (UAM), Nicolás Cabrera 9, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: bioactive compounds; diet; dietary fiber; food processing and health; food quality and safety; functional foods; human nutrition and health; novel ingredients and foods; food waste recovery into healthy ingredients
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Elizabeth Johnson
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Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University, 75 Kneeland Street, Boston, MA, 02111, USA
Interests: phytochemicals; eye & brain health; healthy aging
Prof. Dr. Rosa María Lamuela-Raventós
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Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y la Nutrición (CIBEROBN), Instituto de Salud Carlos III, 28029 Madrid, Spain
Department of Nutrition, Food Science and Gastronomy, XaRTA, INSA, School of Pharmacy and Food Sciences, University of Barcelona, 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: Polyphenols; Nutrition, Bioavailability, Carotenoids, Antioxidants, Health, Virgin olive oil, Tomato
Prof. Dr. Jaakko Tuomilehto
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Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Interests: Metabolism; Hypertension; Atherosclerosis; Insulin Resistance; Nutrition; Metabolic Diseases; Abdominal Obesity; Blood Pressure; Diabetes; Disease Prevention
Dr. Manuel Sánchez Santos
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Department of Pharmacology. School of Pharmacy. University of Granada. Granada. Spain.
Research collaborator. Health Research Institute of Granada (ibs.GRANADA). Center of Biomedical Research (CIBM). Granada. Spain.
Interests: Polyphenols; Flavonoids; Prebiotics and Probiotics; Cardiovascular disease; Endothelial function; Oxidative stress; Dysbiosis; Microbiota; Obesity; Hypertension; Systemic Lupus Erythematosus; Type 2 Diabetes
Prof. Dr. Pietro Minuz
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Department of Medicine, University of Verona,Medicina Generale per lo Studio ed il Trattamento della Malattia Ipertensiva, Policlinico GB Rossi Piazzale LA Scuro, 10 37134 Verona Italy
Interests: nutraceuticals; nutrients; cardiovascular diseases; cardiovascular drugs; thrombosis; vascular medicine
Dr. Sarah A. Johnson
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Functional Foods & Human Health Laboratory, Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523-1571, USA
Interests: aging; cardiovascular disease; clinical research; functional foods and human health; mechanisms; phytochemicals; plants to health; polyphenols; sustainability; translational research; vascular function
Dr. Mayte Blay
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Maria Teresa Blay, Grup de Recerca Mobiofood, Departament de Bioquímica i Biotecnologia Universitat Rovira i Virgili, Tarragona, Spain
Interests: ageing; gut inflamation; insect protein; natural food bioactives (proanthocyanidins)
Dr. Dragan Milenkovic
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Unité de Nutrition Humaine, Université Clermont Auvergne, INRAE, UNH, F-63000 Clermont-Ferrand, France
Interests: Role of nutrition and nutrients in development and prevention of cardiometabolic and neurovascular-associated diseases and use of integrated multi-genomics to identify cellular and molecular mechanism
Dr. Sara Ramos-Romero
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Faculty of Biology , Department of Cell Biology, Physiology and Immunology, University of Barcelona, Diagonal, 643 08028 Barcelona, Spain
Interests: bioactive compounds (PUFAs, polyphenols, iminosugars, fiber); gut microbiota; metabolic syndrome; obesity; type 2 diabetes; inflammation
Dr. Alaa El-Din A Bekhit
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Department of Food Science, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand
Interests: muscle biochemistry; meat quality; bioactive compounds from food by-products; enzymatic hydrolysis; new product development; ethnic food; halal food
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Prof. Dr. Dominique Delmas
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Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Bourgogne, 7 bd Jeanne d’Arc, 21000 Dijon, France
Interests: lipids metabolism; cancers; chemoresistance; inflammation, bioactive molecules, degenerative diseases
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Dr. Valeria Edefonti
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Branch of Medical Statistics, Biometry, and Epidemiology ’G. A. Maccacaro’, Department of Clinical Sciences and Community Health, Universit à degli Studi di Milano, via G. Venezian, 1, 20133, Milano, Italy
Interests: nutritional epidemiology; cancer; nutrients; dietary patterns; pooled analyses; consortia; statistical methods in nutritional epidemiology
Dr. Christopher Blesso
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Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT, USA
Interests: Sphingolipids; Phospholipids; Cholesterol; Lipoproteins; Obesity; Inflammation; HDL; Polyphenols; Anthocyanins; Atherosclerosis
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Dr. Cristian Del Bo'
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Università degli Studi di Milano, Department of Food Environmental and Nutritional Sciences (DeFENS) – Division of Human Nutrition, Italy, 20133 Milan, Italy
Interests: berries; polyphenols and metabolites; cruciferous; glucosinolates and derivatives; bioactives bioavailability and metabolism; oxidative stress; vascular function; mechanistic studies; human intervention studies
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Prof. Dr. Khalid A. El Sayed
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School of Basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1800 Bienville Drive, Monroe, Louisiana 71201, USA
Interests: Olive phenolics; Optimization of bioactive natural product scaffolds; Breast cancer migration, invasion, metastasis and recurrence; c-Met/HGF pathway; PCSK9-LDLR interaction inhibitors; Computer-aided/rational semisynthetic optimizations of natural products
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Prof. Dr. Anna Gramza-Michałowska
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Professor of Food Technology & Human Nutrition, Director of the Department of Gastronomy Sciences and Functional Foods, Faculty of Food Science and Nutrition, Poznań University of Life Sciences, Poland
Interests: functional food; food product development; food chemistry; bioactive compounds; antioxidant activity; nutraceuticals; natural compounds; polyphenols; flavonoids; nutritional value; food and health
Prof. Dr. Emad Al-Dujaili
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Centre for Cardiovascular Science, University of Edinburgh, Queen's Medical Research Institute, 47 Little France Crescent, Edinburgh EH16 4TJ, Scotland, UK
Interests: nutrition; stress; exercise; polyphenols and steroid hormones
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Dr. LaVerne L. Brown
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Office of Dietary Supplements, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD 20892-7517, USA
Interests: Phytochemicals; Biomarkers; Bone health; Vitamin D; Stress and physiologic resilience; Women’s health; Aging
Dr. Maria Annunziata Carluccio
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National Research Council (CNR) Institute of Clinical Physiology (IFC), 73100 Lecce, Italy
Interests: Mediterranean diet; nutraceuticals and functional food; polyphenols; unsaturated fatty acids; nutrigenomics; gene expression; cell signaling; molecular targets; inflammation; atherosclerosis; angiogenesis; cardiometabolic diseases
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Prof. Dr. Julio Galvez
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Department of Pharmacology, CIBER-ehd, Center of Biomedical Research (CIBM), ibs.GRANADA, University of Granada, 18071 Granada, Spain
Interests: polyphenols; antioxidant; immune response; microbiota; probiotics
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Jean Christopher Chamcheu
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School of Basic Pharmaceutical and Toxicological Sciences, College of Pharmacy, University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1800 Bienville Drive, Monroe, Louisiana 71201, USA
Interests: skin health and diseases; carcinogenesis; inflammation; dermatology; psoriasis; atopic dermatitis; bioactive natural products; antioxidants; polyphenols; flavonoids; tissue engineering; signaling pathways; pharmacology; tissue engineering
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Oliver Chen

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
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Prof. Emer. Elizabeth Jeffery
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Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition, University of Illinois, 905 S. Goodwin Ave., Urbana, IL 61801, USA
Interests: glucosinolates; isothiocyanates; flavonoids; bioavailability; cancer prevention
Dr. Jeremy J. Johnson
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Department of Pharmacy Practice, College of Pharmacy, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago, Illinois 60612, USA
Interests: dietary supplements; phytochemical; phytomedicine; prostate cancer; colon cancer; irritable bowel disease; functional foods
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Prof. Dr. Winston Craig
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Department of Nutrition and Wellness, Marsh Hall, Andrews University, Berrien Springs, Michigan 49104-0210, USA
Interests: herbal therapies; health-promoting phytochemicals; vegetarian diet
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Dr. Francesca Giampieri
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Department of Odontostomatologic and Specialized Clinical Sciences, Sez-Biochimica, Faculty of Medicine, Università Politecnica delle Marche, Via Ranieri 65, 60100 Ancona, Italy
Interests: Nutrition; health; bioactive compounds; polyphenols; antioxidants; free radicals; oxidative stress; aging; mitochondrial functionality; apoptosis; strawberry; honey
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Stan Kubow
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School of Human Nutrition, Faculty of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences, McGill University, Quebec, Canada
Interests: oxidative stress and antioxidants; nutrition; polyphenols; nutrient and phytochemical digestibility and absorption
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Dr. Daniel Lamport
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School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom
Interests: Cognitive function; cognition; memory; executive function; type 2 diabetes; flavonoids; polyphenols; glycaemic index; glycaemic load; glucose
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Kentaro Matsuzaki

Department of Environmental Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Shimane University, 89-1 Enya-cho, Izumo 693-8501, Japan
Interests: Alzheimer’s disease; cognitive function; flavonoids; polyphenols; theobromine; thermoregulation
Dr. Pedro Mena
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Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Veterinary Science, University of Parma, 43125 Parma, Italy
Interests: polyphenols; metabolites; colonic catabolites; plant bioactives; bioavailability; bioactivity; human intervention studies; individual variation; coffee; cocoa
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Přemysl Mladěnka
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Faculty of Pharmacy in Hradec Králové, Department of Pharmacology and toxicology, Charles University, Heyrovského 1203, 500 05 Hradec Králové, Czech Republic
Interests: cardiovascular pharmacology; platelets, vessels, hypertension, catecholamines; trace elements; iron, copper, zinc and cobalt; (poly)phenols; flavonoids, coumarins, phenolic acids; animal studies; ex vivo studies
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Paul Prenzler
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School of Agricultural and Wine Sciences, Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Interests: Analytical chemistry; polyphenols, antioxidants, aroma compounds
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Dr. Antonio Pérez-Gálvez

Food Phytochemistry Department, Instituto de la Grasa (CSIC), Campus Universitario, Building 46, 41013 Sevilla, Spain
Interests: Carotenoids; chlorophylls; bioavailability; in vitro models; lipids in human milk; mass spectrometry and predictive studies of metabolites in plant and human tissues
Dr. Gloria Salazar
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Department of Nutrition, Food and Exercise Sciences, Florida State University. 120 Convocation Way, Sandels building suite 408, Tallahassee, Florida, USA
Interests: Atherosclerosis; Redox biology; Berry Polyphenols; Zinc Metabolism; Autophagy
Special Issues and Collections in MDPI journals:
Prof. Dr. Thomas Skurk
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1. ZIEL Institute for Food and Health, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany;
2. Else Kröner-Fresenius-Center of Nutritional Medicine, Technical University of Munich, Freising, Germany
Interests: nutritional medicine; personalized nutrition; nutritional supplements; obesity; diabetes mellitus
Prof. Dr. Vladimir Vuksan

Department of Nutritional Sciences, University of Toronto; Clinical Nutrition & Risk Factor Modification Centre, St. Michael’s Hospital, Canada
Interests: human nutrition; clinical trials; dietary fiber; supplements; ginseng; cardiovascular disease; diabetes; obesity; dietary pattern
Dr. Sonia de Pascual-Teresa
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Department of Metabolism and Nutrition, Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN-CSIC), Spain
Interests: polyphenols; anthocyanins; flavanols; health; nutrition; aging; cardiovascular; visual; neurological
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