Prof. Francesco Visioli is a Professor of human nutrition at the University of Padua, Italy, and Senior Investigator at the Madrid Institute for Advanced Studies (IMDEA)-Food. He was a Full Professor of physiopathology at the Université Paris 6 “Pierre et Marie Curie”, where he directed the “Micronutrients and cardiovascular disease”. He earned a degree in Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the University of Milan and a Ph.D. in Biotechnology from the University of Brescia (based on work performed at the Louisiana State University Neuroscience Center).
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. Dr. Visioli has a publication record of approximately 250 papers and book chapters, which have been cited over 10,000 times. He gave invited lectures in over 100 meetings. Dr. Visioli was a 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 the Leader of the “Fats and Human Health” division of Eurofed Lipid and a member of the EFSA GMO Panel.