Alfonso Siani

Alfonso Siani

Istituto di Scienza dell’Alimentazione, CNR, Avellino

Alfonso Siani graduated in Medicine in 1980 at the “Federico II” University of Naples Medical School, where he conducted research in the field of the prevention of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases through non-pharmacological/dietary intervention. Currently, he is Director of Research and Head of the Epidemiology and Population Genetic Unit at the Institute of Food Sciences of the CNR (ISA-CNR). He has a recognised experience in the assessment, at the population level , of genetic, nutritional and metabolic risk factors for nutrition-related diseases. He coordinates the participation of ISA-CNR in many international research projects (Olivetti Heart Study, Wandsworth Heart and Stroke Study, the FP5 IMMIDIET Project, the FP6 IDEFICS study, the FP7 IFamily study), always holding leading positions. He authored about 150 papers in ISI scientific journals, with a current H-index of 43. He is the Deputy Editor-in-Chief of the internationally renowned journal ‘Nutrition, Metabolism and Cardiovascular Diseases’. From July 2012, he is member of the Dietetic Products, Nutrition and Allergies Panel of Experts of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA), and Chair of the EFSA Working Group on Claims.

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