Nicoletta Pellegrini

Nicoletta Pellegrini

Università di Parma

Dr Nicoletta Pellegrini is an Associate Professor in Human Nutrition in Department of Food and Drugs at University of Parma, Italy. She is a nutritionist with a strong background in food science. Her expertise is focused mainly on the evaluation of the nutritional quality of foods (mainly antioxidants and functional components), taking into consideration the effects of technological and domestic processes on these components. She is also an expert in population surveys. She has knowledge in the design and implementation of dietary human intervention trials assessing the effect of foods and diet on several cardiovascular and degenerative disease risk factors. Recently, she extended her research interests into i) the area concerning the dietary habits of
celiac patients; and ii) the quality of gluten-free products. She is an Executive Editor of the Journal of Science of Food and Agriculture and a member of National Council of the Human Nutrition Society of Italy (SINU). She was a highly cited researcher in the Agricultural Sciences category of ISI. She was authored more than 100 papers in international peer-reviewed journals.
At present, she is a Visiting Researcher in the Food Quality Design group at University of Wageningen, The Netherlands.

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