Deputy Director of the Microbiome Research Hub

Associate Professor, Human Nutrition, and Metabolism

Department of Veterinary Medical Sciences

University of Parma


Daniele Del Rio is Associate Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Parma, Italy, and the Scientific Director of the Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme Global Centre for Nutrition & Health, in Cambridge, UK. He serves as Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition (Taylor & Francis). He is a proud Commendatore (Knight Commander) of the Italian Republic. Prof Del Rio and his team are working on the effects of plant foods on human health, with a specific focus on the interaction of phytochemicals and the human gut microbiota as mediating steps for their beneficial actions towards human physiology.

Tel: +39 0521 905666

Parco Area delle Scienze n.11/A 43124

University of Parma, Italy


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Tel: +39 0521 905666