Prof. Daniele Del Rio

Daniele Del Rio is Associate Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Parma. His research career began in 2002 with an initial focus on oxidative stress and antioxidants. After a period as a visiting scientist at the University of Glasgow in 2002-2003, he developed interests and expertise in HPLC-MS/MS analysis of polyphenols and related compounds in food and in human tissues/fluids. After gaining his PhD in May 2004, the absorption, metabolism and bioactivity of dietary polyphenolics became the principal focus of Daniele’s interests and his research and collaborations in this area have made him one of the leading researchers in the field.
Daniele has been invited to present lectures on his research on polyphenol bioavailability and bioactivity at several international conferences and has co-authored more than 100 papers on internationally peer reviewed journals. He is listed among the ISI – Thomson most influential scientists for his citation record ( Dan is the Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition ( and is a member of the editorial board of Molecular Nutrition and Food Research (Wiley), Nutrition Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases (Elsevier). He has also served as Commissioned Reviews Editor for the Journal Of Human Nutrition and Dietetics. Since January 2011, Daniele is leading the Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, a research laboratory of the Department of Food Science of the University of Parma and is the co-funder of the LS9 Bioactives & Health Interlab Group ( He is a Visiting Fellow of Wolfson College, University of Cambridge. He is the co-funder of the Microbiome Research Hub, an innovative interdipartimental center promoted by the University of Parma focused on the microbiome research (
Prof. Daniele Del Rio has been honoured by the Italian President as Commendatore for his exemplary work and contribution to scientific research. Commendatore is one of the degrees of Knighthood awarded in recognition of service to the Italian Republic. daniele.delrio[AT]