Prof. D. Mauro Serafini


Highly Cited Researchers in Agriculture (Source: Thomson Reuters). Head of Functional Food and Metabolic Stress Prevention Laboratory. Center for Food and Nutrition, CREA, Rome, Italy. Invited Professor of Human Nutrition. Faculty of Food Technology.


Prof. Mauro Serafini is the Head of the Functional Foods and Metabolic Stress Prevention Laboratory at Council for Agricultural Research and Economics, Centre of Food and Nutrition in Rome. He is visiting Professor at the faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology of Zagreb University where teaches “Food, Nutrition and Health”. He teaches also at the Master of Phytotherapy, Siena University; Master in Obesity prevention, Faculty of Medicine, University La Sapienza on topics related to functional food and health.
He got his degree in Nutrition in 1992 and received his PhD in Experimental Physiopathology, from the University of Pavia. He spent two years as postdoc at the Nutritional Immunology Lab at HNRC at Tufts University working on the role of vitamin E in immune function during ageing. He was Tenure of a grant of the Japan Society for Promotional of Sciences at Kyoto medical University, department of inflammation.
Mauro is Editor of JFCA, Nutrition and Aging, Frontiers in Nutrition and Ecological Sustainability and Frontiers in Nutritional Immunology. Referee for many scientific journals and for Croatia, Portuguese and Italian Ministry of Science and tenour of research grants from public bodies and industries. Prof. Serafini has published more than 100 IF research papers on the field of the dietary modulation of oxidative and inflammatory stress by plant foods. Mauro was the Author of highly cited paper on the antioxidant role of tea, plant food and chocolate published on Lancet, Gastroenterology and Nature.
Recently, Prof. Serafini has been included by Thomson Reuters in the list of international researchers displaying the greatest numbers of reports designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers, ranking among the top 1% most cited for their subject field and year of publication (2002-2013), confirmed also for 2015.
Serafini’s research mission is unraveling the mechanism of body’s resistance to dietary-induced stressors and to understand the role of plant foods in modulating antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and cell-mediated immune response in humans. Recently, Mauro became a FAO consultant for a novel aspect of his research related to food loss and waste.