Dr. Manuel Hernández-Triana

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Specialist, senior researcher, and full professor in biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Havana.

Biography

Specialist, senior researcher, and full professor in biochemistry at the Faculty of Medicine, University of Havana. Since 1984, he has directed the Department of Biochemistry and Physiology of the Institute of Nutrition and Food Hygiene. His research work has been focused to dietary protein quality, energy recommendations and isotopic methods for the measurement of body composition, energy expenditure and Helicobacter pylori infection. He is author of the 1996 and 2008 Cuban Nutritional Recommendations, national coordinator of regional research projects in Latin America, expert since 1999 of the International Agency of Atom Energy, international advisor of the Argentinean National Agency for Science and Technology, President of the Cuban Nutrition Society, member of the Spanish Nutrition Society and President of the Latin American Nutrition Society from 2006-2012. In 1982, he received the Humboldt Award of the Humboldt University, Germany for his research on dietary protein quality for maintenance and in 1995 the Pan American Health Organization´s Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Health Literature for his work on nutritional factors in the neuropathy epidemic on the Isle of Youth, Cuba.