Giovanni Scapagnini | University of Molise

Artemis P. Simopoulos | Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health
Artemis P. Simopoulos | Center for Genetics, Nutrition and Health
November 29, 2016
Anna L. Rosales, RD | Nutrition Manager of Barilla America
Anna L. Rosales, RD | Nutrition Manager of Barilla America
November 29, 2016

Professor Giovanni Scapagnini (Naples, Italy 1966), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the Department of Medicine and Health Science at University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy. He graduated in 1992 from the School of Medicine and Surgery, University of Catania, where he obtained a Ph.D. in Neurobiology in 2000. He has also worked as a Visiting Scientist with the Department of Surgical Research, Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research, Harrow, UK (1999), and with the Laboratory of Adaptive Systems, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institute of Health in Bethesda, M.D., USA (2000). He was previously employed as an Assistant Professor at the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute, Rockville, MD, and at the Institute of Neurological Sciences, Italian National Research Council. He also worked as a Visiting Scientist at the NINDS, National Institute of Health, Bethesda, MD, and at the Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research, Harrow, UK. Since 2004, he is a Visiting Professor at the University of Maryland (Institute of Human Virology), Baltimore, MD. Dr. Scapagnini is the Vice-President of the Italian Society of Nutraceuticals SINUT. He is the Scientific Director of the Inter-University Consortium “SannioTech”, in Apollosa (BN) Italy. His current work focuses on the functional roles of food components as modulators of aging process, and the study of centenarians, i.e. people that live longer than 100 years, as a model of successful aging. Dr. Scapagnini’s fields of research concentrate on biology and molecular mechanisms of aging and neurodegenerative disorders, with particular focus on nutrient activated signaling pathways related to lifespan regulation. Dr. Scapagnini is co-author of more than 90 publications and book chapters of neuroscience and nutrition, biogerontology, pharmacology and molecular biology (scopus H-index 31). He is also co-author of 11 patents in the fields of medical devices and therapeutic compounds. He is collaborating with several laboratories, both in the EU and internationally; and is a peer reviewer for 10 of the most important scientific journals, and a member of the editorial board of the scientific journal “Biogerontology.” He has organized 8 international congresses on the theme of “cellular stress response” and “biology of aging processes.” In addition, he has been an invited speaker to more than 100 national and international congresses.