After his Laurea in Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Technology at the University of Florence, he worked until 1989 at the Menarini Pharmaceutical Industries Riunite srl Florence as researcher for the development of analytical methods for the quality control of drugs being tested.
He leads the "BIO-NMR" research group with activities targeted to the study of biological systems, through the use of NMR, for the development of spectroscopic methods for the evaluation of the molecular quality. He is an expert of metabolomics aiming at defining the metabolic state of living systems by means of patterns of biomarkers and molecular profiles.
He carries out applied scientific research focused on the definition of the structural states of the matter, while favouring the study of the supra-molecular domains defining the compartimentalization scheme of the biological systems.
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He was the European coordinator of the KBBE FP7-266331 "CHANCE" project (www.chancefood.eu).
He is co-founder of the Foodomics discipline and organizes since 2009 every two years the International Congress on the theme.