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 quality. He is an expert of nutri-metabolomics aiming at defining the metabolic state of living systems as a function of nutritional effects by means of biomarkers pattern and molecular profiles.
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.
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After his Degree 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.