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Section Board for 'Micronutrients and Human Health' (43)

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Prof. Dr. Cedric Annweiler
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Department of Geriatric Medicine, University and University Hospital of Angers, Angers, F-49933, France
Interests: vitamin D; vitamin K; aging; cognition; gait
Prof. Dr. Luigi Barrea
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Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia, Unit of Endocrinology, Federico II University Medical School of Naples, Via Sergio Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: vitamin D; Mediterranean diet; obesity; endocrine diseases
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Dr. Anitra Carr
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Department of Pathology and Biomedical Science, University of Otgao, Chriscthurch, New Zealand
Interests: vitamin C; pneumonia; sepsis; immune function; diabetes; metabolic health; mood; cognitive health; health-related quality of life; recommended dietary intakes
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Dr. Cristiana Cipriani
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Department of Clinical, Internal, Anesthesiology and Cardiovascular Sciences (SCIAC), "Sapienza" University of Rome, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161 Rome, Italy
Interests: vitamin D; parathyroids; osteoporosis; bone metabolism
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Dr. Dianne Ford
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Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, Northumbria University, Newcastle upon Tyne NE2 4AX, UK
Interests: zinc; dietary polyphenolic compounds; dietary molecules; Molecular nutrition
Prof. Dr. Howard P. Glauert
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Department of Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536, USA
Interests: carcinogenesis; antioxidants; NF-kB; PCBs; selenium; vitamin E
Prof. Dr. Ralph Green *
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Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of California, Davis 4400 V Street, PATH Building, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
Interests: one-carbon metabolism; cobalamin (vitamin B12); folate (vitamin B9); homocysteine; anemia; hematology
* Prof. Dr. Green is fellow of ASN
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Prof. Dr. Hajo Haase
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Department of Food Chemistry and Toxicology, Berlin Institute of Technology, Berlin, Germany
Interests: bioavailability, speciation and detection of trace metals; molecular mechanisms of the toxicity of metal ions; zinc as a second messenger
Dr. Luciana Hannibal
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Department for Pediatrics, Medical Center, University of Freiburg, 79106 Freiburg, Germany
Interests: vitamin B12; cobalamin; inborn errors of metabolism; metabolites; homocysteine
Dr. Harri Hemilä
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Department of Public Health, University of Helsinki, POB 41, FI-00014 Helsinki, Finland
Interests: vitamin C; vitamin E; zinc lozenges; respiratory infections; pneumonia; meta-analysis
Dr. Michael F. Holick
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School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA, USA
Interests: vitamin D; immune function; metabolic bone disease; Ehlers Danlos syndrome; vitamin D metabolites and biologic functions; approaches for treating and preventing vitamin D deficiency; photobiology of vitamin D
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Prof. Dr. Bruce W. Hollis
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Departments of Pediatrics, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC, 29425 USA
Interests: Vitamin D metabolism and mode of action; Vitamin D supplementation as a way to improve maternal health and birth outcomes; Methods of measurement of vitamin D compounds
Dr. Roberto Iacone

Department of Clinical Medicine and Surgery, ESH Excellence Center of Hypertension, and Internal Medicine and Clinical Nutrition Unit, Federico II University Hospital of Naples, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: trace elements; vitamins; nutrition; artificial nutrition; malnutrition; parenteral nutrition; enteral nutrition; cardiovascular diseases; obesity; amino acids; bone health; skeletal muscle mass; hypertension; physicochemical stability of all-in-one parenteral nutrition mixtures; membrane ion transport systems; genetic aspects of atherosclerosis, hypertension, and obesity
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Prof. Dr. Janet C. King
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Professor Emerita, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720 USA and Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, 5700 Martin Luther King Jr Way, Oakland, CA 94609 USA
Interests: zinc; pregnancy; lactation; metabolism; iron; trace elements;protein; energy requirements
Prof. Dr. Anna Kipp
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Department of Molecular Nutritional Physiology, Institute of Nutritional Sciences, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Dornburger Str. 24, 07743 Jena, Germany
Interests: trace elements; selenium; glutathione peroxidase 2; redox-modulated signaling pathways; Nrf2; intestinal inflammation; colorectal cancer development; functions of selenoproteins; aging
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Dr. Jean-François Landrier
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Center for cardiovascular and Nutrition Research, C2VN, Université d’Aix-Marseille, INRA, INSERM, Marseille, France
Interests: micronutrients; vitamins; adipose tissue; inflammation; adipocyte; perinatal programming
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Dr. Gladys Oluyemisi Latunde-Dada
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Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine, King's College London, Franklin-Wilkins Building, 150 Stamford Street, London, UK
Interests: iron; nutrition; metabolism; absorption
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Dr. Diane McVey Ward
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Department of Pathology, Division of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Utah School of Medicine, Salt Lake City, UT 84132, USA
Interests: metal homeostasis; macrophage iron homeostasis; mitochondrial heme and iron; membrane trafficking, lysosomes and exosomes; iron metabolism; cell biology
Prof. Dr. Patrizia Mecocci
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Institute of Gerontology and Geriatrics, Department of Medicine, University of Perugia, 06132 Perugia, Italy
Interests: aging; dementia; oxidative stress; geriatrics; cognition; nutrition; nutraceuticals; genetics
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Dr. Caterina Mian
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Dipartimento di Scienze Mediche e Chirurgiche, University of Padova, Padua, Italy
Interests: thyroid; iodine status; differentiated thyroid cancer; medullary thyroid cancer selenium; molecular aspects of thyroid cancer
Prof. Dr. Ebba Nexø
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Aarhus Univ Hosp, Dept Clin Biochem, DK-8200 Aarhus N, Denmark
Interests: B vitamins; vitamin B12; cobalamin binding proteins; Epidermal growth factor; Trefoil factor; Clinical Biochemistry
Prof. Dr. Dariusz Nowak
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Department of Clinical Physiology, Medical University of Lodz, Mazowiecka 6/8, 92-215 Lodz, Poland
Interests: antioxidant vitamins; plant polyphenols; exercise physiology; markers of oxidative stress; whole blood and neutrophils chemiluminescence; lung cancer; exhaled breath condensate; noninvasive markers of oxidative stress and pulmonary malignancy; dietary interventions to enhance antioxidant activity of plasma
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Prof. Dr. Rima Obeid
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Department of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine, Saarland University Hospital, Building 57, D-66424, Homburg, Germany
Interests: one-carbon metabolism; folate; B-vitamins; choline; methylation; epigenetics; maternal nutrition; cancer nutrition; nutrition epidemiology; public health nutrition; nutritional biomarkers
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Dr. Begoña Olmedilla-Alonso
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Metabolism and Nutrition Department. Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition, Spanish National Research Council (ICTAN-CSIC), Madrid, Spain
Interests: carotenoids in the context diet and health / disease; fat-soluble vitamins; bioavailability; biomarkers
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Prof. Dr. Elizabeth N. Pearce
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Section of Endocrinology, Diabetes, and Nutrition, School of Medicine, Boston University, Boston, MA 02118, USA
Interests: iodine nutrition; thyroid disease in pregnancy; effects of sub-clinical thyroid dysfunction; effects of environmental thyroidal disruptors
Dr. Jessica Pepe

Department of Clinical, Internal, Anesthesiology and Cardiovascular Sciences, “Sapienza” University, Viale del Policlinico 155, 00161, Rome, Italy
Interests: vitamin D; primary hyperparathyroidism; osteoporosis; secondary osteoporosis
Prof. Dr. Anthony Perkins

School of Medical Science, Griffith University, Southport 9726, Queensland, Australia
Interests: Placental biology; Oxidative Stress; Mitochondria; Trace elements; Elemental Metabolomics
Prof. Dr. Jacqueline A. Pettersen
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Division of Neurology, Department of Medicine, University of British Columbia & the Division of Medical Sciences, University of Northern British Columbia, Prince George, BC V2N 4Z9, Canada
Interests: vitamin D; vitamin K2 (menaquinones); MIND diet; cognition; age-related cognitive decline; dementia
Dr. Stefan Pilz

Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Endocrinology and Diabetology, Medical University of Graz, Auenbruggerplatz 15, 8036 Graz, Austria
Interests: Vitamin D; PTH; aldosterone; adrena; hypertension; amino acids; homoarginine
Dr. Emmanuelle Reboul
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Centre for CardioVascular and Nutrition research (C2VN), UMR 1260 INRA/ 1263 INSERM/ Aix-Marseille University, Faculté de Médecine Timone, 27 Bd Jean Moulin, Marseille cedex 5, France
Interests: fat-soluble vitamins; carotenoids; intestine; mixed micelles; membranes transporters; bioavailability
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Prof. Dr. Ann-Sofie Sandberg
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Department of Biology and Biological Engineering, Food and Nutrition Science, Chalmers University of Technology, 41296 Gothenburg, Sweden
Interests: bioavailability of iron; bioavailability of zinc; phytate; inositol phosphates; omega-3 fatty acids; marine bioactive compounds; early life nutrition and allergy development; human intervention trials
Prof. Dr. Silvia Savastano
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Dipartimento di Medicina Clinica e Chirurgia, Unità di Endocrinologia, Università degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, Via S. Pansini 5, 80131 Naples, Italy
Interests: obesity; chronobiology; sleep; nutrition; ketogenic diet; metabolic syndrome
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Prof. Dr. Lutz Schomburg
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Institute for Experimental Endocrinology, Charité—Universitätsmedizin Berlin, CVK, D-13353 Berlin, Germany
Interests: minerals and trace elements; selenoproteins; hormones; endocrine feedback; thyroid gland; sexual dimorphisms; biomarkers; diabetes mellitus; inflammation; autoimmunity
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Prof. Dr. Igor Sergeev
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Health and Nutritional Sciences, South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD 57007, USA
Interests: vitamin D; calcium; bioactive food components; nutrient regulation of apoptosis; vitamin D, calcium, and bioactives in the prevention of obesity and cancer; vitamin D and cell calcium
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Prof. Dr. Hitoshi Shirakawa
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Laboratory of Nutrition, Graduate School of Agricultural Science, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan
Interests: Vitamin; life style related disease; transcription regulation; chromatin; rice bran
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Dr. Alan Stewart
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School of Medicine, University of St Andrews, St Andrews, UK
Interests: fatty acids; lipidomics; metal ions; plasma proteins; proteomics; zinc
Prof. Dr. James H. Swain
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Department of Nutrition, School of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, 10900 Euclid Avenue, SOM WG-48, Cleveland, OH 44106, USA
Interests: the role of dietary iron and iron status on intestinal tumorigenesis; using immunohistochemistry; proteomics and gene expression analysis; iron bioavailability and food fortification using different forms of dietary iron
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Dr. Elad Tako
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Department of Food Science, Cornell University, Stocking Hall, Ithaca, NY 14853-7201, USA
Interests: dietary micronutrients; Fe and Zn deficiencies; anemia; Zn status biomarkers; bioactive compounds; prebiotics; microbiome; nutrigenomics; intestinal functionality and development; polyphenols; in vivo models of human nutrition
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Prof. Dr. Rong Tsao
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Guelph Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, West Guelph, ON N1G 5C9, Canada
Interests: food bioactives; polyphenols; carotenoids; bioaccessibility; bioavailability; cellular uptake and transport; metabolism; antioxidants; anti-inflammatory
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Dr. Francesco Visioli
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1. Department of Molecular Medicine, University of Padova, 35121 Padova, Italy
2. IMDEA-Food, CEI UAM + CSIC, 28049 Madrid, Spain
Interests: micronutrients; essential fatty acids; cardiovascular disease
Dr. Margreet C. M. Vissers

Centre for Free Radical Research, Department of Pathology, University of Otago, Christchurch, 2 Riccarton Ave, PO Box 4345, Christchurch 8140, New Zealand
Interests: vitamin C in cancer and inflammation; oxidative stress; antioxidants; human bioavailability studies
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Prof. Dr. Connie Weaver
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Department of Nutrition Science, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana, IN, USA
Interests: Calcium; vitamin D; bioavailability; bone; bone mineral content; osteoporosis; parathyroid hormone; prebiotic; microbiome
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Prof. Dr. Federica I. Wolf
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Faculty of Medicine and Fondazione Policlinico Gemelli IRCCS, Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Rome, Italy
Interests: magnesium homeostasis; magnesium transport; magnesium channels; oxidative stress; cancer cells; cellular aging; signal transduction;IBD and gut microbiota, food supplements and health
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