Vittorio Calabrese

Vittorio Calabrese

Place of Birth : Italy
Position : President of European Society of Preventive Regenerative and Anti-aging Medicine
Field of study : Oxidative stress, cellular stress response, mitochondrial medicine, antioxidants, hormetic nutrients, aging, neurodegenerative disorders



Prof. Vittorio Calabrese graduated in medicine in 1984 at the University of Catania; after specialization in Neurology, in 1988 at University of Catania, since 1996, he has been a researcher at the Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, University of Catania. Since 2001, Prof. Calabrese has been a Professor of Clinical Biochemistry at the School of Medicine and Surgery and the actual Director of School of Specialization in Clinical Pathology and Clinical Biochemistry at University of Catania and University of Messina. He is a member of the Editorial Board of several high peer-reviewed journals. His research focuses on the role of free radicals and antioxidants in human disease, particularly Alzheimer's disease and other brain disorders. His interest in identifying the most important antioxidants in the human diet and in developing novel antioxidants has critical bearing on treating human diseases and understanding how diet might cause or prevent them. Areas of his research interests includes role of Oxidative Stress and Mitochondrial dysfunction in Aging, Neurodegenerative disorders and Longevity; Proteomics and redox proteomics, Heat shock signal pathway Hormesis, and Vitagenes in Neurodegeneration. The results of his studies have been reported in over 270 scientific papers published in outstanding international journals and widely cited (around 18165 total citations), for an h-index value of 84 (ISI). He has deposited the patents (Nr. WO 2004/07883 A1 of 10.9.2004) for the use of curcumin and its derivatives in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders, and (Nr. US20040167217) Neuroprotective effects of polyphenolic compounds.

  • 1987; Post-Doctoral fellow in Neurobiology at the New York University Medical School, (N.Y.)
  • 1989; Post-Doctoral fellow in Neuropharmacology at the Thomas Jefferson University Medical School (Philadelphia, PA,)
  • 2000-2005; Visiting Professor, University College London, Department of Neurochemistry, funded by Wellcome Trust Grant on “The role of antioxidants in L-DOPA induced damage to the Substantia Nigra”
  • Visiting Professor, Northwick Park Institute for Medical Research, Department of Surgical Research, University of London
  • Visiting Professor, University of Kentucky, Department of Chemistry
  • Visiting Professor, Blanchette Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, West Virginia University (MD)
  • Coordinator Euro-Mediterranean, Academy of Antiaging Medicine
  • Visiting Professor, Biomedical Research Centre, University of Dundee (UK)
  • Visiting Professor, Barshop Institute for Aging and Longevity Studies and Department of Physiology, University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, TX
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital Heidelberg, Germany
  • Visiting Professor, Institute of Biology and Molecular Genetics, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany
  • Visiting Professor, Department of Environmental Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
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