Vincenzo Fogliano is a food scientist. After 20 years of career at the University of Naples as a professor in Biochemistry, Food Chemistry and Functional Foods, from 2013, he became chair of the Food Quality & Design Group and Editor in Chief of the Journal of Functional Food from 2017 onwards.

He is the author of almost 500 publications in indexed journals covering many aspects of Food Science. These papers received more than 20.000 citations, and he has an h index of 70.

His research focuses on the design of innovative healthy foods, adopting a chain perspective from the selection of raw materials through processing and formulation up to the physiological functionality and consumer behavior.

Now, his research focuses on the design of innovative healthy foods adopting a food system perspective and an emphasis on gastrointestinal health. My challenge is to use a food design approach to tackle the two main issues of the food sector: feeding the planet in 2050 and counteracting obesity.