Associate Professor at the University of Bologna, specialising in Physiology of the gastro-intestinal tract and Human Nutrition. His research interests focus on the relationships between diet, gut microbiota and chronic low-grade inflammation. He collaborates with doctors specialised in the gastro-intestinal tract, in particular with the Regional Reference Centre for Chronic Inflammatory Intestinal Diseases at the Policlinico Universitario Sant'Orsola-Malpighi, and with various companies in the food and pharmaceutical sectors. Involved in national and international projects and author of over 90 publications in leading scientific journals. Founder and scientific advisor of TGD, he currently focuses his research on the development of new products for intestinal well-being and the balance of the entire organism.