Foto Editor in chiefPersonal information 

Name and Surname: Gianluigi Vendemiale

Date of birth: 25 September 1954

Place of birth: Bari, Italy

Nationality: Italian

Office Address: Department of Medical and Surgical Science, Internal Medicine Unit, University of Foggia, Viale Pinto 1, 71122 Foggia, Italy.

Current position: Full professor of Medicine and Geriatrics at the Dept. of Medical and Surgical Sciences at the University of Foggia; Chief of the Internal Medicine Unit at the Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti di Foggia”

Phone and Email: 0039 0881 749177;


– 1980 – Medical Degree.

– 1985 – Internal Medicine Consultant.

– Research Fellowship at the Centre for the Study of Mitochondria and Energetic Metabolism, National Centre of Research (CNR).

– 1982 – 2-years Research Fellowship at the Alcohol Research and Treatment Center, Mount Sinai University, New York (Prof. C.S. Lieber).

– 2002 – Full Professor of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at the University of Foggia, Italy.

Institutional Charges 

– Member of the University board

– Local Coordinator of Research Projects of National Interest

– Director of the Internal Medicine Residency at the Medical School of Foggia

– Director of the Post-Doctoral School in Medical, Clinical and Experimental Sciences at The University of Foggia.

Research fields 

– drugs kinetics and biotransformation, oxidative mechanisms of drugs hepatotoxicity;

– ethanol metabolism and toxicity, drugs-alcohol interactions;

– glutathione metabolism and intracellular compartimentalization, plasmatic and renal excretion;

– role of reduced glutathione and antioxidant therapy in liver diseases;

– lipoperoxides, protein and glutathione oxidation in experimental models and in human pathology (alcoholic and non-alcoholic steatohepatitis);

– mitochondrial energy metabolism alterations, ATP homeostasis disruption and oxidative stress in aging;

– redox imbalance in glyco-metabolic decompensation and in chronic complications of diabetes mellitus (cataract, retinopathy).

– antioxidant compounds and hydrophilic biliary acids in experimental and human liver diseases;

– association of liver fibrosis with circulating and hepatic redox balance in chronic hepatitis C;

– standardization of circulating parameters for the measurement of redox balance in human aging;

– antioxidant systems and genetic polymorphisms in patients with Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia; association between hyperinsulinism, diabetes mellitus and dementia syndromes; effect of long-term administration of antioxidant compounds in primary and secondary dementia.

– Scopus search: 176 publications 

– Scopus search Citing Articles without self-citations: 3986 

– H-index: 38 

– Involved in training/supervision of 12 pre- and 3 post-doctoral scientists