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Name and Surname: Francesco Bellanti

Date of birth: 29 July 1979

Place of birth: Foggia, 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: Assistant Professor at the Dept. of Medical and Surgical Sciences at the University of Foggia; Medical Assistant at the Internal Medicine Unit, Hospital “Ospedali Riuniti di Foggia”

Phone and Email: 0039 0881 732671;


– 2004 – Medical Degree.

– 2009 – Specialization in Internal Medicine.

– 2010 – Research Fellowship at the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares “Carlos III” (CNIC), Madrid, Spain.

– 2013 – Philosophiae Doctor in Medical, Clinical and Experimental Sciences.

– 2013 – Visiting Fellow at the Scottish Centre for Regenerative Medicine, Edinburgh, UK

Research fields 

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

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

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

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

– antioxidant compounds in experimental and human liver diseases;

– mitochondria-targeted therapy for the treatment of liver diseases;

– redox cell signalling in liver stem cells activation and differentiation

– Scopus search: 25 publications 

– Scopus search Citing Articles without self-citations: 600 

– H-index: 15 

  • Involved in training/supervision of 5 pre- and 1 post-doctoral scientists