Maurizio Battino, Scientific Director of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the European University of the Atlantic and Director of Funiber Italy, has been recognized by Thomson Reuters as one of the most influential researchers in the world during 2016. This distinction has been awarded to Battino for the second consecutive year.
The 2016 list “World’s Most Influential Scientific Minds” is developed by the communication group Thomson Reuters in order to distinguish and support excellence within the academic community. It is based on a thorough investigation to identify some of the brightest scientific minds.
Maurizio Battino’s research work is particularly related to aging and antioxidants, and has been recognized by Thomson Reuters in the area of Agricultural Sciences.
Thomson Reuters analyzes published work within a small number of texts considered Essential Scientific Indicators, and awards the 1% of these researchers, particularly those whose work is considered the most influential within the global scientific landscape.
The Thomson Reuters list includes more than 3,000 scientists and researchers of 21 areas of knowledge, and a little more than a score are related to Spanish universities. The institution that has more researchers in the list is Harvard University (USA) with a total of 84.
Maurizio Battino holds a Degree in Biological Sciences by the University of Bologna; he obtained his PhD in 1990 with his thesis “Ubiquinone: Studies in Model System and Comparatives” before the Italian Ministry of the University of Rome. In May 2001, the University of Ancona awarded him as the “best researcher of the year” for the high quality of his scientific production, and in 2008 was named Doctor Honoris Causa by the University of Medicine and Pharmacy “Carol Davila” of Bucharest (Romania).
He has almost 200 publications, more than half of them in high-impact international scientific journals, and the remainder in the form of book chapters and national scientific newspapers. Battino accumulates more than 25 years of research experience in bioenergetics, biomembranes, antioxidant molecules and nutrition, using the most advanced biochemical techniques and developing new methods for the study of molecules and biological samples.