Daniele Del Rio is an Associate Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Parma, in Italy, where he coordinates Laboratory of Phytochemicals in Physiology, a research laboratory of the Human Nutrition Unit and within the Department of Food and Drug. Dan is also the Scientific Director of the Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme (NNEdPro), an independent knowledge generation and research platform overseen by the British Dietetic Association and located at the Elsie Widdowson Laboratory in Cambridge, UK, where he is also a Visiting Fellow of the Wolfson College. His research activity is focused on the evaluation of the protective effects of plant foods in humans, with a specific interest in dietary polyphenolics. Daniele has been listed (both in 2014 and 2015) by ISI Thomson Reuters among the still active most influential scientific minds. He is the Editor in Chief of the “International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition”, published by Taylor & Francis, and a member of the editorial board of “Molecular Nutrition and Food Research”, “Nutrition Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases” and of “NFS Journal”. Dan acts as chair of the “food pillar” at the Centre for the Studies of European and International Affairs at the University of Parma, he is one of the founding trustees of the European Foundation for Dietetics and Nutrition and is a member of the Board of Directors of MADEGUS s.r.l., a University spin-off fully dedicated to child nutritional education. Most importantly, Dan is passionately helping a team of young and extremely brilliant scientists to grow in the very competitive world of academic reseach, and would not be where he is without them.