Francesca Amitrano

Areas of expertise:

  • Cardiovascular diseases and genetic risk factors
  • Familial hypercholesterolemia
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Type II diabetes and Gestational diabetes
  • Endometriosis
  • Metabolic syndrome
  • Food sensitivities and genetic risk factors
  • Weight management
  • Nutrition in oncology patients
  • Neurodevelopmental and Metabolic assessments in children
  • Randomised Clinical Trials
  • Cohort Studies


  • PhD(c) Public Health (DOHaD), Liggins Institute (Auckland University)
  • PhD Human Genetics, University of Florence (IT)
  • MSc Human Nutrition and Dietetics, First Class Hons, Federico II University of Naples (IT)
  • BSc Biology and Human Pathophysiology, First Class Hons, Federico II University of Naples (IT)
  • PHRP (Protecting Human Research Participants)
  • GCP (Good Clinical Practice)

Current Employment:

  • Researcher at the Liggins Institute (Auckland University)
  • Registered Nutritionist at MacMurray Gastroenterology Centre
  • Registered Nutritionist Private Practitioner

Overseas Training:

  • Atherosclerosis and Lipid Genomics training. Cardiovascular Diseases Department. Mayo Clinic (Rochester, US)
  • Lipidomics of red blood cell membrane, Italian Council of Research (CNR)
  • Nutrigenetics and Nutrigenomics, European Nutrigenomics Organisation (NuGO)
  • Nutrition in oncology patients (DD clinic Foundation. IT)
  • Preventive and antiaging nutritional interventions (Anti-aging Medical Association of Italy)
  • Intestinal microbiota modifications in health and diseases (Bromatech, Milan)

Overseas Experience:

  • Registered Nutritionist and Nutrigenetics consultant, Da Vinci Clinic, Florence (IT)
  • RBC lipidomics consultant, Lipinutragen (Bologna, IT)


  • Perinatal Society of Australia and New Zealand
  • Nutrition Society of New Zealand
  • International Society of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (UK)
  • NNEdPro, Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, Cambridge (UK)
  • Italian Board of Biologists, Clinical Registered Nutritionists Section A

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