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Daniele Del Rio is Associate Professor of Human Nutrition at the University of Parma, Italy, and the Scientific Director of the Need for Nutrition Education/Innovation Programme Global Centre for Nutrition & Health, in Cambridge, UK. He serves as Editor in Chief of the International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. He is a proud Commendatore (Knight Commander) of the Italian Republic, title granted for scientific achievements. Dan is growing a team of young and brilliant scientists, all working on the effects of plant foods on human health, with a specific focus on the interaction of phytochemicals with the human gut microbiota as a mediating step for their beneficial actions towards human physiology.