Dr. Paolo Colombani

Nutrition scientist.

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Research & teaching at ETH Zurich
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Practical implementations


  • Food engineering at ETH Zurich, Master thesis in sports nutrition (1987-1993)
  • Doctoral thesis at ETH Zurich on protein in endurance sports (1993-1998)

Research activities

  • Postprandial carbohydrate and fat metabolism of healthy adults; interaction of physical activity, nutrition, and health; nutrition of athletes (1998-2009)
  • Trans fatty acids in foods (2004-2009)
  • 6th Framework Programme of the European Commission: Quality of food composition data within the “Network of Excellence EuroFIR” on Harmonization of European Food Composition Databases (2006-2011)
  • 7th Framework Programme of the European Commission: EuroFIR NEXUS on the consolidation of the EuroFIR project (2011)
  • Nutrition and supplement knowledge of elite athletes & coaches, history of sports medicine


  • Scientific support for development of concepts and products as well as regulatory affairs, communication und marketing in the food industry
  • Chief Scientific Officer of several start-ups in the food industry
  • Initiator and co-founder of the Swiss Forum for Sport Nutrition, the first independent Internet platform on sports nutrition in Switzerland (now incorporated in the Swiss Sports Nutrition Society)
  • Initiator, co-founder and 1st president of the Swiss Sports Nutrition Society
  • Several board and commission activities (e.g. president of EuroFIR AISBL, the international not-for-profit organization on food information and food composition databases, Member of the User and Advisory Group of the Network of Excellence EURRECA of the European Commission about the alignment of micronutrient recommendations)
  • Scientific support of FC Basel 1893, Axpo Super League
Dr. Paolo Colombani