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Professor Maximo Vento

University & Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain


Past Positions
•    Professor of Pediatrics
•    Chief of the Division of Neonatology
    University & Polytechnic Hospital La Fe, Valencia, Spain.  
•    Scientific Director
    Health Research Institute La Fe, Valencia, Spain.
•    President of the Spanish Neonatal Society (SENeo) 2015-2019
•    Chairman of the Platform for the Development of Clinical Trials
    Health Research Institute La Fe (Valencia; Spain)

Present Positions
•    Chairman of the European Board of Neonatology (EBN) (2018-2023)
•    Member of the Executive Committee of the European Society for
    Paediatric Research (ESPR) (2018-2023)
•    Chairman of the Spanish Maternal, Neonatal and Developmental
    Network Red SAMID (2015-2022)
    Health Research Institute Carlos IIII (Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, Kingdom of     Spain)
•    Emeritus Researcher and Director of the Neonatal Research Group
    Health Research Institute La Fe (Valencia, Spain)

•    Honorary member of the American Pediatric Society
•    Honorary member of the Deutsche Gesselschaft für Kinderheilkunde
•    WB Kitchen Scholar of the University of Melbourne
•    Lung Club Lecturer 2010 Pediatric Academic Societies USA
•    Bengt Robertson Lecturer 2021 European Society for Paediatric Research

Lines of research and interest
Physiology of the Fetal to Neonatal transition; Perinatal Asphyxia; Resuscitation in the Delivery Room; Oxygen: physiology, hypoxia/hyperoxia derived toxicity, oxidative and nitrosative stress and biomarkers; microRNA & epigenetics and oxygen; Redox Regulation.

Microbiome in extremely preterm infants. Influence of own mother’s milk/pasteurized human milk. Studies on inflammation and oxidative stress in exfoliated intestinal cells.

Perinatal infectious diseases. GWAS and microRNA.

Perinatal psychological stress and consequences.

Methodology: Targeted and untargeted metabolomics; HPLC or GC coupled to Mass Spectrometry; LC-QTOF approach. Capillary electrophoresis. Vesicles.

Scientific contributions in national and international journals
- 414 papers published in international peer reviewed journals and national journals available at: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=Vento+M+or+Vento+Torres+M
- 42 book chapters in international handbooks of Pediatrics and Neonatology.
- >200 conferences at International Scientific Meetings and Congresses.
- Direction of 25 PhD thesis in the field of experimental and clinical perinatology
- Hirsch Index = 62
- Citations > 15836

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