Dr. Samir Samman

Samir Samman

Samir Samman

Dr.

University of Sydney

Samir Samman Ph.D is an Associate Professor in Human Nutrition at the University of Sydney, and Honorary Research Fellow in Clinical Biochemistry at the Royal Prince Alfred Hospital. He is actively involved in teaching Nutritional Science and has supervised numerous postgraduate research students. His research interests include the roles of zinc, iron and vitamin B12 in human nutrition with a focus on biomarkers of these nutrients and their relationships with chronic disease. Other areas of research interest include phytonutrients and the impact of organic production systems on food composition. He has published over 160 research articles, reviews and book chapters. His review on flavonoids is the highest cited paper in the Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry (1996;7:66). He authored the substantiation for the sodium health claim for Food Standards Australia New Zealand, and served on the National Health & Medical Research Council committee that set the current Nutrient Reference Values for Australia and New Zealand. He was awarded Honorary Life Membership of the Nutrition Society of Australia, and serves on several journal editorial boards.