2021 Silver Medal winner announced - Dr Mario Siervo

The Nutrition Society Silver Medal has been assigned annually since 1991 for scientific excellence in the field of nutrition, and is awarded to a member of the Society who is within 15 years of higher degree graduation. The 2021 awardee is Associate Professor Mario Siervo, Nottingham University.

Dr Siervo has been awarded the Silver Medal 2021 for his research on Inorganic nitrate reservoir in skeletal muscle: a “glycogen-like” role to control metabolic-vascular coupling.



Dr Siervo is a clinical academic specialised in clinical nutrition and metabolic medicine at the University of Naples Federico II in Italy. He obtained an MSc in Public Health Nutrition from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine and PhD in Human Physiology and Nutrition at the University of Cambridge. Dr Siervo has worked in several institutions including Cambridge University, MRC Human Nutrition Research Centre, National Institutes of Health and Newcastle University and from March 2019 and has now joined Nottingham University as an Associate Professor in Human Integrative Physiology and Experimental Medicine.

“I have been awarded two prestigious prices for my contribution to nutrition research by the British Nutrition Foundation in 2013 and by the Nutrition Society in 2017. I have published more than 150 publications, contributed to three book chapters and co-edited one book. I am the recipient as PI and Co-PI of several grants from MRC, NIHR and Alzheimer’s Research UK totalling more than 4 million pounds. I am on the editorial board of several journals such as Proceedings of Nutrition Society, Clinical Obesity, Nutrire and Journal of Nutrition Health and Ageing. Associate Professor in Nutrigenetics & Nutrigenomics. He joined the University of Reading after his post-doctoral training at the MRC Epidemiology Unit (Cambridge, UK) and University College London (London, UK). He has also received advanced training in Epidemiology at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK.