Research program: Food Safety

Here you will find those research lines related to food safety and its two main areas: biological safety and chemical safety.

Research area: Biotic Food Safety


Research Lines

Bacterial response to stress.
- Contact: Núria Rius
- Email: nrius@ub.edu
- Research Group: Food Microbiology (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Fish) (Meat and Meat Products)

Microbiology of fermented foods.
- Contact: Núria Rius
- Email: nrius@ub.edu
- Research Group: Food Microbiology (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Fish) (Meat and Meat Products)

Molecular biology of enteric viruses.
- Contact: Albert Bosch and Rosa Pintó
- Email: rpinto@ub.edu
- Research Group: Enteric Viruses (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Shellfish) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Consumers) (Water)

Molecular biology of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) core region.
- Contact: Joan Tomás
- Email: jtomas@ub.edu
- Research Group: Genomics and Proteomics of Bacterial Virulence Factors (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Consumers)

Optimization of oxidative stability and the shelf life of foods.
- Contact: Francesc Guardiola
- Email: fguardiola@ub.edu
- Research Group: LIBIFOOD-Lipids and bioactive compounds in the food chain (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Feed) (Bread and Pastries) (Eggs and Egg Products) (Other Fats and Oils) (Gastronomia i Ciències Culinàries) (Meat and Meat Products)

Study of the surface structures of gram-negative bacteria involved in host-pathogen interactions.
- Contact: Prof. Joan Tomás
- Email: smerino@ub.edu
- Research Group: Genomics and Proteomics of Bacterial Virulence Factors (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Consumers)

Viral safety of food and water.
- Contact: Albert Bosch
- Email: abosch@ub.edu
- Research Group: Enteric Viruses (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Shellfish) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Consumers) (Public Administration) (Water)

Research area: Abiotic Food Safety


Research Lines

Food Contamination. Exposure and Risk Assessment.
- Contact: Prof. Jesús Gómez
- Email: jesusgomez@ub.edu
- Research Group: Toxicology (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Consumers) (Public Administration)

Determination of food contaminants.
- Contact: Lluís Puignou and Oscar Núñez
- Email: oscar.nunez@ub.edu
- Research Group: Analytical Chemistry Unit of the Faculty of Pharmacy (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Envionmental toxicology and ecotoxicology. Environmental risk assessment.
- Contact: Jesús Gómez
- Email: jesusgomez@ub.edu
- Research Group: Toxicology (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Consumers) (Public Administration)

Optimization of oxidative stability and the shelf life of foods.
- Contact: Francesc Guardiola
- Email: fguardiola@ub.edu
- Research Group: LIBIFOOD-Lipids and bioactive compounds in the food chain (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Feed) (Bread and Pastries) (Eggs and Egg Products) (Other Fats and Oils) (Gastronomia i Ciències Culinàries) (Meat and Meat Products)

Qualitative and quantitative composition of bioactive compounds in foods. Assessment of dietary uptake and risk. Interactions with drugs.
- Contact: M. Carmen Vidal
- Email: mcvidal@ub.edu
- Research Group: Bioactive Amines and Polyamines in Foods (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Fish) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Consumers) (Meat and Meat Products) (Public Administration) (Other Drinks)

Quality and Food Safety: hygienic quality indicators and new tools (formulation, processing and cooking) to reduce potentially hazardous compounds in food. Management and prevention of fraud in high quality products.
- Contact: Prof. M. Carmen Vidal
- Email: mcvidal@ub.edu
- Research Group: Bioactive Amines and Polyamines in Foods (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Fish) (Gastronomia i Ciències Culinàries) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Consumers) (Meat and Meat Products) (Public Administration) (Other Drinks) (Water)

Studies of toxicity and bioavailability of functional ingredients.
- Contact: Joana Planas
- Email: jmplanas@ub.edu
- Research Group: Nutritional Physiology and Pathophysiology (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Toxicity assessment through the development of alternative experimental models.
- Contact: Jesús Gómez
- Email: jesusgomez@ub.edu
- Research Group: Toxicology (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Wine)