Research program: Analytical and Technological Innovation

Here you will find those research lines related to analytical and technological innovation and their different areas: development of chemical analysis techniques, development of biological analysis techniques, development of sensory analysis techniques...

Research area: Food Authentication and Control of Food Fraud


Research Lines

Authentication and traceability of foods.
- Contact: Lluis Puignou and Xavier Saurina
- Email: xavi.saurina@ub.edu
- Research Group: Analytical Chemistry Unit of the Faculty of Pharmacy (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Other Drinks)

Detection and identification of peptide substances that add value to functional foods.
- Contact: José Barbosa
- Email: barbosa@ub.edu
- Research Group: Bioanalysis (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Olive Oil) (Consumers) (Food Supplements) (Public Administration) (Breast Milk) (Beer) (Wine)

Lipid characterization and authentication of foods: nutritional, commercial and culinary value.
- Contact: Francesc Guardiola and Alba Tres
- Email: atres@ub.edu
- Research Group: LIBIFOOD-Lipids and bioactive compounds in the food chain (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Organic products) (Feed) (Other Fats and Oils) (Olive Oil) (Meat and Meat Products)

Quality and Food Safety: hygienic quality indicarods 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)

Use of fats and fatty by-products in animal feeds: influence on the quality of foods of animal origin.
- Contact: Francesc Guardiola
- Email: fguardiola@ub.edu
- Research Group: LIBIFOOD-Lipids and bioactive compounds in the food chain (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Feed) (Eggs and Egg Products) (Other Fats and Oils) (Meat and Meat Products)

Research area: Development of Analytical Chemical Techniques


Research Lines

Analysis of bioactive components in foods and biological samples.
- Contact: Rosa M Lamuela
- Email: lamuela@ub.edu
- Research Group: Natural Antioxidants: Polyphenols (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Other Fats and Oils) (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Tomato) (Citrus Fruits) (Beer) (Wine) (Cocoa)

Detection and identification of peptide substances that add value to functional foods.
- Contact: José Barbosa
- Email: barbosa@ub.edu
- Research Group: Bioanalysis (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Olive Oil) (Consumers) (Food Supplements) (Public Administration) (Breast Milk) (Beer) (Wine)

Histamine intolerance: Metabolomic and geniomic biomarkers, clinical studies, microbioma and probiotics with DAO activity.
- Contact: M. Carmen Vidal
- Email: mcvidal@ub.edu
- Research Group: Bioactive Amines and Polyamines in Foods (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Consumers) (Food Supplements)

Metabolomics and biomarkers of risk, disease and exposure to active substances, foods and/or nutrition programmes. Development of biomarkers of effect and ingestion. Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology of obesity and diabetes. Study of metabolic profiles.
- Contact: Cristina Andrés
- Email: candres@ub.edu
- Research Group:
- Market Sector:

Validation of targeted and untargeted metabolomics analysis by NMR and LC-MS / MS in biological samples. Bioinformatic tools for biological interpretation and visualization.
- Contact: Cristina Andrés-Lacueva
- Email: candres@ub.edu
- Research Group: Biomarkers and Nutritional and Food Metabolomics (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Food Supplements) (Breast Milk) (Beer) (Wine) (Cocoa)

Research area: Development of Biological Techniques for Analysis


Research Lines

Analysis of bioactive components in foods and biological samples.
- Contact: Rosa M Lamuela
- Email: lamuela@ub.edu
- Research Group: Natural Antioxidants: Polyphenols (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Other Fats and Oils) (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Tomato) (Citrus Fruits) (Beer) (Wine) (Cocoa)

Metabolomics and biomarkers of risk, disease and exposure to active substances, foods and/or nutrition programmes. Development of biomarkers of effect and ingestion. Clinical biochemistry and molecular biology of obesity and diabetes. Study of metabolic profiles.
- Contact: Cristina Andrés
- Email: candres@ub.edu
- Research Group:
- Market Sector:

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)

Study of glycostructures in mesophilic Aeromonas and Plesiomonas.
- Contact: Joan Tomás and Susana Merino
- Email: smerino@ub.edu
- Research Group: Genomics and Proteomics of Bacterial Virulence Factors (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Fish) (Shellfish) (Consumers) (Water)

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

Validation of targeted and untargeted metabolomics analysis by NMR and LC-MS / MS in biological samples. Bioinformatic tools for biological interpretation and visualization.
- Contact: Cristina Andrés-Lacueva
- Email: candres@ub.edu
- Research Group: Biomarkers and Nutritional and Food Metabolomics (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Food Supplements) (Breast Milk) (Beer) (Wine) (Cocoa)

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)

Viral safety of pharmacological compounds.
- Contact: Albert Bosch
- Email: abosch@ub.edu
- Research Group: Enteric Viruses (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Research area: Development of Sensory Analysis Techniques


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Characterization of sensory attributes and compounds that determine organoleptic quality.
- Contact: Susana Buxaderas and Montserrat Riu
- Email: montseriu@ub.edu
- Research Group: Wines, Aromas and Quality Factors (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Wine)

Research area: Process Optimization and Improvement of Food Quality


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)

Detection and identification of peptide substances that add value to functional foods.
- Contact: José Barbosa
- Email: barbosa@ub.edu
- Research Group: Bioanalysis (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Olive Oil) (Consumers) (Food Supplements) (Public Administration) (Breast Milk) (Beer) (Wine)

Formulation and optimization of novel food products. Scale change.
- Contact: Carme González
- Email: carme.gonzalez@ub.edu
- Research Group: Food Technology Unit - Colloidal Systems’ Engineering (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Microbial production of biosurfactants and emulsifiers.
- Contact: Núria Rius
- Email: nrius@ub.edu
- Research Group: Food Microbiology (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

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)

Producció microbiana de biotensioactius i emulsionants.
- Contact: Prof. Sergi Munné
- Email: smunne@ub.edu
- Research Group:
- Market Sector: (Fish) (Meat and Meat Products)

Quality and Food Safety: hygienic quality indicarods 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)

Rheological characterization and food texture.
- Contact: Carme González
- Email: carme.gonzalez@ub.edu
- Research Group: Food Technology Unit - Colloidal Systems’ Engineering (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Soil fertility in cereal crop.
- Contact: Joan Romanyà
- Email: jromanya@ub.edu
- Research Group: Ecology of Agroecosystems (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Use of compost for verticillium wilt control.
- Contact: Joan Romanyà
- Email: jromanya@ub.edu
- Research Group: Ecology of Agroecosystems (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Use of fats and fatty by-products in animal feeds: influence on the quality of foods of animal origin.
- Contact: Francesc Guardiola
- Email: fguardiola@ub.edu
- Research Group: LIBIFOOD-Lipids and bioactive compounds in the food chain (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Feed) (Eggs and Egg Products) (Other Fats and Oils) (Meat and Meat Products)

Use of soil crop cover to imporve ecosystem services in agriculture.
- Contact: Joan Romanyà
- Email: jromanya@ub.edu
- Research Group: Ecology of Agroecosystems (+INFO)
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Research area: Valorization of Food By-products


Research Lines

Detection and identification of peptide substances that add value to functional foods.
- Contact: José Barbosa
- Email: barbosa@ub.edu
- Research Group: Bioanalysis (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Olive Oil) (Consumers) (Food Supplements) (Public Administration) (Breast Milk) (Beer) (Wine)

Upcycling of wine waste products.
- Contact: Susana Buxaderas and Elvira López-Tamames
- Email: e.lopez.tamames@ub.edu
- Research Group: Wines, Aromas and Quality Factors (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Wine)

Use of fats and fatty by-products in animal feeds: influence on the quality of foods of animal origin.
- Contact: Francesc Guardiola
- Email: fguardiola@ub.edu
- Research Group: LIBIFOOD-Lipids and bioactive compounds in the food chain (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Feed) (Eggs and Egg Products) (Other Fats and Oils) (Meat and Meat Products)

Valorization of food industry by-products.
- Contact: Carme González
- Email: carme.gonzalez@ub.edu
- Research Group: Food Technology Unit - Colloidal Systems’ Engineering (+INFO)
- Market Sector: