Research program: Nutrition and Functional Foods

Here you will find those research lines related to nutrition and functional foods, as well as their different areasEn aquest apartat podreu trobar les línies de recerca corresponents a la nutrició i aliments funcionals i les diferents àrees: food composition and nutritive value, and effects on the organism and health.

Research area: Food composition and nutritive value


Research Lines

Biostimulants and biofertilisers to improve fruit quality.
- Contact: Sergi Munné
- Email: smunne@ub.edu
- Research Group: ANTIOX-AgriFood Biotech (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Organic products) (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Tomato) (Citrus Fruits) (Mediterranean Diet)

Composition and stability of breastmilk.
- Contact: M. Carmen López
- Email: mclopez@ub.edu
- Research Group: Nutritional and Bromatological Aspects of Lipids (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Breast Milk)

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)

Factors that modify the presence of bioactive compounds and their effectiveness.
- Contact: Rosa M Lamuela
- Email: lamuela@ub.edu
- Research Group: Natural Antioxidants: Polyphenols (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Organic products) (Other Fats and Oils) (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Tomato) (Citrus Fruits) (Beer) (Wine) (Cocoa)

Food composition: vitamin E and carotenoids.
- Contact: Sergi Munné
- Email: smunne@ub.edu
- Research Group: ANTIOX-AgriFood Biotech (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Organic products) (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Tomato) (Citrus Fruits) (Mediterranean Diet)

Fruit physiology and technology.
- Contact: Sergi Munné
- Email: smunne@ub.edu
- Research Group: ANTIOX-AgriFood Biotech (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Organic products) (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Tomato) (Citrus Fruits) (Mediterranean Diet)

Identification of metabolomic profiles associated with metabotypes of risk of disease and / or healthy aging. Interindividual differences in food intake, identification of high and low responders. RCTs, cohort and / or epidemiological studies.
- 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)

Immunomodulation and bioactive compounds in breastmilk.
- Contact: Margarida Castell and Angels Franch
- Email: angelsfranch@ub.edu
- Research Group: Autoimmunity and Tolerance (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Food Supplements) (Breast Milk)

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)

Studies of biofunctionality of bioactive compounds.
- Contact: Joana Planas
- Email: jmplanas@ub.edu
- Research Group: Nutritional Physiology and Pathophysiology (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Study of bioactive compounds.
- Contact: Francesc Guardiola and Magda Rafecas
- Email: magdarafecas@ub.edu
- Research Group: LIBIFOOD-Lipids and bioactive compounds in the food chain (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Bread and Pastries) (Eggs and Egg Products) (Gastronomia i Ciències Culinàries) (Food Supplements) (Meat and Meat Products)

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 methionine hydroxy analogue in poultry nutrition.
- Contact: Ruth Ferrer
- Email: rutferrer@ub.edu
- Research Group: Intestinal Transport and the Barrier Function of the Epithelia (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Feed) (Food Supplements)

Research area: Effects on the organism and health


Research Lines

Assesment of healthy dietary patterns and food frequency questionaries. Development of food composition tables and databases of biomarkers of bioactive compounds intake. Characterization of "Food metabolome".
- Contact: Cristina Andrés-Lacueva
- Email: candres@ub.edu
- Research Group:
- Market Sector: (Organic products) (Bread and Pastries) (Gastronomia i Ciències Culinàries) (Mediterranean Diet) (Consumers) (Food Supplements) (Breast Milk) (Beer) (Wine) (Cocoa)

Clinical and epidemiological studies.
- Contact: Rosa M Lamuela
- Email: lamuela@ub.edu
- Research Group: Natural Antioxidants: Polyphenols (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Other Fats and Oils) (Olive Oil) (Tomato) (Mediterranean Diet) (Wine)

Diet and ageing in senescence-accelerated mice (SAM).
- Contact: Miquel Moretó
- Email: mmoreto@ub.edu
- Research Group: Digestive Physiology and Nutritional Adaptations (FIDAN) (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Diet and prevention of inflammatory bowel disease in animal models.
- Contact: Miquel Moretó
- Email: mmoreto@ub.edu
- Research Group: Digestive Physiology and Nutritional Adaptations (FIDAN) (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Effect of olive oil consumption on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases.
- Contact: M. Carmen López
- Email: mclopez@ub.edu
- Research Group: Nutritional and Bromatological Aspects of Lipids (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Olive Oil)

Effect of prebiotics on gut health indicators.
- Contact: Ruth Ferrer and Raquel Martin Venegas
- Email: raquelmartin@ub.edu
- Research Group: Intestinal Transport and the Barrier Function of the Epithelia (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Feed) (Food Supplements)

Effects of phytosterols and fibre on the absorption of fatty acids and plasma lipids.
- Contact: Prof. Sergi Munné
- Email: magdarafecas@ub.edu
- Research Group:
- Market Sector:

Efficacy and safety of fat-binding compounds.
- Contact: Prof. Sergi Munné
- Email: magdarafecas@ub.edu
- Research Group:
- Market Sector:

Epidemiological sutides related to eating behaviours and health.
- Contact: Maria Izquierdo
- Email: maria_izquierdo@ub.edu
- Research Group: Nutritional Genomics (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Mediterranean Diet)

Experimental immunonutrition with cocoa and antioxidants.
- Contact: Margarida Castell
- Email: margaridacastell@ub.edu
- Research Group: Autoimmunity and Tolerance (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Food Supplements) (Cocoa)

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)

Importance of fatty acids during the first stage of life.
- Contact: Prof. M. Carmen López
- Email: mclopez@ub.edu
- Research Group: Nutritional and Bromatological Aspects of Lipids (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Breast Milk)

Intestinal nutrient transport.
- Contact: Joana Planas
- Email: jmplanas@ub.edu
- Research Group: Nutritional Physiology and Pathophysiology (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Nutrition and cognitive and psychosocial development during childhood and adolescence.
- Contact: Maria Izquierdo
- Email: maria_izquierdo@ub.edu
- Research Group: Nutritional Genomics (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Nutrition, genetic variations, sleep and chronobiology: impact on health.
- Contact: Maria Izquierdo
- Email: maria_izquierdo@ub.edu
- Research Group: Nutritional Genomics (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Preclinical studies of inflammation, allergy and the development of the intestinal immune system.
- Contact: Margarida Castell and Francisco Pérez
- Email: franciscoperez@ub.edu
- Research Group: Autoimmunity and Tolerance (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Breast Milk)

Regulation of epithelial functions of permeability and nutrient absorption.
- Contact: Miquel Moretó
- Email: mmoreto@ub.edu
- Research Group: Digestive Physiology and Nutritional Adaptations (FIDAN) (+INFO)
- Market Sector:

Role of oxidative stress and the arachidonic acid cascade on cell proliferation.
- Contact: Juan José Moreno
- Email: jjmoreno@ub.edu
- Research Group: Eicosanox (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Other Fats and Oils) (Olive Oil) (Mediterranean Diet) (Food Supplements) (Wine)

Study of bioactive compounds.
- Contact: Francesc Guardiola and Magda Rafecas
- Email: magdarafecas@ub.edu
- Research Group: LIBIFOOD-Lipids and bioactive compounds in the food chain (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Bread and Pastries) (Eggs and Egg Products) (Gastronomia i Ciències Culinàries) (Food Supplements) (Meat and Meat Products)

Use of methionine hydroxy analogue in poultry nutrition.
- Contact: Ruth Ferrer
- Email: rutferrer@ub.edu
- Research Group: Intestinal Transport and the Barrier Function of the Epithelia (+INFO)
- Market Sector: (Feed) (Food Supplements)