Directory of Research Groups

In this section you can check over all of the research groups from INSA-UB, their research fields and contact information.

ANTIOX-AgriFood Biotech

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Sergi Munné.

Email: smunne@ub.edu

Web: http://antiox-ecophys.com/

SGR: Fisiologia de les Plantes en Relació amb l’Ambient (FISVEG)


Research Lines

- Biostimulants and biofertilisers to improve fruit quality. (Contact: Sergi Munné smunne@ub.edu)
Research area: (Food composition and nutritive value)
Market Sector: (Organic products) (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Tomato) (Citrus Fruits) (Mediterranean Diet)

- Food composition: vitamin E and carotenoids. (Contact: Sergi Munné smunne@ub.edu)
Research area: (Food composition and nutritive value)
Market Sector: (Organic products) (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Tomato) (Citrus Fruits) (Mediterranean Diet)

- Fruit physiology and technology. (Contact: Sergi Munné smunne@ub.edu)
Research area: (Food composition and nutritive value)
Market Sector: (Organic products) (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Tomato) (Citrus Fruits) (Mediterranean Diet)

Bioactive Amines and Polyamines in Foods

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. M. Carmen Vidal.

Email: mcvidal@ub.edu

SGR: Compostos Bioactius dels Aliments


Research Lines

- Histamine intolerance: Metabolomic and genomic biomarkers, clinical studies, microbioma and probiotics with DAO activity. (Contact: M. Carmen Vidal mcvidal@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effect of diet and physical activity on health at a population level) (Development of Analytical Chemical Techniques) (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector: (Consumers) (Food Supplements)

- Qualitative and quantitative composition of bioactive compounds in foods. Assessment of dietary uptake and risk. Interactions with drugs. (Contact: M. Carmen Vidal mcvidal@ub.edu)
Research area: (Abiotic Food Safety) (Food composition and nutritive value)
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: mcvidal@ub.edu)
Research area: (Process Optimization and Improvement of Food Quality) (Food Authentication and Control of Food Fraud) (Abiotic Food Safety)
Market Sector: (Fish) (Gastronomia i Ciències Culinàries) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Consumers) (Meat and Meat Products) (Public Administration) (Other Drinks) (Water)

Natural Antioxidants: Polyphenols

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Rosa Lamuela.

Email: lamuela@ub.edu

Web: http://www.polyphenolresearch.com

SGR: Polifenols Naturals i altres Components Bioactius en els Aliments


Research Lines

- Analysis of bioactive components in foods and biological samples. (Contact: Rosa M Lamuela lamuela@ub.edu)
Research area: (Development of Biological Techniques for Analysis) (Development of Analytical Chemical Techniques)
Market Sector: (Other Fats and Oils) (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Tomato) (Citrus Fruits) (Beer) (Wine) (Cocoa)

- Clinical and epidemiological studies. (Contact: Rosa M Lamuela lamuela@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effect of diet and physical activity on health at a population level) (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector: (Other Fats and Oils) (Olive Oil) (Tomato) (Mediterranean Diet) (Wine)

- Factors that modify the presence of bioactive compounds and their effectiveness. (Contact: Rosa M Lamuela lamuela@ub.edu)
Research area: (Food composition and nutritive value)
Market Sector: (Organic products) (Other Fats and Oils) (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Tomato) (Citrus Fruits) (Beer) (Wine) (Cocoa)

Nutritional and Bromatological Aspects of Lipids

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. M. Carmen López.

Email: mclopez@ub.edu

SGR: Polifenols Naturals i altres Components Bioactius en els Aliments


Research Lines

- Composition and stability of breastmilk. (Contact: M. Carmen López mclopez@ub.edu)
Research area: (Food composition and nutritive value)
Market Sector: (Breast Milk)

- Effect of olive oil consumption on the prevention of cardiovascular diseases. (Contact: M. Carmen López mclopez@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector: (Olive Oil)

- Importance of fatty acids during the first stage of life. (Contact: mclopez@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector: (Breast Milk)

Autoimmunity and Tolerance

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Margarida Castell.

Email: margaridacastell@ub.edu

SGR: Grup de Teràpia Anticancerosa, Immunomodulació i Nutrigenòmica


Research Lines

- Experimental immunonutrition with cocoa and antioxidants. (Contact: Margarida Castell margaridacastell@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector: (Food Supplements) (Cocoa)

- Immunomodulation and bioactive compounds in breastmilk. (Contact: Margarida Castell and Angels Franch angelsfranch@ub.edu)
Research area: (Food composition and nutritive value)
Market Sector: (Food Supplements) (Breast Milk)

- Preclinical studies of inflammation, allergy and the development of the intestinal immune system. (Contact: Margarida Castell and Francisco Pérez franciscoperez@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector: (Breast Milk)

Bioanalysis

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. José Barbosa.

Email: barbosa@ub.edu

Web: http://www.ub.edu/bioanalisi/

SGR: Bioanàlisi

Biomarkers and Nutritional and Food Metabolomics

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Cristina Andrés.

Email: candres@ub.edu

Web: http://www.nutrimetabolomics.com/

SGR: Biomarcadors i Metabolòmica Nutricional i dels Aliments


Research Lines

- 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 candres@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effect of diet and physical activity on health at a population level) (Food composition and nutritive value)
Market Sector: (Food Supplements) (Breast Milk) (Beer) (Wine) (Cocoa)

- 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 candres@ub.edu)
Research area: (Development of Biological Techniques for Analysis) (Development of Analytical Chemical Techniques)
Market Sector: (Food Supplements) (Breast Milk) (Beer) (Wine) (Cocoa)

Ecology of Agroecosystems

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Joan Romanyà.

Email: jromanya@ub.edu


Research Lines

- Soil fertility in cereal crop. (Contact: Joan Romanyà jromanya@ub.edu)
Research area: (Process Optimization and Improvement of Food Quality)
Market Sector:

- Use of compost for verticillium wilt control. (Contact: Joan Romanyà jromanya@ub.edu)
Research area: (Process Optimization and Improvement of Food Quality)
Market Sector:

- Use of soil crop cover to imporve ecosystem services in agriculture. (Contact: Joan Romanyà jromanya@ub.edu)
Research area: (Process Optimization and Improvement of Food Quality)
Market Sector:

Eicosanox

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Juan José Moreno.

Email: jjmoreno@ub.edu

SGR: Polifenols Naturals i altres Components Bioactius en els Aliments


Research Lines

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

Digestive Physiology and Nutritional Adaptations (FIDAN)

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Miquel Moretó.

Email: mmoreto@ub.edu

SGR: Grup de Fisiologia i Nutrició Experimental


Research Lines

- Diet and ageing in senescence-accelerated mice (SAM). (Contact: Miquel Moretó mmoreto@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector:

- Diet and prevention of inflammatory bowel disease in animal models. (Contact: Miquel Moretó mmoreto@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector:

- Regulation of epithelial functions of permeability and nutrient absorption. (Contact: Miquel Moretó mmoreto@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector:

Nutritional Physiology and Pathophysiology

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Juana M. Planas.

Email: jmplanas@ub.edu

Web: http://www.ub.edu/finex/welcome.htm

SGR: Grup de Fisiologia i Nutrició Experimental


Research Lines

- Intestinal nutrient transport. (Contact: Joana Planas jmplanas@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector:

- Studies of biofunctionality of bioactive compounds. (Contact: Joana Planas jmplanas@ub.edu)
Research area: (Food composition and nutritive value)
Market Sector:

- Studies of toxicity and bioavailability of functional ingredients. (Contact: Joana Planas jmplanas@ub.edu)
Research area: (Abiotic Food Safety)
Market Sector:

Genomics and Proteomics of Bacterial Virulence Factors

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Joan Tomás.

Email: jtomas@ub.edu

Web: http://www.ub.edu/microbiologia/grupgenomica/index.html

SGR: Grup de Genòmica i Proteòmica dels Factors de Virulència Bacterians


Research Lines

- Molecular biology of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) core region. (Contact: Joan Tomás jtomas@ub.edu)
Research area: (Development of Biological Techniques for Analysis) (Biotic Food Safety)
Market Sector: (Consumers)

- Study of glycostructures in mesophilic Aeromonas and Plesiomonas. (Contact: Joan Tomás and Susana Merino smerino@ub.edu)
Research area: (Development of Biological Techniques for Analysis)
Market Sector: (Fish) (Shellfish) (Consumers) (Water)

- Study of the surface structures of gram-negative bacteria involved in host-pathogen interactions. (Contact: smerino@ub.edu)
Research area: (Biotic Food Safety)
Market Sector: (Consumers)

Nutritional Genomics

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Maria Izquierdo-Pulido.

Email: maria_izquierdo@ub.edu


Research Lines

- Epidemiological sutides related to eating behaviours and health. (Contact: Maria Izquierdo maria_izquierdo@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effect of diet and physical activity on health at a population level) (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector: (Mediterranean Diet)

- Nutrition and cognitive and psychosocial development during childhood and adolescence. (Contact: Maria Izquierdo maria_izquierdo@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effect of diet and physical activity on health at a population level) (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector:

- Nutrition, genetic variations, sleep and chronobiology: impact on health. (Contact: Maria Izquierdo maria_izquierdo@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector:

Toxicology

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Jesús Gómez.

Email: jesusgomez@ub.edu

Web: http://www.ub.edu/farmaco/ca/toxicologia/recerca/grup_de_recerca_en_toxicologia_gret/1/


Research Lines

- Food Contamination. Exposure and Risk Assessment. (Contact: )
Research area: (Abiotic Food Safety)
Market Sector: (Consumers) (Public Administration)

- Envionmental toxicology and ecotoxicology. Environmental risk assessment. (Contact: Jesús Gómez jesusgomez@ub.edu)
Research area: (Abiotic Food Safety)
Market Sector: (Consumers) (Public Administration)

- Toxicity assessment through the development of alternative experimental models. (Contact: Jesús Gómez jesusgomez@ub.edu)
Research area: (Development of Biological Techniques for Analysis) (Abiotic Food Safety)
Market Sector: (Wine)

LIBIFOOD-Lipids and bioactive compounds in the food chain

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Francesc Guardiola.

Email: fguardiola@ub.edu

Web: https://libifood.wordpress.com/

SGR: LiBiFOOD - Lípids i Compostos Bioactius en la Cadena Alimentària


Research Lines

- Lipid characterization and authentication of foods: nutritional, commercial and culinary value. (Contact: Francesc Guardiola and Alba Tres atres@ub.edu)
Research area: (Food Authentication and Control of Food Fraud)
Market Sector: (Organic products) (Feed) (Other Fats and Oils) (Olive Oil) (Meat and Meat Products)

- Optimization of oxidative stability and the shelf life of foods. (Contact: Francesc Guardiola fguardiola@ub.edu)
Research area: (Process Optimization and Improvement of Food Quality) (Abiotic Food Safety) (Biotic Food Safety)
Market Sector: (Feed) (Bread and Pastries) (Eggs and Egg Products) (Other Fats and Oils) (Gastronomia i Ciències Culinàries) (Meat and Meat Products)

- Study of bioactive compounds. (Contact: Francesc Guardiola and Magda Rafecas magdarafecas@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effects on the organism and health) (Food composition and nutritive value)
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 fguardiola@ub.edu)
Research area: (Valorization of Food By-products) (Process Optimization and Improvement of Food Quality) (Food Authentication and Control of Food Fraud) (Food composition and nutritive value)
Market Sector: (Feed) (Eggs and Egg Products) (Other Fats and Oils) (Meat and Meat Products)

Food Microbiology

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Núria Rius.

Email: nrius@ub.edu


Research Lines

- Bacterial response to stress. (Contact: Núria Rius nrius@ub.edu)
Research area: (Process Optimization and Improvement of Food Quality) (Biotic Food Safety)
Market Sector: (Fish) (Meat and Meat Products)

- Microbial production of biosurfactants and emulsifiers. (Contact: Núria Rius nrius@ub.edu)
Research area: (Process Optimization and Improvement of Food Quality)
Market Sector:

- Microbiology of fermented foods. (Contact: Núria Rius nrius@ub.edu)
Research area: (Biotic Food Safety)
Market Sector: (Fish) (Meat and Meat Products)

Applied Nutrition

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Andreu Farran Codina.

Email: afarran@ub.edu

SGR: Grup de Recerca en Nutrició Aplicada (GRNA)


Research Lines

- Development of research tools in nutricion: database generation, analyses and questionnaire validation. (Contact: Andreu Farran Codina afarran@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effect of diet and physical activity on health at a population level)
Market Sector:

- Nutrition, physical activity and body composition. Interaction studies between nutritional status and physical activity on health and aging. (Contact: Andreu Farran Codina afarran@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effect of diet and physical activity on health at a population level)
Market Sector: (Food Supplements)

Odela

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Cristina Larrea.

Email: larrea@ub.edu

Web: http://www.odela.org/


Research Lines

- Food culture and health. (Contact: Cristina Larrea larrea@ub.edu)
Research area:
Market Sector: (Mediterranean Diet)

- History of food. (Contact: Cristina Larrea larrea@ub.edu)
Research area:
Market Sector: (Mediterranean Diet)

- Tourism, heritage and food inventory. (Contact: Cristina Larrea larrea@ub.edu)
Research area:
Market Sector: (Mediterranean Diet)

Intestinal Transport and the Barrier Function of the Epithelia

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Ruth Ferrer.

Email: rutferrer@ub.edu

Web: https://libifood.wordpress.com/recerca/compostos-bioactius-i-salut/

SGR: LiBiFOOD – Lípids i Compostos Bioactius en la Cadena Alimentària


Research Lines

- Effect of prebiotics on gut health indicators. (Contact: Ruth Ferrer and Raquel Martin Venegas raquelmartin@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effects on the organism and health)
Market Sector: (Feed) (Food Supplements)

- Use of methionine hydroxy analogue in poultry nutrition. (Contact: Ruth Ferrer rutferrer@ub.edu)
Research area: (Effects on the organism and health) (Food composition and nutritive value)
Market Sector: (Feed) (Food Supplements)

Analytical Chemistry Unit of the Faculty of Pharmacy

Information:

Principal Investigator: Dr. Lluís Puignou.

Email: lluis.puignou@ub.edu

SGR: Química Analítica. Anàlisi de Contaminants.


Research Lines

- Authentication and traceability of foods. (Contact: Lluis Puignou and Xavier Saurina xavi.saurina@ub.edu)
Research area: (Food Authentication and Control of Food Fraud)
Market Sector: (Olive Oil) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Other Drinks)

- Determination of food contaminants. (Contact: Lluís Puignou and Oscar Núñez oscar.nunez@ub.edu)
Research area: (Abiotic Food Safety)
Market Sector:

Food Technology Unit - Colloidal Systems’ Engineering

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Carme González.

Email: carme.gonzalez@ub.edu

Web: http://www.ub.edu/eg

SGR: Enginyeria de Sistemes Coloïdals


Research Lines

- Formulation and optimization of novel food products. Scale change. (Contact: Carme González carme.gonzalez@ub.edu)
Research area: (Process Optimization and Improvement of Food Quality)
Market Sector:

- Rheological characterization and food texture. (Contact: Carme González carme.gonzalez@ub.edu)
Research area: (Process Optimization and Improvement of Food Quality)
Market Sector:

- Valorization of food industry by-products. (Contact: Carme González carme.gonzalez@ub.edu)
Research area: (Valorization of Food By-products)
Market Sector:

Wines, Aromas and Quality Factors

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Susana Buxaderas and Prof. Elvira López Tamames.

Email: susanabuxaderas@ub.edu

Web: http://www.ub.edu/depnutricioibromatologia/Grup%20Aromes/Castellano/GrupVins12.htm

SGR: Compostos Bioactius dels Aliments


Research Lines

- Characterization of sensory attributes and compounds that determine organoleptic quality. (Contact: Susana Buxaderas and Montserrat Riu montseriu@ub.edu)
Research area: (Development of Sensory Analysis Techniques)
Market Sector: (Wine)

- Upcycling of wine waste products. (Contact: Susana Buxaderas and Elvira López-Tamames e.lopez.tamames@ub.edu)
Research area: (Valorization of Food By-products)
Market Sector: (Wine)

Enteric Viruses

Information:

Principal Investigator: Prof. Albert Bosch.

Email: abosch@ub.edu

Web: http://www.ub.edu/virusenterics/

SGR: Virus Entèrics


Membres del grup

  • Dr Albert Bosch
  • Dr Rosa M Pintó
  • Dr Susana Guix
  • Dr Enric Ribes

Research Lines

- Molecular biology of enteric viruses. (Contact: Albert Bosch and Rosa Pintó rpinto@ub.edu)
Research area: (Development of Biological Techniques for Analysis) (Biotic Food Safety)
Market Sector: (Shellfish) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Consumers) (Water)

- Viral safety of food and water. (Contact: Albert Bosch abosch@ub.edu)
Research area: (Development of Biological Techniques for Analysis) (Biotic Food Safety)
Market Sector: (Shellfish) (Other Fruits and Vegetables) (Consumers) (Public Administration) (Water)

- Viral safety of pharmacological compounds. (Contact: Albert Bosch abosch@ub.edu)
Research area: (Development of Biological Techniques for Analysis)
Market Sector: