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.

Nutritional Cell Signaling

Information:

Principal Investigator: Dra. Joana Relat Pardo.

Email: jrelat@ub.edu

SGR: 2017SGR683

  • To define the molecular mechanisms and signaling pathways by which certain dietary compounds or nutritional profiles generate a metabolic response in different organs and tissues.
  • To identify the molecular mechanisms involved in the salutary effects of certain dietary compounds or nutritional profiles on the development and prevention of metabolic pathologies linked to an alteration in lipid homeostasis (obesity, fatty liver, insulin resistance).
  • To study the effects of diet in relation to healthy aging.

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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

Web: https://www.ub.edu/portal/web/dp-bioquimicaifisiologia/autoimmunitat-i-tolerancia

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)
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- 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)

Precision nutrition and behavioral

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)

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: