Omic Sciences



Early phase implementation for a new European Research Infrastructure (ERIC) to promote high-level metrology services in food and nutrition to improve food quality and safety. The METROFOOD-EPI project allows the METROFOOD research infrastructure (RI) to become fully integrated, legal and operational, for its complete implementation (METROFOOD ERIC). METROFOOD-RI promotes scientific excellence [...]



New strategies for digestibility improvement in legumes. The EASYDIGEST project researches and develops food products based on legumes with improved digestibility, through the application of physical, fermentative and enzymatic treatments, maintaining all the organoleptic and nutritional properties of the original product. The digestibility of legumes depends on external factors during processing, [...]



Understanding and preventing the impact of endocrine disruptors on the hypothalamus-pituitary axis in sensitive populations. The HYPIEND project investigates the effects of multiple endocrine disrupting chemicals (EDC) exposure in the function and epigenetic programming of the hypothalamus-pituitary (HP) axis to delineate interventional strategies for minimizing exposure and consequences on the neuroendocrine [...]



Investigation of the impact of time-restricted feeding (TRF) diets on the immune function of obese people. The OBESIMM project focuses on the relationship between obesity, nutrition and immune function. It is known that pathological conditions such as obesity can cause maladaptive immune responses, making people more susceptible to infections. Although severe [...]



Reversal and prevention of obesity in the most vulnerable populations. The PAS-GRAS project addresses the main determinants that contribute to the transgenerational risk of obesity in the most vulnerable populations, including children in the prepubertal stage, adolescents and young adults, in order to reverse and prevent obesity and avoid the emergence [...]



Identification of key biomarkers in major depressive disorder to support the decision-making process of healthcare professionals. The OPADE project focuses on the microbiota-brain axis, which plays a major role in mental health and, in particular, in major depressive disorders (MDD). OPADE studies the combination between genetics, epigenetics, metabolism, immune system, microbiome [...]



Research on how intestinal microbiota fights against food-borne pathogens. The COL_RES network is made up of a group of world-leading researchers investigating the mechanisms by which the gut microbiota protects against serious foodborne pathogens (Salmonella, E. coli, Listeria, Citrobacter and Campylobacter). As a result, it will lead to the identification of [...]

Improvement of honey production and obtainment of new honey-derived products with added value through the use of fungi


Improvement of bee immunity and honey production thanks to the supplementation of food based on fungi. This project investigates new food sources for bees that allow them to improve their immune system, promoting in parallel new honey-based products through the use of fungal extracts. Specifically, the project develops the following products: [...]



Investigation of unknown disinfection by-products and exhaustive characterisation of the formation of those already known. With the results, commercial methods will be developed to quantify and reduce these by-products to avoid negative effects on human health. During the project, three case studies are carried out to promote the characterisation of water [...]

Development of highly bioavailable polyphenol based combinations to prevent and treat oxidative stress and cellular DNA damage of diferent aetyologies


Development of new cocrystals of polyphenols with high bioavailability and evaluation of the protective effects of their combination against oxidative stress in exposure to radiation and physical exercise. Oxidative stress is caused by an imbalance between the generation of reactive oxygen species (ROS) and the antioxidant defence, and can cause significant harmful [...]

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