Prof. Cristina Andres-Lacueva

University of Barcelona CIBERFES-ISCIII. Barcelona, Spain

Cristina Andres-Lacueva is Full Professor at the Nutrition, Food Sciences & Gastronomy Department at the UB and leader of the Biomarkers & Nutritional and Food Metabolomics group 2021SGR00687.
 Posdoc at Tufts University/HNRCA/USDA (Boston). IP in CIBERFES-isciii, Biomedical Research Network on Frailty and Healthy Aging. Active participation-IP on the EU-Horizon-Joint Programming Initiative a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life JPI-HDHL Actions Biomarkers, Microbiomics, Nutrition and Cognition, HUBPlatform, INTIMIC &METADIS. Leadership in MINECO & ISCIII as well as Tranfer Actions with Industry by CDTI funds. PI National AEI, Food4Brain, STUDY OF DIETARY PATTERNS BASED ON METABOTYPES ASSOCIATED WITH BRAIN HEALTH; Author of over 300 peer-reviewed papers. H index, Web of Science: 72. #2021_2022HighlycitedScientist. Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID): 0000-0002-8494-4978. SCOPUS Author ID: 6603592094 WoS Researcher ID: J-3377-2012.

Research interest

My scientific activity is mainly focused in dietary and nutritional assessment as the major determinants of human health. This activity has comprised the understanding of qualitative and quantitative links between dietary patterns, nutritional phenotype and risk factors for diet-related chronic diseases. The main goals of my research have been: i) Applying intensively LC-MS targeted metabolomics analysis to understand how new dietary biomarkers identified modulate diet-disease risk associations using pathway and network approaches; ii) The identification of robust “metabolic signatures of eating habits” for a range of foods of high public health significance; iii) To define and develop new methodological strategies for the biomarker discovery; iv) The development of an in-house human metabolome database and bioinformatic and biostatistics tools for the interpretation and identification of new biomarkers.