The Center is structured in four transversal R & D lines based on defined objectives. These lines of research and development are aimed at obtaining medium-term application results that can be transferred to industry or clinical practice.
- Molecular Nutrition and Metabolism
- Human Metabolism and Nutrition Guideliness
- Nutriomics and Biomarkers
- Precision nutrition
The main objective of this line of research, which belongs to the NUTRIBIOSIM research group (Nutridynamics and Bioactives in Metabolic Syndrome), is to study the physiological and molecular factors involved in regulating body weight and other pathologies.
This research area, which forms part of the PRECINUT research group (Precision Nutrition in Obesity and Metabolic Syndrome), aims to study new biomarkers, whether these are genetic (polymorphisms, number of copies), epigenetic (DNA methylation), transcriptomic (mRNA or miRNA expression ), metagenomic (intestinal microbiota), proteomic or metabolomics.
The main objective of this line of research, which forms part of the NUTRIBIOSIM research group (Nutridynamics and Bioactives in Metabolic Syndrome), is to identify, characterise and study the biological activity of different natural sources of bioactive compounds (BACs) with therapeutic potential or prevention of obesity and its associated comorbidities.
Personalised nutrition can be defined asnutrition that is made-to-measure for the individual, taking into account not only external characteristics (anthropometric phenotype, metabolic, etc), but also genetic characteristics (genotype).