The Biomarkers and Nutritional & Food Metabolomics research group is a part of Department of Nutrition and Food Science from the University of Barcelona, Fun-C-Food Consolider Project, and Food-Omics Network. Focuses its activity on the research of biomarkers of consumption, biomarkers of effect and disease-risk biomarkers in nutritional and epidemiological studies by both directed or focused approach, and metabolomics or not focused approach.
The group's research lines include the analysis of polyphenols and other bioactive compounds in foods, the evaluation of their bioavailability in animals and humans, the characterization of their metabolism in the gastrointestinal tract, role of the microbiota, identification of their metabolites in body fluids and biological tissues, and the response in human metabolism using molecular markers.
Currently we are organizing the 5th International Conference on Polyphenols and Health (ICPH 2011). For more information about the conference click the following banner: