Projects and collaborations

Since 2013, the LBNB research group has participated in 27 projects, 4 of them are national and 5 are international, all related to nutrigenomics, research of health biomarkers, early biomarkers of obesity and metabolic disorders, and Health Claims.

In addition, the group collaborates with a variety of national and international companies, including Danone Research, Bioibérica S.A., Casa Tarradellas and Alimentomica S.L.

Among these projects, we can underline the following ones:

International Projects:

  • PREVENTOMICS: "Empowering consumers to PREVENT diet-related diseases through OMICS sciences" it's a project that is part of the Framework Program, granted from the H2020 call DT-SFS-14-2018 on Personalized Nutritiones (2018-2021).
  • I.FAMILY: "Determinants of eating behaviour in European children, adolescents and their parents"it was part of the VII Framework Program of the UE (2012-2017). 
  • DIABAT: "Recruitment and activation of brown adipocytes as preventive and curative theraphy for type 2 diabetes" it also took part of the VII Framework Program of the UE (2011-2015). 
  • BIOCLAIMS: "BIOmarkers of Robustness of Metabolic Homeostasis for Nutrigenomics-derived Health CLAIMS Made on Food" granted from the VII Framework Program of the UE (2010-2015). .

National Projects:

  • The role of miRNAs contributed by breast milk and its translational potential to contribute to the development of preventive strategies for obesity: A project from the Health Research Fund of the Carlos III Health Institute (2018-2020).
  • INTERBIOBES: "The interaction between nutrients / bioactive foods as determinants of metabolic programming in the prevention of obesity and its complications" is part of the National Program of Food Technologies awarded by the Government of Spain (2016-2018 ).
  • EPIMILK: "Detection and characterization of bioactive compounds in milk. A nutritional approach to obesity." It was part of the research projects awarded by the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (2013-2015).
  • Nutriepigenetics of the control of body adiposity: studies in animals’ models of differential susceptibility to obesity based on nutritional interventions in primary stages: This project was part of the XVI National Contest for the Adjudication of Aids to Scientific and Technical Research of the Ramón Areces Foundation (2012-2015).

Own projects of the UIB:

  • Personalized food as new strategies. (2017-2021)
  • BIOTHERM: "Blood biomarkers of thermogenic effects in humans" (2016-2020).
  • BIOBIP: "Obesity Biomarkers: Bioinformatics and Telematic Platforms."
  • MECALI: "Characterization of the molecular mechanisms involved in the control of cellular and metabolic processes for foods and food components in relation to the control of body weight, obesity and associated metabolic complications, cancer and aging"(2016-2019).
  • IBIFLEX: "Identification of transcriptomic biomarkers of metabolic flexibility and response to bioactive compounds in human blood cells" (2016-2019).

Networks of excellence:

  • CaRed: Spanish Network of Carotenoids: It is part of the State Program for the Promotion of Scientific and Technical Research of Excellence, in Modality 3: "Excellence Networks" dynamization actions of the Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness (2019-2020).
  • EUROCAROTEN: "European network to advance in the research and application of carotenoids in agro-food and health" (2016-2020).
  • Carotenoids in the Net: From microorganisms and plants to food and health. It is part of the State Program for the Promotion of Scientific and Technical Research of Excellence, in Modality 3: "Dynamics Networks" of the Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (2016-2018).
  • Control of the biosynthesis of carotenoids in the context of the metabolism of the plant cell: It is part of the "Network of Excellence" of the State Program for Scientific and Technical Research of Excellence, awarded by the Ministry of Health, Economy and Competitiveness. (2016-2017)
  • MARCASALUD: National project consisting of 8 groups dedicated to the search of nutrigenomic biomarkers and declarations of healthy properties in foods (2014-2016).