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Cristina Andres Lacueva

ICREA Academia 2018

Universitat de Barcelona · Life & Medical Sciences

Cristina Andres Lacueva

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. Coordinator of the INJOY  Campus Activity EIT-Health/H2020 & Innovation by Design project, Cook2Health. Active participation-IP on the EU-Joint Programming Initiative a Healthy Diet for a Healthy Life JPI-HDHL Actions Biomarkers, Microbiomics, Nutrition and Cognition, INTIMIC &METADIS. Leadership in grants with MINECO & Health Institute Carlos III, FIS 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 250 peer-reviewed papers. H index, Web of Science: 69. #2021_2022HighlycitedScientist

Research interests

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 driven untargeted and 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.


Nutrition, Biomarkers, Metabolomic, Dietary Assessment, Dietary Exposure, Dietary Pattern, Metabotype, Phytochemicals, Microbiome & health, Personalized Nutrition, Healthy Aging

ICREA Memoir 2022