ICTAN researcher joins to the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition


Dr. Francisco J. Morales, Department of Characterization, Quality and Safety at ICTAN, has joined the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Agency for Food Safety and Nutrition (AESAN). The Scientific Committee is an independent and consultative collegiate body responsible for providing scientific opinions on food safety and nutrition, and to support the groups of experts that […]

Volunteers are requested for study on the health effects of grape compounds

uvasalud study

– Volunteers should be aged 18-70 and exhibit obesity (BMI, 30-40 kg/m2) – They cannot suffer diabtes, cardiovascular diseases nor thyroids diseases. – They cannot be following a weight loss regime nor have been subjected to bariatric surgery. – They cannot follow a vegetarian diet nor take dietary supplements. – They cannot be pregnant/breastfeeding. – […]

Defense of the Doctoral Thesis of Sara Bautista Expósito

Tesis Sara

Defense of the Doctoral Thesis of Sara Bautista Expósito entitled “Obtaining a multifunctional ingredient from lentils by fermentation and enzymatic hydrolysis at controlled pH aimed at controlling the metabolic syndrome”. Supervisors: Dr. Cristina Martínez Villaluenga, Dr. Elena Peña Pozo and Dr. Juana Frias Arevalillo Date and time: November 16th at 12.00am. Place: “Sala de Grados”, […]

Professional career award for Dr. Ascensión frames

award notification

Dear Friends, We are pleased to inform you that the General Council of Official Colleges of Pharmacists has awarded a medal to Dr. Marcos in recognition of her professional career. This remarkable distinction is the highest recognition of the Pharmaceutical Profession to pharmacists’ personal devotion. On December 12, 2018 at 20.00 the award ceremony will […]

Recruiting volunteers – Clinical trial: New natural products against obesity

Voluntarios estudio

We are looking for volunteers to participate in a study performed by a research team from the Department of Metabolism and Nutrition at ICTAN (CSIC). The clinical trial aims at evaluating the efficiency of new natural products combining antioxidants and dietary fiber as dietary tools against obesity/overweight and associated pathologies (hyperglycemia and dyslipidemia). Inclusion criteria: […]

Book launch: “Non-extractable polyphenols and carotenoids”

Portada del libro RSC

The book “Non-extractable polyphenols and carotenoids: importance in human nutrition and health”, edited by Prof. Fulgencio Saura-Calixto and Dr. Jara Pérez-Jiménez, from ICTAN, has been published by the Royal Society of Chemistry (Reino Unido). It is the first book devoted specifically to non-extractable polyphenols and carotenoids- also known as macromolecular antioxidants. These compounds are dietary […]


El grupo CHEMPROFOOD del Instituto de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos y Nutrición (ICTAN) participará en el Curso de Verano “Controlando y mejorando la calidad y la seguridad de los alimentos”, organizado dentro del Programa AVANSECAL, financiado por la Comunidad de Madrid, el Fondo Social Europeo y el Fondo Europeo de Desarrollo Regional. El curso […]

International congress: CRYO2018

Cartel difusión congreso CRYO2018

The international congress CRYO2018 is the 55thAnnual Meeting of the Society for Cryobiology, and it will take place in the Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas central building, in Madrid, between July 10th and 13th of this year. This society is the main international scientific organization centered in the study of all aspects of the interaction […]