Head of Food and Health
Nutritional and Health Claims, Cell Membrane Lipidomics, Customized Food Solutions for Population with Severe Diseases, Accurate Nutrition and Food Personalization, Customized Food Solutions for Health Prevention.
Astondo Bidea, Edificio 609 Parque Tecnológico de Bizkaia Derio Bizkaia 48160
Itziar Tueros, PhD in Chemistry by the Basque Country University. Incorporated AZTI in 2004 as Junior Researcher in Marine Research Division working on the assessment of chemical status of estuarine and costal waters. Expertise in analysis of trace metals and organic pollutants in sediment and water. In 2007 incorporated Food Research Division as Senior Researcher. Expertise in the extraction, chemical characterization and stabilization of bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols, from food or by-products from food industry. Characterization as potentially healthy ingredients by in vitro and in vivo tests (antioxidant, lipid metabolism, neuroprotective effects). Incorporation of bioactive compounds into food matrices and design of healthy food products according to current legislation about health and nutrition claims. She is author of 12 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and participated in more than 30 international conferences. She receives financial support from the AECC foundation (Spanish Association Against Cancer) for her research.