The centre’s multidisciplinary team is formed by around twenty experts in medicine, biology, chemistry, genetics, biochemistry, agronomy, nutrition and biotechnology. Under the supervision of Dr. Manuel Portero, Dr. Reinald Pamplona and Dr. David de Lorenzo, Nutren works on several research areas such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Different experimentation models and an exclusive system of metabolic analysis in Spain examine 10,000 different molecular particles (toxins, vitamins, contaminants, etc.) from small samples of blood or other genetic tissues.
|Nutren works on several research areas such as cardiovascular diseases, obesity, diabetes or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis|
Pioneering personalised studies
Nutren attempts at becoming a European reference as regards research and development in the field of Molecular Nutrition as applied to ageing. One of its short-term objectives is offering personalised tests to individuals through combining genetic and metabolic studies. As Dr. David de Lorenzo stated, “it is a pioneering initiative in the world”. This service will be introduced during the second half of 2009 with prices oscillating between 300 and 1,500 Euros, according to the aspects to be analysed.
Dr de Lorenzo also highlighted the beginning of a pilot study in nutrigenomics based on compound derivatives of soy that will take genetic variables into account.
Four in every five participants in the UdL study in Nutrigenomics present risk variables