Food Processing and Nutrition
Dr Isabel Rodríguez Amado is a Research Fellow at INL funded by a Marie-Curie COFUND. She works at the Department of Life Sciences, within the Food Processing and Nutrition research group. The research project she is involved in is focused on the development of new treatments for obesity by enhancing bioactive discovery-development and delivery to targeted tissues, through actuation on the microbiota-gut-brain axis. The goal of her project is developing a safe, long-term effective, anti-obesity treatment with the benefits of bariatric surgery and without its clinical complications, based in the combination of bioactive peptides and a selection of symbiotics modulating the levels of hormones regulating satiety.
Isabel is a Biochemist and holds a PhD in Food Science and Technology by the Universidade de Vigo (Spain), and has postdoctoral experience at the University of Reading (UK) and at the Universidade do Minho (Portugal). Her research has covered disciplines from Food Biotechnology, Valorization and Food Processing, to Drug Delivery at different European institutions. She has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and was a co-author in 8 book chapters. She has also been involved in lecturing in Food Chemistry and Biochemistry disciplines, and in co-supervising postgraduate students in Spain, UK and Portugal.
- Rodríguez I, Vázquez JA, Pastrana L, Khutoryanskiy, V.
Enhancement and inhibition effects on the corneal permeability of timolol maleate: Polymers, cyclodextrins and chelating agents
Int. J. Pharm. 529, 168-177. 2017
- Amado IR, Vázquez JA, Pastrana L, Teixeira JA.
Cheese whey: a cost- effective alternative for hyaluronic acid production by Streptococus zooepidemicus
Food Chem. 198, 54-61. 2016
- Amado IR, Vázquez JA, González MP, Esteban-Fernández D, Carrera M, Piñeiro C.
Identification of the major ACE-inhibitory peptides produced by enzymatic hydrolysis of a protein concentrate from cuttlefish wastewater
Marine Drugs 12, 1390-1405. 2014
- Amado IR, Franco D, Sánchez M, Zapata C, Vázquez JA.
Optimisation of antioxidants extraction from potato peel wastes of Solanum tuberosum by surface response methodology
Food Chemistry 165, 290-299. 2014
- Vázquez JA, Amado IR, Montemayor MI, Fraguas J, González MP, Murado MA.
Chondroitin sulphate, hyaluronic acid and chitin/chitosan production using marine waste sources: characteristics, applications and eco-friendly processes
A review. Marine Drugs 11, 747-774. 2013