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Sandra Martín Peláez

Sandra Martín Peláez is graduated in Biology (1998) and in Food Science and Technology (2003) by the University of Granada, Spain. She completed her PhD (2008) both at the Department of Animal and Food Science at the Autonomous University of Barcelona (Spain), and at the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences at the University of Reading (UK) where she also worked as postdoctoral researcher after completion of her PhD. Three postdoctoral periods followed in Spain, the first in the Nutrition and Cardiovascular Risk group at the Mar Institute of Medical Research in Barcelona, the second in the Department of Biochemistry and Physiology at the University of Barcelona, and the last one in the CSIC's Molecular Biology Institute of Barcelona. In 2018 she joined the Research Department of the company BiosearchLife. The same year she obtained her current position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health of the University of Granada (Spain), where she combines research with academic activities at graduate and postgraduate levels.

With extensive experience in the study of the role of the intestinal microbiota on health and its modulation through the diet. She has acquired experience in all stages for the discovery of new functional compounds, from the first steps at molecular level and preclinical studies (in vitro systems that mimic different parts of the intestine, and animal models) to human trials. She has participated in 14 research projects as researcher and 1 as principal investigator. She has published 32 research papers in peer reviewed journals, one book chapter and 23 works in national and international congresses (h-index 16, 980 citations). She is Topic Editor of the Journal Nutrients.

She is currently carrying out a 1-year research stage funded by the Next Generation UE funds and the University of Granada at the Plant & Environmental Biotechnology Laboratory, under the supervision of Dr. Kalliope K. Papadopoulou, investigating the generation of tailor made exo-polysaccharides from probiotic strains.


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