Drug Delivery and Disposition. Department of Pharmaceutical and Pharmacological Sciences. Kuleuven. Belgium.
Patrick Augustijns has a Pharmacy degree, a Master in Medical Sciences and a Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Prior to becoming a professor at the University of Leuven (Belgium), he performed postdoctoral research at the University of Kansas and at GSK (North Carolina). In 2003, Patrick Augustijns became chairman of Drug Delivery and Disposition. The laboratory has a strong track record in the biorelevant profiling of intestinal drug absorption, covering all underlying processes including dissolution, precipitation, degradation and permeation. For this purpose, a wide range of simulation models is available, including the in vitro Caco-2 cell culture system, the Ussing chamber system and the in situ intestinal perfusion system. In addition, Drug Delivery and Disposition is able and licensed to perform whole animal absorption and pharmacokinetic experiments. Physiology-based pharmacokinetic modelling is available to extrapolate experimental data to human pharmacokinetics. One of the lab’s major research topics involves the bio-relevant and predictive evaluation of absorption-enabling strategies, including solubilization and supersaturation of poorly soluble drugs. In this respect, Drug Delivery and Disposition has elaborated an approach for evaluating intraluminal drug and formulation behavior in humans, which involves the aspiration and in-depth characterization of gastrointestinal fluids. All absorption studies are supported by well-developed analytical equipment (LC-UV, -fluo, -MS/MS) to assess concentrations of drugs, excipients and endogenous compounds in biological matrices. Patrick Augustijns is (co)author of ± 320 (peer reviewed) papers in international journals and more than 300 presentations at scientific meetings. Since 2008, Patrick Augustijns is AAPS-fellow. In January 2019, he has been awarded a honorary doctorate from Uppsala University.
María Carmen Collado
Research Scientist. IATA-CSIC. Department of Biotechnology. Valencia. España.
M. Carmen Collado, PhD in Biotechnology (2005, Polytechnic University of Valencia-UPV, Valencia, Spain); Adjunct Professor at the University of Turku, Finland and Research Scientist at Dept. Biotechnology, Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology-Spanish National Research Council (IATA-CSIC), Valencia, Spain. Her research work is multidisciplinary and includes microbiology, food science and nutrition areas. Her interests are focused on probiotics, microbiota and health and nutrition during pregnancy and early life period. Her current work includes basic and applied research on molecular analysis and evaluation of health effects of beneficial bacteria and probiotics, the microbial-host interactions, microbiome and its role in human health and diseases and also, the influence of perinatal factors during early life.
Researcher ID: H-4924-2012 (http://www.researcherid.com/rid/H-4924-2012)
Research professor in food technology
Kaisa Poutanen, DSc (Tech) from Helsinki University of Technology (now Aalto University) and invited honorary doctor in food sciences at University of Helsinki, Research Professor in food technology at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. She has extensive track record in connecting food technology and nutrition sciences. Her research has dealt with development and nutritional physiology of healthy plant based foods, with focus on bioprocessing of cereals, functionality of dietary fibre and bioavailability of phytochemicals. She has coordinated many international multidisciplinary consortia, including the large European project Healthgrain, was founder of Healthgrain Forum and is fellow of International Association for Cereal Science and Technology and of AACC International.
Research Professor at the Spanish National Research Council. Head of the Immunonutrition Research Group. President of the Spanish Federation of Societies of Nutrition, Food and Dietetics (FESNAD) and President of the International Society for Immunonutrition (ISIN).
Professor invited ad-honorem of the University of Buenos Aires (Department of Nutrition of the Dept. of Health, Nutrition, Food Science and Toxicology of the Faculty of Pharmacy and biochemistry). 2003- In the Spanish Nutrition Society has gone through various positions within the Board Directive: Secretary (1997-1999), Member (1999-2001), Vice President (2001-2003), President (2003-2007), Vice President (2007-2010), Treasurer (2010-2015).
It is also academic correspondent of the Reial Academy of pharmacy in Catalonia from November 2011. Krueger in pharmacy from the Complutense University of Madrid carried out his thesis in the Center Joint Institute of nutrition and food science (UCM-CSIC) of the Faculty of Pharmacy, of which he was Director in the period 1998-2002. Director of Group of Immunonutrition of the Dept. of metabolism and nutrition of the Institute of science and food technology and nutrition of the CSIC.
In connection with its activity scientific, dedicated to the study and application of the Immunonutrition, a line of research on the lifestyle of the adolescents, has coordinated projects several multicentre and multidisciplinary in relationship with nutrition, eating disorders, and obesity with the object of studying interactions and associations between parameters related to the diet, the feeding behavior, activity status, physics, Anthropometry, situation psychological and cognitive, as well as haematological, biochemical, biomarkers immunological and genetic. Another line of research focuses on the study of the of nutrients, bioactive, food compounds immunomodulatory properties functional and nutraceutical. He has made 40 (IP 25) research projects and 46 contracts with industry (IP 43), has participated in 430 publications: 185 articles SCI, 29 reviews SCI.
Edition of 13 supplements in international journals (SCI): American Journal of Clinical Nutrition (1997), European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (August 2002; December 2002), Nutrition (2003), hospital nutrition (2003) International Journal of Obesity (2004), British Journal of Nutrition (2007), Proceedings of the Nutrition Society (2008, 2010, 2011, 2012), Proceedings of the Annals of Nutrition and Metabolism (FENS-2013), hospital nutrition (2013), of which 7 supplements were dedicated to Immunonutrition, 3-nutrition, obesity 1 and 2 to probiotics, in addition to 82 articles and 7 reviews in magazines not SCI. Books: 99 chapters, 8 books and 8 editions. She has been working in collaboration with other research groups both for years national and international.
The awards more important received in his scientific career are indicated to below: 1997-contribution to the study of nutrition and Immunology awarded by the Nutritional Immunology International Group. 2009 h- "The NAOS strategy for the best research project award Applied 2009: Estudio EVASYON (coordination A. Marcos). Agency Spanish food safety and nutrition. Ministry of health and Consumption. 2011.-recognition of the city of Madrid to the work performed as President of the Congress of the European Federation of societies of Nutrition.
María Carmen Collado