by-products, nutraceuticals, bioactivity, hydrolysates, hypoglycaemic, in vivo effect
1_Exploring new bioresources
The main objective of our research group (INNOVAPESCA) is the basic research in the development and innovation of fishery products, with special emphasis on the recovery of bioactive compounds from by-products, by-catch and wastes from Industry. Other objectives would be the application of edible food packaging to ensure quality and safety of food, and the development of bioactive hydrolysates and peptides for use as nutraceuticals. Besides a basic physicochemical characterization, our research field explores the functional capacity (in vitro and in vivo) of the bioactive compounds aimed at different applications, mainly in the field of nutraceuticals (hypoglycaemic, antihypertensive and/or nootropic products).
The Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition (ICTAN) was created in June 2010 as Institute of CSIC (Spanish National Research Council) and belongs to the Scientific Area of Food Science and Technology. ICTAN headquarters is placed in the premises of CSIC Campus at the Ciudad Universitaria in Madrid.
Our ongoing mission is the generation, dissemination of new fundamental and applied scientific knowledge of quality and its transfer to the productive sector at local, national and European scales. Our commitment is also to promote excellence for new professionals demanding training, and/or for established scientists requiring to broaden or update their knowledge. ICTAN is willing to deploy R&D activities in the forefront of international knowledge and become a worldwide reference center to meet society needs in the area of food production and human well-being through nutrition.