Alejandro Cifuentes

Alejandro Cifuentes is a Full Research Professor at the National Research Council of Spain (CSIC) in Madrid, Head of the Laboratory of Foodomics and Director of the Metabolomics Platform (International Excellence Campus CSIC + University Autonoma of Madrid). He has been the Founding Director of the Institute of Food Science Research at CSIC. Alejandro’s activity includes advanced analytical methods development for Foodomics (including transcriptomics, proteomics, lipidomics and metabolomics), food quality and safety, as well as isolation and characterization of natural bioactive compounds and their effect on human health. He is a member of the Editorial Board of 17 international journals, Specialty Chief Editor of Frontiers in Nutrition (Nutrition and Food Science Technology), Editor of TrAC-Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Editor of Electrophoresis, Editor-in-Chief of Open Life Sciences and Editor-in-Chief of Exploration of Foods and Foodomics. He has published more than 300 SCI papers (plus 30 books/book chapters and nine patents) that have received more than 23000 citations. Alejandro has given more than 200 invited lectures in different meetings in Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Oceania. He has defined for the first time in a SCI journal the new discipline of Foodomics and has been included in the Top 1% of World Scientists by the Stanford University Ranking.