Welcome to the website of the CSIC's Laboratory of Foodomics. In these pages we want to introduce you to our team of researchers, our works and in general what our discipline consists of, to which we dedicate ourselves with passion..


The laboratory

If you want to know a little more of our new discipline and what we exactly do and what projects are involved in, you have to visit this section.

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Our publications

We have kept a historical archive of our publications in all kinds of national and international scientific journals. Here you have the results of years of work.

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In this section of our website we have collected lasts projects in which the members of our team have participated.

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Featured publications

These are some of the works that have had more importance since our foundation.

Natural products in drug discovery: advances and opportunities

Nature Reviews Drug Discovery 20 (2021) 200-216
A.G. Atanasov, C.T. Supuran, S.B. Zotchev, I.E. Orhan, M. Banach, J.M. Rollinger, D. Barreca, W. Weckwerth, R. Bauer, E.A. Bayer, M. Majeed, A. Bishayee, V. Bochkov, G.K. Bonn, N. Braidy, F. Bucar, A. Cifuentes, G. D’Onofrio, M. Bodkin, M. Diederich, A.T. Dinkova- Kostova, T. Efferth, K. El Bair, N. Arkells, T.P. Fan, B.L. Fiebich, M. Freissmuth, M.I. Georgiev, S. Gibbons, K.M. Godfrey, C.W. Gruber, J. Heer, L.A. Huber, E. Ibanez, A. Kijjoa, A.K. Kiss, A. Lu, F.A. Macias, M.J.S. Miller, A. Mocan, R. Müller, F. Nicoletti, G. Perry, V. Pittalà, L. Rastrelli, M. Ristow, G.L. Russo, A.S. Silva, D. Schuster, H. Sheridan, K. Skalicka- Woźniak, L. Skaltsounis, E. Sobarzo-Sánchez, D.S. Bredt, H. Stuppner, A. Sureda, N.T. Tzvetkov, R.A. Vacca, B.B. Aggarwal, M. Battino, F. Giampieri, M. Wink, J.L. Wolfender, J. Xiao, A.W.K. Yeung, G. Lizard, M.A. Popp, M. Heinrich, I. Berindan-Neagoe, M.Stadler, M. Daglia, R. Verpoorte

Compressed fluids and phytochemical profiling tools to obtain and characterize antiviral and anti-inflammatory compounds from natural sources

2020 TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry; vol: 129, 11413 - 11423
Poletto, P.; Alvarez-Rivera, G.; Torres, T.M.S.; Mendiola, J.A.; Ibañez, E.; Cifuentes, A.

Compressed CO2 Technologies for the Recovery of Carotenoid-Enriched Extracts from Dunaliella salina with Potential Neuroprotective Activity

2020 ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering; vol: 8, 11413 - 11423
Bueno, M.; Vitali, C.; Sánchez-Martínez, J.D.; Mendiola, J.A.; Cifuentes, A.; Ibáñez, E.; Herrero, M.

Green Compressed Fluid Technologies To Extract Antioxidants and Lipids from Galdieria phlegrea in a Biorefinery Approach

ACS Sustainable Chem. Eng. 2020, 8, 7, 2939-2947
P. Imbimbo, M. Bueno, L. D’Elia, A. Pollio, E. Ibañez, G. Olivieri, D.M. Monti

Enzyme-assisted supercritical fluid extraction of antioxidant isorhamnetin conjugates from Opuntia ficus-indica (L.) Mill

J Supercrit Fluids 158 (2020) 104713
M. Antunes-Ricardo, J.A. Mendiola, T. García-Cayuela, E. Ibañez, J.A. Gutiérrez-Uribe, M.P. Cano, D. Guajardo-Flores

Profiling of Vitis vinifera L. canes (poly)phenolic compounds using comprehensive two-dimensional liquid chromatography

J. Chromatogr. A 1536 (2018) 205-215
L. Montero, V. Sáez, D. von Baer, A. Cifuentes, M. Herrero

Foodomics evaluation of the antiproliferative potential of Passiflora mollissima sedes

Food Res. Int. 130 (2020) 108938
D. Ballesteros-Vivas, G. Alvarez-Rivera, C. León, S.J. Morantes, E. Ibánez, F. Parada, A. Cifuentes

Hansen solubility parameters for selection of green extraction solvents

TrAC - Trends in Analytical Chemistry 118, 227 - 237
Sánchez-Camargo A.D.P., Bueno M., Parada-Alfonso F., Cifuentes A., Ibáñez E.

Anti-proliferative bioactivity against HT-29 colon cancer cells of a withanolides-rich extract from golden berry (Physalis peruviana L.) calyx investigated by Foodomics

J. Funct. Foods 63 (2019) 103567
D. Ballesteros-Vivas, G. Alvarez-Rivera, C. León, S.J. Morantes, E. Ibánez, F. Parada, A. Cifuentes, A. Valdés

Recovery of high added-value products from natural sources
Herrero M., Ibañez E.

Recent applications of high resolution mass spectrometry for the characterization of plant natural products

TrAC-Trends Anal. Chem. 112 (2019) 87-101
G. Alvarez, D. Ballesteros, F. Parada, E. Ibáñez, A. Cifuentes

Valorization of cacao pod husk through supercritical fluid extraction of phenolic compoundss

Journal of Supercritical Fluids (2018), 131, 99-105
Valadez-Carmona L., Ortiz-Moreno A., Ceballos-Reyes G., Mendiola J.A., Ibáñez E.

Downstream processing of Isochrysis galbana: a step towards microalgal biorefinery

Green Chemistry, 2015, 17 (9), pp. 4599-4609
Gilbert-López, B., Mendiola, J.A., Fontecha, J., Van Den Broek, L.A.M., Sijtsma, L., Cifuentes, A., Herrero, M., Ibáñez, E.

Comprehensive Foodomics study on the mechanisms operating at various molecular levels in cancer cells in response to individual rosemary polyphenols

Anal. Chem. 86 (2014) 9807-9815
A. Valdés, V. García-Cañas, C. Simó, C. Ibáñez, J.A. Ferragut, V. Micol, A. Cifuentes

Global Foodomics Strategy to Investigate the Health Benefits of Dietary Constituents

J. Chromatogr. A 1248 (2012) 139-153
C. Ibáñez, A. Valdés, V. García-Cañas, C. Simó, M. Celebier, L. Rocamora, A. Gómez, M. Herrero, M. Castro, A. Segura-Carretero, E. Ibáñez, J.A. Ferragut, A. Cifuentes

Present and Future Challenges in Food Analysis. Foodomics

Anal. Chem. 84 (2012) 10150–10159
V. García-Cañas, C. Simó, M. Herrero, E. Ibáñez, A. Cifuentes

Foodomics: MS-based strategies in modern Food Science and Nutrition

Mass Spec. Rev. 31 (2012) 49–69
M. Herrero, C. Simó, V. García-Cañas, E. Ibáñez, A. Cifuentes

Our instruments

Our laboratory has the following instruments:

Latest news

Here you can find the latest news about our team, publications, works, etc.


We are looking for candidates to ask for a Contrato de Formación de Profesorado Universitario (FPU) of Spanish Education Ministry, call 2021


Alejandro Cifuentes in the top 100 researchers of Analytical Chemistry 2021


Foodomics members participate in article of Nature Reviews Drug Discovery (Impact Factor: 64.797)


Alejandro Cifuentes, Foodomics Lab head, chosen among "Omic's gurus"


Sub and supercritical fluids to obtain antiviral compounds from natural sources