Professor Dolores Corella talks about the influence of genetics on food at the Expofòrum 2019

Dolores Corella.
Dolores Corella.

Dolores Corella, professor of Preventive Medicine and Publich Health at the Universitat de València, will participate next Wednesday (13th of February) in the Expofòrum 2019, promoted by the Ateneo Mercantil of Valencia and in collaboration with the Universitat. Corella's lecture, called ‘Per què els gens influeixen en la nostra alimentació?’, will start at 18:30 at the Sorolla assembly hall of the Ateneo.

During her intervention, the professor will present her last advances on the relation of genetics and food and its correlation with diseases like obesity or diabetes, among others.

Dolores Corella has been recently awarded with the Jaume I award for Medical Research. She has been a professor of Preventive Medicine and Public Health at the Faculty of Medicine and Odontology of the Universitat de València since 2009 and director of the UV Research Unit of Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology since 1998 and the CIBEROBN group since 2006.

She started her career in biomedical research at the Institute of Cytological Investigations of Valencia, where she focused her studies in the genomics applied to the prevention of cardiometabolic diseases and specialised in the study of gene-environment interactions. Among the environmental factors, she focused on diet, and she has been a pioneer, along with José María Ordovás, in the development of Nutritional Genomics.

She has published more than 325 articles in famous international magazines and she has supervised more than 20 doctoral thesis. Currently she focuses her research in the integration of omics with nutrition and gastronomy to provide a more holistic point of view about health.

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