Special Issue "Advances in Molecular Research of Functional and Nutraceutical Food"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 April 2016)
Prof. Dr. Antonio Segura-Carretero
Department of Analytical Chemistry of the Univeristy of Granada and Center of Research and Development of Functional Foods (CIDAF), Granada, Spain
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Interests: functional food; bioactive compounds; analytical techniques; mass spectrometry; nutraceuticals; metabolomic studies; by-products revalorization
Prof. Dr. Ana Mª Gomez-Caravaca
Nowadays, there is an increasing interest in the bioactive molecules, commonly known as "bioactive compounds", that are nutritional constituents that naturally occur in small quantities in foods and plants and show different health benefits. As a result, they are being intensively studied to evaluate their effects on human health. The effects are strictly related to the bioactive compounds profile, their content and biological activity. In recent years, the study of these molecules has been one of the main activities for developing functional foods and nutraceuticals. Recent advances in analytical chemistry have improved our knowledge about these compounds. However, bioactive compounds vary widely in chemical structure and function which still poses some methodological challenges even for current state-of-the-art technologies.
This Special Issue, “Advances in Molecular Research of Functional and Nutraceutical Food”, will cover a selection of recent research topics and current review articles about the composition and content of bioactive compounds in functional food and nutraceuticals, including studies about metabolomic approaches. We are particularly interested in articles describing the new analytical strategies identification of new bioactive compounds, the use of new methodologies for chemical and/or clinical analysis of bioactive compounds, and recent advances in chemometric tools.
Prof. Dr. Antonio Segura Carretero
Dr. Ana Maria Gómez Caravaca
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- Bioactive Constituents
- Functional Food
- Analytical Techniques
- Health Benefits