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Dr Andrés Francisco Javier Palou Oliver
Full Professor
Bioquímica i Biologia Molecular

Dr Andrés Francisco Javier Palou Oliver


Brief CV


Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology in the University of the Balearic Islands (UIB, 1987-). Director of LBNB (general Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Nutrition and Biotechnology) of the (UIB, 1995-) (30 researchers involved). The team belongs to the 'CIBER de Fisiopatología de la Obesidad y Nutrición (CIBERobn)', a research organism of excellence of the Spanish Government. The main topics of research are in the field of Molecular Nutrition and Food Science: mechanisms of body weight regulation (Obesity); relationship between diet and (epi)genetics (Nutrigenomics and Personalized Nutrition); and the relationship between diet and disease in connection with Food Safety. Author of about 300 original research-articles published in peer-reviewed journals. h-index: 40 (July 2015). Various patents, and over 1000 communications/presentations in congresses. Director of 27 doctoral thesis (PhD). Conferences in Spain and abroad (20-25 per year). International Award 'Hipocrates' of Biomedical Research in Nutrition (Real Academia de Medicina, Principado de Asturias, Spain, 2008); International award on Nutrition and Health (University of Navarra, 2011). Lifetime Achievement Award from the Spanish Society for the Study of Obesity (SEEDO, 2011); National Award 'Dupont' on Science (2013). Other prizes/recognitions of the scientific trajectory (Channel 4TV, Diario de Majorca) and in national and international congresses.  Chair of approximately 60 projects or contracts of research and development in the last 10 years founded by the Spanish Government, the European Union, and other public and private organisms, including 3 current EU projects.  To be outlined his current position as Coordinator of the European Project BIOCLAIMS (2010-2015) granted within the 7th framework programme of the EU.

Chair of the Scientific Committee of the Spanish Agency of Food Safety and Nutrition (2003-2010). Vice-chair of the Scientific Panel of Nutrition of EFSA (European Food Safety Authority) (2002-2009). 2nd Vice-Chair of the Scientific Committee on Food (2000-2002). Member or Chair of various (scientific, expert) committees and institutions related to Food/Human Nutrition and assessor/consultant of national and international private companies. At the UIB he has been Secretary of the Faculty of Sciences (1984-5), Director of the Department of Biochemistry (1982-84), Director of the Department of Fundamental Biology and Health Sciences (1995-2003), Dean of the Faculty of Sciences (1985-87) and Vice-Rector of the University of the Balearic Islands (1987-95).


Subjects taught. Academic Year 2017-18

Subjects taught
Subject Degree/campus
21529 - Advances in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
23000 - Biochemistry and Molecular Biology I
11257 - Food-related Safety, Efficiency and Regulatory Aspects
10285 - Innovation and Development Seminars
11264 - Master's Thesis
11263 - Practicum


Research groups

Group Membership type
Nutrigenomics and Obesity (NUO) Main researcher
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