Isabel is a Biochemist and holds a PhD in Food Science and Technology by the Universidade de Vigo (Spain), and has postdoctoral experience at the University of Reading (UK) and at the Universidade do Minho (Portugal). Her research has covered disciplines from Food Biotechnology, Valorization and Food Processing, to Drug Delivery at different European institutions. She has over 30 peer-reviewed publications and was a co-author in 8 book chapters. She has also been involved in lecturing in Food Chemistry and Biochemistry disciplines, and in co-supervising postgraduate students in Spain, UK and Portugal.
Dr Isabel Rodríguez Amado is a Research Fellow at the International Nanotechnology Laboratory (INL, Braga). She works at the Department of Life Sciences, within the Food Processing research group. The research project she is involved in is focused on the development of new treatments for obesity by enhancing bioactive discovery-development and delivery to targeted tissues, through actuation on the microbiota-gut-brain axis. The goal of her project is developing a safe, long-term effective, anti-obesity treatment with the benefits of bariatric surgery and without its clinical complications, based in the combination of bioactive peptides and a selection of symbiotics modulating the levels of hormones regulating satiety.