Francisco Tomas-Barberán (CEBAS, Spain)
Francisco is Research Professor and he is interested in the role of phenolic phytochemicals on food quality and human health. His current research aims to the identification of those food constituents that provide health benefits, the mechanisms by which they act and the effect of genetic, agronomic and processing factors on these metabolites.
Bioavailability and metabolism of these phenolic compounds are essential for their efficacy. Interactions of phenolics with gut microbiota modulate their absorption and health effects