Enrique Almanza Aguilera

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Enrique Almanza Aguilera

Enrique Almanza Aguilera holds an Agro-industrial Engineering degree (Interactive and Distance University of the state of Guanajuato-UINDEG, 2008), a MSc in Food Science and Technology (Autonomous University of Queretaro-UAQ, 2011), and a PhD in Food and Nutrition (University of Barcelona-UB, 2017), this last with a Cum Laude qualification and European mention.

During his PhD studies in the Biomarkers and Nutritional & Food Metabolomics research group (UB, 2013-2017) his research focused on the study of NMR-based metabolomic biomarkers of Mediterranean diet and metabolic health. During this stage, he did a research stay in the Department of Food Science of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences-SLU (Uppsala-Sweden, 2016), learning and conducting multivariate statistical analysis Later, after finishing his PhD studies, he occupied a postdoctoral position at the Cardiovascular and Nutrition research group in the Hospital del Mar Institute for Medical Research-IMIM (2018-2020), and performed a research stay at the Edmund Mach Foundation-FEM (Italy, 2019). At IMIM Enrique investigated the modulating effect of the Mediterranean diet and type 2 diabetes mellitus on the transcriptome of peripheral blood mononuclear cells, and in FEM he studied the urinary metabolome biomarkers resulting from the intake of functional foods.

Following his research interests, and since January 2021, Enrique occupies a postdoctoral position with a Sara Borrell contract in the Unit of Nutrition and Cancer at the Bellvitge Biomedical Research Institute-IDIBELL. Currently, his main research activities include the study metabolomic and proteomic phenotypes associated to weight and fat mass changes, as well as to prostate cancer incidence and severity in cohort studies.

Email: ealmanza@idibell.cat


Enrique Almanza-Aguilera, Álvaro Hernáez, Dolores Corella, et al. Cancer signalling transcriptome is upregulated in type 2 diabetes mellitus. J Clin Med 2020 Dec 29;10(1):85. doi: 10.3390/jcm10010085.

Marta Farràs, Enrique Almanza-Aguilera, Álvaro Hernáez, et al. Beneficial effects of olive oil and Mediterranean diet on cancer physio-pathology and incidence. Semin Cancer Biol. 2020 Nov 26;S1044-579X(20)30247-9. doi: 10.1016/j.semcancer.2020.11.011.

Vanessa Bullón-Vela, Itziar Abete, Maria Angeles Zulet, (…), Enrique Almanza-Aguilera, et al. Urinary Resveratrol Metabolites Output: Differential Associations with Cardiometabolic Markers and Liver Enzymes in House-Dwelling Subjects Featuring Metabolic Syndrome. Molecules. 2020 Sep 22;25(18):4340. doi: 10.3390/molecules25184340.

Enrique Almanza-Aguilera, Álvaro Hernáez, Dolores Corella, et al. Transcriptional response to a Mediterranean diet intervention exerts a modulatory effect on neuroinflammation signaling pathway. Nutr Neurosci. 2020 Apr 15;1-10. doi: 10.1080/1028415X.2020.1749334.

Charlotte C J R Michielsen, Enrique Almanza-Aguilera, Elske M Brouwer-Brolsma, et al. Biomarkers of food intake for cocoa and liquorice (products): a systematic review. Genes Nutr. 2018 Jul 27;13:22. doi: 10.1186/s12263-018-0610-x.

Enrique Almanza-Aguilera, Carl Brunius, M Rosa Bernal-Lopez, et al. Impact in plasma metabolome as effect of a lifestyle intervention for weight-loss reveal metabolic benefits in metabolically healthy obese women. J Proteome Res. 2018 Aug 3;17(8):2600-2610. doi: 10.1021/acs.jproteome.8b00042.

Mireia Urpi-Sarda, Enrique Almanza-Aguilera, Rafael Llorach, et al. Non-targeted metabolomics biomarkers and metabotypes of type 2 diabetes : A crosssectional study in the Predimed trial. Diabetes Metab. 2019 Apr;45(2):167-174. doi: 10.1016/j.diabet.2018.02.006.