Luís Miguel Rodriguez Alcalá

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Luís Miguel Rodriguez Alcalá

lalcala@porto.ucp.pt

Luis Miguel Rodríguez holds a Ph.D in Food Science and Chemical Engineering by Autonomous University Of Madrid since 2009. Afterwards, he was posdoctoral researcher at CIAL (CSIC, Spain). Currently, Luis is Senior researcher for Alchemy Project and leader of the Lipidomic platform at the Center for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF, Universidade Católica Portuguesa). Previously he has been distinguished as Invited Professor “ad honorem” of the TOXIAQBI group (Complutense University; Spain) and Invited Associate Researcher of CYNERIS (Universidad Bernardo O’Higgins, Chile). He is author of 61 research articles, 11 chapters in books and 1 industrial patent (under exploitation) while co-. and/or supervising 5 Ph.D thesis, 7 master thesis and 5 posdoctoral researchers. Luis has participated in more than 30 research and 20 R&D projects being PI in 12. Research line focus on the study of bioactive lipids with a pharmacological approach (Identification/Characterization in new sources, pharmacokinetics, stability studies and in vitro/in vivo lipobonomics) to design novel commercial products aimed at improving human health.

 

 

Publications

*Corresponding author
Pimentel L.L and Rodríguez-Alcalá L.M.* 2021. Cholesterol, inflammation, and phospholipids: COVID-19 share traits with cardiovascular disease. Biochim. Biophys. Acta Mol. Cell Biol. Lipids. 1(1866):158839 doi: 10.1016/j.bbalip.2020.158839. ISSN: 1388-1981. (Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Rank: 76/297, IF, 4.519).

Fontes A.L., Pimentel L.L, Rodríguez-Alcalá L.M.*, Gomes A.M. 2019. Effect of PUFA substrates on fatty acid profile of Bifidobacterium breve NCIMB 702258 and CLA/CLNA production in commercial semi-skimmed milk. Sci. Rep. 8:15591 doi:10.1038/s41598-018-33970-2, ISSN: 2045-2322 (Multidisciplinary Science, Rank: 12/64, IF, 4.122)

Salsinha S., Pimentel L.L, Fontes A.L., Gomes A.M., Rodríguez-Alcalá L.M.* 2018. Microbial production of CLN and CLNA rely on a multienzymatic system. Microbiol. Mol. Biol. Rev. 82(4): e00019-18 doi: 10.1128/MMBR.00019-18, ISSN: 1092-2172, (Microbiology, Rank: 5/126, IF: 13.439)

Rodríguez-Alcalá L.M., Ares I., Fontecha J., Martínez-Larrañaga M.R., Anadón, A. and Martínez, M.A. 2017. Absorption kinetics of the main CLA isomers in commercial rich oil after oral administration in rats. J. Agric. Food Chem. 65:7680−7686. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.7b02143, ISSN: 0021-8561, (Food Science and Technology, Rank: 18/133, IF, 3.412).

Rodríguez-Alcalá L.M., Sá C., Pimentel L.L., Pestana D., Teixeira D., Faria A., Calhau C., Gomes A. 2015. Endocrine disruptor DDE associated to a high-fat diet enhances the impairment of the liver fatty acid composition in rats. J. Agri. Food Chem. 63: 9341-9348. doi: 10.1021/acs.jafc.5b03274, ISSN: 0021-8561 (Food Science and Technology, Rank: 20/125; IF, 2.857).

Researcher Center

Centre for Biotechnology and Fine Chemistry (CBQF)

Academic CV