If you’ve been avidly following the progress of CORENET, you may have realised who’s in the CORE of the research of this NET. Let’s dive into the researchers that are doing a deep labour on the project through short exclusive interviews with them.

Meet the #CORENETresearchers: Alberto Valdés

This time, we want to highlight Alberto’s activity in the project, who earned his Ph.D. in Biology and Food Sciences from the Institute of Food Science Research – National Research Council (CIAL-CSIC, Spain) and was a Post-Doctoral researcher at Uppsala University (Sweden) and the University of Alcalá (Spain). 

He is currently a Juan de la Cierva Post-Doctoral researcher at the Foodomics Laboratory at CIAL-CSIC. His research focuses on the development and
application of advanced analytical methods to identify and quantify the effect of natural food ingredients and extracts on the transcriptome, proteome, and metabolome of different models. His work has resulted in 35 scientific articles published in high-impact journals and 10 book chapters. He has also participated in various teaching tasks and presented in national and international conferences. Additionally, he has reviewed articles for different international journals.

How did you get into this field of research?

I got my PhD in Biology and Food Sciences at the Institute of Food Science Research – National Research Council (CIAL-CSIC, Spain). Later on, I was a postdoctoral researcher at Uppsala University (Sweden), the University of Alcalá (Spain), and Visitor Scientist at NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center at UC Davis (USA), where I have developed and applied MS-based advanced analytical methods that can be applied to analyze compounds present in any biological or chemical system, such as in complex reaction networks (CRNs).

 Why did you apply for a researcher position with CORENET?

Because I believe that my analytical background fits well within the CORENET project.

 What are your aspirations for your research?

To apply my knowledge in the development of advanced analytical tools that can be applied to analyze complex reaction networks.

What is the most important quality you consider a researcher should have?

I think that the most important qualities are motivation and perseverance to face all the challenges that will appear during the research process.

Let’s leave science aside, what other hobbies do you have?

I really like going into the mountains, where I can climb and ride my bicycle.

Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology, 2010, UAM, Spain.

Postgraduate student, 2011, UAM-CIAL-CSIC, Spain.

Ph.D. in Biology and Food Sciences, 2016, CIAL-CSIC, Spain.

Post-Doctoral researcher in Analytical Chemistry department, 2016-2018, Uppsala University, Sweden.

Juan de la Cierva Formación – Post-Doctoral researcher in Analytical Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering department, 2018-2020, UAH, Spain.

Visitor Scientist in Fiehn Laboratory at UC Davis, USA, for 7 months during 2018-2020.

Juan de la Cierva Incorporación – Post-Doctoral researcher in Foodomics Laboratory, currently at CIAL-CSIC, Spain.

Bioinformatics, Chemometrics, Foodomics, Food Science, Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics, Proteomics, Transcriptomics

“The multidisciplinary capacity of the CORENET consortium, composed of internationally recognized partners and prestigious scientists, shares and combines their knowledge to understand complex chemical systems through the application of cutting-edge technologies in systems chemistry, microfluidics, metabolomics and artificial intelligence”

Alberto Valdés
CORENET postdoctoral researcher
CORE - PostDoc & Phd students - NET