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Ascension Marcos

Ascension Marcos

Professor/ President
Complutense University, Madrid
Spain

Biography

Prof. Marcos got her PhD at the School of Pharmacy at the Complutense University in Madrid, Spain (UCM) in 1982 and Master in Clinical Analysis by UCM in 1986 and got a grant at the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and she was the Head of the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology at the Mixed Center CSIC-UCM (1998-2002). She is the leader of the Immunonutrition Research Group at the Department of Metabolism and Nutrition at CSIC since 1987. She has achieved the highest category at CSIC as a Research Professor in 2006 and her scientific consolidation has been recognized for 5 six-year terms since 1985. She is a pioneer in the field of Immunonutrition in Spain, Founder and President of the International Forum of Immunonutrition for Education and Research (i-FINER) since 2007. She has been participating in 83 research projects (66 as a leader) and 473 publications. Since 1999 Prof. Marcos has been coordinating several multi-centre Spanish projects related to adolescent nutrition, eating disorders and obesity, funded by the Foundation for Health Research (FIS), Institute of Health Carlos III, Ministry of Health and Consumption as well as the Ministry of Education and Science or the Ministry of Science and Innovation.

Research Interest

Aspects of Immunonutrition