Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL), National Research Council of Spain (CSIC), Madrid, Spain

Alejandro Cifuentes is a Full Research Professor at the National Research Council of Spain (CSIC) in Madrid, Head of the Laboratory of Foodomics and Director of the Metabolomics Platform (International Excellence Campus CSIC + University Autonoma of Madrid). He has been Director of the Institute of Food Science Research and Deputy Director of the Institute of Industrial Fermentations, both belonging to CSIC. Alejandro’s activity includes advanced analytical methods development for Foodomics (including transcriptomics, proteomics and metabolomics), food quality and safety, as well as isolation and characterization of natural bioactive compounds and their effect on human health. He holds different national and international awards, is member of the Editorial Board of 14 international journals (including Journal of Chromatography AJournal of Separation Science, Food Analytical Methods and International Journal of Molecular Sciences) and Editor of TrAC-Trends in Analytical Chemistry and Electrophoresis. He has published more than 250 SCI papers, 20 books and book chapters and 9 patents. His h index is 64 (Google scholar, January 2018) and his works have received more than 13000 citations. Alejandro has given more than 150 invited lectures in different national and international meetings in Europe, Asia, Africa, America and Oceania. He has defined for the first time in a SCI journal the new discipline of Foodomics.