Concepción M. Aguilera, Graduated in Pharmacy by the University of Granada. Doctor in Pharmacy by the University of Granada. Degree in Food Science and Technology and diploma in Nutrition from the School of Nutrition of the University of Granada. Postdoctoral stay at the University of Bristol in the United Kingdom from 2000 to 2003, granted by the Spanish Ministry of Education and the University of Granada. Currently she is the Secretary of the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology at the University of Granada. She is the Scientific Secretary of the Iberomerican Nutrition Foundation (FINUT), an institution supported by the International Union of Nutritional Sciences (IUNS), and Vice-president of the Spanish Society of Nutrition (SEÑ). She has also contributed to the organization of the International Congress of Nutrition 2013 of the International Union of Nutrition Sciences (IUNS) held in Granada, Spain 15-20 September.
In 2003, she obtained a position as Associated Professor at the department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Granada where is currently working as Full Professor since 2017. She has supervised 10 PhD theses and 8 master theses. As member of the Research Excellence Group CTS-461 on Nutritional Biochemistry led by Prof. Ángel Gil, she has undertaken the area of research on childhood obesity. Currently is leading various projects in genetics, particularly in the evaluation of genetic variants and its association with obesity and prepubertal metabolic changes related to early onset of metabolic syndrome. She has participated as a Principal Investigator in 4 Public Financing projects and in 5 research contracts with companies. She is co-author of a total of 78 scientific publications in journals with impact index recognized by the Journal of Citation Reports with an H index of 23 and 20 book chapters related to different aspects of nutrition. He has participated in 73 International and 98 National Congresses, in 23 of them as guest speaker.
- Anguita-Ruiz A, Segura-Delgado A, Alcalá R, Aguilera CM, Alcalá-Fdez J. eXplainable Artificial Intelligence (XAI) for the identification of biologically relevant gene expression patterns in longitudinal human studies, insights from obesity research. PLoS Comput Biol. 2020 Apr 10;16(4):e1007792. doi: 10.1371/journal.pcbi.1007792. eCollection 2020 Apr.
- Anguita-Ruiz A, Mendez-Gutierrez A, Ruperez AI, Leis R, Bueno G, Gil-Campos M, Tofe I, Gomez-Llorente C, Moreno LA, Gil Á, Aguilera CM. The protein S100A4 as a novel marker of insulin resistance in prepubertal and pubertal children with obesity. Metabolism. 2020 Apr;105:154187. doi: 10.1016/j.metabol.2020.154187. Epub 2020 Feb 18. PMID: 32084430.
- Anguita-Ruiz A, Pastor-Villaescusa B, Leis R, Bueno G, Hoyos R, Vázquez-Cobela R, Latorre-Millán M, Cañete MD, Caballero-Villarraso J, Gil Á, Cañete R, Aguilera CM. J Clin Med. Common Variants in 22 Genes Regulate Response to Metformin Intervention in Children with Obesity: A Pharmacogenetic Study of a Randomized Controlled Trial. 2019 Sep 16;8(9). pii: E1471. doi: 10.3390/jcm8091471. PMID: 31527397.
- Osuna-Prieto FJ; et al. (7/4). 2019. Activation of Human Brown Adipose Tissue by Capsinoids, Catechins, Ephedrine, and Other Dietary Components: A Systematic Review Adv Nutr. 10, pp.291-302.
- Ruiz-Ojeda FJ; et al. (13/13). 2019. Effects of X-chromosome Tenomodulin Genetic Variants on Obesity in a Children’s Cohort and Implications of the Gene in Adipocyte Metabolism Sci Report. en prensa-9, pp.3979.
- Pastor-Villaescusa B; et al. (13/13). 2017. Metformin for obesity in prepubertal and pubertal children: A Randomized Controlled Trial Pediatrics. ISSN 0031-4005.
- Martinez-Tellez B; et al. (13/11). 2018. Evidence of high 18F-Fluorodeoxyglucose uptake in the subcutaneous adipose tissue of the dorsocervical area in young adults.Experimental Physiology. pp.1-6.
- Ruiz-Ojeda F; et al. 2018.Genetic Factors and Molecular Mechanisms of Vitamin D and Obesity Relationship Ann Nutr Metab. 73-2, pp.89-99.
- Ruperez AI; et al. 2018. Cardiovascular Risk Biomarkers and Metabolically Unhealthy Status in Prepubertal Children: Comparison of Definitions Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular Diseases. 28-5, pp.524-530.
- Olza J; et al. (8/8). 2017. Leptin Receptor Gene Variant rs11804091 Is Associated with BMI and Insulin Resistance in Spanish Female Obese Children: A Case-Control Study Int J Mol Sci. 18. ISSN 1422-0067.