2019 Presentation Title – Berry Polyphenols and Endothelial Function: Findings from Human Studies and Mechanistic Insights
Dr. Rodriguez-Mateos is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Nutritional Sciences, Faculty of Life Sciences and Medicine of King’s College London. She received her PhD and conducted her postdoctoral studies at the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences of the University of Reading, UK. She then worked as a Research Group Leader in Diet and Cardiovascular Health at the Division of Cardiology and Vascular Medicine of the University of Dusseldorf in Germany, before joining King’s College in 2016. Her research aims to investigate the health benefits of plant food bioactives, with a strong focus on understanding the bioavailability, metabolism and cardiovascular health benefits of polyphenols. Her expertise includes development and validation of analytical methods for identification and quantification of polyphenols in foods and biological samples and performance of randomized controlled trials with cardiovascular outcomes. She has obtained funding from the UK Research Councils, European Union, charities and industry. Dr Rodriguez-Mateos is an Associate Editor for the journal Food and Function and a member of the editorial board of Nutrition and Healthy aging. She is a Registered Nutritionist, fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy, and member of the Royal Society of Chemistry, Nutrition Society and American Society for Nutrition.