Dr. Rodriguez-Mateos is a Research Group Leader at the Division of Cardiology, Pulmunology and Vascular Medicine of the University of Dusseldorf, Germany.
She received her PhD from the University of Reading, UK. She conducted her postdoctoral studies at the Department of Food and Nutritional Sciences of the University of Reading, where she began to investigate the bioavailability of dietary phytochemicals and their impact on vascular function. She has been a visiting researcher at universities in Spain, Brazil, Japan and US. Her current research interests are to elucidate the role of dietary polyphenols on cardiovascular health, to investigate the factors affecting the bioavailability and bioactivity of dietary polyphenols, and to investigate their mechanisms of action in the vascular system. She is particularly interested in investigating the potential health benefits of anthocyanin-rich foods such as berries in humans.