Yolanda Sanz

Microbioal Ecology, Nutrition & Health Research Group, National Research Council, Spain


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Senior Researcher of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) and head of the Research Group on Microbial Ecophysiology and Nutrition, Associated Professor of Human Dietetics and Nutrition at the University of Valencia, and Expert of the Panel of Nutrition, Dietetic Products and Allergies (NDA) of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).

Her scientific field of interest is the influence of the interactions between the gut microbiota and the diet on human health and diseases related to metabolism and immunity. She is also involved in basic and oriented applied research on probiotics and prebioctics. She has devel oped research activities in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology at University of Groningen (The Netherlands), at INRA in Jouy en Josas

(France), at University of Verona (Italy), at Institute of Food Research (Reading, UK) and at Check Academy of Sciences (Czech Republic) and currently cooperates with many other research institutions. Her research activity is reflected in more than 80 publications in high-rated international journals, communications to international conferences, and 5 patent applications.


Selected Publications:

  1. Sanz Herranz, Y., Gauffin, P., Santacruz, A., Moya Pérez, Á., & Laparra, J. M. (2013). Bacteroides CECT 771 and the Use Thereof in the Prevention and Treatment of Excess Weight, Obesity and Metabolic and Immunological Alterations.
  2. Herranz, Y. S., Sanchez, E. S., Medina, M. S., De Palma, G., & Gimenez, I. N. Microorganisms for Improving the Health of Individuals with Disorders Related to Gluten Ingestion. (2013). U.S. Patent No. 8,501,169. Washington, DC: U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
  3. Sanz Herranz, Y., Arlette Santacruz, Y., & Gauffin, P. (2012). CECT 7765 and Bifidobacterium Use in the Prevention and / or Treatment Of Overweight, Obesity and Associated Pathologies.
  4. Llopis, J. M. L., & Herranz, Y. S. (2010). Gliadins Induce Tnfα Production through Camp-dependent Protein Kinase a Activation in Intestinal Cells (Caco-2). Journal of Physiology and Biochemistry, 66(2), 153-159.
  5. De Palma, G., Medina, M. S., Sánchez, E. S., & Herranz, Y. S. Bacteria and Derived Products to Reinforce the Body Defences and to Reduce the Risk of Disease. (2009). U.S. Patent Application 13/054,652.