Academic & Research Background: Dr. Josep Rubert is an Assistant Professor Tenure Track at Wageningen University and Research. After studying food science and technology, he performed his doctoral Thesis at the University of Valencia (Spain) honored with an Outstanding Doctoral research prize. During his postdoctoral stay at the University of Chemistry and Technology (UCT), Prague, his research mainly involved food metabolomics and lipidomics approaches, holding Assistant Professor's rank. Since 2016, Dr. Rubert started to cross the boundaries between different disciplines. In this line, he has gained a holistic view of how diet and gut microbiota can prevent disease risks and how multi-omics data can decipher homeostasis and disease mechanisms. He established a new research line in investigating the role of gut microbial metabolites funded by a Marie Sklodowska-Curie project and starting grant funded by the University of Trento. Currently, he investigates the role of gut microbial metabolites in preventing gastrointestinal diseases.
Publication Record: He has ample expertise in gut microbial metabolites (Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, 2017, 409(23), 5555, Metabolites, 2019, 9(11), 261), nutrimetabolomics approaches (Molecular Nutrition and Food Research, 2019, 63(1), 1800384), and in vitro models modelling diet-microbiota-host interactions (Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism, 2020, 31(11), 848). Dr. Rubert has an important track record (>45 papers in peer-reviewed journals; H-index>20), and has been invited to more than ten talks at national and international conferences or institutions.
Projects & Awards: He has been PI, Co-PI, and participant in several projects funded by National Agencies (Ramón y Cajal Fellow, Spanish Ministry of Science, and Young Investigator fellow APOSTD/2014/120) and EU funded projects (JPI-FOODBALL & Healthmark, and H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie grant agreement No 794417), studying how food may promote health. He has been awarded an Outstanding Doctoral Research (University of Valencia, Faculty of Pharmacy), and best oral presentation at the 10th edition of the José Antonio García Domínguez Awards.