The University of Granada, a partner in the SUSTAINOLIVE project, has recently published that eight of its researchers are among the most cited in the world. Our colleague José Luis Quiles Morales, from Agricultural Sciences, a professor in the Department of Physiology and researcher at the Center for Biomedical Research and the Institute of Nutrition and Food Technology ‘José Mataix Verdú’, joins the list for the first time. His team works in the search for biomedical applications of products and by-products of the agri-food industry and even livestock (beekeeping). «Our idea is to demonstrate that food and nutrition are a pillar for health, also help to give value to the food industry and contribute to the concept of circular economy trying to obtain high value to by-products that have traditionally been discarded or from which in the past little or no economic value has been obtained” he describes.
Being among the most cited in the world is “a great satisfaction since it implies a great effort over many years.” It is also “a reason to deeply thank all the co-authors of the publications I have been part of all these years, because it is from those publications, after all, that the data to access the ranking are obtained.” It is a source of pride for me to be able to contribute to the presence of the University of Granada the HCR ranking”.
José Luis Quiles is the only one in the field of ‘Agricultural Sciences’, which is where Nutrition and Food Technology are included, in the whole of Andalusia. “At this moment I would like to make a special mention to Professors Mataix and Battino (also HCR previously) for their constant support throughout my scientific career”, he highlights.