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Dr. María Herranz López

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Universidad Miguel Hernandez

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Unit
Molecular Diagnostic, Prognostic and Therapy

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Subunit
Diabetes and Metabolic disorders

Group
Design and Development of Bioactive Molecules

mherranz@umh.es

+ 34 965 22 25 86

RESEARCH FIELDS 

  • Biocompounds as agents with potential anti-obesity effects.
  • Cosmetics and functional foods: screening and bioactivity of new ingredients for cosmetics and food formulations.
  • New cancer tratments: development of new tratments for cancer based in natural compounds.

PROFESSIONAL BACKGROUND

  • Previous positions:
    1. Early Stage Research Fellow from CSIC in CEBAS/CSIC. 2007.
    2. Early Stage Research Fellow from Fundación para la Formación e Investigación Sanitarias de la Región de Murcia (FFIS). Unidad de Endocrinología y Nutrición. Hospital Universitario Virgen de la Arrixaca. 2007-2008.
    3. Predoctoral fellow researcher in Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain, 2008-2009.
    4. Predoctoral fellow from the Generalitat Valenciana (BFPI) in 2009.
    5. Predoctoral fellow from the Ministerio de Educación (FPU) in 2009-2010.
    6. Predoctoral fellow from the Generalitat Valenciana, Programa VALi+d para investigadores en formación, 2010-2014.
    7. Scholarship for short stays (BEFPI) at Centro de Recerca Biomédica (Reus). Hospital San Juan de Reus. 2013.
    8. Scientific researcher, Mitra Sol. Technologies, 2014-2015.
  • Postdoctoral positions:
    1. Postdoctoral researcher, Instituto Biología Molecular y Celular, Universidad Miguel Hernández, Spain, 2015-2016.
    2. Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Mitra Sol. Technologies S.L., 2016-2018 (AEST/2016).
  • PhD programme: Molecular and Cellular Biology, Universidad Miguel Hernández, 2014. Directed by Vicente Micol Molina.
  • Degrees in Human Nutrition and Dietetics (2006) and Food Science and Technologies (2008).

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Herranz López M., et al. (2019)

Scientific Reports, DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-39159-5

Differential effects of a combination of Hibiscus sabdariffa and Lippia citriodora polyphenols in overweight/obese subjects: A randomized controlled trial.

Ruiz-Torres V., et al. (2018)

Marine Drugs, DOI: 10.3390/md16100385

New Mammalian Target of Rapamycin (mTOR) Modulators Derived from Natural Product Databases and Marine Extracts by Using Molecular Docking Techniques.

Herranz-López, M., et al. (2018)

Food & Function, DOI: 10.1039/C8FO00367J

Hibiscus and lemon verbena polyphenols modulate appetite-related biomarkers in overweight subjects: a randomized controlled trial.

Herranz-López M., et al. (2017)

Phytomedicine, DOI: 10.1016/j.phymed.2016.12.008

Correlation between the cellular metabolism of quercetin and its glucuronide metabolite and oxidative stress in hypertrophied 3T3-L1 adipocytes.

Herranz-López M., et al. (2017)

Nutrients, DOI: 10.3390/nu9080907

Multi-Targeted Molecular Effects of Hibiscus sabdariffa Polyphenols: An Opportunity for a Global Approach to Obesity.

PATENTS AND AVAILABLE TECHNOLOGIES

Composición para el control de peso a través de la modulación de los niveles de péptidos involucrados en saciedad y/o apetito

Inventores: MAría Herranz López; Enrique Roche Collado; Jonathan Richard Jones Barberá; Nuria Caturla Cernuda
Titular: Monteoleder S.L.
Referencia: WO2019058011 (A1) (25/09/2017)

Composición de extractos vegetales con flavonoides para paliar los múltiples efectos de la contaminación del aire sobre la piel

Inventores: María Herranz López; Enrique Roche Collado; Vicente Micol Molina; Jonathan Richard Jones; Nuria Caturla; Ana Peral
Titular: Monteloeder S.L.
Referencia: ES2689105 (B2) (30/04/2018)

Obtención y purificación de carotenoides a partir de subproductos de la industrialización del caqui y aplicación en alimentos y bebidas de carácter funcional

Inventores: Domingo Saura López; Nuria Martí Bruñá; Manuel Valero Roche; Sara Gea Botella; David Mula Muñoz; Jesús Olivares Roldán; Salud Vegara Gómez; Nieves Muñoz Mateo; Concha Martínez Madrid; Ignacio González Ochoa; Ramón Vidal Daniel; María Herranz López; Bernat Soria Escom
Titular: Mitra Sol. Technologies S.L.
Referencia: ES2694437 (A1) (20/06/2017)

COMPANY AGREEMENTS

  • Contracts and agreements of collaboration with companies for the evaluation of the efficacy, quality, safety and development of cosmetics and nutricosmetics (INVITROTECNIA, MONTELOEDER)
  • Contracts and agreements of collaboration with companies for the evaluation of the efficacy, quality, safety and development of ingredients for functional food and nutraceuticals (MONTELOEDER, ILICE EFFITECH)