Research Profile

Elena Arranz

Biography

Dr Elena Arranz is a lecturer in Sustainable Food Systems at the School of Food and Nutritional Sciences. Elena graduated from Complutense University of Madrid with a BSc in Biology in 2008 and from Autonomous University of Madrid with a PhD in Biology and Food Science in 2013. She performed her PhD based on anti-inflammatory properties of natural aromatic plant extracts used as functional ingredients, in the Institute of Food Science Research (CIAL, CSIC-UAM) under the supervision of Dr Susana Santoyo and Prof Guillermo Reglero. Her PhD project was granted by a University faculty training program (FPU) from the Spanish Ministry of Education. During her PhD, Elena was conferred two internships abroad, at the University of Guelph (Department of Food Science) under the supervision of Prof Milena Corredig and Wageningen University (Food and Biobased Research Center) under the supervision of Prof Harry Wichers. After PhD completion, she performed a three-year postdoctoral training at the University of Guelph (Department of Food Science, Prof Corredig´s group) working on design of food delivery systems, food digestibility and bioavailability. Elena´s postdoctoral period in Canada was granted with a Short Term Mission from the INFOGEST COST action and with a postdoctoral fellowship from the Alfonso Martín Escudero Foundation (Spain). In 2017, she joined Dr. Linda Giblin´s group in Teagasc Moorepark, first as Research Officer and then as Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career-FIT fellow, to develop plant and dairy-based protein beverages and study how processing can affect their functionality. In 2020, Elena was selected as member of the Management Committee of CIRCUL-A-BILITY COST Action and Academic Collaborator with VistaMilk (SFI Research Centre).

Research Interests

  • Sustainability 
  • Sustainable Food Systems 
  • Plant-based Products 
  • Circular Economy

Research Grants

 ProjectFunding
Body
Start DateEnd DateAward
Beverage formulation that improves health benefits using bioactive synergiesEnterprise Ireland16-JAN-1715-JAN-21€244,800.00
Formulation of a functional ingredient from rosemary and study of its immunomodulatory propertiesOther: Not Listed01-JAN-1531-DEC-16€60,000.00

Publications

Book Chapters

 YearPublication
(2019)'Food nanotechnology applications to the beverage industry'
Arranz, E.; Gülseren, İ.; Corredig, M.; Guri, A.; (2019) 'Food nanotechnology applications to the beverage industry' In: Gustavo Molina (eds). Food Applications of Nanotechnology. USA: CRC Press.   [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Production of food bioactive-loaded nanostructures by high-pressure homogenization'
Fernandez-Avila, C.; Hebishy, E.; Donsi, F.; Arranz, E.; Trujillo, A.J.; (2019) 'Production of food bioactive-loaded nanostructures by high-pressure homogenization' In: Seid Mahdi Jafari (eds). Nanoencapsulation of Food Ingredients by Specialized Equipment. USA: Academic Press.   [DOI] [Details]

Peer Reviewed Journals

 YearPublication
(2020)'Delivery of β-carotene to the in vitro intestinal barrier using nanoemulsions with lecithin or sodium caseinate as emulsifiers'
Gasa-Falcon, A.; Arranz, E.; Odriozola-Serrano, I.; Martín-Belloso, O.; Giblin, L. (2020) 'Delivery of β-carotene to the in vitro intestinal barrier using nanoemulsions with lecithin or sodium caseinate as emulsifiers'. LWT - Food Science and Technology,   [DOI] [Details]
(2020)'Nanoemulsions and acidified milk gels as a strategy for improving stability and antioxidant activity of yarrow phenolic compounds after gastrointestinal digestion'
Villalva, M.;Jaime, L.;Arranz, E.;Zhao, Z.;Corredig, M.;Reglero, G.;Santoyo, S.; (2020) 'Nanoemulsions and acidified milk gels as a strategy for improving stability and antioxidant activity of yarrow phenolic compounds after gastrointestinal digestion'. Food Research International, 130   [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Effect of protein composition of a model dairy matrix containing various levels of beta-casein on the structure and anti-inflammatory activity of: In vitro digestates'
Rafiee Tari, N.;Arranz, E.;Corredig, M.; (2019) 'Effect of protein composition of a model dairy matrix containing various levels of beta-casein on the structure and anti-inflammatory activity of: In vitro digestates'. Food & Function, 17 (10):1870-1879   [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Protein matrices ensure safe and functional delivery of rosmarinic acid from marjoram (Origanum majorana) extracts'
Arranz, E.;Villalva, M.;Guri, A.;Ortego-Hernandez, E.;Jaime, L.;Reglero, G.;Santoyo, S.;Corredig, M.; (2019) 'Protein matrices ensure safe and functional delivery of rosmarinic acid from marjoram (Origanum majorana) extracts'. Journal of The Science of Food and Agriculture, 99 (5):2629-2635   [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Effect of milk protein composition and amount of b-casein on growth performance, gut hormones, and inflammatory cytokines in an in vivo piglet model'
Rafiee-Tari, N.;Fan, M.Z.;Archbold, T.;Arranz, E.;Corredig, M.; (2019) 'Effect of milk protein composition and amount of b-casein on growth performance, gut hormones, and inflammatory cytokines in an in vivo piglet model'. Journal of Dairy Science, 102 (10):8604-8613   [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Whey proteins: targets of oxidation, or mediators of redox protection'
Giblin, L.;Yalcin, A.S.;Bicim, G.;Kramer, A.C.;Chen, Z.;Callanan, M.J.;Arranz, E.;Davies, M.J.; (2019) 'Whey proteins: targets of oxidation, or mediators of redox protection'. Free Radical Research, :1-17   [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Bovine whey peptides transit the intestinal barrier to reduce oxidative stress in muscle cells'
Corrochano, A.R.;Ferraretto, A.;Arranz, E.;Stuknyte, M.;Bottani, M.;O'Connor, P.M.;Kelly, P.M.;De Noni, I.;Buckin, V.;Giblin, L.; (2019) 'Bovine whey peptides transit the intestinal barrier to reduce oxidative stress in muscle cells'. Food Chemistry, 288 (1):306-314   [DOI] [Details]
(2019)'Antioxidant activity and characterization of whey protein-based beverages: Effect of shelf life and gastrointestinal transit on bioactivity'
Arranz, E.;Corrochano, A.R.;Shanahan, C.;Villalva, M.;Jaime, L.;Santoyo, S.;Callanan, M.J.;Murphy, E.;Giblin, L.; (2019) 'Antioxidant activity and characterization of whey protein-based beverages: Effect of shelf life and gastrointestinal transit on bioactivity'. Journal Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 57   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Comparison of antioxidant activities of bovine whey proteins before and after simulated gastrointestinal digestion'
Corrochano, A.R.;Saricay, Y.;Arranz, E.;Kelly, P.M.;Buckin, V.;Giblin, L.; (2018) 'Comparison of antioxidant activities of bovine whey proteins before and after simulated gastrointestinal digestion'. Journal of Dairy Science, 102 (1):54-67   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Sodium caseinate stabilized emulsions as a delivery system for epigallocatechin-gallate: Bioaccessibility, anti-proliferative activity and intestinal absorption'
Sabouri, S.;Arranz, E.;Guri, A.;Corredig, M.; (2018) 'Sodium caseinate stabilized emulsions as a delivery system for epigallocatechin-gallate: Bioaccessibility, anti-proliferative activity and intestinal absorption'. Journal Of Functional Foods, 44 :166-172   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Intestinal health benefits of bovine whey proteins after simulated gastrointestinal digestion'
Corrochano, A.R.;Arranz, E.;De Noni, I.;Stuknyte, M.;Ferraretto, A.;Kelly, P.M.;Buckin, V.;Giblin, L.; (2018) 'Intestinal health benefits of bovine whey proteins after simulated gastrointestinal digestion'. Journal Of Functional Foods, 49 :526-535   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Effect of milk protein composition of a model infant formula on the physicochemical properties of in vivo gastric digestates'
Rafiee Tari, N.;Fan, M. Z.;Archbold, T.;Kristo, E.;Guri, A.;Arranz, E.;Corredig, M.; (2018) 'Effect of milk protein composition of a model infant formula on the physicochemical properties of in vivo gastric digestates'. Journal of Dairy Science, 101 (4):2851-2861   [DOI] [Details]
(2018)'Delivery of curcumin using skim milk or oil in water emulsions: Effect of the matrices on cellular uptake'
Guri, A.;Gulseren, I.;Arranz, E.;Corredig, M.; (2018) 'Delivery of curcumin using skim milk or oil in water emulsions: Effect of the matrices on cellular uptake'. Journal of oleo science, 67 (6):641-649   [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Mucus interactions with liposomes encapsulating bioactives: Interfacial tensiometry and cellular uptake on Caco-2 and cocultures of Caco-2/HT29-MTX'
Li, Y.;Arranz, E.;Guri, A.;Corredig, M.; (2017) 'Mucus interactions with liposomes encapsulating bioactives: Interfacial tensiometry and cellular uptake on Caco-2 and cocultures of Caco-2/HT29-MTX'. Food Research International, 92 :128-137   [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Invited review: Milk phospholipid vesicles, their colloidal properties, and potential as delivery vehicles for bioactive molecules'
Arranz, E.;Corredig, M.; (2017) 'Invited review: Milk phospholipid vesicles, their colloidal properties, and potential as delivery vehicles for bioactive molecules'. Journal of Dairy Science, 100 (6):4213-4222   [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'Winemaking by-products as anti-inflammatory food ingredients'
Nieto, J.A.;Jaime, L.;Arranz, E.;Reglero, G.;Santoyo, S.; (2017) 'Winemaking by-products as anti-inflammatory food ingredients'. Food And Agricultural Immunology, 28 (6):1507-1518   [DOI] [Details]
(2017)'In vitro uptake and immune functionality of digested Rosemary extract delivered through food grade vehicles'
Arranz, E.;Guri, A.;Fornari, T.;Mendiola, J.A.;Reglero, G.;Corredig, M.; (2017) 'In vitro uptake and immune functionality of digested Rosemary extract delivered through food grade vehicles'. Food Research International, 97 :71-77   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Designing food delivery systems: Challenges related to the: In vitro methods employed to determine the fate of bioactives in the gut'
Arranz, E.;Corredig, M.;Guri, A.; (2016) 'Designing food delivery systems: Challenges related to the: In vitro methods employed to determine the fate of bioactives in the gut'. Food & Function, 7 (8):3319-3336   [DOI] [Details]
(2016)'Vegetable protein isolate-stabilized emulsions for enhanced delivery of conjugated linoleic acid in Caco-2 cells'
Fernandez-Avila, C.;Arranz, E.;Guri, A.;Trujillo, A.J.;Corredig, M.; (2016) 'Vegetable protein isolate-stabilized emulsions for enhanced delivery of conjugated linoleic acid in Caco-2 cells'. Food Hydrocolloids, 55 :144-154   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Improved Bioavailability of Supercritical Rosemary Extract Through Encapsulation in Different Delivery Systems After In Vitro Digestion'
Arranz, E.;Santoyo, S.;Jaime, L.;Fornari, T.;Reglero, G.;Guri, A.;Corredig, M.; (2015) 'Improved Bioavailability of Supercritical Rosemary Extract Through Encapsulation in Different Delivery Systems After In Vitro Digestion'. Food Digestion, 6 :30-37   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Anti-inflammatory activity of rosemary extracts obtained by supercritical carbon dioxide enriched in carnosic acid and carnosol'
Arranz, E.;Jaime, L.;Garci­a-Risco, M.R.;Fornari, T.;Reglero, G.;Santoyo, S.; (2015) 'Anti-inflammatory activity of rosemary extracts obtained by supercritical carbon dioxide enriched in carnosic acid and carnosol'. International Journal of Food Science and Technology, 50 :674-681   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Supercritical fluid extraction as an alternative process to obtain essential oils with anti-inflammatory properties from marjoram and sweet basil'
Arranz, E.;Jaime, L.;Lopez de las Hazas, M.C.;Reglero, G.;Santoyo, S.; (2015) 'Supercritical fluid extraction as an alternative process to obtain essential oils with anti-inflammatory properties from marjoram and sweet basil'. Industrial Crops And Products, 67 :121-129   [DOI] [Details]
(2015)'Anti-inflammatory activity of the basolateral fraction of Caco-2 cells exposed to a rosemary supercritical extract'
Arranz, E.;Mes, J.;Wichers, H.J.;Jaime, L.;Mendiola, J.A.;Reglero, G.;Santoyo, S.; (2015) 'Anti-inflammatory activity of the basolateral fraction of Caco-2 cells exposed to a rosemary supercritical extract'. Journal Of Functional Foods, 13 :384-390   [DOI] [Details]
(2014)'Supercritical sage extracts as anti-inflammatory food ingredients'
Arranz, E.;Jaime, L.;Lopez de la Hazas, M.C.;Vicente, G.;Reglero, G.;Santoyo, S.; (2014) 'Supercritical sage extracts as anti-inflammatory food ingredients'. Industrial Crops And Products, 54 :159-166   [DOI] [Details]
(2012)'Highly isoxanthohumol enriched hop extract obtained by pressurized hot water extraction (PHWE). Chemical and functional characterization'
Gil-Rami­rez, A.;Mendiola, J.A.;Arranz, E.;Ruiz-Rodri­guez, A.;Reglero, G.;Ibañez, E.;Mari­n, F.R.; (2012) 'Highly isoxanthohumol enriched hop extract obtained by pressurized hot water extraction (PHWE). Chemical and functional characterization'. Journal Innovative Food Science & Emerging Technologies, 16 :54-30   [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'In vitro study of the effect of diesterified alkoxyglycerols with conjugated linoleic acid on adipocyte inflammatory mediators'
Ocaña, A.;Gomez-Asensio, C.;Arranz-Gutierrez, E.;Torres, C.;Señorans, F.J.;Reglero, G.; (2010) 'In vitro study of the effect of diesterified alkoxyglycerols with conjugated linoleic acid on adipocyte inflammatory mediators'. Lipids In Health And Disease, 9   [DOI] [Details]
(2010)'Supercritical fluid extraction of oregano (Origanum vulgare) essentials oils: Anti-inflammatory properties based on cytokine response on THP-1 macrophages'
Ocaña-Fuentes, A.;Arranz-Gutierrez, E.;Señorans, F.J.;Reglero, G.; (2010) 'Supercritical fluid extraction of oregano (Origanum vulgare) essentials oils: Anti-inflammatory properties based on cytokine response on THP-1 macrophages'. Food and Chemical Toxicology, 48 :1568-1575   [DOI] [Details]

Professional Activities

Honours and Awards

 YearTitleAwarding Body
2018Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career FIT Fellowship Enterprise Ireland - European Commission
2015Postdoctoral Fellowship Alfonso Martín Escudero Foundation
2014Postdoctoral Short Term Mission INFOGEST COST Action FA 1005
2012PhD Research Internship Spanish Ministry of Education
2009PhD University Faculty Training Spanish Ministry of Education

Professional Associations

 AssociationFunctionFrom / To
The Nutrition Society Member01-JUL-19 /

Patents

 Patent NumberTitleGranted
WO2012/172147Functional drink for cardiovascular health based on wine and hop extracts 20-DEC-12

Conference Contributions

 YearPublication
(2018)WGs Meeting of the NutRedOx COST Action CA16112 “Towards a Redox Healthy Aging”,
Arranz, E.; Corrochano, A.R.; Villalva, M.; Jaime, L.; Santoyo, S.; Murphy, E.; Giblin, L.; (2018) Antioxidant activity of whey-based beverages: effect of shelf life and gastrointestinal transit on bioactivity. [Oral Presentation], WGs Meeting of the NutRedOx COST Action CA16112 “Towards a Redox Healthy Aging”, Mallorca, Spain . [Details]
(2016)The Food Factor I,
Arranz, E.; Guri, A.; Corredig, M.; (2016) Immune functionality of milk fat globule membrane extracts – effect of pasteurization and processing after in vitro digestion. [Oral Presentation], The Food Factor I, Barcelona, Spain . [Details]
(2015)6th International Symposium on “Delivery of Functionality in Complex Food Systems: Physically inspired approaches from the nanoscale to the microscale”,
Guri, A.; Arranz, E.; Corredig, M.; (2015) Designing delivery systems and testing functionality using in vitro and ex vivo models. [Oral Presentation], 6th International Symposium on “Delivery of Functionality in Complex Food Systems: Physically inspired approaches from the nanoscale to the microscale”, Paris, France . [Details]
(2015)7th International symposium in Food Rheology and Structure,
Corredig, M.; Guri, A.; Li, Y.; Arranz, E.; (2015) Interactions of delivery systems with gut epithelial mucus studied by drop tensiometry coupled with relevant in vitro absorption models. [Oral Presentation], 7th International symposium in Food Rheology and Structure, Zurich, Switzerland . [Details]
(2015)106th AOCS Annual Meeting,
Sabouri, S.; Arranz, E.; Guri, A.; Corredig, M.; (2015) Emulsions loaded with epigallocatechin-gallate: digestion behaviour, bioactive release and anti-proliferative activity of the digestates on Caco-2 cells. [Oral Presentation], 106th AOCS Annual Meeting, Florida, USA . [Details]
(2014)105th AOCS Annual Meeting,
Arranz, E.; Corredig, M.; Guri, A.; Fornari, T.; Reglero, G.; Santoyo, S.; (2014) Improved bioavailability of rosemary supercritical extract through encapsulation in different delivery systems after in vitro digestion. [Oral Presentation], 105th AOCS Annual Meeting, San Antonio, Texas, USA . [Details]
(2013)VII National Congress in Food Science and Technology,
Arranz, E.; Santoyo, S.; Jaime, L.; de la Fuente, E.; Quintela, J.C.; Reglero, G.; (2013) Obtaining innovative functional ingredients from different vegetal species. [Oral Presentation], VII National Congress in Food Science and Technology, Cordoba, Spain . [Details]
(2012)VI Symposium in Compressed Fluids Experts,
Arranz, E.; López de la Hazas, M.C.; Vázquez, E.; Jaime, L.; Santoyo, S.; (2012) Use of pressurized liquid as an alternative method to obtain anti-inflammatory compounds from marjoram. [Oral Presentation], VI Symposium in Compressed Fluids Experts, Madrid, Spain . [Details]

Committees

 CommitteeFunctionFrom / To
CIRCUL-A-BILITY COST Action Management Committee2020 /

Employment

 EmployerPositionFrom / To
Teagasc Marie Skłodowska-Curie Career FIT Fellow15-JAN-18 / 21-JUN-20
Teagasc Research Officer16-JAN-17 / 23-NOV-17
University of Guelph Postdoctoral Researcher01-JAN-14 / 31-DEC-16
Autonomous University of Madrid Researcher01-SEP-13 / 31-DEC-13

Education

 YearInstitutionQualificationSubject
2013Autonomous University of Madrid PhDBiology and Food Science
2010Autonomous University of Madrid DiplomaAdvanced Studies
2008Complutense University of Madrid BScBiology

Journal Activities

 JournalRoleTo / From
Foods Guest Editor-
Food Chemistry Referee-
Journal Of Agricultural And Food Chemistry Referee-
Trends In Food Science & Technology Referee-
Industrial Crops And Products Referee-
Food & Function Referee-
Journal Of Functional Foods Referee-
Journal Of Dairy Science Referee-

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