Chairman of the INC World Forum for Nutrition Research and Dissemination, Spain
Professor and director of the Human Nutrition Unit, Department of Biochemistry & Biotechnology at the Rovira i Virgili University, Spain. Head of Nutrition Section at the Sant Joan University Hospital of Reus. Vice-President of the Pere Virgili Institute of Health Research. Principal investigator of the CIBERobn, at the Institute of Health Carlos III. Director of the Iberoamerican Network on metabolic syndrome. Member of the Spanish Academy of Nutrition.
In last years, Dr. Salas’ research has focused on human clinical trials evaluating the effect of diets and dietary compounds on obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome and cardiovascular disease. Since 2005, he is one of the leaders of the PREDIMED STUDY and Chair of the PREDIMED-Plus Steering Committe.
Since 1983 has directed 20 research projects funded by public bodies and 25 projects in conjunction with pharmaceutical and food industries. He has published more than 400 scientific studies, and numerous reviews and editorials. Editor of 6 books and co-author of more than 50.