Universitat Rovira i Virgili


How does CUdN promote education?


Lectures by experts in the field of nutraceuticals are organised to offer a more direct way of obtaining knowledge between research and the scientific community, and even the general public.

This activity began when, on 23 April 2021, the director of this chair gave a lecture on Functional Foods, Food Supplements and Nutraceutics at the Official College of Pharmacists of Tarragona. Dr. Begoña Muguerza, lecturer in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at the Rovira i Virgili University. She is part of the Nutrigenomics research group.
She has participated in 96 research projects, with a total of 47 research projects funded by public calls and 49 contracts with companies in the agri-food, nutraceutical or cosmetic sector, of which she has been the project or contract manager, feeling the principal investigator, in 54 of them.

Co-author of more than 95 articles in high-impact international scientific journals and 11 patents. She has supervised 8 doctoral theses, 7 with international mention and 4 of them have been recognised with an extraordinary prize.
She has also been Director of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology and Coordinator of the Official Interuniversity Master's Degree in Nutrition and Metabolism. She currently leads the Nutrigenomics research group and is Director of the Uriach Chair in Nutraceutics.


The CUdN promotes the teaching participation of professionals from the Uriach Innovation Department in the official Master's Degree in Nutrition and Metabolism (URV-UB) to give students a vision of nutraceutics from an industrial and professional point of view.

The Official Master's Degree in Nutrition and Metabolism is a course offered by the Universitat Rovira i Virgili and the Universitat de Barcelona in collaboration with the Universitat de les Illes Balears. Its pillars are excellence in training and research, including the latest advances in clinical nutrition, nutrigenomics and functional foods, as well as a high level of cooperation with hospitals, research groups and the food industry.

The Master’s degree offers three specialisations to choose from:

  • Clinical Nutrition

  • Healthy Food

  • Research