Università di Trento–CIBIO

Josep Rubert is an Experienced Researcher – Marie Skłodowska-Curie fellow at the University of Trento (Italy), Department CIBIO. After studying food science and technology, he performed his doctoral thesis researching the applicability of advanced analytical tools for mycotoxin analysis in cereal, cereal-based products and biological fluids at the University of Valencia (Spain) honored with Outstanding Doctoral research prize. During his postdoctoral stay at the University of Chemistry and Technology (UCT), Prague (Czech Republic), his research mainly involved food metabolomics and lipidomics approaches based on liquid chromatography coupled with high-resolution mass spectrometry, holding the rank of Assistant Professor.
In recent years, Dr. Rubert started to cross the boundaries between different disciplines. In this line, he has gained a holistic view on how diet and gut microbiota can prevent disease risks, and, how metabolomics data can decipher the mechanisms behind homeostasis and diseases. Currently, he investigates the role of human microbial metabolites in the prevention of colorectal cancer (CRC). To address this challenge, human colon organoids/tumoroids are established. Afterwards, 3D cell lines are treated by realistic concentrations of microbial metabolites in order to mimic a scenario that is as realistic as possible.
Dr. Rubert has an important track record, with more than 40 peer-reviewed publications, four book chapters, including 25 first-author contributions, and he has been invited to more than 10 talks at national and international conferences or institutions.