Alex Pidal joins the NUCAPS team

16-12-2021 · In News · #, #, #
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NUCAPS team keeps growing. Alex Pidal, a promising and outstanding Biochemistry student at the University of Navarra, with practices in a microbiological analysis laboratory, with specialized training in immunology, molecular pathology, and pharmacology, has recently joined to our family.

Prepared and motivated to complete his training and scientific and technical development as a professional in the field of health care and nutrition, in 2022 Alex will carry out his Final degree project entitled “Microencapsulation of docosahexaenic acid (DHA) in food proteins”.

About the project
DHA is an omega 3 fatty acid essential for the growth and repair of cells and its consumption is associated with improvements in memory and learning, but it also has a protective effect against cardiovascular diseases since it helps to reduce the levels of triglycerides and cholesterol.

The project consists on the encapsulation of a DHA oil, obtained from microalgae, to develop an innovative natural product that avoids unpleasant smells and tastes, preserves its integrity and its effect on health, serves as an extra supply of protein and that can be incorporated in supplements and foods.