Isabel Moreno Indias
Isabel Moreno Indias

Miguel Servet Research Fellow at IBIMA focused on the role of gut microbiota in metabolic diseases

Málaga Area, Spain

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  • Accountability: Thoroughly contributes in all areas
  • Sense of Urgency: Consistently responds in a timely fashion
  • Team: Frequently supports and responds to peers

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Rating: 4.20/5 stars (86 ratings)

Level: LEVEL 03 (12mo pts: 606 pts)

Lifetime points: 655 pts View details

Biomedical Research 20
Science 20
Life Sciences 9
Healthcare 5
Clinical Research 3
Nutrition 3
Molecular Biology
Medical Research
Public Health
Clinical Trials


I am a recognized researcher in the study of metabolic diseases, especially in relation to the
gut microbiota, with a profound expertise in molecular and bioinformatics approaches, as well
as the use of animal models.
I conducted my PhD Thesis at Universidad de las Palmas de Gran Canaria (ULPGC, 2007-2011). I defended my thesis with honors in 2011. I obtained the Special Mention Award of the University in Health Sciences. My thesis was reached under the European Doctorate
basis, after spending a 4 months research stay (1 month in 2008 and 3 months in 2009)
in the Oxford University (United Kingdom) and a 6 months research stay at University of
Pennsylvania (USA, 2011), studying the physiological basis of the complement system.
After that, I obtained an associated professor position at Universidad Internacional de la Rioja
(UNIR, 2011-2014). I was combining this position intermittently with another as a researcher, first at Instituto Tecnológico Agroalimentario de Extremadura (INTAEX, 2012) and then with a Postdoctoral contract Sara Borrell (ISCIII) in Instituto de Investigaciones Biomédicas de Málaga ( IBIMA, 2013-2016). During the last year (2015), I spent 7 months at the Copenhagen University (Denmark), conducting an experimental study on the effect of diet on the gut microbiota establishment in gnotobiotic mice.
Currently, I have active collaborations with researchers from different national and
international institutions . In addition, I am a researcher of the CIBERObn research network, to study the physiopathology of obesity and its complications.
During my whole career, I have maintained an excellent record of publications, improving the
quality and the metrics especially during the last years of my postdoctoral period. I am inventor of two patents and I am
currently supervising three PhD students. Finally, I am referee for different SCI journals and
associated editor of a SCI journal. I was referee of one scientific project for an international


Miguel Servet Research Fellow


January 2017 - Present

gut microbiota, obesity, diabetes, insulin resistance, adipose tissue, epigenetics

  • Jun 2019 - Sep 2019

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Developing the Life Sciences Ecosystem of the Future"

    Life Sciences
    Life Science Industry
    Startup Development
  • 06 Jun 2019

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Why Should we Hire You?"

  • 06 Jun 2019

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Facebook Oculus Quest"

  • 05 Jun 2019

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Ways to reduce health care costs. "

  • 05 Jun 2019

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Obesity Prevention"

  • 05 Jun 2019

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Should Marijuana be made legal?"

  • 05 Jun 2019

    Answered a question on OpenForum: "Bio-diesel vs Batteries"

  • Apr 2018 - May 2018

    Participated in a KnowledgeStream™: "Exploring the Challenges Surrounding Computational and Data Processing in Genomics"

    Computational Genomics
    Genomic analysis
    Statisical Analysis