Abbott is a global healthcare company devoted to improving life through the development of products and technologies that span the breadth of healthcare. Abbott serves people in more than 150 countries and employs approximately 69,000 people. Primary locations in Spain include central offices in Madrid, and a nutrition R&D centre and manufacturing facility in Granada for the production of child and adult nutrition products. The plant exports its products to more than 50 countries around the world.


Abbott Nutrition (AN), is the largest division of Abbott Laboratories, and for over 85 years has set the standard for science-based nutrition, trailblazing the development of innovative nutritional products and solutions to support growth, health and wellness of people around the world. AN offers a rich portfolio of market-leading products to address paediatric and adult nutritional needs. It has conducted hundreds of clinical trials and undertaken extensive testing for each product and advancement pursued. AN also has a strategic partnership with the University of Granada.

Our team

Our team includes:

Ricardo Rueda, MD, PhD

Ricardo Rueda, MD, PhD, is the Associate Director of Strategic Research at Abbott Nutrition and DynaHEALTH Lead Investigator.

Ricardo currently leads the Strategic Research group for Abbott Nutrition in Granada (Spain) working on early stage research, in collaboration with key investigators in Europe, mainly focused on the areas of Metabolism, Cognition, Immunity, Bone/Muscle Health, and Early Programming. Ricardo is an elected member of the European Society of Paediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition (ESPGHAN) and the Spanish Society of Research in Paediatric Nutrition and Feeding (SEINAP), and Visitant Professor of the University of Granada.

Christina Sherry

Christina Sherry PhD, RD, is Manager of the Scientific & Medical Affairs Department at AN. She has a strong background in maternal and infant nutrition and experience of conducting clinical studies.

Elena Oliveros

Elena Oliveros, BSc, is Associate Scientist of Strategic Research at AN. She has a strong nutritional background and recent experience in the conduction of clinical studies.

Role in this project

Abbott has research tasks within work package 2.