Raúl Beltrán Debón has been a visiting professor in the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology at Universitat Rovira i Virgili since 2015. He studied Biochemistry at the same University and did his doctoral thesis at the Centre de Recerca Biomèdica del Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus and the Institut d'Investigació Biomèdica Pere Virgili.
In his doctoral thesis he studied the possible modulatory effects of polyphenols on inflammation and metabolism in the context of obesity and hepatic steatosis.
After reading the thesis in 2011, he worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Cardiovascular Research Group of the Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Reus (2012-2014) and in the Research Group on Infectious Diseases and HIV/AIDS of the Joan XXIII University Hospital in Tarragona (2014-2015). From then on, he joined the Chemoinformatics and Nutrition Group of the Department of Biochemistry and Biotechnology of the URV in 2015, and finally the MoBioFood Research Group (in 2018).
He has directed a doctoral thesis and his scientific production has more than 70 papers published in international journals indexed with 1276 citations that give an h index of 23 according to the Web of Science (May 2018).