Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas
INSTITUTO DE AGROQUÍMICA Y TECNOLOGÍA DE ALIMENTOS (IATA)
Spanish Council for Scientific Research
Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology
IATA objectives are basic scientific research and oriented scientific research in the Food Science and Food Technology area.
These objectives are supplemented with activities of technological support to the industry and scientific and technical education.
The research lines actually developed in the IATA are the following ones:
Detailed information on current Research Projects and Contracts, Publications, Patents and other recent activities of IATA can be consulted from the web pages of the different Departments and Units following the link Departments and Units .
If you wish a detailed description of the past activities and publications of IATA you may consult the Scientific Annual Reports .
Facilities and human resources
IATA operates since 1995 in a 11.000 m2 building, located on the grounds of the University of Valencia in Paterna (Valencia), together with other Research Institutes of this university and close to the Burjassot Campus.
The building has three areas
The people workforce at IATA is 193, 42 belonging to the scientific staff (including 6 professors of the University of Valencia, incorporated to IATA), 14 postdoctoral contracted scientists, 51 doctoral scholarship holders, 13 technicians, 34 lab assistants, 11 administration officers and 28 persons holding work contracts.
The scientific journal Food Science and Technology International , published since 1995, is edited at IATA. This scientific journal is the present version of the former Revista de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos, published by IATA since 1960.
The IATA also counts with the collaboration of the regional CSIC Delegation in the Comunidad Valenciana and its Technology Transfer Office in order to promote the establishment of new research agreements and contracts with other institutions, both public and private ones.
A virtual visit to IATA is in preparation which will offer images of the most significant installations as well as of the IATA surroundings.
How to contact IATA
You may contact us by electronic mail, sending a message to different
addresses depending upon your interest. Please consult the
information offered in the link
E-mail addresses .
IATA brief history
The IATA had its origin in the Department of Vegetal Chemistry, which was founded in 1957 as an organisation belonging to the CSIC and housed in the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Valencia. In 1966 it adopted its current name of Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos when moving to its building of Jaime Roig street, at Valencia city. In 1995 it was moved again, occupying since then the present building, owned by CSIC and located on grounds provided by the University of Valencia, in the municipality of Paterna.