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15. November 2018 - 1:00

Today, Dr. Mª José Fabra, from Packaging Group, member of the consortium that develops the project "Food PackagIng open courseware for higher Education and Staff of companieS" (FITNESS), receives in the IATA the rest of the participants. The projet FitNESS aims at developing a collaborative e-learning platform for the community interested in all aspects of food packaging: from functions, materials, systems and processes, regulations to advanced applications and designs. The results will offer...

12. November 2018 - 1:00

Last Friday, November 9, at IATA and on the occasion of the celebration this month of the Science and Technology Week at the CSIC 2018 , Dr. Lorenzo Zacarías gave the conference "Quality and Conservation of Fruits and Vegetables: new challenges and old problems ". During the first part of the conference, Dr. Zacarías offered a vision of the challenges to the sustainable production of fruits and vegetables due to the increase in world population, highlighting the impact of geographical and...

6. November 2018 - 1:00

On November 6, Dr. Mª Carmen Collado gave a pleasant and illustrative conference about what is the microbiota, its relationship with our diet and introduced the objectives and first results of the European MAMI project (`The power of the maternal microbiota in health infantil', ERC Starting Grant) of which she is the principal researcher and is being developed in the IATA-CSIC, in collaboration with numerous health institutions and research centers. The event, which was attended by more than...

31. October 2018 - 1:00

The Drs. Amparo López-Rubio and Marta Martínez-Sanz, researchers of the Packaging Group, of the department of Preservation and Food Safety of IATA, have been working in the facilities of the ALBA synchrotron analyzing biopolymers that can be obtained from biomass, such as algae. This group investigates the development of more sustainable ways to produce food containers with adequate mechanical and chemical properties. Scientists have analyzed how adding different species of microalgae can...

30. October 2018 - 1:00

Last week, during the days 23 to 25 October, the " Workshop on Carotenoids in Food, Nutrition and Health ", organized by the IATA Post-harvest Physiology, Pathology and Biotechnology Group , as a member of the European Network EUROCAROTEN (European Network to Advance Carotenoid Research and Applications in Agro-Food and Health). The objective of this congress was to discuss critically and scientifically the controversies and advances in the area of ​​carotenoids in the science of food and...

19. October 2018 - 2:00

Today Sandra Garrigues Cubells has defended her doctoral thesis "Biotechnological production and utilization of new antifungal proteins from filamentous fungi". The research work of this thesis has been carried out in the Group of Proteins and Bioactive Peptides of Interest in Agri-Food and has been directed by Drs. José F. Marcos López and Paloma Manzanares Mir.

27. July 2018 - 14:54

Dr. Gloria Sánchez, researcher of the IATA's Department of Preservation and Food Safety, spoke about the risks of infection and poisoning from contaminated food, such as fish infested by the Anisakis parasite, or pork and wild boar with hepatitis E virus, as well as about the precautions to be taken to avoid these and other food-borne infections. The complete interview is available here.

16. July 2018 - 14:46

One more year the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA-CSIC) has collaborated with the Spanish Olympic Biology Association (OEB), to offer a week's stay at its facilities to some of the students participating in the OEB 2018. From 9 to 13 July, the student Cristina Vidal Verdú has been able to see the daily work in the research laboratories and technical services, as well as attend the V Conference of Predoctoral Students of IATA, in which the research trainees expose their...

6. July 2018 - 11:24

On the occasion of the launching of the 8th edition of ARA 2018 Science (Universitat de València) for students of High Academic Achievement in the Baccalaureate, a practical research workshop entitled "The science of the color of fruits' : genetics and biochemistry ", was held at the IATA facilities, supervised by Mª Jesús Rodrigo and José Vicente Gil. During the 4th and 5th of July the 6 students selected from different Secondary Education Institutes of the Valencian Community, have been able...

28. May 2018 - 2:00

Last Saturday, May 26, Expociencia 2018 was held, the Open Doors Day organized by the University of Valencia's Science Park every year to encourage children, young people and adults to take an interest in science, technology and innovation in a fun way. In this 10th edition, IATA participated with ten different activities, aimed at both children and adults. They explain aspects related to obtaining and preparing food, from how chocolate is obtained or what are the pigments that give color to...