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20. February 2020 - 9:06

Yesterday, the Consell d'Eivissa organised a professional workshop on baking with xeixa flour, typical of the island. The seminar was aimed at both students and professionals in the field and was held at the Sa Serra de Sant Antoni Secondary School. The IATA researchers, Cristina M. Rosell and María Ruiz, showed the students the results of the project to adapt the conditions of the baking process to the characteristics of the xeixa wheat milled in a stone mill. According to the conclusions of...

17. February 2020 - 14:58

The current Packaging Group has its antecedent in the work on metal packaging started in 1970 by Ramón Catalá, after completing his doctoral thesis, on the initiative of the then IATA director, Primo Yúfera. In those years, the tinplate container was practically the reference container for canning, along with a small percentage of glass containers. Plastics were still being used for many different purposes, but not in the field of canning. Continue reading the report.

12. February 2020 - 15:07

(Original text Levante) Researchers with different responsibilities and careers in various fields tell their personal and professional experience in a colloquium. The UN proclaimed 11 February as the International Day of Women and Girls in Science in order to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science and gender equality and empowerment of women and girls. Therefore, hundreds of events are held throughout Spain with this objective. The Oceanographic Foundation organised the...

12. February 2020 - 14:28

Mª Dolores Rodrigo, scientific researcher at the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology, participates as an expert in the Girls4 STEM project, an initiative of the University of Valencia. Girls4STEM is a project aimed at promoting STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) vocations, especially among girls, through the organization of outreach activities. The spirit of the project is participatory and inclusive, so the first great value of the project is the pre-university...

31. January 2020 - 13:56

The IATA's research group "Microbial Ecology, Nutrition and Health", led by Dr. Yolanda Sanz, participates in the kick-off meeting of the new European project of the H2020 program "EarlyCause", which will investigate the effects of stress on mental health and cardio- metabolic throughout life. Early life stress (ELS) is a widely prevalent phenomenon which affects about 75 % of pregnant women – thus their fetus– and nearly 50% of young children, which long-lasting consequences on human health....

30. January 2020 - 12:43

Researchers from the CNIO and the CSIC have elucidated by means of electronic cryomicroscopy the molecular structure of a thermoresistant enzyme, which has the property of hydrolyzing lactose The finding, which represents a significant advance in the development of new procedures for obtaining lactose-free milk and milk products, was published in the journal ACS Chemical Biology Researchers from the Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Oncológicas (CNIO), the Instituto de Química Física...

24. January 2020 - 8:49

The work of David Talens, from the Food Biotechnology Department of the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), has received the FOTCIENCIA17 award in the Food and Nutrition category. Title: 'Líneas de alarma' (Alarm Lines) Author: David Talens Perales The photograph, taken under fluorescent light, shows the courtship of two marine crustaceans of the genus Artemia. The most striking feature of the image is the orange illumination of the digestive tracts, produced by plastic...

18. December 2019 - 11:10

Breast milk contains microorganisms beneficial to the development of the immune system of newborns. The finding, published in the scientific journal Pediatr Allergy Immunol, is the result of a collaboration between researchers from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA, CSIC), FISABIO and the University of Linköping (Sweden).   Researchers from the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA), the centre of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC), the Fundació...

3. December 2019 - 13:52

El Cazador de Cerebros (The Brain Hunter) is a dissemination programme of La 2, in which Pere Estupinyà, a scientific disseminator, goes in search of relevant people in the world of science to deal with issues of social interest. On this occasion to talk about the microbiota has counted, among others, with Yolanda Sanz, researcher of the group of Microbio Ecology, Nutrition and Health of the Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology and all his team. The episode titled Pedos, caca y...

28. November 2019 - 12:26

The sensor will turn blue when oxygen enters the interior causing food to deteriorate. This will allow the food consumed to be additive-free, less processed and safe for the consumer. IATA researchers in collaboration with the company Juan and Juan Industrial, S.L.U., belonging to the Vicky Foods Group, have developed a sensor to introduce it into food packaging in a totally safe way, in order to provide information on the state of the product to consumers. This will allow us to consume less...