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1. June 2021 - 2:00

Within the cycle "We talk to experts. Today we talk about ...", organized by the Association of Celiacs and Gluten Sensitive of the Community of Madrid, on May 26 our colleague Cristina Molina Rosell, from the group of Cereals and Cereal Based Products, gave an online conference with the title "Gluten: fact or fiction". The objective of this conference was to provide the necessary information to know the role of gluten in the development of various foods and their properties, as well as the...

31. May 2021 - 2:00

The Enzyme Molecular Engineering group of the IATA-CSIC, led by the researcher Julio Polaina, participated at the meeting of the European Woodzymes project, that was held on May 25 and 26. The Woodzymes project is based on the sustainable bioeconomy applied to the wood industry, with the aim of replacing classical chemistry with another with a lower environmental impact, relying on the use of Extremophilic enzymes, as well as obtaining useful by-products for new applications such as adhesives...

28. May 2021 - 2:00

On May 27, our colleagues Luis González-Candelas, from the Postharvest Physiology, Pathology and Biotechnology group, and José F. Marcos, from the Bioactive Proteins and Peptides group, participated in the 2nd technical webinar of the Innotransfer initiative of the Fundació Parc Científic Universitat de València (FPCUV). These technical meetings aim to give visibility to innovation opportunities, detected by the FPCUV in different agrotech areas, and show them to companies, associations and...

26. May 2021 - 21:39

Dr. Fidel Toldrá, from the IATA Meat and Meat Products Biochemistry, Technology and Innovation Group, gave the lecture "GOOD PRACTICES FOR THE USE OF ADDITIVES. PRACTICAL CASE", within the Conference "Good practices for the use of additives, Innovation and Legislation", organized by FEDACOVA together with the Conselleria de Sanidad i Salut Pública (GV) and which took place on May 20 in virtual format. Dr. Toldrá focused his intervention on the practical case of the use of nitrites and nitrates...

19. May 2021 - 7:32

On May 12, some informative talks/workshops were given to the 3rd and 4th grade students of CEIP Santo Angel de la Guarda, in Valencia. With the title of "Science Uncovered", this activity aims to bring science to educational centers. The activity has been organized by Paco Romero, from IATA and has had the participation of Ana Rosa Ballester and Ana Perea, from IATA and Mónica Gandia, from UV.

17. May 2021 - 14:53

The "Microbial ecology, Nutrition and Health" research group, led by Dr. Yolanda Sanz, is developing a new generation probiotic that will allow the effective prevention of metabolic complications of obesity thanks to a new project funded by the Valencian Agency of the Innovació (AVI) and in which the Technological Institute of the Agrifood Industry (AINIA) also participates. The project consists of the valorization of a bacterium isolated from the intestinal microbiota of lean individuals...

4. May 2021 - 7:45

Lorenzo Zacarías and Mª Jesús Rodrigon (Department of Biotechnology), are co-authors of the article "A global perspective on carotenoids: Metabolism, biotechnology, and benefits for nutrition and health" published in Progress in Lipid Research, This journal had an impact factor of 15,083 in 2019 and it is the top of the “Nutrition and Dietetics” category. The work has already received nearly 200 citations (https://www.journals.elsevier.com/progress-in-lipid-research/most-cited-articles), being...

20. April 2021 - 13:28

On April 16, Dr. Fidel Toldrá Vilardell gave the online seminar entitled "Progress in enzymatic release of food-derived peptides and assessment of bioactivity" to doctoral and postdoctoral students of the School of Food Science and Engineering of the South China University of Technology of Guanzhou (Canton, China). Dr. Fidel Toldrá Vilardell is Research Professor at the IATA-CSIC and head of the Research Group "Biochemistry, Technology and Innovation of Meat and Meat Products". He is Visiting...

14. April 2021 - 7:32

The IATA research group led by Dr. José Manuel Guillamón has patented a new method to cleanly and cheaply produce abundant amounts of hydroxytyrosol, one of the most powerful antioxidants known in nature. This substance, with anti-cancer, cardioprotective, anti-inflammatory and neuroprotective properties, is found in small amounts in olive oil and wine, among other products. Now, CSIC researchers have developed a recombinant microorganism capable of producing large amounts of very pure...

31. March 2021 - 12:02

The IATA has signed, together with the CSIC and several of its institutes as well as Universities and other institutions, the letter of the European Network "Sustainable Agriculture through Genetic Editing" (EU-SAGE) in which the European Commission is asked to adopt a proportionate and non-discriminatory approach to advanced genetic improvement in his report on new genomic techniques. EU-SAGE is a network representing plant scientists at 134 European plant science institutes and societies who...