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10. March 2022 - 17:57

Our colleague Cristina Prieto, researcher of the Group of New Materials and Nanotechnology for Food Applications, has obtained the prize of the V Call for Grants for the transfer of knowledge in the agri-food sector of the AgroBank Chair. The prize has been awarded to his research project "Microencapsulation of natural bioactive ingredients from plant by-products using the pressurized gas-assisted electrospraying technique", and has competed against 11 other projects submitted to this call.

25. February 2022 - 1:00

On Friday, February 25, the Minister of Science and Innovation Diana Morant visited IATA. In addition to introducing her to the laboratories of researchers Yolanda Sanz, Amparo Querol, Gloria Sánchez and Chema Lagarón, she also toured a good part of the facilities of the IATA. The visit ended with an informal meeting with IATA researchers and staff representatives, during which our needs and concerns were conveyed to her.

18. February 2022 - 7:48

On February 16 and 17, the 11th edition of Transfiere, the European Forum for Science, Technology and Innovation, was held in Malaga, where Teresa Jiménez, from the Knowledge Transfer Unit, presented IATA's technological offers. This forum is the main R&D&i meeting in Southern Europe to share scientific and technological knowledge, promote innovation and connect science and business, and every year in Malaga it brings together the main relevant public and private agents in the field of...

17. February 2022 - 7:35

Our colleague David Talens has been awarded the Fotciencia18 award, in the Food and Nutrition category, for his photograph "Floral Metamorphosis". In the last edition another photograph of his, "Alarm Lines", was already selected. These successes have been picked up by the media, with interviews in the newspaper "Levante-EMV" and an interview on the program "Terra Viva" on the TV channel Àpunt. You can see his photos at the following links: "Floral metamorphosis" : here "Alarm Lines": here...

10. February 2022 - 18:37

One more year, on the occasion of the celebration of February 11, the Day of Women and Girls in Science, several IATA colleagues are participating in talks and outreach workshops in educational centers and in other activities carried out by different organizations . The main objective of these days is to promote scientific vocations among the youngest and contribute to the sum of female references in science. Here you can find the list of activities in educational centers in which IATA...

21. January 2022 - 14:49

Researchers from the IATA Packaging Group, in collaboration with the CIAL (CSIC-UAM), have developed oleogels that can serve as substitutes for solid fats in the production of foods such as bread and sausages. Oleogels are materials that contain a liquid vegetable oil, in whose formation process gelling agents capable of providing them with structure have been used. In the case of the study carried out by IATA, the agents used are edible carbohydrates (agares and carrageenan, from red algae),...

20. January 2022 - 1:00

The Regional Ministry of Innovation, Universities, Science and Digital Society has approved the financing of the IATA project "Updating and improving the service for processing and characterizing materials for food use" (IDIFEDER/2021/005). The purpose of the call for aid was the acquisition of R&D&i infrastructure and equipment and is co-financed by the European Union through the Operational Program of the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) of the Valencian Community 2014-2020...

14. January 2022 - 1:00

Yolanda Sanz Herranz, research professor at the CSIC and head of the IATA "Microbial Ecology, Nutrition and Health" research group, has been appointed Manager of International Actions to collaborate in the preparation, management, monitoring and evaluation of scientific research programs of the CAA area (Agricultural and Agrifood Sciences) at the State Research Agency (AEI). Yolanda Sanz has focused her research work mainly on the study of the intestinal microbiota as a preventive and...

12. January 2022 - 16:57

The patent developed by the IATA Food Analytical Immunotechnology group together with UV researchers was acquired by Eurofins-Abraxis, who has announced on its website the launch of the Patulin ELISA Test Kit (https: //abraxis.eurofins-technologies .com / home / news / rapid-detection-of-patulin /), a plate enzyme immunoassay for the rapid analysis of patulin in applesauce, cider, apple juice, and orange juice. It is the only kit worldwide that allows to control the presence in food of this...

21. December 2021 - 7:25

The project "Optimization and validation of the production of new generation probiotics for obesity" of two years, awarded in 2020 by the Valencian Agency for Innovation (AVI - GVA) to the IATA's research group of Prof. Yolanda Sanz reaches its end with great results. This project focused on an intestinal bacterium with preclinical effectiveness against obesity, Phascolarctobacterium faecium (P. faecium) and had three main objectives: 1) To demonstrate that the bacterium is safe for consumption...