News

9. June 2021 - 2:00

On June 8, Amparo López, from the IATA Packaging Group and Marta Martínez-Sanz, from CIAL (Madrid), gave the online seminar "Doses against plastic (sustainable packaging)", organized by the Eurocaja Rural Foundation. The researchers presented alternatives to traditional packaging, presenting other sustainable and ecological materials, highlighting the different advances and real options that can be adopted, both in the short and medium term, in industrial and consumer habits, as well as the...

8. June 2021 - 2:00

Dr. Laura Laguna, Ramón y Cajal researcher at the SensIATA laboratory, from the IATA Food Science department, has been elected a new member of the Young Academy of Spain. Last Thursday, June 3, the General Board of the Young Academy of Spain elected 10 new Academic Members. An independent international committee made up of highly prestigious researchers covering different areas of knowledge has participated in the selection process. 102 candidates were submitted to this call, that is to say,...

3. June 2021 - 2:00

Lorenzo Zacarías, researcher from the Postharvest Physiology, Pathology and Biotechnology group, has participated in the international webinar organized by the Citrosol company on chilling injury on citrus. This webinar was first offered in a session in Spanish on May 26 aimed at companies in Spain and South America. On June 2, the session was held in English, aimed at companies in Australia, with the ttle "Relevance of chilling injury in Citrus shipment and cold storage: advances in its...

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...