UAM- IMDEA Food in the deployment of #AnnualFoodAgenda activities will join to the International Day of Women and Girls in Science 2020, with the workshop: “Check your food following the steps of great microbiologists” to be held at the Fundación Caldeiro School in Madrid, which will involve primary school students of 3rd, 4th, 5th grade.
Laura Judith Marcos, postdoctoral researcher from UAM-IMDEA Food will be in charge of carrying out different experiments related to microbiology with the students to determine the authenticity of foods. Many of these scientific achievements were developed by leading women in the world of microbiology such as Fanny Hesse, who, through microbiological cultures, was able to analyse the growth of bacteria and fungi in food, which has made it possible to guarantee the quality and safety of food today.
UAM- IMDEA Food
9:00am – 1:00pm
February 14th, 2019
Fundación Caldeiro School
Type of attendees
Primary school students
Dr. Laura Judith Marcos Zambrano obtained her BSc in Bioanalysis at the Central University of Venezuela (UCV). She has a master degree in Cellular Signalling, she obtained her Ph.D. at the Universidad Complutense de Madrid in 2017, her doctoral investigations were carried out in Hospital Gregorio Marañon (FIB-HGM), and her work was focused in the characterization of yeasts causing fungemia: identification of species and antifungal susceptibility, molecular epidemiology, and virulence factors. She has developed her scientific career in the field of molecular microbiology, mainly in lines related to the study of the epidemiology of fungal infections, molecular studies of resistance, antifungal susceptibility, biofilm formation, diagnostic improvements, pathogenicity, and molecular characterization of strains (genotyping). She has also worked in the invertebrate model of Galleria mellonella in a pre-doctoral stay at the Universitá degli Studi di Milano (Milan, Italy). She joined the Computational Biology group at IMDEA Food in 2018, and her work is focused to lead the area of microbiome modulation by bioactive compounds with ‘in silico’ developments.