UAM- IMDEA Food, in the deployment of #AnnualFoodAgenda activities, will join to XI Madrid Es Ciencia Fair within the framework of the Sustainable Development Objectives aligned with Objective 3 (Health and Welfare) and oriented towards new trends in food in the future on which the institute’s researchers are working, such as precision nutrition.
By visiting the IMDEA Food stand, you will be able to discover what ‘microbiota’ is and the importance of its care for health, as well as the possibilities that precision nutrition offers to prevent disease thanks to advances in nutrigenomics and nutrigenetics. An educational space for all ages and audiences, where visitors can learn more about themselves, their biology and how to use this information to maintain a healthy lifestyle in the future.
Ensuring sustainable consumption and healthy living is the objective of the European consortium EIT Food. Therefore, as a members and through different workshops, Autonomous University of Madrid and IMDEA Food will show the visitors the journey of food from the field to the table with the intention of reflecting on whether their diets are healthy and sustainable with the planet by promoting welfare and inspiring new generations of consumers.
UAM- IMDEA Food
April, 23rd 2020
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).
Dr. Susana Molina, performed her PhD studies in the group of Prof. Luis Carrasco at the “Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM). In 2007 she joined Dr. Juan M. Torres group at “Centro de Investigación en Sanidad Animal” (INIA), a research group about prion diseases and its strain barriers. Between 2008 and 2009 she joined the group of Fernando Valdivieso at the “Centro de Biología Molecular Severo Ochoa” (CSIC-UAM), working as a technician generating biological tools
for the therapeutic investigation of Alzheimer Disease. In 2009 started in IMDEA Food as the Technical responsible of the Genomic Laboratory, working both in the investigation line about nutritional genomics of cancer, as well as in GENYAL Nutrigenomic laboratory.
Paloma Ruiz Valderrey completed her degree in Pathology and Cytology Technician (2015) at the IES San Juan de la Cruz (Madrid). She realized an internship at the HCD Gómez Ulla where she was in charge of sample processing, performing histological, cytological and immunohistochemistry techniques. Later, she obtained the Clinical and Biomedical Laboratory Technician qualification (2017) at IES Benjamín Rua. She did an internship at CIBALAB EOD (Bulgaria), where she processed hematological, immunological, biochemical, microbiological and genetic sample of patients. She has worked as an animal caretaker at the Spanish National Cancer Research Centre and at the Centre of Molecular Biology Severo Ochoa for specific periods of time (2016-2018). Paloma joined IMDEA Food as a lab technician, where she supports Nutritional genomics and epigenomics group and various projects.
Dr.Isabel Espinosa Salinas holds PhD in Biology and Food Sciences, a Human Nutrition and Diet degree and a Food Science and Technology degree, by Universidad Autónoma de Madrid. She has been involved in Endocrinology and Nutrition Department of “La Paz” and “Puerta de Hierro” Hospitals. She collaborated with Mahou-San Miguel Group for the development of a health and nutrition program in several cities around Spain. In 2010, she joined IMDEA Food and worked on the set up and development of the Platform for Clinical Trials in Nutrition and Health GENYAL. At present, she has more than seven years of experience as nutritionist in the development of more than 15 clinical trials funded by National Projects grantee and in nutritional intervention studies for companies as Biosearch Life or Capsa Food among others. She has teaching experience in nutrition courses and workshops. She has co-authored several publications, classroom books for Fundación Universitaria Iberoamericana and she has also presented different communications in national and international congresses.