UAM- IMDEA Food in the deployment of #AnnualFoodAgenda activities will join to the International Consumer Day 2020, with the workshop: “Play to know your food” to be held at IMDEA Food in Madrid, which will involve primary school students of 4th and 5th grade.
The aim of being aligned to the International Consumer Day, celebrated on March 15th, is to promote the fundamental rights of all consumers and to demand that their rights must be respected and protected. From UAM-IMDEA Food, we want to support a sustainable and conscious consumption, which cares about the welfare of people and the planet.
Several IMDEA Food researchers will colaborate and participate in this workshop will carry out different experiments with children such us testing the authenticity of foods like ham.
UAM- IMDEA Food
March, 24th and 25th, 2020
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).
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.
Sonia Wagner was graduated in Biochemistry in 2014 at Complutense University in Madrid, where she performed Extracurricular internships at the Spanish National Center for Cardiovascular Research (CNIC) in magnetic resonance. Her Final Degree Project was focused on intestinal expression genes associated with Celiac disease, at Inmunology and Genetic Department, Hospital San Carlos. In 2015 she obtained a Master degree of Microbiology at the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid. Her Master’s Research Project was performed in the Department of Preventive Medicine, Public Health and Microbiology, in the development of herpes virus (HSV-1 y PRV) vectors for vaccines and gene therapy, under the supervision of Enrique Tabarés, Emeritus Professor of this University. She continues collaborating in this laboratory for 2 years until her incorporation at IMDEA Food Institute in February 2017 where she is working as a research assistant.
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.