The First Food Workshops, organized by the Biotechnology Association of Salamanca, in collaboration with the Biology Faculty of Salamanca, will take place on the 21st and 22nd of April in the Lecture Hall in the Discórides Building.

This is a new scientific learning event with the objective of supplying information about a series of issues related to general nutrition and with the biotechnology of food in particular, without forgetting the challenges, both present and future, posed by this potent industry.

The demographic crisis, new food sources, biotechnological innovations, globalization or transgenic foodstuffs will be some of the issues addressed by important scientists during the conference.

We expect the presence of Francisco Barro, the developer of the new wheat without gluten in Spain; Antonio Granell Richart, author of a paper which has recently made the cover of Science, where he reveals why tomatoes have no taste, and José Pío Beltrán, researcher at the Institute of Molecular and Cellular Plant Biology of Valencia and president of the European Plant Science Organization (EPSO). Additionally, we will also have the pleasure of receiving guest speakers such as Gloria Fernández-Lorente, from the Food Microbiology and Biotechnology Department at the Research Institute of Nutritional Sciences (CIAL), Francisco Javier Moreno (CIAL, Department of Regulation of the Allergenicity of Transgenic Foods), Celestino Santos, professor at the Pharmacy Faculty of USAL, and Jorge Jordana Butticaz de Pozas, President of the Technological Platform Food for Life and creator and member of the Advisory Board of the National Centre for Food Technology and Safety (CNTA).

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Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 de Mayo de 1971, Salamanca, España) Catedrático en la Universidad de Salamanca. Ha sido Vicerrector de Investigación desde el 2013 hasta el 2017 y Director del Parque Científico de la Universidad de Salamanca. Elegido dos veces como Decano de la Facultad de Ciencias, es Doctor en Ciencias de la Computación por la Universidad de Salamanca y, además, es Doctor en Inteligencia Artificial por la University of the West of Scotland. Dirige el Grupo de Investigación Reconocido BISITE (Bioinformática, Sistemas Inteligentes y Tecnología Educativa), creado en el año 2000. Director del IOT Digital Innovation Hub y presidente del AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado también es Profesor Visitante en el Instituto Tecnológico de Osaka desde enero de 2015, Profesor visitante en la Universiti Malaysia Kelantan y Miembro del Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado ha sido presidente de la asociación IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics, y coordinador académico del Instituto Universitario de Investigación en Arte y Tecnología de la Animación de la Universidad de Salamanca e investigador en las Universidades de Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) y en el Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). En la actualidad compagina toda su actividad con la dirección de los programas de Máster en Seguridad, Animación Digital, Telefonía Movil, Dirección de Sistemas de Información, Internet de las Cosas, Social Media, Diseño e Impresión 3D, Blockchain, Z System, Industria 4.0, Gestión de Proyectos Ágiles y Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings​, en la Universidad de Salamanca y su trabajo como editor jefe de las revistas ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) o Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado desarrolla principalmente trabajos en proyectos relacionados con Inteligencia Artificial, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids y Análisis de sentimiento.

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