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 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.

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