Ángel Medina-Vayá obtained his Ph.D. degree in 2007 from the University of Valencia. Subsequently, he obtained a postdoctoral grant from the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation to work in the Applied Mycology Group at Cranfield Health, Cranfield University, UK. During this postdoctoral training period, he applied and was successfully granted a Marie Curie Individual Fellowship (Intra-European Fellowships for Career Development). He developed the project Mechanism of Action of Antifungals against Mycotoxigenic Species: From Molecular to Phenotypic Efficacy (PIEF-GA-2009-253014). Dr. Medina-Vayá is now a Research Fellow of the Applied Mycology Group at Cranfield. His key research areas are ecophysiology of mycotoxigenic fungi, with special attention to climate change, development of rapid and sensitive techniques for mycotoxins analysis from culture medium and food, development of high throughput techniques for studying the ecophysiology and toxin production of fungi during different developmental stages, and discovery of new bioactive compounds exhibiting antifungal compounds.
Biography Updated on 2 December 2012