Ana Allende (1975) has a diploma of food science and technology (1998) from the Faculty of Veterinary Science at the University of Leon (Leon, Spain) and a Ph.D. degree in food science and technology (2003) from the University of Cartagena (Cartagena, Spain). As a Postdoc Researcher, she was employed at the USDA (Beltsville, MD, USA). She now holds an academic position as Researcher at the Spanish National Research Council since 2008 situated at the Department of Food Science and Technology of the CEBAS-CSIC in Murcia, Spain. Allende focuses on research related to quality and safety of fresh produce. She has published multiple research articles about pre- and postharvest technological interventions in plant physiology, microbial ecology, and safety of fresh produce. She is also involved in the search of anti-quorum sensing compounds extracted from fruits and vegetables. She has built up more than fifteen years of scientific research and also management experience by executing and guiding research projects in the area of microbial safety of fresh produce. She has also participated in several (inter)national research projects and research contracts with companies from the agronomic sector. Currently, she is joining the European Cost-Action BacFoodNet. She was/is the supervisor of several Ph.D. degree students working on projects financed by EU and Spanish Government. She is a Member of working groups of the EFSA BIOHAZ panel.
Biography Updated on 21 April 2014