Virginia García-Cañas received her M.S. degree in biology (1996, Alcala de Henares University). She obtained her M.S. degree in food science and technology (1998, Autonoma University of Madrid). In 1999, Autonoma University of Madrid rewarded her the “Extraordinary Master Degree” Award. She received her Doctorate in Food Science and Technology in 2004 (Autonoma University of Madrid). From 2004 to 2007, she specialized in advanced separation techniques for the analysis of biologicals working as a Postdoctoral Fellow at Centre for Biological Research (Health Canada, Ottawa). At present, she serves as a Tenured Researcher at the National Research Council of Spain (CSIC) in Madrid. She develops her scientific activities in the Laboratory of Foodomics. Her activities include advanced analytical methods for development of foodomics, including transcriptomics, proteomics, and metabolomics, for food quality, safety, and nutrigenomic studies. Currently, she leads the following research lines: (i) development of advanced DNA/RNA-based methods for food analysis (genetically modified organisms, pathogens, etc.) and (ii) nutrigenomic study of the effect of dietary polyphenols on colon cancer.
Biography Updated on 29 April 2012