Emerging Technologies and Molecular Nutrition

ABOUT THE PROJECT

Through the convergence of different disciplines (Food Engineering, Biotechnology, Chemistry of Materials, Genomics, Microbiology and Nanotechnology) this group promotes emerging and innovative technologies in order to develop and consolidate its research.


Research lines

• Emerging technology application for the development of innovative processes and creation of bioproducts that satisfy requirements of consumers in sustainable and healthy manners
• Stabilization of materials with applications in biotechnology, pharmaceutical and food industries
• Food. Design based on Nutrigenetic
• Metabolism, production and bioavailability of essential nutrients
• Value added to industrial waste from food indust
ry

Leader

Jorge Santos Welti Chanes (SNI Member - Level III)

Core researchers

Adriana Pacheco Moscoa
Alejandro Juan Álvarez Guerra
Aurora Valdéz Fragoso
Carmen Hernández Brenes
Cecilia Rojas de Gante
Hafiz Muhammad Nasir Iqbal
Hugo Mújica Paz
Juan Ignacio Valiente Banuet
Luz María Martínez Calderón
Marion Emilie Genevieve Brunck
Roberto Parra Saldívar
Rocío Isabel Díaz de la Garza
Zamantha Judith Escobedo Avellaneda

Adjunct researcher

Perla Azucena Ramos Parra

Distinguished researchers

Bruce Rittman (Arizona State University)
José Antonio Torres (Oregon State University)
María del Pilar Cano (Consejo superior de Investigaciones Científicas de España)
Olga Martín-Belloso  (Universidad de Lleida de España)

RESEARCHERS AND STUDENTS

External researchers

Gustavo Barbosa-Cánovas (Washington State University)
Osvaldo Campanella (Purdue University)
Stella M. Alzamora (Universidad de Buenos Aires)

Postdoctoral researchers

Carolina Senés Guerrero
Darina Graciela Rodríguez
Felipe Angel Robledo Padilla
Gibrán Sidney Alemán Nava
Mariana Morales de la Peña
Rashmi Chandra
Rossana Villa Rojas
Sara Luisa Rodríguez De Luna
Tomás García Cayuela
Vinicio Serment
Zamantha Judith Escobedo Avellaneda

Doctoral students

Carlos Eduardo Rodríguez López
Carlos Fernando Vázquez Cardenas
Carmen Lizzeth Salinas Salazar
Carolina García Salinas
Diego Armando Esquivel Hernández
Ernesto José Aguirre Ezkauriatza
Jocelín Gabriela Hernández Carrillo
Jorge Isaac Martínez Corona
Leonel Peña Ángeles
Luis Eduardo García Amézquita
Mayra Cristina Soto Caballero
Naty Gabriela Ramírez Rivera
Ornella Sosa Hernández
Raúl Villarreal Lara
Vinicio Serment Moreno
Viridiana Alejandra Tejada Ortigoza

RECENT PUBLICATIONS
AUTHORS TITLE PUBLICATION
Zanella-Díaz, E., Mújica-Paz, H., Soto-Caballero, M-C., Welti-Chanes, J. and Valdez- Fragoso, A. (2014). Quick hydration of tepary (Phaseolus acutifolius A. Gray) and pinto beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) driven by pressure gradients. LWT - Food Science and Technology. 59:800-805. DOI: 10.1016/j.lwt.2014.05.042. ISSN: 0023-6438. IF: 2.468.
Martínez, L M., Videa M., López-Silva, G A., de los Reyes, C A, Cruz-Angeles, J, González, N. (2014). Stabilization of amorphous paracetamol based systems using traditional and novel strategies. International Journal of Pharmaceutics. 477, 294-305. DOI:10.1016/j.ijpharm.2014.10.021. ISSN: 0378-5173. IF=3.8
Castorena-Torres, F., Ramos-Parra, P., Hernández-Méndez, R., Vargas-García, A., García-Rivas, G., and Díaz de la Garza, R. (2014). Natural Folates from Biofortified Tomato and Synthetic 5-methyl-tetrahydrofolate Display Equivalent Bioavailability in a Murine Model. Plant Foods for Human Nutrition. 60(1):57-64. DOI: 10.1007/s11130- 013-0402-9. ISSN: 1573-9104. IF= 2.358.
Lara-Gil, J.A. , Álvarez, M.M., & Pacheco, A. (2014). Toxicity of flue gas components from cement plants in microalgae CO2 mitigation systems. Journal of Applied Phycology. 26(1):357-368. DOI: 10.1007/s10811-013-0136-y. ISSN:0921-8971. (Thomson Reuters, 2014) IF=2.326.