PhD in Pharmacy by the University of Barcelona (UB). Currently, she is the Head of the Food Safety and Functionality Program at the Institute of Agriculture and Food Research and Technology (IRTA) in Monells (Girona). Her research activity focuses on improving the food safety through processing and preservation technologies; particularly in the study and modelling of bacterial behaviour for its application in the microbiological risk assessment and management, leading and participating in national and international research projects. Regularly, she contributes as organizer, speaker or teacher in workshops, seminars and undergraduate and postgraduate university courses. Co-author of more than 75 scientific publications, as well as technical articles and book chapters. She is a member of the editorial committee of the International Journal of Food Microbiology and Secretary of the Executive Board of the International Committee of Food Microbiology and Hygiene (ICFMH). She is a member of the BIOHAZ Panel of the European Food Safety Authority (EFSA).
This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 861917