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Agrochemistry and Food Technology Institute


Polígono La Coma s/n 46980 Paterna (Valencia)Apartado de Correos 73 46100 Burjassot (Valencia)


Dr. Rafael Gavara (Packaging materials, Polymers, Food packaging interactions)

Other staff

Dr. Pilar Hernández (Polymers; Packaging materials, Food packaging interactions)

María Jose Ocio (Food Microbiology, Food packaging interactions)


+34 96 39 00 022


+ 34 96 36 36 301

The Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) is a research center belonging to the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC). [] IATA objectives are basic and oriented scientific research in the Food Science and Technology area. These objectives are supplemented with activities of technological support to the industry, and postgraduate and lifelong education. The institute is organized in three departments (Food Preservation and Quality, Food Science and Food Biotechnology) each one of them with some thematic laboratories. The people workforce at IATA is about 200 (45 belonging to the scientific staff ,14 postdoctoral contracted scientists, 51 doctoral scholarship holders, 13 technicians, and the remainder technical and administrative personnel). Work related with packaging is developed at the Packaging Laboratory of the Department of Food Preservation and Quality. Research areas include the study of packaging material/food product interactions and the development of new materials and technologies for food packaging.


IAPRI 2017

The 28th IAPRI Symposium is taking place between the 9-12 May 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. it is hosted jointly by Vaud University of Applied Sciences and Nestec. For details please click here.

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IAPRI Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

The forthcoming IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) has attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There are 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral and there will be posters and keynotes included in the programme.

Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'We are looking forward to an excellent event where researchers from all over the world will network and develop strong links'