Category Archives : News


SAFFRON ADULTERATION: INTERVIEW WITH DR. MARÍA CASTRO

Dr. María Castro, researcher in the UAH-QA group and member of AVANSECAL consortium, answer several questions regarding saffron adulteration, particularly the one performed using gardenia extracts, one of the latest detected adulteration in the European Union. Link to the interview here.


AVANSECAL, PROTAGONIST OF A REPORT IN LA 2 OF TVE

On 2nd June, a report on AVANSECAL made by the UNED’s Audiovisual Media Center (CEMAV) was broadcasted in La 2 of TVE. In this report, María Luisa Marina from University of Alcalá (coordinator center), Marta Mesías (CSIC-AA group), Belén Gómara (CSIC-AI group), Yolanda Madrid (UCM-QA group), Pilar Fernández (UNED-QA group), Isabel Sierra (URJC’s lab 284) and Juan José […]


PARTICIPATION OF AVANSECAL IN THE IX CYTA – CESIA CONFERENCE

Members of AVANSECAL have taken part in the IX CyTA – CESIA conference held on May 16-19, 2017 in Caixa-Forum-Madrid and Real Jardín Botánico in Madrid. This conference has been organized by the three public universities in Madrid having the Degree on Food Science and Technology. Renowned scientists and important companies related to food sector […]


DETECTION OF SAFFRON ADULTERATION WITH GARDENIA EXTRACTS

Researchers from the University of Alcala (UAH) have patented a liquid chromatography-based procedure which propose, for the first time, geniposide as a marker for saffron adulteration with gardenia extracts. Link to the news Other links: Agencia SINC Diario Público QUO Fundación Bancaria Ibercaja RTVE Iberoamérica.net Spain News Diario digital de la Universidad de Alcalá


DR. LOURDES RAMOS, RESEARCHER OF AVANSECAL PROGRAM “ADVANCED STRATEGIES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT AND CONTROL OF FOOD QUALITY AND SAFETY”, ONE OF THE 50 MOST INFLUENTIAL WOMEN IN THE FIELD OF ANALYTICAL CHEMISTRY, ACCORDING TO THE ANALYTICAL SCIENTIST JOURNAL.

The journal The Analytical Scientist has published a Power List, drawn up by voting of an expert jury, which lists the 50 most influential women in analytical chemistry. This list of 50 scientists, among which there are only three selected Spanish women, is represented by two researchers from the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and […]


AVANSECAL ON THE RADIO

María Luisa Marina (coordinator(UAH-QA)) and the researchers María José González (CSIC-AI), Marta Messiah (CSIC-AA) and Pilar Fernández (UNED-QA) talk about their objectives and the proyects in AVANSECAL. Links: – UNED Channel – YouTube


OLIVE AND PEACH PITS TO PRODUCE FUNCTIONAL FOODS FOR CHOLESTEROL OR HYPERTENSION

Researchers of the Micro-Separation Techniques Group of the University of Alcala de Henares (UAH) are involved in a project based on adding bioactive ingredients from olives and peaches pits to foods such as yogurt, fruit and vegetables drinks, as well as meat products in general, which will provide  antioxidant, antihypertensive and hypocholesterolemic properties. Links: –EFEAGRO –INNOVAticias.com […]


DEVELOPMENT OF NEW MATERIALS FOR FINDING HARMFUL SUBSTANCES IN MILK

Researchers  of the URJC have developed new mesostructured materials. This materials can detect the presence of anabolic steroids in milk. This project focuses on the use of mesoporous silica (with pores of between 2 and 50 nm in diameter) as adsorbent. It was published in a special issue on advances in food analysis Journal Journal of […]


THE NOBEL PRIZE IN CHEMISTRY 2010 VISIT THE UNIVERSITY OF ALCALÁ

Ei-ichi Negishi visited the UAH to participate in “ICAT International Symposium. Asymmetric C-C Bond Formation and Organometallics” organized by Institute for Catalysis, Hokkaido (Japan) and the University of Alcalá, where he presented his results on the most innovative and current advances in chemistry. The students of chemistry of the University of Alcalá were able to […]


R&D IN THE UNED

News of R&D in the UNED, published on November 3, 2014, UNED-QA group. The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Community of Madrid, has solved the call in which programs of R&D activities between research groups of the Community of Madrid are granted in Technologies 2013, co-financed by structural funds of the European […]