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Blanca Rosa Aguilar Uscanga, PhD

  • Speaker Type: 2021 Main Presentations
  • Country: México

Dr. Blanca Aguilar Uscanga is Biochemical Engineer in Food and has a Masters in Food Science graduated from the Institute Technologic of Veracruz (ITV) México. She completed her doctoral studies in the specialty of Biotechnology in the National Institute of the Sciences Appliqués of Toulouse in France.

Actually is currently research professor at full time (since 2006) in the Centro Universitario de Ciencias Exactas e Ingenierías (CUCEI) de la Universidad de Guadalajara. Dr. Aguilar Uscanga is adjunct to the Department of Pharmacobiology, where teaches courses of Applicate Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Science at undergraduate and PhD students.

Is a member to the National System of Researchers in Mexico recognized by CONACYT, with level 2. The research areas are: Food Biotechnology and Microbiology, which cover different lines of research such as: Obtaining bioactive compounds and metabolites of industrial importance through of microorganisms, production and development of functional foods, fermented beverages, probiotics, prebiotics and food safety.

Has international collaborations with the Institute Armand Frappier, Canada and the Institut sur la nutrition et les aliments fonctionnels (INAF) in Québec. Currently is member of INRS and has an honorable mention of “Professeure associée” provided by the INRS- the Institute Armand Frappier in Laval, Canada.