Team

The people at AZTI are our main asset to achieve the goals that we have set. AZTI is committed to the people in the organisation and in the growth of its human team, which is a reflection of its strength. A human team of over 240 professionals makes possible the growth of the organisation.

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Javier Amezaga
PhD Student AZTI - Food and HealthCustomized Food Solutions for Health Prevention, Customized food solutions for Population with Severe Diseases, Accurate Nutrition and Food Personalization, Cell Membrane Lipidomics.

PhD student working on cancer cell membrane lipidomics. Master’s degree in forensic analysis, Master’s degree in nutrition and health, Bachellor’s degree in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

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Sara Arranz
Senior Researcher AZTI - Food and HealthCell Membrane Lipidomics, Accurate Nutrition and Food Personalization, Customized Food Solutions for Health Prevention, Customized Food Solutions for Population with Severe Diseases, Nutritional and Health Claims.

Senior researcher in the Food and Health area in AZTI. She develops her research line on obesity, applying membrane lipidomic to the molecular study of obesity in order to design new nutritional strategies integrating functional foods and supplements to prevent and control the pathology.

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Iker Jauregibeitia
AZTI - Food and HealthCell Membrane Lipidomics, Customized Food Solutions for Population with Severe Diseases, Customized Food Solutions for Health Prevention.

I did a 5 year degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Organic Chemistry at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU). I worked as a researcher at the UPV/EHU for two years, participating and making some oral and written contributions at international conferences. Currently I am a PhD student in the area of Food and Health in Azti focused on membrane lipidomics for the study of childhood obesity.

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Itziar Tueros
Senior Researcher AZTI - Food And HealthNutritional and Health Claims, Cell Membrane Lipidomics, Customized Food Solutions for Population with Severe Diseases, Accurate Nutrition and Food Personalization, Customized Food Solutions for Health Prevention.

Itziar Tueros, PhD in Chemistry by the Basque Country University. Incorporated AZTI-Tecnalia in 2004 as Junior Researcher in Marine Research Division working on the assessment of chemical status of estuarine and costal waters. Expertise in analysis of trace metals and organic pollutants in sediment and water. In 2007 incorporated Food Research Division as Senior Researcher. Expertise in the extraction, chemical characterization and stabilization of bioactive compounds, such as polyphenols, from food or by-products from food industry. Characterization as potentially healthy ingredients by in vitro and in vivo tests (antioxidant, lipid metabolism, neuroprotective effects). Incorporation of bioactive compounds into food matrices and design of healthy food products according to current legislation about health and nutrition claims. She is author of 12 publications in international peer-reviewed journals and participated in more than 30 international conferences.

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Matxalen Uriarte
Coordinator AZTI - Food And HealthNutritional and Health Claims, Cell Membrane Lipidomics, Customized Food Solutions for Population with Severe Diseases, Accurate Nutrition and Food Personalization, Customized Food Solutions for Health Prevention.

PhD in Medical Science (Biochemistry) by KULeuven (BE). More than 15 years research experience in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (U. of the Basque Country, KULeuven, U. of Oviedo, Institute of Cytology of Valencia, and CSIC). She joins AZTI at the end of 2004, turning into Food Research. In 2006 she is organizing a new department for Food Safety and Quality, integrating new lines for development of detection methods for contaminants and quality parameters; from June 2008-2013, she runs the Department of New Foods, integrating new research approaches in the field of Food and Health for the Food Industry (manufacture) and for innovation into food market. From 2014, becomes in charge for the Market Value Dept. responsible for searching new food markets and contributing to the strategy for international market plans. As member of the management board of the Division, she also contributes to the strategies for Technological and Research plans.