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. In 2005 AZTI had an average staff of 160 people, in 2016 it has grown to 234 staff members.

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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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Elisa Jiménez
Senior Researcher AZTI - Food Quality, Safety And IdentityFood Identity, Food Safety, Food Control, Analytical Services.

Elisa Jiménez (PhD) is a Senior Researcher at AZTI-Tecnalia Food Research Division since 2008. She holds a PhD in Molecular Biology from the University of the Basque Country (Spain). Her expertise focuses on the development of molecular biology based detection systems, as well as DNA microarrays. She has been involved in several European and National Projects related to the development of food authenticity and safety control methods. She is coauthor of fourteen research publications in international peer-reviewed journals and three patents related to genotyping analysis. Her work at AZTI-Tecnalia is currently focused on the development, validation and application of DNA-based analytical methods applied to food authentication and traceability, as well as aptamer-based detection systems for food safety.