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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Leire Ibaibarriaga
Senior Researcher AZTI - Sustainable Fisheries ManagementIntegrated Assessment of Living Resources, Ecosystem Approach to Management.

Background: Mathematics and Statistics

Education: BSc in Mathematics, MSci in Statistics and PhD in Statistics

Competencies: Fish population dynamics models (especially Bayesian state space models), management strategy evaluation, daily egg production method and statistical modelling of biological processes.

Experience: Working at AZTI since 2000, she has participated to several EU projects related to the assessment and management advice of small pelagic stocks. Member of several international expert groups at ICES, she has contributed to more than 20 scientific papers in peer review journals.

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Eneko Ibarguengoitia
Senior Administrative Officer AZTI - EcofinAdministration and Accounting.

Administrative officer since 1998 in AZTI.

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Jone Ibarruri
PhD Student AZTI - Efficient and Sustainables ProcessesBiotechnology, Circular Economy: Valorisation of Food by-Products, Food Safety.

I did a three-year degree in Human Nutrition and Dietetics and a Bachelor’s degree in Food Science and Technology by the University of the Basque Country. To increase my knowledge about food security and quality techniques I also did a Master’s degree in Food Safety and Quality. My areas of expertise are microbiology, food quality and valorisation of food derived by-products by solid and liquid fermentation.

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César Idokiliz
Responsable AZTI - People and OrganisationTIC´s, Information Management.

1985: Nixdorf Computer
1986: Elecnor
1986: AZTI

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Eder Illanes
AZTI- New FoodsAnalytical services

Eder is a technician in Chemical Analysis and Clinic Diagnosis. He has experience in food analysis and quality determination in the food industry and research projects. He is currently working in the Sensory & Consumer Science Laboratory and giving support in the development of new food products.

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Bruno Iñarra
Senior Researcher AZTI - Efficient And Sustainable ProcessesEnvironmental Impact and Quality, Production Efficiency and Savings, Environmental Assessment and Communication.

Since 2002, I have been working in R&D projects, initially in my doctoral thesis in the area of catalysis and petrochemistry and later in IDOKI SCF Technologies S.L. in the area of supercritical fluid technology. As head of process I had to make the planning and task management, time and resources as well as coordination with other teams both in the company’s own projects and in collaborative projects between companies and technological centers and universities both nationally and internationally.
I am currently working in AZTin the Food Sustainability Area dealing with food waste prevention, recycling and valorisation, clean production, Life-cycle assessment, eco-design or biomolecules recovery.

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Xabier Irigoien
Scientific Director AZTI - BoardEcosystem Approach to Management, Climate Change, Conservation of Marine Ecosystems, Molecular Ecology and Biotechnology.

Since 1994 successively worked in “Instituto de Ciencias del Mar” (CSIC, Barcelona), “Plymouth Marine Laboratory” (NERC, Plymouth) and “Southampton Oceanography Center” (NERC, Southampton) and AZTI from 2002 to 2011 before joining King Abdullah University for Science and Technology (KAUST) in 2011. Head of the Biological Oceanography & living resources section in the Marine Research Division of AZTI foundation from 2004 to 2011.and Director of the Red Sea Research Center in KAUST from 2011 to 2016. Member of the editorial council of Journal Plankton Research, editorial board of Scientific Data, associate editor in Marine Biology and Frontiers in Marine Ecology.

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Ane Iriondo
Senior Researcher AZTI - Sustainable Fisheries ManagementIntegrated Assessment of Living Resources, Observation and Data, Ecosystem Approach to Management.

Ane Iriondo is Bachelor in Ocean Sciences. She obtained the Certificate of Advance Studies related with PhD Courses in the Science Faculty of the University of Basque Country (Spain). She has worked in EU funded fisheries projects (AFRAME, TECTAC, COMMIT, CEPHSTOCK). She has also contributed to several scientific publications in journals and books. She is part of ICES working groups related to stock assessment like WGCEPH (Working Group on the Cephalopod Life History and Biology) and WGHMM (Working Group on the Assessment of Hake, Monk and Megrim). Besides, she is yearly invited to the STECF expert working groups related to the review of stock management advice and European fleet capacity analysis. During the last years, she has been involved in fleet and fisheries dynamics, stock assessment and the study of the fishing capacity of European fleets. Research topics: fleet and fisheries dynamics, fishing capacity, stock assessment.

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Tatsuya Iwasaki
Researcher AZTI - New FoodsPleasure and Convenience, Nutritional and Health Claims.

-Diploma in professional cooking specialization “HANASAKI TOKUHARU High school” 1994, Saitam JAPAN

-From 1994 to 2001 he worked in the Italian restaurant “SABATINI FIRENZE Tokyo” Japan.

-Worked in several Italian restaurant in Italy 2001-2011. In Italy in 2009 the “La Guia di Espresso 2009″ won the best pastry award. On the other hand, in 2011 the “Guia di Identita Golose 2011″ won the best pastry award.

-At present from 2012, work in food research unit R & D product for industry with restaurant Mugaritz in Azti tecnalia.

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Xabi Izquierdo
Laboratory Technician AZTI - Food Quality, Safety and IdentityFood Safety, Food Control, Food Identity, Analytical Services.

Environmental analysis specialized analyst on all types of water, soil and waste.
Knowledge of the laboratory accreditation standard ISO-17025 and environmental certification standard ISO-14001.
Currently developing analysis of food safety and quality.