All the applications from 32 countries were evaluated by an international panel of experts, who ranked the applicants according to their CV and scholarly achievements, their research, the significance of the conference, and their career aspirations. On behalf of the Editor-in-Chief of Foods, Prof. Dr. Christopher J. Smith, we are pleased to announce the winners of the Foods 2020 Travel Award:
Luis Noguera-Artiaga, from Miguel Hernández University of Elche (Spain). His current research centers on the analysis of the physical, chemical, functional, biofunctional, and sensory properties of pistachio nuts. He mainly focuses on the identification and quantification of polyphenols by UHPLC/Q-TOF-MS, the identification and quantification of volatile compounds by GC-MS, the quantification of fatty acids by GC-FID, mineral content quantification by atomic absorption, study of mutagenic and antiproliferative properties (with five types of cancer cells) by AMES test and MTT tests, the determination of antidiabetic properties by the study of alpha-amylase and alpha-glucosidase, and studying the opinion of international consumers by conducting sensory studies in Spain, Poland, and Mexico.
Dr. Federica Turrini, from the University of Genoa (Italy). His current research centers on eco-compatible extractive technologies with ultrasound (green chemistry); fingerprint analytical technologies for the characterization and evaluation of the authenticity of numerous food matrices; functional foods and food dietary supplements; and on innovative technological food treatments.
We congratulate them on their excellent work, and would further like to thank all applicants for their interesting and high-quality contributions. We also wish to thank the Selection Committee members, Drs. Christopher J. Smith, Antonello Santini, Mario Estévez, Rotimi Aluko, Esther Sendra, and Derek V. Byrne for their evaluation of the candidates.
Foods Editorial Office