Ethics Committee

The IMDEA Food Foundation, is a public institution of the Madrid Regional Government, aware of its duty and responsibility to society in terms of monitoring and control of the research and its ethical aspects.

In order to do it in an effective manner has established a Research Ethics Committee (according to the Article 12 of Law 14/2007, July 3, of biomedical research, and Article 22 of Royal Decree 1201/2005) to provide a quick and effective response to the needs of scientific research carried out in the field, in order to protect fundamental rights of people, animal welfare and the environment, and to respect bioethical principles and commitments made by the scientific community and by the Statutes of the Foundation. 


Dr. José Carlos Quintela Fernández
Scientific General Director
Natac Biotech S.L.
Madrid. Spain

Vice President

Dr. Ana Ramírez de Molina
Deputy Director and senior researcher
Madrid. Spain


Dr. Marta Corzo Martínez
Institute of Food Science Research (UAM - CSIC)
Madrid. Spain


Prof. Daniel Ramón Vidal
Scientific Director and Chief Executive Officer
Bipolis S.L.
Valencia. Spain

Prof. José Mª Carrascosa Baeza
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Center for Molecular Biology “Severo Ochoa”
Madrid. Spain

Prof. Enrique Peñaranda Ramos
Professor of Administrative Law Department of Public Law and Legal Philosophy, Faculty of Law
Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Madrid. Spain

Prof. Rafael Garesse Alarcón
Rector of the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Biomedical Research Institute “Alberto Sols”
Madrid. Spain

Prof. José Mª Ordovás Muñoz
IMDEA Food senior researcher and and Full Professor of the Tufts University Boston
Madrid. Spain

Dr. Viviana Loria - Kohen
Nutricionist, senior researcher IMDEA Food
Madrid. Spain