Scientific Council

The IMDEA Food Institute Scientific Council is composed of researchers of recognized international prestige in areas relevant to the Institute with the task of advising on and analyzing research programs that the institute may take on, and evaluating the achievements and scientific results of the Institute research lines.


Dr. Manuela Juárez Iglesias
Professor “Ad Honorem”
Spanish National Research Council


Dr. Michael Heinrich
Director of Centre for Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy
The School of Pharmacy,University of London
London. UK

Dr. Jean Louis Sebedio
Research Director
Human Nutrition Department. INRA (French National Institute for Agricultural Research)/University of Auvergne 1
Clermont-Ferrand-Theix. France

Dr. Carlos Fernández Hernando
Associate Professor
Yale University and New York University
New York. USA

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

Dr. Francisco Pérez Jiménez
Medicine Professor at the Universidad de Córdoba and Director of the Maimónides Biomedical
Research Institute of Córdoba
Córdoba. Spain

Dr. Fabrizio Arigoni
Nestlé Research Center of Tokio
Tokio. Japon

Dr. Carlos López Otín
Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Universidad de Oviedo
Oviedo. Spain

Dr. Rafael Urrialde de Andrés
Responsible of Health and Nutrition
Coca-Cola Iberian Division
Madrid. Spain

Dr. Gregorio Varela Moreiras
Professor of Nutrition and Bromatology
Universidad CEU San Pablo
Madrid. Spain
Member and Secretary

Dr. Francisco A. Tomás Barberán
Research Professor
Spanish National Research Council (CEBAS–CSIC)
Murcia. Spain