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Introduction and objective

The Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technology (IATA) is a research center of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) that was created in 1966.

Introduction and objective

With more than 50 years of history, IATA is an institute of the CSIC with the character of an 'extended faculty center', which means integrating researchers from the University of Valencia into its scientific faculty.

Its main objective is excellence research on the sustainable production of quality food, its safety, the impact on health and acceptance by the consumer.

Main research programs

Its scientific-technical objective is to carry out research of excellence on sustainable quality food production, safety, health impact and consumer acceptance. IATA's research can be grouped into the following lines of research:


  • logoFood and process innovation
  • logoFood safety and preservation
  • logoDiet, microbiota and health
  • logoFood biotechnology

Institute of Agrochemistry and Food Technologies (CSIC) news

IATA-CSIC collaborates in the expansion of the collection of the tool that turns the genetic edition of filamentous fungi into a set of a 'cut-and-paste' game
Five projects of IATA-CSIC researchers approved by the AVI for innovation grants
IATA-CSIC participates in a preliminary study that shows greater toxicity in compostable bags than in conventional plastic bags
IATA-CSIC presents an experimental winery that advances in the application of 'digital twins' in the wine industry
The IATA-CSIC demonstrates in mice the reduction of the severity of liver diseases thanks to a microbiota capable of producing inulin
IATA-CSIC patents an intestinal bacterium that demonstrates gut-brain relationship in mental illnesses

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