Juana Frías

Juana Frías

Juana Frias BSc, PhD is a Senior Research Scientist of the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC). She currently heads a team at the Institute of Food Science Technology and Nutrition, Madrid, Spain, carrying out research on the production and characterization of biologically active ingredients from plant food origin. Dr. Frias graduated in 1987 with an Honours Degree in Pharmacy Sciences and gained her PhD in 1992 with extraordinary award at University of Alcalá de Henares (Spain). In 2009, Dr. Frias became a Fellow of the Food Chemistry Division working party within the European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences (EuCheMS). In her career Dr. Frias has carried out research at the Food Research Institute and John Innes Institute (Norwich, UK), University of Life Sciences (Copenhagen, DK) and the Institute of Industrial Fermentation, CSIC (Madrid, ES). She has collaborated with research groups in Poland, United Kingdom, Finland, Denmark, Italy, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, and USA. She is a leading expert on the grain legumes and their biotechnological processing to enhance nutritional and biofunctional properties and has a long standing interest in how functional ingredients affects health. Dr. Frias has published over 120 peer-reviewed manuscripts based on original research, has participated in national and international research projects, supervised Master students, PhD fellows and national and international research visitors.

Affiliations and Expertise

Senior Research Scientist, Institute of Food Science, Technology and Nutrition, Spanish National Research Council, Madrid, Spain