Keynote Speakers

Maria Isabel Gil

She is a Research Professor of the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) in the CEBAS Institute in Murcia. She started her research activities on quality of fresh-cut fruits and vegetables at the University of California, Davis with her mentor Dr Adel Kader. She coordinates an expert group involved in fundamental and applied aspects of pre-harvest and post-harvest factors affecting quality and safety of fresh produce, particularly leafy vegetables. Her research activities are focused on providing high quality fresh vegetables through the selection of varieties, implementation of good agronomic practices and the optimization of processing operations including disinfection, packaging and storage conditions. She has a strong collaboration with producers and fresh-cut processors.


Title: Management of preharvest and postharvest factors related to quality and safety aspects of leafy vegetables