Anna Marín

Research Fellow
Food Processing

Anna Marín Gozalbo is currently a research fellow in the Food Processing Group, Department of Life Sciences. Her research is focused on active packaging solutions for fresh foods, based on smart-nanomaterials for the controlled release of bacteriophages, to prevent poisoning caused by food-borne pathogens and reduce food wastage.

Anna is graduated in Human Nutrition (2008) and Food Science and Technology (2010) at the University of Valencia (Spain). She conducted her PhD (2013-2016) at the Polytechnic University of Valencia (UPV), focused on the development of formulations based on biocontrol agents and edible coatings to control fungal decay of fruit and vegetables. She developed this project in the framework of a project jointly coordinated by the Research Institute of Food Engineering for Development (IIAD-UPV) and the Postharvest Pathology Laboratory of the Institute of Agrifood Research and Technology (IRTA, Lleida, Spain). During her initial postdoctoral (2018) training she worked in the Agricultural Research Service at the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA-ARS, Fort Pierce, Florida, USA). Her work was aimed at the extension of postharvest shelf life of fresh-cut and fresh fruit by means of different strategies such as the use of edible coatings functionalized with antioxidant and antimicrobial ingredients and modified atmosphere packaging.

Selected Publications