Professor, Department of Plant Physiology
Universidad Miguel HernÃƒÂ¡ndez, Spain
Dr María Serrano obtained the PhD degree (1990) in Biology. She has been teaching at the university from 1990 and reached the Professor staff in Plant Physiology in 2009. She has participated in 11 research projects supported by CICYT (acting in 2 of them as Main Research), in 5 research projects supported by Generalitat Valenciana (acting in 1 of them as Main Research) and in 4 research projects supported by the European Commission.The line of research in these projects was to improve nutritional, sensory and functional quality of fruits and vegetables, making emphasis on the maintenance of bioactive compounds and antioxidant activity during maturation and after post-harvest storage and use of eco-innovative technologies to maintain quality and safety of plant products. She has been involved in 35 Research Contracts with National and International companies in which they have provided solutions to specific problems faced by the companies of the horticultural sector. He has published 132 Articles in international journals (JCR) in Plant Science, Agriculture Multidisciplinary, Horticulture y Food Science and Technology and more than 30 non-SCI Scientific articles. She has been the author and / or editor of 6 Books and 12 International Chapters. He has presented 115 Communications International Conferences and National Congresses. Within these Congresses, he has participated as Organizing Committee Scientific Committee and Moderator Roundtable, being President or member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees in 5 of them.