Andrea Gómez-Zavaglia is Principal Researcher at the Argentinean National Research Council (CONICET) and Director of the Center for Research and Development in Food Cryotechnolgy (CIDCA, CONICET). Her research interests are focused on the stabilization of lactic acid bacteria and probiotics during processes involving dehydration (freezing, freeze-drying, spray-drying). She has published more than 130 papers in peer reviewed journals and 5 patents. She is Associated Editor of Frontiers in Microbiology (impact factor 4.0) since 2015 and has edited 2 books. She has been visiting Professor at the University of Vigo (2009), the Autonomous University of Madrid (since 2010), University Paris Diderot (since 2014) and University Paris Descartes (since 2016).
She has well-established collaborations with research groups and enterprises from more than 15 different countries in Europe and America. She has been invited speaker in more than 25 academic institutions and enterprises in the European Union and in Argentina. She is member of the Advisory Council of the International Society for Clinical Spectroscopy (London).
She has led more than 35 R+D+i projects, including four multilateral networks, joining more than 30 research groups and 21 enterprises.
She has acted as peer reviewer for more than 30 international journals, and as jury of PhD theses and research projects in Argentina, Chile, France, Spain and Portugal.
She has organized or co-organized more than 15 international conferences, being member of the International Advisory Board in several occasions.
She has received the Mercosur Prize for Science and Technology in 2009.