Dr. Juan Ascacio - BBG - bio-uadec
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PhD. Juan Alberto Ascacio-Valdés is a research professor at the School of Chemistry of the Autonomous University of Coahuila (2015-present). He is a member of the Academic Group of Biological Sciences and Genomics (UACOAH-CA 110, in formation) and member of the Basic Academic Core of Master and Doctorate in Food Science and Technology.

Prof. Ascacio-Valdés is a pharmacobiologist Chemist, specializing in microbiology (2006), Master in Food Science and Technology (2009) and PhD in Food Science and Technology (2012, graduated with honors) by the Autonomous University of Coahuila . He has made training stays in Spain and China, as well as a postdoctoral stay at the Autonomous Agrarian University “Antonio Narro” (2013-2015).

Has experience in biotechnological processes using microorganisms, natural products and phytochemicals, analytical and separation techniques. Member of the Mexican Association of Sciences AC (AMECA). Member of the Mexican Society of Biotechnology and Bioengineering AC (SMBB). He has published more than 25 articles in indexed scientific journals and more than 5 articles in Mexican journals. He has also published 3 book chapters, congress reports, contributions in scientific meetings and registration of 3 patents.

He has participated in the training of undergraduate, master and PhD students. He is a Level I member of the National System of Researchers (CONACYT, México). He has been a scientific advisor to companies in the agrochemical sector. His research topic is the extraction of bioactive compounds (phytochemicals) assisted by bioprocesses, their isolation, separation, purification and characterization by analytical techniques, and the evaluation of their biological potential (antimicrobial, antioxidant and anticancer activities, etc).