Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos, (CSIC), Madrid, Spain  

Talk Title: Challenges in the analysis of peptides in foods from animal origin

Leticia Mora was graduated in Food Science and Technology, and obtained her PhD at the Universidad Politécnica of Valencia in 2010. As a posdoctoral researcher, Dr. Mora enjoyed a research fellow at the Universidad Politécnica of Valencia, and later a posdoctoral stay in Teagasc in Dublin (Ireland), and in Royal Holloway University of London (Egham, UK) as a Marie Curie Intra-European Fellow.

Currently, Dr. Mora is reintegrated in the Group of Prof. Fidel Toldrá at the Instituto de Agroquímica y Tecnología de Alimentos, CSIC, with a posdoctoral contract. She has been involved in the European projects BACCHUS, related to bioactive peptides on cardiovascular health in humans, and HIGHVALFOOD project, about the application of modern proteomic methodologies in traditional meat products, as well as five national, and two regional projects.

Dr. Mora’s main areas of experience are the isolation, identification, and sequence of naturally generated peptides in meat products, study of their bioactivity, and quantitation by mass spectrometry in tandem.