Prof. Virginia Nevárez


Dra. Guadalupe Virginia Nevares Moorillón / UACH - AMECA, AC

Universidad Autónoma de Chihuahua, México.

Prof. Nevárez-Moorillón is a full-time research professor at the Faculty of Chemical Sciences of the Autonomous University of Chihuahua, with a seniority of 36 years. She is a Chemical Bacteriologist Parasitologist graduated from the Autonomous University of Chihuahua; She obtained her PhD in Biology at the University of North Texas. She is a member of the National System of Researchers Level II and is a member of the Mexican Academy of Sciences. She has been the winner of the Chihuahua Award, the National Food Science and Technology Award, in addition to having been distinguished with the appointment of Distinguished Chihuahuan, by the Chihuahua State Congress.

Her research interests include environmental microbiology with the study of hydrocarbon-degrading and biosurfactant-producing microorganisms, as well as the study of microbial communities present in wastewater treatment systems and biofilm formation. In the area of food biotechnology, she has developed work on predictive microbiology applied to food systems, the role of lactic acid bacteria in fermented products, and their antimicrobial capabilities. She has also worked with the evaluation of antimicrobial properties in species, such as cloves or oregano. In recent years, she has focused on the study of the distribution of multiresistant bacteria to antibiotics in different natural environments, as indicators of urban pollution. As a result of her research, she is the corresponding author or co-author of more than 100 scientific articles, more than 25 book chapters, and has supervised more than 100 undergraduate and graduate thesis papers.

Dr. Nevárez-Moorillón is a member of scientific associations, including the American Association for Microbiology and the Institute of Food Technologists in the United States, and the Society for Applied Microbiology in England; she has also served as Vice President and President of the Mexican Association of Food Sciences and the Mexican Association for Food Protection in Mexico. She has served as a reviewer for more than 25 journals, and is part of the Reviewer Board the Polymers (MDPI), Membranes (MDPI) and Molecules (MDPI). She is Associate Editor of Frontiers in Sustainable Food Processing and Academic Editor of PlosOne.