Food Technology Department
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Teaching and research staff

 

 

Mrs. Merce Torres

Category: Senior lecture.

Knowledge area: Food Technology.

Contact details

Office: Campus ETSEA, Building 2, 3rd floor, 3.03 office.
mtorres@tecal.udl.cat
Phone.: (+34) 973 70 2919
Fax: (+34) 973 70 2596

Academic background

- PhD in Microbiology (University of Barcelona, 1993).

- Degree in Biology (University of Barcelona, 1984).

 
Other relevant information
        Specialized in the area of filamentous moulds and biocatalysis.

Microbiology area director of dbA (Centre for biotechnological and agrofood developments, www.dba.udl.cat )

Currículum Vitae

 

Teaching

Teaching subjects in the following studies:

-    Food Science and Technology (degree)

▪     Microbiology (code 102214)

▪     Food Hygiene (code 102225)

▪     Microbiology, parasitology and hygiene practices (code 102227)

-     Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science and Production (doble degree)

▪     Microbiology and Immunology (code 100316)

-     Human nutrition and Dietetics (degree)

▪     Food Hygiene (code 100611)

 

-     Management and Innovation in the Food Industry (master)

▪     Food safety (code 13102) (link)

Research

Area of research: Applied Mycology. Biocatalysis.

Relevant publications (last 5 years):

Oromí-Farrús M; Torres M; Canela R. Acylation of Chiral Alcohols: A Simple Procedure for Chiral GC Analysis. Journal of Analytical Methods in Chemistry doi:10.1155/2012/452949 (2012)

Yara-Varón E; Eras J; Balcell M; Torres M; Canela-Garayoa R. Synthesis of poly(ethyl acrylate-co-allyl acrylates) from acrylate mixtures prepared by a continuous solvent-free enzymatic process. RSC Advances 2, 9230-9236 (2012)

Yara-Varón E; Eras J; Torres M; Sala N; Villorbina G; Méndez JJ; Canela R. Solvent-free biocatalytic interesterification of acrylate derivatives. Catalysis Today 196, 86-90 (2012)

Yara-Varón E; Eras J; Torres M; Balcells M; Villorbina G; Canela-Garayoa R. Biocatalytic preparation of dichloropropyl acrylates. Application to the synthesis of poly(dichloropropyl acrylates). Journal of Molecular Catalysis B-Enzymatic 92, 7-13 (2013)

Solarte C; Yara-Varón E; Eras J; Torres M; Balcells M; Canela-Garayoa R. Lipase activity and enantioselectivity of whole cells from a wild-type Aspergillius flavus strain. Journal of Molecular Catalysis B-Enzymatic 100, 78-83 (2014)

Solarte C; Balcells M; Torres M; Sala N; Canela-Garayoa R. Preparation of chiral glycerol derivatives using chemoenzymatic approaches. RSC Advances 4, 34623-34631(2014)

Yara-Varón E; Eras J; Torres M; Villorbina G; Espart A; Canela-Garayoa R. Entrapment in polymeric material of resting cells of Aspergillus flavus with lipase activity. Applications to the synthesis of ethyl laurate. RSC Advances 4, 38418-38424 (2014)

Dolcet MM; Torres M; Canela R. Effect of fungal mycelia on the HPLC-UV and UV-vis spectrophotometric assessment of mycelium-bound epoxide hydrolase using glycidyl phenyl ether. New Biotechnology 33, 449-459 (2016)

 

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