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Partner Code: 16
Short Name: USC
Full Name: Universidad de Santiago de Compostela
Address: Praza do Obradoiro S/N, Pazo de san Xerome, Santiago de Compostela, 15782, Spain
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The University of Santiago de Compostela was founded in 1495. At present USC has 19 Faculties, 75 Departments and a staff of 3,000 (>2000 are professors and researchers). The Laboratory of the participant research group is located at the Faculty of Pharmacy and it is fully equipped with all necessary analytical instrumentation for the execution of the tasks of the proposed project. Since 1990 the research group has been working in the area of Food Contact Materials and it has a large experience developing analytical methods for migrants in foods, food simulants and residual starting substances in packaging materials, carrying out overall and specific migration tests and determining key parameters of diffusion (diffusion coefficients, partition coefficients, etc.).

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Role in Facet:

Responsible for WP4.2-b (AF concept for foods (diffusion properties) and participation in WP4.2-a (new classification of foods) and WP4.2-c (experimental studies on multi–layer/material parameters).

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Scientific & Technical Team

Name: P. Paseiro
Role: He is a principal scientific staff member involved in this project. He is Doctor ”Cum Laude” of Pharmacy (1980), Full time Titular Professor (1984) of the Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Bromatology at Faculty of Pharmacy.
Experience: He has directed 17 Doctoral Thesis, 14 national projects and has more than 100 scientific papers and he has participated in 4 EU projects [“Development of methods of analysis for monomers (MAT1-CT92-0006), ACTIPAK (PL 98-4170), RECYCLABILITY (PL 98-4318) and FoodMigrosure, (QLK1-CT2002-02390)]. He also has participated in the “Ad hoc group on coatings” (Committee of experts on material coming into contact with food) of the Council of Europe and he is member of the “Working group on Food Contact materials” to help the Scientific Committee of AESAN (Agencia Española de Seguridad Alimentaria y Nutrición).

Name: Dr. Cruz
Role: He is a senior researcher incorporated to the USC two year ago through the prestigious “Ramón y Cajal” Programme, funded by the Spanish Government to lure back young scientists working abroad and boost Spain’s ailing research system.
Experience: Dr. Cruz has participated in more than 10 national and international projects related with food additives and natural antioxidants and he has published 35 research papers in SCI journals.

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Partner 16: USC, Spain
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