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Research Projects

  1. Analytical, enzymatic and molecular evaluation of phenolic compounds during maturation and ripening of mango, papaya, pineapple and avocado. With Center for food research and development, Sonora, Mexico.
  2. Mechanisms for the control of the biosynthesis of phytochemicals compounds in tomato that are suspected to be important for health. Collaborators: scientists from ENSAT, Tolouse, France.
  3. Resveratrol isoforms in light and dark grape cultivars grown in Illinois, USA and Mexico. May 2008 to April 2009, Collaborator: Dr. Musbah Kushad, University of Illinois, Urbana, USA.
  4. Improving the export capability for some food crops in Libya. September 2007- September 2010, Export Promoting Authority, Ministry of Economics, Libya.
  5. Monitoring and evaluation of the mango supply chain to improve quality. September 2007 to April 2009. National Mango Board, University of Florida, University of California.
  6. Alternative treatments to hot water immersion. With University of California Davis, September to December, 2008, National Mango Board, USA.
  7. Studies on the properties and mechanism of action of the fibers of some cactus plants, January 2005 – Dec 2007. Government of the State of Queretaro and the National Council for Research and Technology of Mexico.
  8. Characterization of antioxidants in fruits of major importance in Mexico and their effect on health. 2005-2009. National Council for Research and Technology.
  9. Controlled atmospheres at high temperatures to control insects in mango and papaya. 2002-2004. National Council for Research and Technology.
  10. Quality and sustainability of Mexican lime, 2002-2004, National Council for Research and Technology.
  11. Strategies to improve the competitiveness of Mexican apples. 2001-2004, with CIAD Chihuahua, National Council for Research and Technology.
  12. Poliphenol oxidase and phenolic compounds and their relation with browning in nopal. 2001-2003, with Center for Food Research and Development, Sonora, National Council for Research and Technology.
  13. Handling of lime fruit in the field and during packing, 2000-2002, INIFAP, Guerrero and National Council for Research and Technology.
  14. The development of postharvest quarantine systems for fruits and vegetables using controlled atmospheres at high temperatures. 2000-2003, National Council for Research and Technology.
  15. Alternatives for the use of agro-chemicals for the control of insects and diseases in fruits and vegetables in postharvest. 1998-2000, National Council for Research and Technology and Hidalgo Research System.
  16. Development of quarantine treatments for mango, avocado, papaya and guava, 1996-1998, National Council for Research and Technology and Hidalgo Research System.
  17. The development of treatments to ameliorate chilling injury and to control insects in guava fruit after harvest, 1996-1998, National Council for Research and Technology and Hidalgo Research System.
  18. Postharvest technology (exchange program). 1995-1996, Alfa program, European Community, with Spain, Netherlands, Greece, Costa Rica and Dominican Republic.