María Pilar Sáenz Navajas obtained her European PhD degree in 2011 under the supervision of Prof. V. Ferreira and Dr. P.Fernández-Zurbano at the University of La Rioja (Spain) with her thesis entitled: “Sensory interactions and chemical parameters responsible for the perceived quality of Spanish red wines”.
She obtained a postdoctoral fellowship (2011-2013) for developing her research career at the Centre des Sciences du Goût et de l´Alimentation at Dijon (France) focusing mainly on sensory analysis, perception, psychology and cross-cultural consumer studies under the supervision of Prof. D. Valentin. Since October 2013 she has been part of the LAAE, her main research line being the construction of models for predicting sensory (aroma and in-mouth) properties from chemical composition.

María Pilar Sáenz, RESEARCHER