Nelson PÃ©rez Guerra
Nutrition and Bromatology Group, Department of Analytical and Food Chemistry, Food Science and Technology Faculty
University of Vigo, Ourense Campus, Spain
Dr. Nelson Pérez Guerra was graduated as a Chemical Engineer from the ISPJAE-University of Havana in Cuba in 1989. He started working as a Production Engineer at the Empresa de la Harina (Guantánamo) from 1989 to 1990 and then at the Empresa de Conservas Vegatales (Santiago de Cuba) in Cuba. From 1991 to 1996, he worked as an Assistant Professor of Biochemistry, Microbiology and Process Engineering I and II at the University of Oriente (Santiago de Cuba). In 1996, he was awarded a scholarship by the Instituto de Cooperación Iberoamericana (ICI, Spain) to study for a PhD degree in Vigo University in Spain. He was graduated as a Doctor of Food and Technology Science on 1st October 1999. From 1999 to date, he worked as a Full Professor of Biochemistry at Vigo University.
Dr. Nelson Pérez Guerra research interest include Production of bacterial and fungal enzymes (amylases and proteases) from food wastes by using liquid and solid state fermentations.Batch and fed-batch production of bacteriocins by lactic acid bacteria, from food wastes. Production of probiotic cultures of lactic acid bacteria and their evaluation as feed additives for weaned piglets and poultries. Development of bioactive packaging using bacteriocins as biopreservative agent. Development of mathematical models to describe and control the growth and product formation (organic acids, bacteriocins) by lactic acid bacteria. Production and characterization of distilled alcoholic beverages obtained by solid-state fermentation of fruits of the forest.