Amanda Galvez, Professor, Department of Food and Biotechnology, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Mexico
Amanda Galvez gained her PhD at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, specializing in Food and Biotechnology. Her current interests are molecular detection of genetic modifications in food and functionality of vegetable protein, in particular in legumes and oilseeds. She has been adviser to the National Commission for the Knowledge and Use of Biodiversity of the Secretariat of Environment and Natural Resources and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on issues of biodiversity.
Professor Galvez spke about diversity issues relevant to food security and in particular on GM food and gender issues at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA). She also spoke about women and men’s perceptions of biotechnology, and the relationship between attitudes to science and the responsibilities and management of domestic life.