The basic and applied research activities developed at ICTAN encompasses the design, development and evaluation of safe, high quality, convenient and healthy foods and food constituents that could promote the well-being of citizens, assessing the impact of dietary habits and foods on public health and consumers quality of life.
To fulfill the scientific objectives described at the Strategic Plan 2010-2013, ICTAN activities are designed according to the following Scientific Strategic Lines:
Innovation in food, technological processes and sustainability
Functional foods and ingredients
Food quality and safety
Nutrition for integral health