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Salvador VEGA Y LEON

Rector, Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana, Mexico

Dr. Vega is the General Rector of Autonomous Metropolitan University (UAM), Mexico. He is doctor in Science and Veterinary Sciences, MSc in Food Science and Technology and BA in Pharmaceutical Biological Chemistry. He was appointed Rector of campus Xochimilco, UAM, Director of the Biological Sciences and Health Division, and Head of the Department of Agricultural and Animal Production. Dr. Vega was an advisor of Mexico City Head of Government, Dr. Miguel Ángel Mancera, for the city Constitution drafting in 2016; member of the Council Executive Board of the Mexican Gastronomic Culture Conservatoire, a consultative organism of UNESCO; and First Vice-President of the Latin American Institute of the Ombudsman-The People Defender- in Argentina. He has authored or co-authored more than twenty books and sixty-five scientific papers in food quality and safety.

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