Enriqueta García Gutiérrez is Beatriz Galindo fellow at the Polytechnic University of Cartagena. Previously, she worked as a Marie Sklodowska-Curie Career-FIT Plus researcher, from Enterprise Ireland, in collaboration with Teagasc, the Agriculture and Food Development Authority, in the Republic of Ireland. During this period she collaborated with the Munster University of Technology (MTU), in Cork (Ireland) and previously did so at the University of East Anglia, in the United Kingdom, during the period 2018-2021. She obtained her PhD in the United Kingdom in 2020 in a joint project between the Quadram Institute Bioscience - QIB (former Institute of Food Research - IFR) and Teagasc, aiming at the discovery and characterisation of new antimicrobials that could be used to tackle food pathogens and intestinal.
Her research career has been developed mainly in Microbiology and, particularly, in the field of Molecular and Chemical Microbiology and the human microbiome and its implications for health. She is currently working to develop a platform to study bacterial biofilms of interest for Food Safety, but with multidisciplinary applications for health, food technology and plant technology.
Prior to her research career in academia, Enriqueta worked in the private sector for 14 years and developed R&D tasks in companies in Spain and the United Kingdom, and collaborated in the development of industrial applications in Ireland.
Enriqueta is an active part of the scientific community and collaborates as an evaluator of research projects and scholarships in Latin America and the United Kingdom. She is currently an associate editor for Critical Reviews in Microbiology, by Taylor and Francis, and is part of the Faculty Opinions-H1 Connect organisation.