Deputy vice chancellor for International Relations of the University of La Laguna (ULL), Tenerife, Canary Islands, Spain and member of the Scientific Committee for Food Security and Nutrition of the Spanish Agency for Consumer Affairs, Food Safety & Nutrition (AECOSAN). She graduated in Pharmacy at the University of La Laguna (ULL) in 1996 and in Food Science and Technology (ULL) in 2001. She was awarded the 2002 Día de Canarias Prize for young researchers from the Canary Government in the field of medical and health sciences and the 2002 Research Prize in drug dependency from the Pharmacists Association in Las Palmas de Gran Canaria island. She obtained her Ph.D. with her thesis entitled “Dietary intake of contaminating metals (hg, Pb, Cd, Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn) in the Canary Islands” in applied and basic toxicology at the ULL on the 14th December 2002. She has Master’s qualifications in Community Pharmaceutical Attention (University of Valencia, 1999), Toxicology and Food Safety (ULL, 2006), Health Education for Patients (University of Valencia, 2007). She has a diploma in Health Food and Applied Nutrition (Carlos III University, Madrid, 2008). She went on a post-doctoral visit to the Free University of Brussels where she worked on dietary exposure to metals and radio-isotopes (2004). She has been on research visits to the Université IBN ZOHR, Ecole Nationale des Sciences Appliquees (Agadir, Morocco) and to the Complutense University in Madrid (2009). After starting as an associate professor in toxicology in en October 2000, she went on to become a full professor in toxicology in 2009. She (prof. Rubio) has taken part in doctoral programs as a researcher in the field of Health Sciences since 2000. She has taught in the following centers: Health Canada, Marketed Health Producys Directorate (Ottawa, Canada), the Universidad de Hochschule, Magdeburg-Stendal (Germany), the University of Bonn (Germany), the Montpellier 2 University, (France) and in the Universities of Padua, Bolonia, Turín, Chieti-Pescara, Urbino in Italy.
Carmen RubioHer Research Interests:main lines of research are centred on environmental and food toxicology (risk evaluation) in which she has taken part in 12 research projects. She has been the leader of a Pharmaceutical Care working group where she has been coordinating health awareness campaigns in the Canary Islands in collaboration with the Canary Pharmacists Association, where she is the research and teaching member of its governing board.