Lecturer in Food Mycology, AgriFood MSc Programme Director, MSc Food Chain Systems Course Director
Dr. Medina has focused his research interests on the impact that environmental stress has on the functioning of fungi (mainly mycotoxigenic species), the mechanisms used for ecophysiological tolerance, and the molecular basis of secondary metabolite production, especially mycotoxins. He has been developing research on ecophysiology, molecular ecology and modelling of mycotoxigenic fungi growth and toxin production for more than 15 years.
Current key research/interest areas are:
He is currently Programme Director for the Agrifood MSc suite of courses and is Course Director for the MSc Food Chain Systems. He mainly lectures on the MSc in Food Chain Systems although also collaborates in other MSc courses at the University. Other tasks include: supervision of PhD, MSc and Erasmus student projects.
Magan, N., Medina, A., Aldred, D. 2011. Possible climate-change effects on mycotoxin contamination of food crops pre- and postharvest. Plant Pathology 60, 150-163.
Medina, A., Lambert, R.J.W., Magan, N. 2012. Rapid throughput analysis of filamentous fungal growth using turbidimetric measurements with the Bioscreen C: a tool for screening anti-fungal compounds. Fungal Biology 116, 161-169.
Medina Á., Rodríguez A., Magan N. 2015. Climate change and mycotoxigenic fungi: impacts on mycotoxin production, Current Opinion in Food Science 5, 99-104
Applied Mycology Group
Cranfield Soil and AgriFood Institute
Vincent Building (52a), Cranfield University
Phone: +44 (0) 1234-750111 ext.5045