Prof. Dr. Ana Garrido Varo. PhD in Agriculture Engineering. She has over 25 years of expertise in R & D & Education activities in the use of NIRS for quality/safety and traceability in a whole-food chain approach. Most of her activities have been aimed at the implementation of NIRS in the Iberian pig, compound feed, rendering industries and official inspection laboratories. She has participated as WP coordinator in different NIRS R & D projects supported by the EU. She was the convenor of the International Conference NIR-2003 held in Cordoba and since that time, she became member of the ICNIRS (The International Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy) Chairman’s Advisory Committee (CAC). She was honored with the Tomas Hirschfeld award 2005 and she is the Chair of the ICNIRS for the period 2013-2017. She has been the author/co-author of more than 200 journal papers, book chapters, conference and refereed workshop papers and she has supervised more than 30 MSc and PhD theses related to NIRS, NIRS-microscopy and NIRS-imaging.