Luis Javier R. Barron is a full professor at the Department of Pharmacy and Food Science at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) in Vitoria-Gasteiz (Spain).

His teaching and research area is in the field of Food Technology, with special emphasis on Food Quality and Safety. Consequently, he lectures in several subjects connected with the degree in Food Science and Technology, and in several courses part of PhD programs as the Msc in Food Quality and Safety of the UPV/EHU.

His extended research activity has focused on milk, cheese and meat quality, in particular from ovine, and safety being the principal investigator of the multidisciplinary research group named Lactiker (

The Lactiker research group has participated in numerous projects funded by regional, national and European institutions. As a result of his research activity to date he has taken part in the publication of more than 80 articles in international scientific journals, in more than 30 events as invited lecturer, and in about 100 communications in national and international congresses.