Vidarium’s advisory council has the purpose is to provide a guide for the execution of its scientific activity. The Advisory Council accompanies the definition of policies, strategies and long-term vision in matters of science, technology and innovation, as well as their achivement.

Dra. Cristina García-Viguera, Ph.D.

Graduated in pharmacy from the Complutense University of Madrid and Ph.D. in chemical sciences from the University of Murcia, Spain.

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Dra. Silvia Restrepo Restrepo, Msc, Ph.D.

Biologist, Universidad de los Andes, Master in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Ph.D. in Phytopathology from University Paris VI, France.

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Juan Francisco Miranda Miranda, Msc.

Economics, Colegio Mayor de Nuestra Señora del Rosario, Bogotá. Master’s in Social Development, University of Sussex.

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Accompanied by

Mario Alberto Niño President, Ice Cream Business and Grupo Nutresa Vice President of Innovation and Nutrition.

Juan Fernando Castañeda, Chocolate business President and Grupo Nutresa Commercial Vice President.

Katalina Muñoz Durango Research Director.

Maria Elena Upegui Mejia Vidarium general director.


Honorary advisors:

Ángela Restrepo Moreno, Ph.D.

Clinical Laboratory Technician; Colegio Mayor de Antioquia, Medellín. Ph.D. in Microbiology; Tulane University.

Gustavo Valencia Restrepo, Ph.D.

BA in Philosophy and Letters; Pontificia Universidad Javeriana, Bogotá. Ph.D. in History of Sciences; University of Paris I (Panthéon-Sorbonne).