Professor María del Carmen Samayoa, from Guatemala and president of the Guatemala Academy of Medical,Physical and Natural Sciences, is Biochemical specialist with a Masters degree in Toxicology . She has dedicated her career to Applied Research. As a result of that, she has presented 89 publications in International Scientific Journals. She has also made two chapters in food storage book. Is also a Committee member of COGUANOR (for accreditation of laboratories), and laboratory auditor for ISO 17025.As a teacher, she has worked in two of the most distinguished universities of Guatemala. Active member of the National Council of Science and Technology. In the present, she is a member of ICSU Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean. Secretary of the Caribbean Scientific Union Board, and member of the Executive Committee of IANAS.