Dr. Elena Urdaneta is Director of Research and Innovation at Basque Culinary Center. She gained her PhD in Pharmacy at the Universidad de Navarra in 1995. Elena has made a number of postdoctoral visits to centers abroad including the UCLA Faculty of Medicine (Los Angeles, California) and the Physiology Department of the University of California in Irvine (UCI). She currently leads research projects in the field of the promotion of active and healthy aging and e-health. She is the principal researcher of numerous funded research projects on physiology, gerontology and nutrition and is the author or co-author of over twenty scientific research articles in international periodicals. In 2004 she received the “Beca Ortiz de Landázuri” granted by the Health Department of the Government of Navarre. Elena Urdaneta is the scientific coordinator of SIforAGE.