María Elena Upegui Mejía
Director of Vidarium
She is the Director of Vidarium, Grupo Nutresa’s center for scientific research on nourishment, health and nutrition. This is an institution where researchers and scientists generate, manage and contribute knowledge for the society and the Organization.
Time, teamwork and creating ally networks in Colombia and around the world are some of the necessary conditions for innovating, transforming and enhancing Grupo Nutresa’s product portfolio. Vidarium studies aspects related to epidemiology in the strategic region, producing knowledge for the benefit of the entire society.
Thus, this team of professionals strives to identify how food can help to reduce problems such as cardiovascular risks, obesity and gastrointestinal disorders. With their research at the cell and metabolic levels, these specialists contribute to the construction of a scientific community that transcends the Colombian territory and connects with the world.
María Elena Upegui Mejía, Vidarium Director.
Vidarium produces and manages scientific knowledge on nourishment, health and nutrition. In 2018, the research center broadened its knowledge on Colombians’ intestinal flora and on multiple related important substances, which can be modulated through nourishment with the purpose of contributing to people’s health.