Pere Costa Batllori, emeritus academician of the Royal European Academy of Doctors-Barcelona 1914 (RAED), has been named member of the advisory council of the Institute of Research and Agri-Food Technology (IRTA) of Catalan Government.

The IRTA is a research institute attached to the Department of Agriculture, Livestock, Fisheries and Natural Environment in order to contribute to the modernization, improvement and boost of competitiveness, sustainable development of the agricultural, food, agroforestry, aquaculture and fisheries, as well as those directly or indirectly related to the supply of healthy and quality food to final consumers, food safety and food processing.