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Amanda Galvez-Mariscal

Amanda Galvez-Mariscal Amanda Galvez-Mariscal, Ph.D. is from Mexico and brings to the idilmat capacity development network a wealth of experience on biodiversity and biosafety issues especially in areas that pertain to risk assessment and identification of genetically modified foods and food security for developing countries. Her professional perspective combines both public policy and dialogue as well academic research. She works professionally both in English and Spanish. She is an expert on policy responses to biodiversity and biosafety challenges with particular focus on developing countries. She has also produced a number of TV series for developing general public awareness on nutritional handling of diseases of increasing threat to developing country populations such as diabetes. She has carried out professional development workshops and has been involved in biosafety policy dialogues around the world including Barbados, Belgium, Brazil, Canada,Colombia, Costa Rica, Japan, Kenya, Nicaragua, Malaysia, Mexico, Peru, South Africa, Switzerland, and Venezuela. Dr. Galvez-Mariscal is currently Professor at the Faculty of Chemistry in Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM) and serves as the Coordinator of the University Food Program (Programa Universitario de Alimentos PUAL-UNAM). Dr. Galvez-Mariscal received her PhD (1992) in Biotechnology from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), a Masters Degree in Food Science and Technology (1983) from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) and a Bachelor Degree in Chemistry with a Major in Food Technology from La Salle University (1980) in Mexico. She holds a number of awards including the National Food Science and Technology Award 1990 and 2002.


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