XIV INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF RICE FOR LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN & 9th International Rice and Wheat Blast Conference

Conferencias Arroz 2024

Agricultural Engineer, Master in Phytopathology. With more than 10 years of work experience in the area of genetic transformation of crops. I have worked as a Research Assistant at CENICAFE and CENICANA in Colombia and internationally as a Senior Researcher at the University of Missouri in the Virology Division and at the Plant Transformation Core Facility. Currently I serve as Senior Research Associate in the Advanced Breeding Laboratory of the Bioversity International Alliance and CIAT as leader of transformation and gene editing in rice. During the last 9 years we have focused on introducing new rice varieties and lines to the whole process of genetic transformation, in order to allow plant breeders, geneticists and all people interested in rice editing to have available material to make use of this technology.