Participants

Since the Research Training Program was established in 2014, researchers from all around the world have been hosted by BIO-CBG for hands-on experience in the field of biodiversity genomics, particularly DNA barcoding. Researchers from BIO-CBG have also led several training workshops abroad and provided expert advice to our international partners in setting up DNA barcoding workflows of their own. This page is dedicated to all international researchers that have completed BIO-CBG’s Research Training Program.

Participant Testimonials

2018

Dr. Roxana Ciceoi
Affiliation: University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest – Romania
Sponsor: University of Agronomic Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Bucharest

Dr. Nguyen Quy Nam
Affiliation: University of Forestry – Vietnam
Sponsor: University of Forestry

2017

Ms. Gabriela Matamoros
Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) – Honduras
Sponsor: CATRTA

Mr. David Zelaya
Affiliation: Universidad Autónoma de Honduras (UNAH) – Honduras
Sponsor: CATRTA

Ms. Ivany Argueta
Affiliation: Fundación Hondureña de Ciencias Naturales – Honduras
Sponsor CATRTA

Dr. Jesus Orozco
Affiliation: Escuela Agrícola Panamericana El Zamorano – Honduras
Sponsor CATRTA

Mr. Pablo Londoñe-Bailon
Affiliation: Instituto Técnico de la Producción – Peru
Sponsor: Instituto Técnico de la Producción

Mr. Arturo Olórtegui Livia 
Affiliation: Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria – Peru
Sponsor: Programa Nacional de Innovación Agraria

Ms. Suchada Sukrong 
Affiliation: Chulalongkorn University – Thailand
Sponsor: Chulalongkorn University

2016

Dr. Chenxi Liu
Affiliation: Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences – China
Sponsor: Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Dr. Xiaoqing Xian
Affiliation: Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences – China
Sponsor: Institute of Plant Protection, Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences

Ms. Thulisile Jaca
Affiliation: Biodiversity Institute of South Africa – South Africa
Sponsor: SCBD

Ms. Aide Cornielle
Affiliation: Universidad Central del Este – Dominican Republic
Sponsor: SCBD

Ms. Anna Moldovan
Affiliation: Institute of Zoology, Academy of Sciences – Republic of Moldova
Sponsor: SCBD

Dr. Ramasamy Asokan
Affiliation: Indian Institute of Horticultural Research – India
Sponsor: SCBD

Dr. Mouna Rifi
Affiliation: National Institute of Agronomic Research of Tunisia – Tunisia
Sponsor: SCBD

Dr. Mary Namaganda
Affiliation: Makerere University – Uganda
Sponsor: SCBD

Ms. Jayani Nimanthika
Affiliation: National Plant Quarantine Service of Sri Lanka – Sri Lanka
Sponsor: SCBD

Ms. Laura Brenes
Affiliation: Ministry of Environment and Energy in Costa Rica – Costa Rica
Sponsor: SCBD

Dr. Graziele Batista
Affiliation: Brazilian Institute of Environment and Renewable Natural Resources – Brazil
Sponsor: SCBD

Ms. Vanessa Kadosoe
Affiliation: National Zoological Collection Suriname – Suriname
Sponsor: SCBD

Ms. Ajla Dautbasic
Affiliation: National Plant Health Protection Organization – Bosnia and Herzegovina
Sponsor: SCBD

Mr. Ghulam Sarwar
Affiliation: Directorate of Biodiversity, Ministry of Climate Change – Pakistan
Sponsor: SCBD

Mr. Adrian Luczon
Affiliation: Biodiversity Management Bureau of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources – Philippines
Sponsor: SCBD

Mr. Taye Birhanu
Affiliation: Ethiopian Biodiversity Institute – Ethiopia
Sponsor: SCBD

Mr. Nitesh Datt
Affiliation: Biosecurity Authority of Fiji – Fiji
Sponsor: SCBD

Ms. Ayse Yildiz
Affiliation: Republic of Turkey Ministry of Food, Agriculture and Livestock – Turkey
Sponsor: SCBD

Mr. Do Van Tu
Affiliation: Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology (VAST) – Vietnam
Sponsor: SCBD

2015

Mr. Eddie Mondejar
Affiliation: Mindanao State University – Philippines
Sponsor: Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development

Mr. Philip Banaag
Affiliation: Mindanao State University – Iligan Institute of Technology – Philippines
Sponsor: Department of Science and Technology – Philippine Council for Industry, Energy, and Emerging Technology Research and Development

Mr. Kencho Dorji
Affiliation: National Biodiversity Center, Ministry of Agriculture and Forests – Bhutan
Sponsor: SCBD

Dr. Tatsiana Lipinskaya
Affiliation: Scientific and Practical Center for Bioresources, National Academy of Sciences of Belarus – Belarus
Sponsor: SCBD

Ms. Kirsti Nghidinwa
Affiliation: Ministry of Environment and Tourism – Namibia
Sponsor: SCBD

Mr. Sishir Panthi
Affiliation: Ministry of Forests and Soil Conservation – Nepal
Sponsor: SCBD

Dr. David Hernandez Martich
Affiliation: Universidad Autonoma de Santo Domingo – Dominican Republic
Sponsor: SCBD

Dr. Mailyn Gonzalez
Affiliation: Humboldt Institute for Biological Resources – Colombia
Sponsor: SCBD

Dr. Rafael Ojeda Flores
Affiliation: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico – Mexico
Sponsor: SCBD

Dr. Wai-yan (Amber) Ha
Affiliation: Hong Kong Government Laboratory – Hong Kong
Sponsor: Hong Kong Government Laboratory

Dr. Qiaoyun Yue
Affiliation: Zhongshan Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau Technology Center – China
Sponsor: Zhongshan Entry-Exit Inspection and Quarantine Bureau Technology Center

Dr. Feng Zhang
Affiliation: Hebei University, College of Life Sciences – China
Sponsor: Hebei University

Dr. Sai Hong Dong
Affiliation: Hebei University, College of Life Sciences – China
Sponsor: Hebei University

Dr. Zhijun Zhou
Affiliation: Hebei University, College of Life Sciences – China
Sponsor: Hebei University

Ms. Raphaëlle Mouttet
Affiliation: Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire (ANSES) – France
Sponsor: Agence Nationale de Sécurité Sanitaire (ANSES)

Ms. Rosina Segui
Affiliation: Dirección Nacional de Medio Ambiente – Uruguay
Sponsor: SCBD

Dr. Amogelang Segwagwe
Affiliation: Botswana College of Agriculture – Botswana
Sponsor: SCBD

Dr. Jemilat Ibrahim
Affiliation: National Institute for Pharmaceutical Research and Development – Nigeria
Sponsor: SCBD

Dr. Charuwat Taekul
Affiliation: Plant Protection Research and Development Office  – Thailand
Sponsor: SCBD


2014

Ms. Cynthia Sánchez Figueroa

Affiliation: Centro de Ornitologia y Biodiversidad (CORBIDI) – Peru
Sponsor: CATRTA program

Dr. Max Hidalgo
Affiliation: Museo de Historia Natural, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos – Peru
Sponsor: CATRTA program

Mr. Pablo Londoñe
Affiliation: Instituto Tecnológico de la Producción (ITP)- Peru
Sponsor: CATRTA program

Dr. Ida Bartolini
Affiliation: Servicio Nacional de Sanidad Agraria (SENASA) – Peru
Sponsor: CATRTA program

Dr. Carmen Tamariz
Affiliation: Universidad Nacional Santiago Antunez de Mayolo (UNASAM) – Peru
Sponsor: CATRTA program

Dr. Monica Arakaki
Affiliation: Natural History Museum, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos – Peru
Sponsor: CATRTA program

Dr. Ma Jun
Affiliation: Guangdong Inspection and Quarantine Technology Center – China
Sponsor: Guangdong Inspection and Quarantine Technology Center

June 2017 RTP participants. From left to right: Dr. Alex Borisenko, Pablo Londoñe, Arturo Olortegui, Suchada Sukrong, Julia Harvie, Susana Miranda, Dr. Dirk Steinke, Sr. Muhammad Ashfaq, Dr. Adriana Radulovici

June 2017 RTP participants in the Zoo2 training facilities

From left to right: Dr. Adriana Radulovici, Dr. Alex Borisenko, David Zelaya, Gabriela Matamoros, Ivany Argueta, Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq, Susana Miranda, Dr. Jesus Orozco and Michelle D'Souza

February 2017 CATRTA participants in the Zoo2 training facilities

October 2016 CBD participants. From left to right: Susana Miranda (Visitor Liaison), Dr. Dirk Steinke (online course instructor), Dr. Alex Borisenko (front-end processing instructor), Ghulam Sarwar, Adrian Luczon, Vanessa Kadosoe, Dr. Muhammad Ashfaq (molecular protocols instructor) and Ajla Dautbasic

October 2016 CBD participants in the Zoo2 training facilities

CBD 2016 participants, from left to right: Laura Brenes, Graziele Batista, Jayani Nimanthika, Mary Namaganda, Sebastian Marquez

Fall of 2016 RTP participants in the training laboratory

June 2016 CBD participants. From left to right: Instructor Dr. Alex Borisenko, International Visitor Liaison Susana Miranda, Anna Moldovan, Thulisile Jaca, Mouna Rifi, Aide Cornielle and Ramasamy Asokan

Summer of 2016 RTP participants at the Gryphon statue, University of Guelph

Fall of 2015 RTP participants in the BIO-CBG front foyer. From left to right: Paul Hebert, Emily Berzitis, Charuwat Taekul, Amogelang Segwagwe, Rosina Segui, Jemilat Ibrahim, Alex Borisenko and Muhammad Ashfaq.

Fall of 2015 RTP participants in the BIO-CBG front foyer

Summer of 2015 RTP participants at the entrance of CCDB building. From left to right: Wai-yan Ha, Sai Hong Dong, Raphaëlle Mouttet, Qiaoyun Yue and Zhijun Zhou

Summer of 2015 RTP participants at the entrance of CCDB building

Summer 2015 RTP participants at the rare Bioblitz with Dan Janzen. From left to right: Alex Borisenko, Tatsiana Lipinskaya, Raphaëlle Mouttet, Rafael Ojeda Flores, Kirsti Nghidinwa, Paul Hebert, Kencho Dorji, Dan Janzen, Sishir Panthi, David Hernandez-Martich, Mailyn Gonzalez and Winnie Hallwachs.

Summer 2015 RTP participants at the rare Bioblitz with Dan Janzen

Summer of 2015 RTP participants at the BIO-CBG lawn. From left to right: David Hernandez-Martich, Sishir Panthi, Suresh Naik, Muhammad Ashfaw, Mailyn Gonzalez, Tatsiana Lipinskaya, Robert Hanner, Alex Borisenko, Rafael Ojeda Flores, Kirsti Nghidinwa, Kencho Dorji and Emily Berzitis

Summer of 2015 RTP participants at the BIO-CBG lawn

November of 2014 participant Dr. Ma Jun in the BIO building

Summer of 2014 RTP participants in the BIO-CBG building. From left to right: Pablo Londoñe, Muhammad Ashfaq, Ida Bartolini and Anne Chambers

Summer of 2014 RTP participants in the BIO-CBG building