International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology ICGEB
Regulatory Science Group
Area Science Park. Padriciano 99. Trieste, Italy.
Biosafety; Regulatory Affairs; Regulatory Science; Biotechnology; Agriculture; Microbiology; Science Diplomacy; Science Advice; Science Communication; Science Policy.
Topics to speak on:
Biosafety. GMOs. Emerging Biotechnologies. Science Policy Careers.
I am a Venezuelan biologist committed to facilitating the adoption of agricultural products enhanced by modern biotechnologies. As a Programme Specialist in the Regulatory Science Group at the International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB, Trieste, Italy), I support projects aimed to energize and strengthen biotechnology regulatory offices in the Global South. I work closely with national and international authorities for ensuring regulatory effectiveness in the changing landscape of evolving biotechnologies. We use to post about our activities on our group's Facebook page.
I am a co-founder and vice-president of the Persea Foundation, an NGO aimed to promote scientific culture in Latin America. I am a member of the Latin American Network for Scientific Culture (RedLCC) and of the Latin American and Caribbean Network for Science Diplomacy (DiploCientífica).
I go crazy for arepas, pizza, astronomy, and CrossFit, with no specific order. I use to Tweet as @morontafelix and @VzlaBio, and post (mainly) random pictures on Instagram. Sometimes I write things on my blog felixmoronta.pro.