Dr. Yani Cristina Aranguren Díaz
Biologist from the University of Los Andes, Venezuela. Master's in Cellular Biology from the University of Los Andes, Venezuela. Doctorate in Agronomy: Genetics and Plant Improvement from the São Paulo State University, Brazil. Director of the Research Center on Biodiversity and Climate Change, Adaptia. Professor for the Microbiology Program, the Master's in Genetics, and the Doctorate in Genetics and Molecular Biology at Simón Bolívar University, Barranquilla. Research areas: Biodiversity and molecular ecology. Bioprospecting and biotechnology for the sustainable use of plants and microorganisms. Physiology, reproductive biology, and plant genetics with an emphasis on conservation. Molecular diagnosis of infectious agents in cultivated plants. Plant-microorganism interaction.