Alba Marina Cotes

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Alba Marina Cotes Prado
BornFebruary 15, 1959
Bogotá (Colombia)
NationalityColombian
Alma materFree University of Colombia, University of Los Andes (Colombia), Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech (Belgium)
Known forMicrobiology, Phytopatology
AwardsHonoris Causa degree - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
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Alba Marina Cotes Prado (Bogota, February 15 1959), Colombian chemist and biologist, known for her research on biological pest control[1] In 2009, Cotes became the first Latin Americans woman in receive a Honoris causa degree by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.[2][3][4]

Biography

Cotes finished a bachelor's degree in chemistry and biology at Free University of Colombia in 1980.[5] Then, she started her Graduate school studies at University of Los Andes (Colombia) in 1982. She did graduate programs in food microbiology and industrial microbiology, followed by a master's degree in microbiology (1986). Cotes did also a master's degree in agricultural biotechnology in 1988 and a Doctor of Philosophy in Agricultural science focused on Phytopathology in 1994, both at Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech in Belgium. In 2009, she received a Honoris causa degree by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences.[2][3][4]

In 1994, Cotes started working at the Colombian Corporation for Agricultural Research CORPOICA as the Biotechnology Center director, where she started a research group focused on the development of Pesticide for Phytopathogen control in agriculture. In addition, she has been professor in multiple academic institutions in Colombia, such as University of Los Andes (Colombia), Nueva Granada Military University, and Pedagogical and Technological University of Colombia. She has published more than one hundred papers in peer review journals, twenty books, and twelve book chapters.[6]

Selected publications[1]

  • 2006 - Resumen de Investigaciones en el Control Biológico de las Moscas Blancas (Research Summary on the Biological Control of Whiteflies) :es:Especial:FuentesDeLibros/9588210887
  • 2005 - Reconocimiento, Selección y Evaluación de Aislamientos Nativos de Virus de la Granulosis para el Control Biológico de la Polilla Guatemalteca de la Papa (Recognition, Selection and Evaluation of Native Isolates of Granulosis Virus for the Biological Control of the Guatemalan Potato Moth) :es:Especial:FuentesDeLibros/9588210879
  • 2012 - Uso de Lecanicillium Lecanii para el Control de la Mosca Blanca (Lecanicillium Lecanii Use for Whitefly Control) :es:Especial:FuentesDeLibros/9789587401066
  • 2012 - Uso de los Compuestos Volátiles de la Papa en el Control de la Polilla Guatemalteca (Use of the Volatile Compounds of the Potato in the Control of the Guatemalan Moth) :es:Especial:FuentesDeLibros/9789587400960
  • 2009 - Levaduras nativas como aditivos funcionales para mejorar la nutrición de monogástricos y rumiantes en condiciones tropicales (Native yeasts as functional additives to improve monogastric and ruminant nutrition in tropical conditions) :es:Especial:FuentesDeLibros/9789587400014

Awards and distinctions[1]

  • Successful Women Award - Science and Technology category, Fundación Mujeres de Éxito, 2013
  • National Award in Phytopathology - Colombian Association of Phytopathology and Related Sciences, 2011
  • Recognition for outstanding scientific work - Corporación para el Desarrollo Industrial De La Biotecnología, 2008
  • Scientific Merit Medal - Colombian Agricultural Research Corporation, 2009
  • Luis Hernando Pino Santiago National Entomology Prize - Colombian Society of Entomology, 2009
  • Honorary Doctorate in Agricultural Sciences - Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences, 2009
  • Honorable Mention - Colombian Society of Entomology, 2000
  • National Prize for Soil Science - Colombian Society of Soil Science, 2000
  • National Phytopathology Award - Colombian Association of Phytopathology and Related Sciences, 1998
  • Professor Ad-honorem - Institute of Biotechnology, National University of Colombia, 1994

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Alba Marina Cotes Ficha en Colciencias. Consultado el 13 de marzo de 2019.
  2. 2.0 2.1 'Mi pasión, los microorganismos', declara investigadora colombiana, Ph.D. Alba Marina Cotes Portafolio. 30 de octubre de 2009. Consultado el 13 de marzo de 2019.
  3. 3.0 3.1 Mentes brillantes - Científicas colombianas Revista Dinero. 15 de abril de 2014. Consultado el 13 de marzo de 2019.
  4. 4.0 4.1 Mentes brillantes al servicio de la ciencia y la innovación Contexto ganadero. 25 de octubre de 2013. Consultado el 13 de marzo de 2019.
  5. Baena Upegui, Mario, ed (1995). Universidad Libre. Libro de Oro (in español). Bogotá: Escala. p. 243. ISBN 978-958-33-0250-3. {{cite book}}: |first= has generic name (help)
  6. Alba Marina Cotes Prado Corpoica. Consultado el 13 de marzo de 2019.

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