July 07, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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The Center Presents Work on the Microbiome of Mites at the Congress of the Society of Molecular Biology and Evolution (2014)

The SMBE Congress one of the most important forum in the topic of Evolution.  Renowned scientists exposed their most recent works and discussed possibilities to establish collaborations with students and other colleagues. The Society for Molecular Biology and Evolution (SMBE) hold is annual meeting in San Juan, June 8- 12, 2014.  The

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June 24, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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IPM Vegetables Field Day – Santa Isabel, PR

During the last May 12th we took part and were please to collaborate with Agricultural Extension Service at Syngenta farm facility in Santa Isabel in Vegetable Field Day. Profs. Wanda Almodovar and Ada Alvarado, UPR extension specialists, were the organizers of the activity.  Southern part of Puerto Rico is the main vegetable

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June 03, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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UPR emphasized the importance of our new Center for Excellence !

The entire high administration from UPR, including: The President (Dr. Uroyoán Walter Ramos), The Chancellor (Prof. Lucas Aviles), The Dean of Colleague of College of Agricultural Sciences (Dr. Gladys Gonzalez), The Department Chair of Crops & Agroenvironmental Sciences (Dr. Elvin Paoli), the Associate Dean and Director of the Agricultural Experimental

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June 03, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) work presented at American Society for Microbiology

Our doctoral candidate Yobana Andrea Mariño, attended last May 17-20 the 114th General Meeting of American Society for Microbiology in Boston, Massachusetts-USA. Yobana presented a paper titled: Wolbachia affects the reproduction of the Coffee Berry Borer (CBB) Hypothenemus hampei (Coleoptera:Curuculionidae). Wolbachia is a widely distributed endosymbiotic bacterium of insects that manipulate the reproduction of their hosts,

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May 27, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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Universidad es igual a investigación

Promote a solid research culture and to adopt and take the necessary measures so that the institution will become a solid agent for innovation. That was the general recommendation from the symposium entitled “Transforming challenges into opportunities: boosting research and creative work in the campus of Mayaguez”, which was carried out

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May 13, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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RESEARCH ACADEMY SYMPOSIUM

Transforming Challenges in Opportunities: Impelling the Research and Creative Work in the RUM. For the second year our laboratory was invited and took part of the activities organized by the Research Academy for Faculty and Postdoctoral Fellows at UPR-Mayaguez.  Last year Dr. Rodrigues was invited as a speaker on ” Building

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May 01, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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Newspaper “El Nuevo Día” featured the opening of our Center for Quarantine & Invasive Species

One of the main newspapers in the Caribbean region, “El Nuevo Día” featured in article by the journalist  Rut N. Tellado Domenech the work and opening ceremony of the Center for Excellence in Quarantine & Invasive Species,  emphasising the multidisciplinary and mutiagency approach of this initiative to proactively address invasive

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April 01, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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Simposio de Agroecologia, UPR-Utuado

El pasado 28 de marzo del 2014 se llevo a cabo el VII Simposio de Agroecología en la Universidad de Puerto Rico en Utuado. En dicha actividad estuvimos presentando algunos de los proyectos como parte de nuestro compromiso de divulgación.  Gracias al comité organizador por la invitación a este simposio,

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March 17, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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GeoAmbiente produced TV program on Invasive Species

Our laboratory collaborated with a TV program produced by GeoAmbiente team coordinated by Maria Falcon.  It presented the issue of invasive species and their impact on agriculture and natural landscape.  The program will be presented March 18th, 8:30PM, by Sistema TV http://sistematv.com/programas-locales/geoambiente?A=WebApp&CCID=32923&Page=2&Items=6

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March 17, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog
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GeoAmbiente produced TV program on Invasive Species

Our laboratory collaborated with a TV program produced by GeoAmbiente team coordinated by Maria Falcon.  It presented the issue of invasive species and their impact on agriculture and natural landscape.  The program will be presented March 18th, 8:30PM, by Sistema TV http://sistematv.com/programas-locales/geoambienteA=WebApp&CCID=32923&Page=2 Items=6

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