August 21, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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TV program on invasive pest species

The well-known TV program GeoAmbiente reproduced last week a special program on invasive species based on our collaborative and investigative efforts at AES. ‪ GeoAmbiente – Plagas: ejército invencible tras el agro y la flora boricua (1/3) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ytOiP4j8GJY ‪GeoAmbiente – Plagas: ejército invencible tras el agro y la flora boricua

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August 21, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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Latino Climate Action Network group in Puerto Rico

We participated of the meeting ELAC-LCAN Advisory Board – Miércoles 13 de Agosto @ 12pm, held at Teatro Bouret, Ed La princesa, Compañia de Turismo, Viejo San Juan. Latino Climate Action Network (aka, Enlace Latino de Accion Climatica) is another sustainability initiative of the community-based organization El Puente. The goal of the

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July 26, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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WORKSHOP ON WHITEFLY TAXONOMY

Check here for the online link to the lectures on Tuesday and Friday  https://plus.google.com/113557947733758170909/posts https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=VWiJoPTOkb0 The Center is organizing the workshop (Jul 28th to Aug 1st), which is part of its mission and considering that Puerto Rico is geopolitically located in a key strategic position and has the potential to

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July 23, 2014 by Lesly Colón in Blog, News
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Estudiante gana beca de la Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de Colombia

La candidata doctoral Yobana Andrea Mariño, fue ganadora de una de las nueve becas de Asistencia de la Academia de Ciencias Exactas, Físicas y Naturales de Colombia. La beca fue otorgada para participar en el 41 Congreso de la Sociedad Colombiana de Entomología (SOCOLEN): www.socolen.org.co/congreso.htm. El cual se realizó en la

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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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