Local Committee

Alejandro Acosta
Alejandro AcostaOrganizer
COLOMBIA. Microbiologist. Ph.D. in Environmental Microbiology and Oceanography from the University of Granada, Spain. Professor at the Industrial Engineering Department of Universidad de la Sabana. ISME Young Ambassador.
Alejandro Caro-Quintero
Alejandro Caro-QuinteroOrganizer
COLOMBIA. Microbiologist. Ph.D. in Biology with emphasis on microbial evolution, genomics, and metagenomics from Georgia Tech, USA. He is currently a professor of microbial ecology at the National University of Colombia.
Martha Cepeda
Martha CepedaOrganizer
COLOMBIA. Biologist and microbiologist. Research and Communications Coordinator of the Faculty of Sciences of the Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá - Colombia.
Diego Javier Jiménez
Diego Javier JiménezOrganizer
COLOMBIA. Industrial microbiologist. Ph.D. in microbial ecology from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands. Professor at the University of the Los Andes and leader of the Jimenez Lab at the same University.
Alejandro Reyes
Alejandro ReyesOrganizer
COLOMBIA. Microbiologist. Ph.D. in Biological Sciences - Computational Biology from the University of Washington, USA. Professor in the Biological Sciences Department of the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia. Leader of the Max Planck Tandem Group - Computational Biology and Microbial Ecology (BCEM).
Maria Mercedes Zambrano
Maria Mercedes ZambranoOrganizer
COLOMBIA. Biologist. Ph.D. in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics from Harvard University, USA. Scientific Director of the research center Corporación Corpogen. ISME Senior Ambassador.
Maryam Chaib De Mares
Maryam Chaib De MaresOrganizer
COLOMBIA. Postdoctoral Researcher at the Max Planck Tandem Group of Computational Biology of the Universidad de Los Andes. Ph.D. in microbial ecology from the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.
Carlos Moreno
Carlos MorenoOrganizer
COLOMBIA. Systems Engineer, with a master's degree in computational biology from the Universidad de Los Andes in Colombia.
Vanessa Otero Jiménez
Vanessa Otero JiménezOrganizer
COLOMBIA. Science PhD student at the Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

International Committee

Karina Antúnez
Karina AntúnezOrganizer
URUGUAY. Adjunct professor at the Universidad de la República in Uruguay and researcher at the Microbiology Department of the Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable. Her research interest is on virus detection in bees.
Cristina Dorador
Cristina DoradorOrganizer
CHILE. Professor at the Biotechnology Department of the Marine Sciences Faculty at the Universidad de Antofagasta in Chile. Her research aim focuses on the study of extreme ecosystems such as the Atacama desert and highland salt flats, especially the role that microorganisms play in those ecosystems.
Filipa Godoy
Filipa Godoy Organizer
PUERTO RICO. Leader of the Microbiome Lab at the Universidad de Puerto Rico. Interested in microbiomes, comparative genomics, unicellular genomics, metagenomics, and bioinformatics applied to the understanding of the evolution, transmission, and functions of the host-microorganism interaction in dysbiotic phenotypes.
Paco Barona
Paco Barona Organizer
MEXICO. Leader of the Metabolic diversity evolution group at Cinvestav UGA-Langebio in Mexico. Particularly interested in the evolutionary and mechanistic aspects (at the genome level) that allowed for the appearance of bacterial metabolism, focused especially on the groups of Actinobacteria and Cyanobacteria to explore evolutionary hypotheses.
Claudia Piccini
Claudia PicciniOrganizer
URUGUAY. She belongs to the Microbiology Department of the Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable. Professor at the Universidad de Laval. Among her lines of research, the most prominent one is the molecular ecology of toxic Cyanobacteria.





Cra 1 Nº 18A - 12
Bogotá - Colombia
Postal code: 111711

Universidad de los Andes | Vigilada Mineducación
Reconocimiento como Universidad: Decreto 1297 del 30 de mayo de 1964.
Reconocimiento personería jurídica: Resolución 28 del 23 de febrero de 1949 Minjusticia