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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
100061
Status
Published
Date of creation
2008-11-06 21:51 UTC (estaciojulietafe@gmail.com)
Date of last update
2018-01-26 08:14 UTC (estaciojulietafe@gmail.com)
Date of publication
2018-01-26 16:50 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Philippines
Profile of the Expert
Flerida A. Cariño, Ph.D. is the Physical Scientist member of the DOST Biosafety Committee.  A full professor of Biochemistry at the institute of Chemistry in the University of the Philippines (UP) Diliman, she was the former Director of the Institute of Environmental Science and Meteorology and currently, the Director of the Institute of Chemistry at UP Diliman.  Before EO 514 redefined the composition and function of the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines, she was its Physical Scientist  for more than 14 years.  She holds a Ph.D. in Insecticide Toxicology from Texas A & M University and has worked extensively with insecticide resistance genetics, biochemistry, and molecular biology.
Personal Information
Coordinates
Dr. Flerida Cariño
Institute of Chemistry, University of the Philippines Diliman
Quezon City
Philippines, 1101
Phone:632 9818500 ext 3652,632 9205427
Fax:632 9205427
Email:facarino@gmail.com,flerida.carino@gmail.com
Gender
  • Female
Nationalities
  • Filipino
Date of birth
1954
Place of birth
Manila, Philippines
Current employment
Employer / Organization
University of the Philippines, Diliman, Quezon City
Acronym
UPD
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Department / Division / Unit
Institute of Chemistry, College of Science
Start date
1994
Main responsibilities
Teaching biochemistry, molecular biology, environmental toxicology, environmental biotechnology, research on bioremediation agents, natural products, bioresources, biosafety
Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Philippines
  • New Zealand
  • United States of America
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
University of the Philippines Diliman
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
Direct research efforts of faculty and staff
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Ateneo de Manila University
Diliman, Quezon City
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
Teaching Biochemistry, Gen. Chemistry courses
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Department of Science and Industrial Research, Plant Protection Division
Lincoln, Canterbury, New Zealand
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
Research insect resistance genes, DNA profiling of insect pests of apples and pears
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
B.Sc. in Chemistry
Name of academic institution
University of the Philippines at Los Baños
Start date
1972
Ending date
1977
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M.Sc. in Insecticide Toxicology
Name of academic institution
University of the Philippines at Los Baños
Start date
1978
Ending date
1981
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
Ph.D. in Insecticide Toxicology
Name of academic institution
Texas A&M University
Other professional qualifications
List of other relevant professional qualifications
Physical Scientist member, NCBP (1994-2008), DOST Biosafety Committee (2009 to present)
Government-designated Technical expert on biosafety
Coordinator of technical working group that drafted the GM field release guidelines
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Ecological and environmental sciences
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • Teaching
  • Toxicology
  • Herbicide tolerance
  • Insect resistance
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines. 1998. Guidelines on Planned Release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Potentially Harmful Exotic Species. DOST, Bicutan, Metro Manila, Philippines (part of technical working group that drafted the guidelines.
Carino, FA, JF Koener, FW Plapp and R. Feyereisen.  1994.  Constitutive overexpression of cytochrome P450 gene CYP6A1 in a house fly strain with metabolic reistance to insecticides.  Insect Biochem. Mol. Biol. 24: 411-418
Carino, FA, JF Koener, FW Plapp and R. Feyereisen. 1992. Expression of P450's in Insecticide resistant insects.  ACS Symposium Ser 505, Molecular Mechanisms of Insecticide Resistance, pp. 31-40.
List of other publications
Guerzon, M. F. A., F. A. Cariño, P. B. Lintongan, E. A. Mariano and G. C. Rivero.  1999.  Cadmium inducible biomolecules in invertebrates and microalgae.  Abstract published in the Proceedings of the 15th Philippine Chemistry Congress, p. 261.
De Guzman, F. S., F. A. Cariño and M.O.M. Paulino.  1999.  Sesquiterpene metabolites of Artemesia vulgaris L.  (Damong Maria) leaves. Abstract published in the Proceedings of the 15th Philippine Chemistry Congress, p.396.
National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines.  1998.  Guidelines on Planned Release of Genetically Modified Organisms (GMOs) and Potentially Harmful Exotic Species.  DOST, Bicutan, Metro Manila, Philippines (part of technical working group that drafted the guidelines)
Carr, H. P., F. A. Cariño, M. S.-M. Yang and  M.-H. Wong.  1998. Characterization of the Cadmium-binding Capacity of Chlorella vulgaris.  Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol. 60(3):433-40.
Plapp, F. W. Jr.,  F. A. Cariño and V. K. Wei.  1998.  A Juvenile Hormone Binding Protein from the House Fly and Its Possible Relationship to Insecticide Resistance.  Arch. Insect Biochem. Physiol. 37:64-72.
Cruz, L. J. C., E. A. Cabalfin, F. A. Cariño, N. Librojo-Basilio, E. M. T. Mendoza, M. G. Nicolas and A. G. Reyes.  1995.  Bayanihan for the Improvement of Biochemical Education in the Philippines. Bulletin of the Philippine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology 13 and 14:51-53.
Feyereisen,  R.,J. F. Andersen, F. A. Cariño, M. B.  Cohen, and J. F.  Koener.   1995.   Cytochrome P450 in the House Fly:  Structure, Catalytic Activity and Regulation of Expression of CYP6A1 in an Insecticide Resistant Strain.   Pesti. Sci. 43: 233-299.
Cariño, F. A.  1994.  Unspecified Claims of Danger Make Rational Risk Analysis Difficult,  Philippine  Daily  Inquirer,  October  1994  (newspaper feature article, national circulation).
Feyereisen,  R.,  J.  F.  Andersen,  F.  A.  Cariño,  M.  B.  Cohen,  J.  F.  Koener,  S.  Repecko,  J.  A.  Scott  and  M.  J.  Snyder.  1994.  Insect Cytochrome P450:  Functions, Regulation and Diversity, In:  Cytochrome P450.  8th International Conference  (M.  C.  Lechner, ed.)  Paris, John Libbey Eurotext,  pp. 31-36.
Cariño,  F.  A., J.  F.  Koener, F.  W.  Plapp, Jr.  and  R.  Feyereisen.   1994   Constitutive Overexpression of the Cytochrome  P450 Gene CYP6A1 in a House Fly Strain with Metabolic Resistance to Insecticides.   Insect  Biochem.  Molec.  Biol.  24:  411-418.
Cariño,  F.  A.  S.  C.  Halos.   1994.  Expanding the Toolbox:   Molecular Tools for Forest Pest Management.   In:   Forest Pest and Disease Management (Biotrop Special Publication No. 53),  Proceedings of the Symposium on Biotechnological and Environmental  Approaches to Forest Pest and Disease Management,  May,  1993  (S.  C.  Halos, F.  F.  Natividad, L.  J.  Escote-Carlson, G.  L.  Enriquez and I.  Umboh, eds.)  Bogor,  Indonesia,  pp 197-211.
Koener, J.  F.,  F.  A.  Cariño  and R.  Feyereisen.  1993.   The cDNA and Deduced Protein Sequence of House Fly NADPH-cytochrome P450 Reductase.   Insect Biochem. Molec. Biol.  23(4):439-447.
ffrench-Constant,  R.  H.,  R.  T.  Roush and  F.  A. Cariño.   1993.   Drosophila  as a Tool for Investigating the Molecular Genetics of Insecticide Resistance.  In:  Molecular Approaches to Fundamental and Applied Entomology  (J. G. Oakshott and M. J. Whitten, eds.).  New  York, Springer-Verlag, pp. 1-37.
Cariño,  F.  A., R.  Feyereisen,  and J.  F.  Koener.  1992.   Molecular Biology of Cytochrome P450 Enzymes.  In:  Proceedings of First Asia-Pacific Conference of Entomology, Symposium #4:  (cited by:  J. Mullin and J. Scott,  ACS  Symposium Series No. 505, Molecular Mechanisms of Insecticide Resistance.)
Cariño,  F.  A., J.  F.  Koener,  F.  W.  Plapp, Jr.  and R.  Feyereisen.   1992.   Expression of P450s in Insecticide Resistant Insects. In ACS  Symposium Series No. 505, Molecular Mechanisms of Insecticide Resistance  (J.  Mullin and J.  Scott, eds.),  pp.31-40.
Feyereisen,  R., F.  A. Cariño.  and J.  F.  Koener.    1991.   Insect Cytochrome P450: Diversity, Regulation and Inhibition.   Rev.  Pesticides Toxicol.  1:163-171.
Feyereisen,  R.,  J.  F.   Koener, F.  A. Cariño and A.  S.  Daggett.   1990.   Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Insect Cytochrome P450.  In:  Molecular Insect Science (H.H. Hagedorn,  H.  J.  Hildebrand, M.  Kidwell and J.  Law, eds.).  Plenum Press, New York.
Muehleisen,  D.  P.,   F.  W.  Plapp,  Jr.,  J.  H.  Benedict and  F. A. Cariño.   1990.   HIgh-affinity Juvenile Hormone Binding in the Bollworm,  Heliothis zea (Boddie) Cytosol:   Characterization and Interaction with Allelochemicals and Xenobiotics.  Pestic.  Biochem.  Physiol.  37:  64-73.
Muehleisen,  D.  P.,   F.  W.  Plapp,  Jr.,  J.  H.  Benedict and  F. A. Cariño.  1989.  Effects of Cotton Plant Allelochemicals on Toxicity and Metabolism of Insecticides and Induction of Detoxifying Enzymes in the Bollworm (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae).   J. Econ. Entomol.  82:  1554-1558.
Muehleisen,  D.  P.,   F.  W.  Plapp,  Jr.,  J.  H.  Benedict and  F. A. Cariño.  1989.  High Affinity TCDD Binding to Fat Body Cytosolic Proteins of the Bollworm,  Heliothis zea  Pestic. Biochem. Physiol.  35:  50-57.
Maureal, A. M., F. A. Cariño, L. M. Noriel and N. M. Esguerra.  1982.  Biology and life history of the eggplant fruit borer, Leucinoides orbonalis Guenee.  Ann. Trop. Res.  4: 178-188.
Cariño, F. A. and B. Morallo-Rejesus.  1982.  Isolation and Characterization of the Insecticidal Fraction from Tithonia diversifolia  (A. Gray) Leaves.  Ann. Trop. Res. 4:  1-17.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Awards received
Chemical Society of the Philippines Southern Tagalog Chapter- Research Achievement Award
Sigma Delta Phi Alumni Association - for work on biochemistry and biosafety
Professional memberships
Chemical Society of the Philippines, January 1994-present
Member, Phil. Society for Microbiology (PSM), 2000-present
Member, (Public Relations Officer, 1996-1998), Phil. Soc. Biochem. and Mol. Biol. (PSBMB), 1994-present
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
Physical Scientist Member, Department of Science and Technology-Biosafety Committee, January 2009-present
Physical Scientist Member, National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines, January 1994-2008
Government-designated Technical Expert on Biosafety, National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines, DOST, Bicutan, December, 1995; May, 1999

Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Filipino
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
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  • Filipino
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Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
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  • Filipino
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Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
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  • Filipino
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References
References
Prof. Fortunato T de la Peña
Secretary
Department of Science and Technology (DOST)
Department of Science and Technology
General Santos Avenue, Bicutan
Taguig City
Philippines, 1630
Phone:+632 837 2071 to 82
Fax:+632 837 2930
Email:ftdelapena@gmail.com
Key Professional References
Dr. Morven McLean
International Life Science Institute
1156 15th St NW #200, Washington, D.C., DC 20005
United States
Dr. Estrella F. Alabastro
National University
Sampaloc, Manila
Dr. William A. Padolina
Los Baños, Laguna, Philippines