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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
100098
Status
Published
Date of creation
2008-11-06 21:57 UTC (andrew.bowers@cbd.int)
Date of last update
2018-02-27 15:43 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2018-02-27 15:43 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Republic of Moldova
Profile of the Expert
Dr. Angela Lozan obtained her PhD in the field of Animal Ecology from the Kiev Academy of Sciences, Ukraine in 1983. She passed the postgraduate education on Environmental policy in Woodrow Wilson International Center, US (2001-2002), the training courses on Biosafety in GENOK, Norway (2005), Missouri,St Louise, US (2009).   She served as a research officer in the Institute of Zoology of the Academy of Sciences of Moldova since 1978. In 1992 she was seconded to the Institute of Ecology of the Ministry of Environment, to be the Scientific Secretary and the Head of Laboratory on Biocenology. In 2007 she served as a environmental adviser to the State Cancellary of the Government. In 2002  being involved  to the Minsitry of Environment as the Head of Biosafety Office and the National Coordinator for the UNEP-GEF Biosafety Projects on Capacity Building, ex.NBF, Implementation NBF, BCHI, BCHII projects. She is also Associate professor at the State University of Moldova, teaching the Biosafety course for undergraduate and graduate students. She possess significant skills, abilities and knowledge in Biosafety policy and regulation formulations, institutional setting up, decision making and public information, etc. She also has sufficient scientific and technical abilities to carry out risk assessments  and environmental impact assessments of Living Modified Organisms. She is member of the National Biosafety Commission, CP Task Force, BCH National Focal Point. Ms A. Lozan contributed elaboration of National Biosafety Law and other enforcement regulations.  She is author and co-author of a significant number of 80 publications, including 9 books related GMOs and Biosafety. She has a valuable international experience in GMOs regulation being involved in AHTEG on Risk assessment, expert groups under CP on Biosafety on socio-economic, liability and regress, capacity building and oth.    
Personal Information
Coordinates
Dr. Angela Lozan
156A Str. Mitropolit Dosoftei
Chisinau
Republic of Moldova, MD2004
Phone:+373 22 22 68 74
Fax:+373 22 22 68 74
Email:angelalozan@yahoo.com
Url:www.biosafety.md
Gender
  • Female
Nationalities
  • Moldovan
Date of birth
1956
Place of birth
Chisinau
Current employment
Employer / Organization
Ministry of Environemt
Acronym
ME
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Department / Division / Unit
Biosafety Office
Start date
2002
Main responsibilities
•More then 12 years of national expertise in drafting and review of LMO of policy and regulatory systems;
•Experience in the field of  institutional reform;
•Mote then 10 years of International experience on Biosafety under the EU, Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety, FAO:
•International consultancy on Biosafety regulation in the CEE Region (Tajikistan);
•Experience in capacity building, projects/programs design and coordination  &  financial planning;
•Expertise in decision-making in biosafety/environment/biodiversity;
•Expertise in regulatory framework on biosafety/environment/biodiversity;
•Expertise in risk assessment & risk management on biodiversity &  biosafety;
•Expertise in socio-economic considertations on LMOs;
•Expertise in monitoring, inspection&control/identification of LMOs;
•Expertise in training on Biosafety/biodiversity issues; Organizing and conducting national and international trainings and workshops;
•Expertise in biosafety clearing house (BCH) and webpage; 
•Expertise in public awareness & participation expertise;
•Expertise in university teaching and training, curricula development;
•Expertise in research on biosafety, biodiversity, ecology, biocenology.

Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Republic of Moldova
  • Tajikistan
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
UNEP/GEF project: Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework for the Republic of Tajikistan
Start date
2014
Ending date
2014
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Main areas of responsibility
Providing international consultancy on Biosafety regulation for Tajikistan.
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
State University of Moldova

Acronym
SUM
Start date
2000
Ending date
2015
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
Teaching the university course on Biosafety and sustainable development;  (2009-2015) for master degree students
Supervising undergraduate and Ms. degree students;
Member of the State Educational Exam Commission (Biology Faculty).
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Government of the Republic of Moldova, State Chancellary

Start date
1997
Ending date
2000
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Main areas of responsibility
Regulatory and policy advising to the Cabinet of Ministers of the Government;
Coordination of Environment, regulatory and institutional bodies, public administration in decision making process;
Liaison with responsible governmental and academia bodies in the field of environmental protection;
Liaison with the Parliamentarian Commission on Environment;
monitoring and enforcement process etc. 
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
B.Sc.in Biology and Chemistry
Name of academic institution
State Moldavian University
Start date
1973
Ending date
1975
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M.Sc in Biology and Chemistry
Name of academic institution
State University of Moldova
Start date
1976
Ending date
1978
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
Ph.D. in Ecology
Name of academic institution
Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Kiev, Institute of Zoology I.Schmalhauzen
Start date
1981
Ending date
1983
Other professional qualifications
List of other relevant professional qualifications
Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Kennan Institute of Advanced Russian Studies, Washington D.C., USA. [2001-2002, six months] 
Holistic Foundations for Assessment and Regulation of Genetic Engineering and Genetically Modified Organisms, Course, Tromso, Norway, 2005
Agricultural Biotechnology Immersion Course, Missouri University, Saint Louise, USA, 2009  
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Biosafety systems development and implementation expertise
  • Administrative procedures and enforcement
  • LMO monitoring for environmental impact
  • Biosafety Clearing-House operations
  • Biosafety legislation and regulation
  • Biosafety policy
  • Project management
  • Public awareness & participation
  • Risk assessment and risk management
  • LMO decision-making
  • Socio-economic considerations regarding LMOs
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
Classical and Modern Biotechnologies, book, 2011
Methodological Aspects of Detection of Genetically Modifiet Plants, book, 2008
Glossary of Biotechnological Terms, book, 2005
List of other publications
M. Lesanu, A. Lozan. Classical and modern biotechnology, Chisinau, 2010, 200 pp.  A. Lozan, I. Galitschi, O. Scorpan. Biosafety: National Biosafety regulatory and institutional framework, ro. Book. Chisinau, 2008,  252 pp.  A. Port, M. Duca, A. Lozan. Techniques and requirements regarding Biological safety. Chisinau, ro. Book. 2008, 143 pp.  I. Amarfii, A. Lozan. Operational Guide on Biosafety Portal (BCH). Romanian. Book. Chisinau, 2008, 103 pp.  M. Duca, A. Lozan, A. Port, A. Glijin, V. Lupascu. Methodological aspects of testing of genetically modified plants. Chisinau,  2008, 168 pp.  V. Scorpan, A. Lozan. Dictionary of Biotechnological Terms. 2004, Romanian, 182 pp.  N. Stratan, A. Lozan, V. Caldarus.  Biosaferty in the Republic of Moldova - Legislative and Institutional Aspects.  Book. Chisinau, 2003, 154 pp.   National Biosafety Framework for the Republic of Moldova. National Report Chisinau, 2004, (Ro and En), 56 pp. Co-author.  A. Palii, G. Comarov, A. Lozan, V. Scorpan. Modern Biotechnologies in Phytotechnology and Biosafety , book, Chisinau, 2004, 247 pp.  Brochures :  L. Chirica, A. Lozan, V. Josu et oth. Emerald Network in Moldova. Brochure. Chisinau 2012. 25 pp.  I.  Trombitski, A. Lozan. Guide for public information and participation to decision making in the field of Biosafety. Chisinau, 2010.30 pp.  A. Lozan. Biosafety Concerns in the Republic of Moldova: opportunities and challenges, en. Chisinau, 2008, 52 pp  A. Lozan, V. Holostenco. Genetically Modified Organisms and the Human Health. Romanian. Brochure, Chisinau,  2008, 71 pp.  Ivan Ignatiev, Ilya Trombitski, Angela Lozan. Genetically Modified Organisms and Biological Safety. Russian. Brochure. Chisinau, 2007, 60 pp.   A. Lozan, V. Caldarus, V. Gherciu, N. Mereuta, I. Fala. Support for the National biosafety Framework for the Republic of Moldova: Harmonization of Legislation with UE and Information of Civil Society. Brochure.   (Romanian),  2005.   A. Lozan. Genetically Modified Organisms - Opinions for Biosafety. Brochure, Chisinau, 2004, 20 pp.  N. Stratan, A. Lozan, V. Caldarus, S. Ciobanu.    Authorization Issuing of the Activities Related to the GMOs. Practical Guide.  Brochure. Chisinau, 2004, 16 pp.  A. Lozan. Genetically modified organisms: benefits and risks. Brochure. Chisinau, 2004, 8 pp.  N. Stratan, A. Lozan, V. Caldarus. Cartagena Protocol on Biosafety (compendium). Brochure. Chisinau. 2004, 20 pp.  Regulations regarding information sharing and public consultations in connection with GMO Issues,  Order of the    Journal articles:  A. Lozan. Lessons Learned from the UNEP-GEF Projects on the Development and Implementation of the National Biosafety Framework for the Republic of Moldova. Biosafety Protocol News. Volume 3/issue 5. December 2008.  I. Trombitschi, A. Lozan, L.Nastasiuc. The Legislative Bases for Public Participation to the Decision Making in the Field of Genetically Modified Organisms in Moldova. Published in: Integrated Management of Natural Resources in the Transboundery Basin of Dnister River. Chisinau, 2004, 332-335 pp.  A. Lozan. Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) for Crop Varieties and Hybrids and Biosafety Needs in Moldova. In: Sub-Regional FAO/UNESCO Workshop on Agricultural Biotechnology and Biosafety for food security and rural development in the Caucasus region and Moldova. Yerevan, Armenia, 3-6 November, 2003.  Law on Biosafety. Co-author. Approved nr 755-XV of 21.12 2001 
Awards and Professional Memberships
Awards received
Award UNEP/GEF for the Biosaty development project
Professional memberships
Member of Compliance Committee on CP on Biosafety
Member of National Biosafety Commission
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
Member of AHTEG on Risk assessment &risk management under the CP
Member of Roster of Experts on Biosafety under CP
Member of AHTEG on socio-economic considerations under the Art.26 of the CP
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Romanian
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • French
/B
  • Romanian
/A
  • Russian
/A
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • French
/B
  • Romanian
/A
  • Russian
/A
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • French
/B
  • Romanian
/A
  • Russian
/A
References
References
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Dr. Mihai Lesanu Lesanu
Dean of the Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences
Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences
State University of Moldova (SUM)
Str.Kogalniceanu 65A
Chisinau 2009   
Chisinau
Republic of Moldova, 2009
Phone:Tel: +(373)( 22) 577521
Email:E-mail: mglesanu@yahoo.com
Url:http://www.usm.md
Key Professional References
Dr.Lazar Chirica, Deputy minister of Environment
Ministry of Environment
Str.Cosmonautilor 9,
Chisinau 2005
Republic of Moldova
Tel:+373 22 204504
E-mail: chirica@mediu.gov.md
http://www.mediu.gov.md
Dr.Mihai Lesanu, Dean
State University of Moldova
Faculty of Biology and Soil Sciences
Str.Kogalniceanu 65A
Chisinau 2009
Republic of Moldova
Tel: +373 22 577521
E-mail: mglesanu@yahoo.com
Additional Information
Other relevant website address or attached documents