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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
100174
Status
Published
Date of creation
2008-11-26 06:52 UTC (estaciojulietafe@gmail.com)
Date of last update
2014-01-02 06:46 UTC (purisima78@yahoo.com)
Date of publication
2014-01-10 19:09 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Philippines
Profile of the Expert
The nominee holds the B. Sc. and M.Sc. in Agriculture major in Plant Pathology. She has been with the government service since 1976 as researcher in corn diseases, forest diseases, mangrove ecosystem and technology transfer of Environment and Natural Resources. She has given special order as alternate representative of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines (NCBP) since1992 up to present date. Since then, she was involved in the biosafety assessment of proposals submitted to the NCBP for contained experiment of GMOs and also for the limited field trial  of the first GM crop in the country, the Bt corn. Throughout those years, she has participated locally and internationally in several trainings on biosafety and risk assessment. Likewise, she was involved in the development of Guidelines on Planned Release of GMOs and PHES as well as the Biosafety Assessment and Environmental Impact Assessment of GMOs. 
Personal Information
Coordinates
Ms. Veronica Sinohin
Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau
Los Banos, Laguna
Philippines, 4031
Phone:(6349) 536-2229,{6349} 536-2269,(6349 536-3481),(6349) 536-2509 local 226
Fax:(6349) 536 2850
Email:vosinohin@gmail.com
Gender
  • Female
Nationalities
  • Filipino
Date of birth
1953
Place of birth
Philippines
Current employment
Employer / Organization
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Acronym
DENR
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Department / Division / Unit
Ecosystems Research and Development Bureau
Start date
1983-04-03
Main responsibilities
1.)  Evaluates and implements projects on   Coastal Ecosystem
2.)  Implements projects on forest protection
3.)  Implements project on Techno transfer of Environment and Natural Resources
Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Philippines
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Institute of Plant Breeding-University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Laguna
Acronym
IPB-UPLB
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Main areas of responsibility
Conducts research on Breeding for Corn Diseases
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
University of the Philippines at Los Baños, Laguna
Acronym
UPLB
Type of organization
  • Government agency
Main areas of responsibility
Conducts researches on corn diseases
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
B.Sc. Agriculture - Plant Pathology
Name of academic institution
University of the Philippines at Los Banos (UPLB)
Start date
1970-06-14
Ending date
1976-04-22
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M. Sc. in Plant Pathology
Name of academic institution
UPLB
Start date
1980-04-20
Ending date
1983-04-21
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Biosafety systems development and implementation expertise
  • Mycology
  • Pathology
  • Environmental impact assessment
  • Risk-assessment advice
  • Biosafety legislation and regulation
  • Risk assessment and risk management
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. NCBP Series No. 3. Department of Science and Technology. 45 p.
List of other publications
Sinohin, V.O., M.V. Pacho and P.Q. Vihn. 1988.  Chlorophyll Content of Immature Culms of Bambusa, Dendrocalamus and Schizostachyum Species of Bamboo. Sylvatrop Philipp. For. Res. J. 13(1&2): pp.1-7.
Dayan, M.P. and V.O. Sinohin. 1989. Diagnosing Forest Tree Diseases (Fungal). Research Information Series on Ecosystems (RISE) 1(1): 29 p. College, Laguna.
Eusebio, M.A., V.O. Sinohin and M.P. Dayan. 1989. The Gall Rust Disease of Albizia falcataria. Research Information Series on Ecosystems (RISE) Special Issue. 13 p. College, Laguna.
Sinohin, V.O. 1990. Phenological Observation of Seven Philippine Bamboo Species. In:  Proceedings 2nd National Bamboo R&D Symposium. ERDB, College, Laguna. pp. 1-11.
Awards and Professional Memberships
Awards received
Outstanding Women Scientist and Manager in Agriculture and Environment, PCARRD
Gawad Pagkilala para sa Natatanging Propesyunal Ng Kababaihang Lingkod Bayan sa Laguna
Most Outstanding Researcher of ERDB
Professional memberships
National Reasearch Council of the Philippines-Biological Division
Mycological Society of the Philippines
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
Official Alternate Representative of the Department of Environment and Natural Resources to the National Committee on Biosafety of the Philippines - look at the possible impacts of GMOs to biodiversity and other ennvironmental concerns
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Tagalog
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • Tagalog
/A
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • Tagalog
/A
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • English
/A
  • Tagalog
/A
References
References
Hon. Ramon J.P. Paje
Secretary
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR)
Visayas Avenue
Quezon City
Philippines, 1100
Phone:+632 925-2329; +632 920-4352
Fax:+632 920-4301
Email:osec@denr.gov.ph
Url:DENR,PAWB
Key Professional References
Santiago R. Baconguis, Chief, Coastal and Freshwater Research Division, ERDB-DENR(049-536-2229)
Eliseo M. Baltazar, Chief, Technology Transfer Division, ERDB-DENR; 049-536 3339