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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
106161
Status
Published
Date of creation
2014-12-02 23:58 UTC (emlsoriano@yahoo.com)
Date of last update
2014-12-05 21:08 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)
Date of publication
2014-12-05 21:08 UTC (dina.abdelhakim@cbd.int)

General information
Nominating Government
  • Philippines
Profile of the Expert
The expert had an undergraduate degree in medical technology from Siliman University, and MSc and PhD in microbiology from the University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB), with sub-specialization in molecular genetics from the Universidad de Leon, Spain. He finished a training course on Biotechnology in Crop Protection sponsored by UPLB and the International Rice Research Institute and more recently a Biosecurity Training Workshop sponsored by the Sandia National Laboratories of the US Department of Energy. He has been serving as Institutional Biosafety Committee Chair and Biosafety Officer for more than five years, and is a Regular Member of the National Research Council of the Philippines recognized in the field of microbial biotechnology. The expert has been teaching molecular biology, recombinant DNA technology, and microbiology and is actively involved in bacterial virulence and drug discovery researches. He has authored/co-authored several papers in international referred journals and is currently the Director of Research.
Personal Information
Coordinates
Dr. Franco Teves
Department of Research, MSU-IIT
Iligan City, Lanao del Nore
Philippines, 9200
Phone:+63 063 223 2343
Fax:+63 063 221 4056
Email:franco.teves@g.msuiit.edu.ph
Url:Mindanao State University-Iligan Institute of Technology
Gender
  • Male
Nationalities
  • Filipino
Date of birth
1958-07-25
Place of birth
Philippines
Current employment
Employer / Organization
Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology
Acronym
MSU-IIT
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Department / Division / Unit
Department of Research; Department of Biological Sciences
Start date
1981-06-01
Main responsibilities
Management of all research activities in the university, identifies biosafety issues in research and lab experiments and recommends proper course of action
Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Philippines
  • China
  • Spain
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Trajin University of Light Industry, PROC
Acronym
TULI
Start date
1992-01-01
Ending date
1993-12-31
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
Assists in the characterization of bacterial isolates for proteases and lipases that are active at low temperatures which can be incorporated in washing detergents which can be effective in temperate countries where temperatures are lower.
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
Universidad de Leon, Spain
Acronym
ULE
Start date
1999-01-01
Ending date
2000-12-31
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
Participates in the research program on molecular genetics of b-lactam producing filamentous fungi. Assigned to characterize the genetic mutation in one fungal auxotroph and how it relates to expression of other genes in the alpha-aminoadipate pathway leading to lysine ad penicillin production
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
B.Sc. in Medical Technology
Name of academic institution
Siliman University
Start date
1975-06-01
Ending date
1980-03-04
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
M.Sc. in Microbiology
Name of academic institution
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Start date
1984-06-01
Ending date
1988-04-01
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
Ph.D. in Microbiology
Name of academic institution
University of the Philippines Los Baños
Start date
1998-09-01
Ending date
2001-04-01
Other professional qualifications
List of other relevant professional qualifications
Training Course in Biotechnology in Crop Protection
Molecular Genetics of Filamentous B-lactam Producing Fungi
Training Program in Biosecurity
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Food and feed safety
  • Human health
  • Risk assessment
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
Teves, F.G., M. Lamas-Maceiras, C. Garcia-Estrada et al. 2009. Transcriptional up-regulation of four genes of the lysine biosynthetic pathway by homocitrate accumulation in Penicillium chrysogenum: homocitrate as a sensor system of pathway distress. Microbiology, August 20, 2009 (doi: 10.1099/mic. 0.031005-0).
Apao, M.M.N., F.G.Teves, and M.R.S. Madamba. 2012. Sequence analysis of putative swrW gene required for surfactant serrawettin W1 production from Serratia marcescens. African Journal of Biotechnology, Vol.11(57), pp. 12040-12044, 17 July, 2012.
Martinez, K. C. and F.G. Teves. 2013. Amplification and characterization of luxS gene involved in prodigiosin biosynthesis from local strains of Serratia marcescens. International Research Journal of Biological Sciences. Vol.2(4), 13-19, April (2013)
List of other publications files
Awards and Professional Memberships
Awards received
First Prize, Best Oral Paper in Biotechnology, International Conference on Biotechnology, Hotel Supreme, Baguio City, October 13-15, 2006. "COMBINED THIN LAYER CHROMATOGRAPHIC CHEMICAL FINGERPRINT AND DNA-BINDING PATTERNS EXHIBITED BY MARINE SEDIMENT AND TERRESTRIAL MICROBIAL METABOLITES."
OUTSTANDING ASIAN BIODIVERSITY PUBLICATION, GENETICS CATEGORY-DIAMOND (FIRST PLACE), APRIL 27-28, 2012, LICEO DE CAGAYAN UNIVERSITY, CAGAYAN DE ORO CITY. GENETIC VARIABILITY WITHIN THE POPULATION OF THE VULNERABLE MINDANAO ENDEMIC BLUE-CAPPED KINGFISHER (ACTENOIDES HOMBRONI) USING POLYMORPHIC DNA MARKERS." (APPEARING IN THE ASIAN JOURNAL OF BIODIVERSITY VOLUME 2, DECEMBER 2011, ISSN 2094-1519, ISI)
First Prize, Best Poster Paper 34th Annual Convention and Scientific Meeting, Philippine Society for Microbiology, Inc., Waterfront Hotel, Davao City, May 12-13, 2005. "TARGETED BIOMOLECULAR-CHEMICAL SCREENING APPROACH TO DRUG DISCOVERY II. FUNGAL METABOLITES WITH ANTIBIOTIC AND DNA-BINDING PROPERTIES."
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
National Research Council of the Philippines
Philippine Society for Microbiology
Philippine Academy of Microbiology
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Cebuano
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • Chinese
/B
  • English
/A
  • German
/C
  • Spanish
/B
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • Chinese
/C
  • English
/A
  • German
/B
  • Spanish
/A
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • Chinese
/C
  • English
/A
  • German
/C
  • Spanish
/A
References
References
Dr. Asuncion Karganilla Raymundo
Professo Emeritus
Microbiology Division
University of the Philippines Los Baños (UPLB)
Microbiology Institute, Institute of Biological Sciences, UPLB
Los Baños, Laguna
Philippines, 4031
Phone:+63 049 536 2928
Fax:+63 049 536 3604
Email:asuncionraymundo@yahoo.com
Url:University of the Philippines Los Baños
Additional Information
Additional Information
An additional task about to be given to the expert is to serve as Biorisk Officer responsible for heading the Institutional Biosecurity Management Committee whose main responsibility is to see to it that the risk of intentional theft, misuse, or release of pathogens and toxins is either reduced or eliminated. Another responsibility is to create awareness on biosafety and biosecutiry issues and measures among students, faculty members, and the community.