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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
113024
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-01-22 14:26 UTC (Hatem_medd@yahoo.fr)
Date of last update
2018-01-26 09:23 UTC (Hatem_medd@yahoo.fr)
Date of publication
2018-01-26 16:57 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

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General information
Nominating Government
  • Tunisia
Profile of the Expert
FR
Professor retired from the Center of Biotechnology of Borj Cedria. Holds a Tunisian Doctorat d'Etat es Sciences Biologiques (2000). Started in 1974 as teacher of natural sciences in Tunisian colleges then joined the actual Center of Biotechnology of Borj Cedria in 1982 to work in several fields: genebank program (durum wheats, 1982-1991), tissue culture lab (genetic transfer, 1991-2000), and aromatic and medicinal plant (AMPs) lab (2003-2010). I have been an Invited lecturer at the Faculty of Science of Sfax since 2000 where I delivered courses on Population Genetics, Conservation of Genetic Resources, Genetic Bases of Biodiversity. Consultant for the Ministry of Environment on Genetic Resources and Biosafety since 1996. Actual member of National Genebank and Biosafety Committees, member of the Scientific Committee of the National Genebank. Consultant for UNEP BCH (Biosafety Clearing House) Projects (phases 1, 2 and 3) as Regional Advisor (2005-2009) and Regional Specialist (2011-2013
Personal Information
Coordinates
Professeur Mohamed Elyes Kchouk
28, rue mohamed mohsen
Hammam-Lif, Ben Arous
Tunisia, 2050
Phone:+216 98 340331
Fax:+21671290260
Email:mohamedelyes@gmail.com
Gender
  • Male
Nationalities
  • Tunisian
Date of birth
1951
Place of birth
FR
Tunisia
Current employment
Employer / Organization
FR
Société Mohamed Elyes Kchouk
Acronym
FR
SOMEK
Type of organization
  • Private sector (business and industry)
Department / Division / Unit
FR
NA
Start date
2011
Main responsibilities
FR
Formation environnementale, biosécurité, biotechnologie, Conservation des Ressources Génétiques, consulting, Gestion de Projets
Employment history
Countries or regions where you have worked
  • Tunisia
  • Germany
  • Japan
  • Malaysia
  • Thailand
  • Republic of Korea
  • Italy
  • France
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
FR
United Nations Environment (ex-UNEP)
Acronym
FR
UN Environment
Start date
2005
Type of organization
  • UN and other specialized agency of the UN Common System
Main areas of responsibility
FR
Formation en BCH du Protocole de Cartagena sur la Biosécurité, Déveleoppement et Gestion de Projets
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
FR
Centre de Biotechnologie de Borj Cedria
Acronym
FR
CBBC
Start date
2010
Ending date
2016
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
FR
Plantes Aromatiques et Médicinales
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
FR
Centre de Biotechnologie de Borj Cedria
Acronym
FR
CBBC
Start date
2003
Ending date
2010
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
FR
Gestion d'Unité de Recherche, encadrement de chercheurs 
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
FR
Maitrise es Sciences Naturelles
Name of academic institution
FR
Université Tunis El Manar
Start date
1969
Ending date
1973
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
FR
Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies en Biologie et Physiologie Végétale (option Génétique)
Name of academic institution
FR
Université Tunis El Manar
Start date
1979
Ending date
1982
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
FR
Doctorat d'Etat es Sciences Biologiques (Génétique)
Name of academic institution
FR
Université Tunis El Manar
Start date
1982
Ending date
2000
Other professional qualifications
List of other relevant professional qualifications
FR
1976 Certificat de Génétique (Option populations), Paris XI; 2017 Certificate of Achievement, Passing Grade in "Project Management Life Cycle" (PM9001x). Rochester Institute of Technology;2017 Certificate of Attendance to "Tropical Forest Restoration in Human-Dominated Landscapes", Environmental Leadership Training Initiative (ELTI), Yale School of Forestry & Environmental Studies
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Project design, monitoring and evaluation
  • Biosafety Clearing-House
  • Public awareness-raising
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
FR
2012: Tizaoui K. and Kchouk ME (2012) Genetic approaches for studying transgene inheritance and genetic recombination in three successive generations of transformed tobacco. Genetics and Molecular Biology, 35(3):640-649
FR
1997: Kchouk ME, A Mliki, A Chatibi and A Ghorbel (1997) In vitro Organogenesis and Transgenosis Aspects in Globe Artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.). Cellular and Molecular Biology. 43 (3): 399-408.
FR
1994 : Kchouk ME, MV Gonzalez, A Mliki, A Chatibi, R Tavazza, G Ancora & A Ghorbel (1994) L'artichaut (Cynara scolymus L.): plante récalcitrante. in J Dubois et Y Demarly (1994) « Quel avenir pour l'amélioration des plantes? ». pp : 87-95. Ed. AUPELF-UREF - John Libbey Eurotext Paris
List of other publications
FR
2015: G. Domina, W. Greuter, M. Elyes Kchouk, R. El Mokni, A. Smaoui, E., Vitek, G. Bazan, P. Escobar, & F. M. Raimondo (2015) The 12th "Iter Mediterraneum" in Tunisia, 24 March - 4 April 2014. Bocconea 27(1): 5-11. doi: 10.7320/Bocc27.1.005
FR
2013. Mariem Ben Jemia, Wissem Aidi Wannes, Olfa Ouchikh, Maurizio Bruno & Mohamed Elyes Kchouk. Antioxidant activity of Tunisian Geranium robertianum L. (Geraniaceae). . Natural Product Research: formerly Natural Product Letters. pp:1-8.
FR
2003. Kchouk ME & Chatibi A. (2003). Analysis of the effect of growth regulator balance on organogenesis from cotyledons in globe artichoke (Cynara scolymus L.). Agricoltura Mediterranea. vol. 133, pp: 101-112.
FR
1998. Ghorbel A & ME Kchouk (1998). Status and Needs of Fruit Production for MESFIN Fruits in the Mediterranean. Second MESFIN Meeting on Plant Genetic Resources and First MESFIN Meeting in Fruit Production. V. Galan Sauco (ed.). pp: 173-194.
FR
1997: Kchouk ME, S Thaminy and H Zemni (1997) Cytogenetic Structures in durum Cultivars from Tunisia: Hybrids with cv. Senatore Capelli. Agricoltura Mediterranea. 127 (138-147).
Awards and Professional Memberships
Awards received
FR
Medal of Merit of the Republic of Tunisia (July 21st, 2006)
Professional memberships
FR
Association Tunisienne de Biosécurité et d'Education Environnementale
FR
Association Tunisienne de Taxonomie
FR
Association pour la Sauvegarde de la Ville d'Hammam-Lif
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
FR
Comité Technique National de Biosécurité, membre
FR
Conseil Scientifique de la Banque Nationale de Gènes, membre
FR
Comité National de l'Accès et Partage des Avantages des Ressources Génétiques, membre
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Arabic
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • Arabic
/A
  • English
/A
  • French
/A
  • Italian
/A
  • Spanish
/C
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • Arabic
/A
  • English
/A
  • French
/A
  • Italian
/A
  • Spanish
/C
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • Arabic
/A
  • English
/A
  • French
/A
  • Italian
/B
  • Spanish
/C
References
References
Dr Alex Owusu Biney
Alex Owusu-Biney. Portfolio Manager (Biosafety),
Division of Environmental Policy Implementation,
United Nations Environment (UNEP). (UNEP)
P. O. Box 30552 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
Nairoubi
Kenya, 00100
Phone:+254 20 7624066
Fax:+254 20 7624041/42
Email:Alex.Owusu-Biney@unep.org
Url:http://www.unep.org/biosafety
MRS Ileana C. Lopez .
Programme Officer. MEAs Support and Cooperation Unit;
MEAs Support and Cooperation Unit; Division of Environmental Law and Conventions
MEAs Support and Cooperation Unit; Division of Environmental Law and Conventions; United Nations Environment Programme. (UNEP)
P. O. Box 30552 - 00100, Nairobi, Kenya.
NAIROBI
Kenya, 00100
Phone:+254 20 7625017
Email:Ileana.Lopez@unep.org
Url:http://website: unep.org
Mr Ingo Piegeler
Humanitarian Coordination Adviser .
Humanitarian @ Fragile Context Branch,. Programme Division
Humanitarian @ Fragile Context Branch,. Programme Division. United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) (UNFPA)
11-13 Chemin des Anémones. CH-1219 Châtelaine / Geneva. Switzerland.
GENEVA
Switzerland
Phone:+41(0)22 917 82 80.,+41(0)79 137 99 48
Email:piegeler@unfpa.org
Url:http://www.unfpa.org
Additional Information
Additional Information
FR
Consultant for UNEP BCH (Biosafety Clearing House) Projects (phases 1, 2 and 3) as Regional Advisor (2005-2009) and Regional Specialist (2011-2013; 2017-2017) for Africa. Drafted the BCH Project Phase 3 (GEF FS Project). Founder (2002) & Coordinator of North African Network of Taxonomy (2007-2013).