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Biosafety Expert
Record information and status
Record ID
113054
Status
Published
Date of creation
2018-01-26 15:27 UTC (Hatem_medd@yahoo.fr)
Date of last update
2018-01-29 19:12 UTC (Hatem_medd@yahoo.fr)
Date of publication
2018-01-29 21:10 UTC (melissa.willey@cbd.int)

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General information
Nominating Government
  • Tunisia
Profile of the Expert
FR
Associate Professor in the High Institute of Biotechnology of Monastir with a PhD and Postdoc in GMO analysis field. My Research area is plant Genetics and more particularly focused on GMOs related to Food Biosafety.I have participated to the establishment of the National framework of Biosafety in Tunisia with the Ministry in charge of Environment. I was also the technical coordinator of the tunisian Network of GMO laboratories in Tunisia (TUNGL)(2016-2017)  and I'm the coodinator of the MENA network of GMO laboratories (MENANGL). I have performed many expertises and trainings at the international level for the implementation of GMO control laboratories. I have also the position of vice president of the Tunisian Association of Biosafety and Environmental Education (ATB2E http://www.atb2e.tn/biorim2017/ ) and member of the IFBA (International Federation of Biosafety Association). I have been certified by IFBA as international expert in Biorisk Management.
Personal Information
Coordinates
Professeur MAHER CHAOUACHI
KAIROUAN
Tunisia
Phone:+216 22 20 27 73
Email:maher.chaouachi@gmail.com
Gender
  • Male
Nationalities
  • Tunisian
Date of birth
1979
Place of birth
FR
KAIROUAN
Current employment
Employer / Organization
FR
Ministère de L'Enseignement Supérieur et de la Recherche Scientifique (INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DE BIOTECHNOLOGIE DE MONASTIR)
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Department / Division / Unit
FR
BIOTECHNOLOGIE
Start date
2008
Main responsibilities
FR
Maitre de Conférence en Bioscurité et expert en Biotechnologie et plus spécifiquement sur l'analyse des OGM. J'ai effectué plusieurs expertises et prospections à l'echelle National et international. Ayant aussi présider la commission technique de Biosécurité au Minsitère chargé de l'Environnement dans le cadre du projet UNEP/GEF et membre aussi des commissions de la réglementation et de la communication établis dans le même cadre. Finalement, j'ai participé et contribuer à la rédaction des manuels de Biosécurité (cas des OGM) du même projet UNEP/GEF. 
Previous employment
Employer / Organization
FR
INSTITUT NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE AGRONOMIQUE DE VERSAILLES (INRA)
Acronym
FR
INRA
Start date
2005
Ending date
2007
Type of organization
  • Academic or research institute
Main areas of responsibility
FR
ASSISTANT INGENIEUR (CONTRAT PhD)
Formal education
First Degree or other academic distinction and subject
Example: B.Sc. in Microbiology
FR
MAITRISE EN SCIENCES BIOLOGIQUES
Name of academic institution
FR
NSTITUT SUPERIEUR DE BIOTECHNOLOGIE DE MONASTIR
Start date
1998
Ending date
2001
Formal education
Second Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: M.Sc. in Microbiology
FR
MASTER EN BIOLOGIE ET SANTE
Name of academic institution
FR
INSTITUT SUPERIEUR DE BIOTECHNOLOGIE DE MONASTIR (ISBM)
Start date
2001
Ending date
2002
Formal education
Third Degree or other academic distinction and the subject
Example: Ph.D. in Microbiology
FR
DOCTORAT ECOLOGIE DU VIVANT " DU GENE A L'ECOSYSTEME"
Name of academic institution
FR
UNIVERSITE PARISXIII ORSAY/FRANCE
Start date
2003
Ending date
2007
Other professional qualifications
List of other relevant professional qualifications
FR
CERTIFICAT D'EXPERT EN "BIORISK MANAGEMENT" DELIVRE PAR L'IFBA
FR
FORMATIONS CERTIFIANTES EN EVALUATION DES RISQUES LIES AUX OGMS
FR
FORMATIONS CERTIFIANTES EN BIOSECURITE
Areas of Expertise
Main areas of expertise
  • Public awareness, education and participation expertise
  • Scientific and technical expertise
  • Socio-economic and trade expertise
Publications
List most important publications related to the expert main field of expertise.
FR
Nesrine Nabi, Maher Chaouachi, Mohamed Salem Zellama, Ahmed Ben Hafsa, Khaled Saïd and Skhiri Fethia. (2015). A new QRT assay designed for the differentiation between elements provided from Agrobacterium sp. In GMOs plant events and natural Agrobacterium sp. bacteria. Food Chemistry Volume 196, 1 April 2016, Pages 58-65
FR
Maher Chaouachi, Mohamed Salem Zellama, Nesrine Nabi, Ahmed Ben Hafsa, Khaled Saïd (2013). Molecular Identification of Four Genetically Modified Maize (Bt11, Bt176, Mon810 and T25) by Duplex Quantitative Real-Time PCR. Food Anal. Methods. DOI 10.1007/s12161-013-9667-8.
FR
Chaouachi M, Hafsa AB, Nabi N, Zellama MS, Said K (2014). A new dual plasmid calibrator for the quantification of the construct specific GM canola Oxy-235 with duplex real-time PCR. Food Chem. 2014 Feb 15;145:49-56. doi: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2013.08.026. Epub 2013 Aug 13.
List of other publications files
Awards and Professional Memberships
Professional memberships
FR
ASSOCIATION TUNISIENNE DE BIOSECURITE ET D'EDUCATION ENVIRONNEMENTALE (ATB2E/VICE PRESIDENT)
FR
ASSOCIATION TUNISIENNE DE VALORISATION DES BIORESSOURCES (http://www.biolival.com/association/)
Technical committees, expert panels or advisory bodies served
FR
Commision technique de Bioscurité au Ministère chargé de l'Environnement dans le cadre du projet UNEP/GEF
FR
Coordination du réseau National des laboratoires de détection des OGM (TUNGL)
FR
Coordination du réseau MENA (Middle East and North Africa) des laboratoires d'OGMs
Language proficiency
"A" = Excellent, "B" = Good, "C" = Fair
Mother Tongue
  • Arabic
Speaking / Level (A B C)
  • Arabic
/A
  • English
/A
  • French
/A
Reading / Level (A B C)
  • Arabic
/A
  • English
/A
  • French
/A
Writing / Level (A B C)
  • Arabic
/A
  • English
/A
  • French
/A
References
References
Pr LOTFI ACHOUR
Directeur
du laboratoire de Valorisation de Bioressources et Biologie Intégrative
Avenue Tahar Haddad, BP74, 5000  Tunisie
Monastir
Tunisia
Phone:+216 98407354
Email:lotfiachour@yahoo.fr
Pr Rosario (Directeur du laboratoire " Maria Felix
Directeur
Laboratório de Virologia Vegetal, ICAAM
Instituto de Ciências Agrárias e Ambientais Mediterrânicas" EVORA/ PORTUGALl (ICAAM)
EVORA
Portugal
Phone:+35 1266740800
Email:mrff@uevora.pt
Dr Nisreen El Hamoud
Director
Biosafety and biosecurity
Bio-Safety and Bio-Security Center
Amman
Jordan
Phone:+962 6 5344701
Email:nisreen.hmoud@rss.jo