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Biosafety Expert (EXP)

published: 02 Dec 2014 last updated: 05 Dec 2014
General information
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.
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- Person: Dr. Franco Teves | BCH-CON-PH-254054-2
Person
Dr. Franco Teves
Department of Research, MSU-IIT
Iligan City, Lanao del Nore
9200, Philippines
Phone: +63 063 223 2343,
Fax: +63 063 221 4056,
1958
  • Filipino
Details of current employment
Mindanao State University - Iligan Institute of Technology (MSU-IIT)
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Academic or research institute
Department of Research; Department of Biological Sciences
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1981-06-01-01
Academic or research institute
Management of all research activities in the university, identifies biosafety issues in research and lab experiments and recommends proper course of action
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Employment history
  • Philippines
  • China
  • Spain
Trajin University of Light Industry, PROC (TULI)
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Bioengineering Department
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1992-01-01-01
1993-12-31-01
Academic or research institute
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.
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Post-secondary education A. Formal education
First Degree
B.Sc. in Medical Technology
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Siliman University
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1975-06-01-01
1980-03-04-01
Second Degree
M.Sc. in Microbiology
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University of the Philippines Los Baños
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1984-06-01-01
1988-04-01-01
Third Degree
M.Sc. in Microbiology
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University of the Philippines Los Baños
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1984-06-01-01
1988-04-01-01
B. Other professional qualifications
  • Training Course in Biotechnology in Crop Protection
  • Molecular Genetics of Filamentous B-lactam Producing Fungi
  • Training Program in Biosecurity
Areas of expertise
  • Food safety
  • Biotechnology research and development
  • Environmental risk assessment
Publications
  • 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)
  • National Research Council of the Philippines
  • Philippine Society for Microbiology
  • Philippine Academy of Microbiology
Language proficiency
  • Other (Cebuano)
Language Level
Chinese fair
English excellent
Spanish excellent
German good
Any other relevant 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.
Nomination Type
Roster of Experts Open-ended Online Expert Forum on RA&RM
Birth Place
Philippines
Other Publications links
NameUrl
Other publications.docxhttps://bch.cbd.int/database/attachment/?id=14895
Relevant Awards

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.”
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