Julio César Ramírez Pretelt

Biologist with a master's degree in Agroindustrial Microbiology with 12 years of experience in the Alliance of Bioversity International and CIAT. Focused on phytopathology, mycology, genetic resources, conservation and phytosanitary monitoring. More than 16 years of experience in the identification of phytopathogenic fungi based on morphological characters. I have experience in the standardization of methodologies related to the identification and detection of plant pathogens. I participate in the coordination of activities related to the detection of quarantine pathogens in germplasm distributed by the different programs of the Alliance (The Americas Hub). Additionally, we work hand in hand with the Colombian Agricultural Institute (ICA) in proceeding and obtaining phytosanitary certificates related to the safe movement of germplasm. Internal auditor of the ISO/IEC 17025:2005 Standard.