MARIEL GULLIAN | Aquaculture | Women Researcher Award

Prof  MARIEL GULLIAN:  Aquaculture |  Women Researcher Award


Mariel Gullian Klanian is a Mexican national born on August 5, 1968, in Montevideo, Uruguay. She currently resides in Mérida, Yucatán, Mexico. As of December 2023, Mariel holds the position of Professor-Investigator Titular D at the Universidad Marista de Mérida (UMM) since 2007. She also serves as an Investigador Nacional Nivel SNI II in the area of Biotecnología y Agricultura for the Sistema Nacional de Investigadores – Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT), Mexico. Mariel has an extensive academic background, earning her Doctorate in Ciencias, Especialidad Ciencias del Mar from CINVESTAV, Mexico, in 2009. She has also pursued additional academic training, including specializations in HACCP and Microbiología e Inocuidad alimentaria.

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👩‍🎓 Formación Académica:

🎓 Doctor en Ciencias, Especialidad Ciencias del Mar (CINVESTAV, México, 2009)🎓 Maestro en Ciencias, Especialidad Acuicultura Marina (ESPOL-Ecuador/ Ghent University-Bélgica, 2001)🎓 Doctor en Medicina y Tecnología Veterinaria (Universidad de la República Oriental del Uruguay, 1998)

📚 Formación Académica Complementaria:

🍴 Especialización en HACCP (Universidad de Salamanca, España, 2009)🧪 Especialización en Microbiología e Inocuidad Alimentaria (Universidad de Salamanca, España, 2008)📚 Diplomado en Docencia (Universidad Marista de Mérida, México, 2005)

🔬 Investigación y Docencia:

👩‍🏫 Profesor – Investigador Titular D en la Universidad Marista de Mérida desde 2007.🌐 Investigador Nacional Nivel SNI II (CONACYT, México).📊 Capacitador Acreditado en Inocuidad Alimentaria.🌐 Editor Asociado del Journal “Latin American Journal of Aquatic Research” (LAJAR).

💼 Experiencia Profesional:

🏫 Coordinador de Laboratorios de Investigación (UMM, 2008-a la fecha).🌐 Asesor externo de Productos Alimenticios Dondé, S.A. Yucatán.🏆 Reconocido por el CONAHCYT en Biotecnología y Agricultura.

🍇 Research Focus:

Dr. Mariel Gullian-Klanian is a distinguished researcher with a primary focus on Aquatic Ecology and Sustainable Aquaculture. Her work delves into the intricate dynamics of aquatic ecosystems, particularly emphasizing Nile tilapia. 🐟 Her studies encompass diverse aspects, from bioeconomic analyses of commercial tilapia production with innovative technologies to the influence of biofloc bacterial communities on digestive activities in fish. 🌐 Dr. Gullian-Klanian’s contributions extend to the characterization of dissolved organic matter, revealing insights into the environmental impact of aquaculture systems. 📚 With a keen interest in microbiota, her research spans sea cucumbers and shrimp, showcasing a holistic approach to understanding and enhancing aquaculture practices. 🦐

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Guy Simbeko | Circular Bioeconomy | Best Researcher Award

Assist Prof Dr Guy Simbeko: Circular Bioeconomy
Socio-economist at  International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA),Congo, Democratic Republic of the

Guy Simbeko is a Congolese economist and financial analyst with a passion for agricultural development. Born on September 30, 1991, he holds a Masters in Financial Management, Agribusiness, and Small and Medium Enterprises from the Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB), where he also completed his undergraduate studies in Agricultural Economics.Guy has a diverse professional background, showcasing his expertise in monitoring, evaluation, and learning. Currently, he serves as the Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer at the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture, focusing on the agricultural transformation agenda in the Democratic Republic of the Congo’s South Kivu Province.

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Master’s in Financial Management, Agribusiness, and Small and Medium Enterprises – Catholic University of Bukavu (UCB), DR Congo. Undergraduate in Agricultural Economics – Catholic University of Bukavu, DR Congo. High School Diploma in Mathematics and Physics – Pedagogical Institute School (EDAP/ISP)

Work Experience:
  1. Current Role (June 2022 – Present):Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Officer at International Institute of Tropical Agriculture Responsibilities include financial planning, project expenditures, data collection, and project evaluation.
  2. Previous Roles:IFAD-TAAT Support Staff (Feb 2020 – Oct 2021). Research Assistant in N2 Africa Project (Jan 2019 – Jul 2020). Business Development and Consultant Socio-economist (May 2018 – Nov 2018). Worldfish Survey Supervisor Consultant (Jan 2018 – Feb 2018). Enumerator in various programs (Jul 2016 – Oct 2017)
Professional Experiences:

Developed financial and economic models for agribusiness transformation. Conducted market studies and agriculture value chain assessments. Supported private sector agents in business economics and compliance. Elaborated financial plans and project expenditures. Organized reflection and learning meetings to improve project implementation. Conducted baseline studies, mid-term studies, end-of-project studies, and impact assessments.

Memberships and Awards:
  • Member of FARA, YPARD, IFAD Alumni, Histocon Alumni.
  • Investigator in the Crop and Livestock Program (CLIP).
  • Awardee of IFAD under the CARE in Policy for Youth Engagement in Agribusiness Project.
Honors and Awards:

Recognized by IFAD under the grant project for enhancing capacity in policy for youth engagement in agribusiness.

Research Focus 🌱🔍

Guy Simbeko’s research spans a diverse range of critical agricultural and economic topics. His work delves into the adoption of agricultural technology in Africa, emphasizing engagement experiences and sharing insights through publications. He explores entrepreneurial potential and agribusiness desirability among youth in the Eastern part of DR Congo, shedding light on sustainable practices. Simbeko’s investigations extend to assessing awareness of improved cassava production and the efficiency of fish farmers in South-Kivu. Furthermore, he delves into the impact of Climate-Smart Agriculture on social welfare and engages in exploring Circular Bioeconomy Practices, linking them with household food security and economic dynamics in African city regions. 🌍🌾


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