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UA gathers together four enterprising women researchers in a roundtable on women scientists in the transfer of knowledge.

They are creators of some spin offs, and two of them have been awarded honorary degrees by different international universities


Alicante, 3 March 2014

The Office of the Vice President for Research, Development and Innovation of the University of Alicante, within the institutional celebration of the 8th March, International Women’s Day, and in cooperation with the Gender Equality Unit, has organised the roundtable “Women scientists in knowledge transfer”. The activity will take place on Thursday 6th March in the Assembly Hall of the building Germán Bernácer, from 11:30 a.m.

Four internationally renowned women scientists will intervene in the roundtable showing the possibilities that knowledge transfer offers when it comes to creating technological businesses, called spin-offs. Celia Sánchez Ramos, Ph.D. in Preventative Medicine and Public Health, and Pilar Mateo Herrero, doctor in Chemistry, who, in addition, were made honorary doctors by two universities, are the invited lecturers who will participate. The lecturers on behalf of the UA will be María Ángeles Marcos García, Ph.D. in Biology and promoter of the spin-off BioNostrum Pest Control, S.L., and Berenice Güerri Agulló, Ph.D. in Biology and manager and promoter of the spin-off Glen Biotech, S.L.

The roundtable will be chaired and moderated by the Vice President for Research, Development and Innovation of the UA, Amparo Navarro Faure.



Celia Sánchez-Ramos is a lecturer in Physiological Optics and Visual Perception in the Complutense University of Madrid (UCM), researcher of the Neuro-Computing and Neuro-Robotics Group of the UCM, president of the spin-off business Alta Eficacia Tecnológica and honorary doctor by the Menéndez Pelayo International University; the investiture took place the 7th September 2012.

Pilar Mateo Herrero is a Ph.D. in Chemistry in the Faculty of Chemistry of the University of Valencia and in the Spanish National Research Council (CSIC) and an honorary doctor by the Anáhuac University of Mexico; president of Inesfly Corporation, expert in biopolymer microencapsulation and in the research of new natural tools for vector control; specialist member of the Unesco Forum for being a scientist specialised in the creation of several high technology metal corrosion products, fireproof products, traffic products, and the incorporation of microencapsulated nanoparticles in paints.

Maria Angeles Marcos Garcia is director of the University Research Institute of  Biodiversity CIBIO (Latin American Centre of Biodiversity) of the UA; graduated and Ph.D. in Biology by the University of Salamanca, Professor of Zoology at the UA and coordinator of the Associated Unit to CSIC (IPAB); editor of the scientific journal Cuadernos de Biodiversidad and founding partner of the Spanish Association of Entomology. Director of the Department of Environmental Sciences and Natural Resources of the UA. She was appointed Research Associate in Natural Sciences by the National Museums Scotland (Edinburgh, UK) and appointed member of the International Congresses of Dipterology. Promoter of BioNostrum Pest Control, spin-off of the University of Alicante that has obtained the SERVET Award (2010), the IMPULSO Award (2011) and the FUNDEUM Award (2012).

Berenice Güerri Agulló is a doctor in Biology. She is the director of Glen Biotech, a UA spin-off which was created to eliminate agricultural plagues using sustainable solutions. She is an expert in the red palm weevil, a bug that makes its nest in palms and kill them.


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