Dra. Alba Marina Cotes, Colombia

Dra. Alba Marina Cotes

Emeritus Researcher, Agrosavia; specialized in biological control and integrated pest management.


Ph.D. Alba Marina Cotes is an internationally recognized authority in the field of bioinputs. She has worked at the Corporación Colombiana de Investigación Agropecuaria since 1994 where she formed a group dedicated to the Research and Development of biopesticides for the control of phytopathogens and insects. She has published 109 scientific articles, 23 books and 28 book chapters. Her awards include nine national prizes awarded by the Scientific Societies of Colombia and an Honorary Doctorate conferred by the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences in 2009.

Lecture title:
Past, present and future of biopesticides, biofertilisers and biostimulants in Latin America