Luis A. Ventura-Martinez
Luis is a biologist at the Faculty of Sciences at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) with an Academic Stay at the Department of Biotechnology and Bioengineering at the Research Center and Advanced Studies of the National Polytechnic Institute in Mexico (IPN). He has expertise in biosafety, including the Mexican Regulatory Framework, and risk assessment, as well as in science communications. He is a member of Mexican Scientist Allies for Knowledge in Agriculture (Científicos Mexicanos Aliados por el Saber en la Agricultura, C-MASA) and he is also a 2016 Alliance for Science Global Leadership Fellow and trainer. Luis is convinced that the dissemination of science is essential to promote society's acceptance of biotechnology. He believes that climate change is real, that vaccines work, and that the GMOs are safe.