Alejandro Pieters

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Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research

PhD in Biological Sciences (1999) from the University of Nottingham/Rothamsted Research, UK. Dr. Pieters is currently head of the Ecophysiology lab and of the Ecological Genetics Unit at the Venezuelan Institute for Scientific Research (IVIC). His scientific carrier has focused on crop physiology, biochemistry and some aspects of molecular biology of photosynthesis, crop growth, and putative traits associated with rice yield and stress tolerance. He is author of numerous scientific publications and conference presentations. He has also acted as advisor to public and private institutions related to the agriculture sector. He is currently a member of the national board to study the causes of the sudden rice blast, which is affecting western areas of the rice producing regions of Venezuela.

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