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President of Bee Health Commission

Dr Fani Hatjina
Hellenic Agricultural Organization "DEMETER"
Division of Apiculture
Nea Moudania 63200
Greece
tel: +30 2373091297
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Fani's research fouses on breeding local and resistant bees,
on the effects of chemials on bees
and on biological control of bee diseases.

The aim of the Commission is to give the proper attention as well as to find solutions to all aspects that may endanger honey bee health. Main objective is the support and enhancement of all scientific and technical developments or initiatives related to guarantee honey bee health.

The commission gives attention on bee health, including the following aspects:

It also supports projects and activities for:

Africa

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Dr. Noureddine Adjlane (Algeria)
Noureddine is specializing in Apidology and beekeeping pathology of Apis mellifera intermissa and Apis mellifera sahariensis). Among the areas of interest: diagnosis of pathologies and parasitic infections in the field and in the laboratory, means of control and prevention, detection of resistance. He is working in Department of Agronomy, Faculty of Science, University of Boumerdes.
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Prof. Armand Paraïso (Benin)
Armand is specialist in insect pathology and parasitology at the University of Parakou and leader of the Laboratory of Plant Protection, Bee Pathology and Parasitology (LAPPAB). His research interests also include effects of low doses of pesticides on bees, characterization of bees Apis mellifera adansonii and others sub species, distribution or pathogens and parasites and their impact.
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Asia

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Prof. Shi Wei (China)
Shi Wei works in Apicultural Research Institute of Chinese Academy of Agricultural Sciences (CAAS) in Beijing with both Apis mellifera and Apis cerana, on honeybee genetics, biodiversity, conservation and breeding field. She also works closely together with the Ministry of Agriculture of China for beekeeping development. She is the vice secretary-general of Apicultural Science Association of China.
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Dr. Panuwan Chantawanankul (Thailand)
Panuwan is working in Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, Chiang Mai University, Chiang Mai, on bee health issue in South east Asia. Her study also focuses on the resistance mechanisms of Asian honey bees against bee diseases and parasitic mites. She is currently working with local beekeepers to monitor bee diseases and parasites in the region.
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America

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Prof. Natalia Veronica Bulacio Cagnolo (Argentina)
Natalia has a degree in Biodiversity and works in INTA (National Institute of Agricultural Technology) EEA (Experimental Agricultural Station) in Rafaela in the area of ​​plant production / Entomology / Apicultural Health and especially in Integrated Management of Varroosis and emerging pests. She coordinates  the work of several Apicultural groups in Latin America.
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Dr.  Randy Oliver (US)
Randy Oliver is a California commercial beekeeper and independent researcher who maintains the website ScientificBeekeeping.com.  Randy focuses upon applied research, the results of which he uses successfully run his operation without synthetic miticides, and with minimal losses. His expertise is in colony nutrition, varroa management, and breeding for mite resistance.
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Europe

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Dr. Noa Simon Delso  (Belgium)
Noa is a veterinarian by education, but with expertise in ecotoxicology, fate and behavior of pesticide residues, regulation, legislation and risk assessment of pesticides, also working towards multi- stressors approach. She works as a researcher for CARI (in Louvain la Neuve), but contributes also to work of BeeLIfe, and coordinates several scientific groups.
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Dr. Giovanni Formato (Italy)
Giovanni is a veterinarian, a hobby beekeeper and Head of the “Apiculture, Honey Bee Productions and Diseases Laboratory”, of “Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale del Lazio e della Toscana M. Aleandri” (IZS), in Rome. He is involved in the area of honey bee diseases prevention and control, good beekeeping practices, biosafety measures in beekeeping and invasive species.
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Oceania

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Dr. John Roberts (Australia)
John is a molecular biologist in and Biosecurity, Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO), Canberra, His expertise are in entomology and honey bee pathogens. He studies biosecurity threats to the Australia-Pacific region such as parasitic mites, bee viruses, fungi and microsporidia.
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More experts consulted in case of need. It works in close co-operation with FAO (Food and agriculture org.), OIE (Office international des epizooties) and EU commissions.