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Team

We are consultants specializing in entomology, biotechnology and agroalimentary industries.  This is our team:

Juan Antonio Cortés | Chief Science Officer (CSO) & Co-owner

Juan A. Cortés Ortiz 
Chief Science Officer (CSO) & Co-owner

Holds a MSc in International Horticulture from Essex University (UK), graduated with merits;   BSc Green Business from HAS den Bosh (The Netherlands); and Agro-tech engineering in Almeria (Spain). Torres-Quevedo research grant awardee. PhD candidate in Entomology. Served as Civil Consultant (PSA.SBS) for FAO in the Middle East.  Project Manager for several European Projects (Eureka-Eurostars). Extensive knowledge in insect husbandry. Managed several bio-control companies in Spain & South America in R&D and production. Mastering the mass rearing of several arthropods (insects, mites and crustacean), focusing researches on nutrition and on beneficial arthropods to be use in BC programs.

Contact Information
Cell (+34) 675 530 003 | jcortes@entomotech.es

Alejandro Torres | Chief Production Officer (CPO) & Co-owner

Alejandro Torres Ruiz 
Chief Production Officer (CPO) & Co-owner

Alex studied Agronomy at the University of Almería (Spain). Always interested in applied entomology, began working as research assistant conducting effectiveness trials of several active substances on target pests and beneficial arthopods. Has specialized in mass rearing lepidopteran and other insects, the production of microbiological insecticides based on baculovirus, and biotechnological application of entomology in the industry. He has carried out design, improve and optimize of several production systems for insects. Have been involved responsibilities in the management of research teams, submission, and coordination of R&D projects.

Contact Information
Cell (+34) 653 156 895 | atorres@entomotech.es

Victoria

Victoria Benavides  
Research Assistant

Victoria studied Agronomy and Environmental Sciences at the University of Almería. She complemented her training with other studies like a Masters degree in Risk Prevention as well as in Teaching. As part of her life she studied and developed her language skills, mainly in English but also in French and German, travelling around Europe and doing some stays in Scotland and Greece. Her permanent state of motivation and curiosity has led her to fulfill several courses and work-experiences in a wide variety of companies, always related to agriculture, research and wildlife.

Contact Information
Cell (+34) 950 172 465 | vbenavides@entomotech.es

Carolina de Haro  
Research Assistant

Carolina studied Environmental Science at the University of Almeria (Spain). Always trying to get involved in social scientific initiatives related to her passion for the sea, has sailed for two years aboard a sailboat on a sociocultural project through the Mediterranean Sea, Africa and South America (Expedition Poas). Later on, Carolina studied a Master’s degree in Pesticide Residues and other pollutants, food and environmental control and a Master’s degree in Secondary Education with a specialization in physics and chemistry. She is currently doing PhD in Applied Environmental Sciences in the field of aquaculture. Carolina is specialized in evaluation of the nutritional composition of raw materials; design and formulation of diets and food for animal feed; trials design nutrition.

Contact Information
Cell (+34) 950 172 465 | cdeharo@entomotech.es

Azahara

Azahara Martínez  
Research Assistant

Azahara studied Chemical and Materials Engineer at the University of Almería and currently she is studying a Master´s Degree in Projects Management. Due to her interest for the environment she worked as a technician of R&D projects at a technological centre of renewable energies where she learnt about the potential uses of biomass. She is also interested in industrial and process design which is related with the work she is carrying out at the moment as a research assistant at Entomotech.

Contact Information
Cell (+34) 950 172 465 | amartinez@entomotech.es

Manuela Sánchez  
Research Assistant

Manuela studied Environmental Sciences at the University of Granada and a Master´s Degree in Plant Production in greenhouses at the University of Almería. Currently she is studying a PHD in Plant Production. She has worked as a technical advisor for biological control of pests in greenhouses and conducted field trials of some chemical products on pests insects and insect biological control. Also, she has studied detection of phytopathogens spores in greenhouses. She is interested in the interaction between environment, agriculture and human life, and how insects may contribute to this relationship.

Contact Information
Cell (+34) 950 172 465 | msanchez@entomotech.es

Zaida Sánchez-Fortún  
Research Assistant

Zaida has studied Environmental Chemistry and Environmental Sciences at the University of Almería (Spain). She also studied a Master’s Degree in Environmental ISO 14001 and Environmetal Audits. During her study years she collaborated in the implementation of the European project 7PM FORBIOPLAST, in the department of microbiology at the University of Almería. The first contact she had with entomology was in a company of vermicomposting where she did some work experience. She has always been interested in the environment, research and laboratory work.

Contact Information
Cell (+34) 950 172 465 | zsanchez@entomotech.es