Our alies - CEMarin

Partner institutions

CEMarin is comprised of six institutions:

  • Universidad de los Andes
  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Universidad de Antioquia
  • Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano
  • Universidad del Valle
  • Justus Liebig University Giessen

Annual general meeting

It is comprised of representatives from CEMarin’s six partner universities:

  • Dr. Mauricio Alviar Ramírez (Rector of Universidad de Antioquia)Dr. Ignacio Mantilla Prada (Rector of Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
  • Dr. Joybrato Mukherjee (President of Justus Liebig University Giessen, Germany)
  • Dr. Pablo Navas Sanz de Santamaría (Rector of Universidad de los Andes)
  • Dr. Edgar Varela Barrios (Rector of Universidad del Valle)
  • Dra. Cecilia María Vélez White (Rector of Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano)

Board of directors

The Annual General Meeting appointed three universities as members of the Board of Directors for 2017, which are:

  • Chair: Justus Liebig University Giessen
  • Deputy Chair: Universidad Nacional de Colombia
  • Secretary: Universidad de Antioquia

Scientific committee

The Scientific committee is:

  • Dr. Luis Fernando Cadavid (Universidad Nacional de Colombia)
  • Dr. Andrés Franco (Universidad de Bogotá Jorge Tadeo Lozano)
  • Dr. Silvia Restrepo (Deputy Rector of Research and Professor at Universidad de los Andes)
  • Paula Urán (Professor at Universidad de Antioquia
  • Dr. Thomas Wilke (Professor, Justus Liebig University Giessen)
  • Dr. Fernando Zapata (Professor at Universidad del Valle)

Administrative staff

  • Jairo Zapata (Executive Director)
  • Marcela Sánchez (Administrative Director)
  • Diego Castaño (Assistant, Bogotá Office)
  • Dr. Carina Marek (Alumni Coordinator)

Strategic planning

We develop our activities through three interdisciplinary lines of research: Environmental Changes in Marine Ecosystems; Marine Bio-resources; and Oceans, Society and Law.

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