BCHPA is pleased to announce that Nuria Morfin will join us as lead of the newly formed Technology Transfer Program. Nuria will start on November 1st, 2021.
Nuria comes to us with fourteen years of experience as a beekeeper, researcher, and extensionist – acting as a link between research and industry. She has expertise in diverse areas, including Integrated Pest Management (IPM), selective breeding, and honey bee pathology. Nuria has collaborated in a number of research projects in North America, has published in reputable scientific journals, and has been an instructor of IPM, queen rearing, and honey bee biology courses.
Nuria got her PhD from the University of Guelph – Honey Bee Research Centre, were she later worked as a researcher studying the impact of stressors on health and behaviour, analyzing the mechanisms behind behavioral immunity, and studying the lipidome and metabolome profile of bees. Nuria also worked as a Bee Inspector for the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). Throughout her career, she has been actively contributing to apicultural research and industry.