Bee Health 2020 is a project led by veterinarians, entomologists and other bee health specialists from Fraunhofer Chile Research in collaboration with the Bee Care Center of Bayer AG, Germany.  



Fraunhofer-Chile Research

Marnix Doorn
Project leader

Mayda Verde
Principal investigator
Veterinary doctor

Leslie Vallejos
Research assistant
Veterinary doctor

Ulianova Vidal

PhD. Entomology



Victoria Eugenia Patiño Arenas
Supervisor – Electronic Engineer MSc. Business Administration

María Andrea Sánchez Chaparral
Coordinator – Ecologist

Blanca Lilia Bonilla Paz
Researcher – Ecologist

MSc. Continental Hydrobiological Resources

Bibiana Patricia Montoya Bonilla
Researcher – Ecologist

Janethe Aguilar Barrios (hasta 2018)
Zootechnical veterinarian


Universidad Nacional de Rosario

Leonel Pérez
Head of Sector for Practical Education
Agrotechnical School Libertador General San Martín

Claudia Nigro
Veterinary Doctor

Professor of Medicine, Wildlife Management and Conservation

María Carla Cortese
Veterinary Doctor
Professor of Medicine, Wildlife Management and Conservation

Project Advisory Council:

Paulina Cáceres, General Manager Beekeeping Technology Development Consortium, Chile.
Teodoro Stadler, entomologist, PhD in Biological Sciences – CONICET, Argentina.
Jorge Demedio, Veterinary Doctor, PhD Agrarian University of Havana, Cuba.

Fraunhofer Chile Research

We connect science and technology of excellence carried out by the more than 60 applied research institutes of Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft in Germany, with Chile’s and Latin America’s industrial needs. We link science and industry through the incorporation of innovative biotechnologies oriented to improve productivity competitiveness.

Bayer Bee Care Center

Bayer is a life sciences company with extensive experience in animal and crop health. Through this program, we realize our commitment to bee health, because we understand its importance both as pollinators for healthy food production, as honey producers and for maintaining the balance of many global ecosystems.

The Bayer Bee Care Center seeks to be a platform for the exchange of scientific information, for the communication and execution of cooperation projects aimed at developing sustainable solutions for bee health.

Associated institutions


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