Dr. Mònica García-Alonso is an independent consultant and director at Estel Consult Ltd. She has been working in the area of risk assessment of genetically modified crops and international regulatory affairs for more than 20 years. She has a degree in biology from the University of Barcelona, with speciality in zoology and entomology. A masters on insect physiology and ecology from the University of Barcelona and a PhD in neurobiology from the University of Reading. Prior to setting her own business eight years ago, Mònica worked for Syngenta for 19 years as a senior regulatory manager and environmental risk assessment specialist. She now supports private and public research activities aimed at developing biotechnology crop solutions and provides training on environmental and food and feed risk assessments to regulators and developers around the world.
Mònica was the secretary and chair of the communications and outreach committee at ISBR from 2012 to 2017 and is now the ISBR Symposium coordinator.