Marinela Colina is a Chemical Engeniur who obtained the Master Degree in Environmental Sciences (1989). She got her PhD degree in UK in 2001 with thesis about Speciation of mercury, chromiun, lead, selenium, arsenic, vanadium in environmental samples from Lake Maracaibo. She has worked with ICP-MS and ion chromatography and hyphinated techniques with ICP-MS for speciation of species of heavy metals. After a time in Venezuela she became to work with the extraction of biopolymers from the wastes of the industry. She has worked with chitin, chitosan and their derivatives and byproducts from crustaceous and mushrooms, cellulose and carboxymethycellulose from the wastes of casava and plantain, collagen from fish wastes and Aloe vera. Actually she got a Company that make chitin and chitosan from the wastes of crab also she has a pilot plant under construction to do pulp and paper from the wastes of banano and plantain. She has published around 200 papers and 2 books with wide experience in FTIR and Microscopy techniques. In the year 2013, she won a prize as the best scientist with the best career in research in Venezuela. During the year 2016 she won the prize Green Latinoamerican (Latinoamerica Verde) awarded in Guayaquil, Ecuador and she was finalist in the prizes America Innovators (Innovadores de America) during 2015.