Director - Latin America Region
Mr. Enrique Castaño de la Serna
Position held: Senior professor
Name and address of employer: Centro de Investigación Cientifica de Yucatan, Unidad de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular de Plantas, Calle 43 no 130 Col Chuburna de Hidalgo, CP 97200, Mérida, Mexico
Enrique Castaño from Mexico, As a second-generation bonsai artist was introduced to the art of bonsai as a normal part of life, overtime his love for nature lead to his studies in biology followed by Ph.D in 1997 from Rochester University. After he did postdoctoral positions at Harvard and in the UK, which were valued opportunities to observe the work of well-known artist and more important to see different aspects of nature in different regions of the world. Currently, he is the president of Bonsai Tropical de Mexico, President of FELAB, Director of BCI and Past director of ABS. He is active in the education of bonsai Arts as well as a full professor in the scientific research center in Merida. During the years he has obtained several bonsai awards and recognitions from WBFF, BCI, FELAB, CBA, IST, etc, has been an Editor for KBA and ABP, and has published several articles and a book on bonsai botany. He has done several demonstrations in the UK, USA, Mexico, Czech Rep. Lithuania, China, and Taiwan. But most important is his love for understanding nature and finding how to represent it in the beautiful art of bonsai.