An interview with Fernando Stefani

Posted by , on 1 November 2022

MiniBio: Born and raised in Buenos Aires, after graduating with honours in Materials Engineering (2001), Fernando Stefani obtained a summa cum laude Ph.D. in Chemistry (2004, Mainz, Germany), for which he obtained the Otto Hahn Medal of the Max-Planck-Society. After a postdoctoral stay at the Institute of Photonics Sciences in Barcelona, and a period as

An interview with Valeria Levi

Posted by , on 24 October 2022

MiniBio: Dr. Valeria Levi is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences at CONICET. She is head of Intercellular Dynamics Lab. Valeria studied her BSc in Chemistry at the University of Buenos Aires in 1997, and completed her PhD in 2001. Between 2002 and 2006, she did her postdoc at the

An interview with Lucía López

Posted by , on 18 October 2022

MiniBio: Dr. Lucia Lopez is an Assistant Researcher and senior postdoc in the lab of Dr. Fernando Stefani at CIBION (CONICET), where she works towards establishing novel technologies for super -resolution microscopy. She studied her BSc in Physics at the University of Buenos Aires in the lab of Dr. Silvina Ponce Dawson, where she first

An interview with Hernán Grecco

Posted by , on 11 October 2022

MiniBio: Dr. Hernán Grecco is a researcher at CONICET and a professor at the University of Buenos Aires, where he aims at understanding the 3D organizational properties of life, combining among the expertise in his lab, computational methods, instrument design, modeling, microscopy, and biomedical questions. Hernán studied his PhD in Buenos Aires in the lab

An interview with Gabriela Casanova

Posted by , on 5 October 2022

MiniBio: Gabriela Casanova is Head of the Electron Microscopy Unit at the Faculty of Sciences of the Universidad de la República in Montevideo, Uruguay, a member of the executive committee of LABI, and president of the Uruguayan Society of Microscopy and Imaging (Sociedad Uruguaya de Microscopía e Imagenología). In 1979 she began her studies in

An interview with Paola Scavone

Posted by , on 4 October 2022

MiniBio: Dr. Paola Scavone is an Assistant Professor at the Instituto de Investigaciones Biologicas Clemente Estable (IIBCE) in Montevideo Uruguay, working on biofilms in urinary tract infections. She studied her early career (BSc and MSc) in Uruguay, and part of her PhD in Chile, in the lab of Dr. Stefen Hartel, where she first entered the world

An interview with Andrés Kamaid

Posted by , on 3 October 2022

MiniBio: Dr. Andres Kamaid is an Associate Researcher at the Advanced Bioimaging Unit of the Institut Pasteur Montevideo (IPMon). He obtained his Bachelor´s and Master´s degrees from the Universidad de la República and PEDECIBA, doing his early research in neuronal death and neuron-glia interactions at the Instituto Clemente Estable, under the supervision of Dr. Luis

An interview with Rodrigo Vena

Posted by , on 27 September 2022

MiniBio: Rodrigo Vena is a core facility member at the Bioimaging Unit of the Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology in Rosario, Argentina. He specialized in Optics, and is in charge of optical microscopy. Rodrigo is passionate learner in all things related to microscopy, and strives to keep up to date with the advances in

An interview with Francisco Barrantes

Posted by , on 20 September 2022

MiniBio: Prof. Francisco Barrantes got his MD and Ph.D. at the University of Buenos Aires. He is a former joint head of Membrane Biophysics Unit (1978-1983) with Erwin Neher and Bert Sakmann (Nobel awardees Med. & Physiol. 1999), at Max-Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry in Göttingen, Germany. During his career, he established collaborations in Germany

An interview with Virginia Albarracin

Posted by , on 13 September 2022

MiniBio: Virginia Albarracin is the Head of the Centre for Electron Microscopy of the National University of Tucumán and CONICET in Tucuman, Argentina, as well as a group leader focusing on investigating extremophiles. Virginia studied her BSc degree in Biology, and PhD degree in Biochemistry at the University of Tucuman, Argentina. During her PhD she