Marcelo L. Larramendy
Professor Dr. Marcelo L. Larramendy was born in La Plata, Argentina and obtained his Ph.D. at the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Museum from the National University of La Plata (UNLP), Argentina, in 1978. Appointed Member of the Research Career of the National Scientific and Technological Council of Scientific and Technical Research of Argentina (CONICET) in 1981, coating today as Senior Researcher. Since 1991, he serves as Professor of Molecular Cell Biology at the UNLP. Former Member of the Executive Committee of the Latin American Association of Environmental Mutagensis, Teratogenesis and Carcinogenesis (ALAMCTA). Author of more than 450 contributions in the field, including scientific publications, mostly in high impact and prestigious scientific journals, research communications and conferences worldwide. Lecturer at many conferences and courses worldwide. Recipient of several national and international awards including, among others, the "Bernardo Houssay 1987" and the "Diamond Cover Award 1992" granted by CONICET, Argentina and the American National Society for Histotechnology (USA). Prof. Dr. Larramendy is a regular Lecturer at the international A. Hollaender Courses organized by the International Association of the Environmental Society (IAEMS). He has carried out post-Doctoral research activities at the National Cancer Institute (NIH), Bethesda, USA and has been Guest Scientist at the Department of Medical Genetics at the University of Helsinki, Finland. Expert in Molecular Cytogenetics, Genetic Toxicology and Ecotoxicology. He is, or has been, referee for more than 20 international scientific journals including some of the top periodicals within his scope of work. Editor of five books in his field which have been widely acknowledged internationally. Presently, Prof. Dr. Larramendy is Head of the Laboratory of Molecular Cytogenetics and Genotoxicology at the UNLP, a multidisciplinary research team which includes researchers, research students and staff, keeping strong collaborative links with several Argentinean and international research groups as well as the industry.