Angello Retamal-Díaz

University of Antofagasta

Dr. Angello Retamal-Díaz is a Biochemist from the Universidad de Concepción, Chile, and a Ph.D. in Molecular Genetics and Microbiology from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. After his PhD, he performed post-doctorate, at the Millennium Institute on Immunology and Immunotherapy (Federation of Clinical Immunology Societies, FOCiS Center of Excellence) in association with the Health Command of the Chilean Army. He is currently Associated Professor in the Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Ocean Sciences and Biological Sources, Universidad de Antofagasta, Chile. Dr. Retamal is a young researcher, he has won the prize for the best doctoral thesis at the Chilean Society for Microbiology. He has also been awarded by several prestigious institutions in Chile, as the Ministry of Economy, Chilean Government, and Daily 'El Sur” gave him the award to 'Leaders 2009: 50 Young people for the bicentennial'. His research focuses on the host-pathogen interaction, particularly at molecular level, in the immune response against infectious agents, as well as vaccine and antiviral design. He has published articles in the Microbiology, Virology and Immunology fields and has contributed to the community has given numerous outreach conferences and has published the first Technology Assessment document from the Millennium Scientific Initiative to the Chilean Congress.

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