He holds a PhD in Urban Affairs and Public Policy with emphasis on sustainable development and environmental management, University of Delaware, USA; M.Sc. in History of Science and Technology, with emphasis on technological transfer, Polytechnic University, N. Y.; B.A. in Philosophy, major on sociological theory, State University “Lomonosov”, Moscow. He was research dean and professor at the Technological Institute of Santo Domingo (INTEC). He was director of the Latin American Social Sciences Faculty (FLACSO) – Dominican Republic. He has carried out research in many fields, author of several publications related to science, technology and environmental sustainability. At present, he is a research professor at the Autonomous University of Santo Domingo.
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She was born on June 19, 1957, in Mexico City and presently resides in Cuernavaca, Morelos. She holds several degrees and a PhD in Basic Biomedical Research from the Autonomous University of Mexico. She is married and has two children. She is a renowned virologist, specialized in the rotavirus and promoter of virology topics. Together with her husband she was awarded the Microbiology Prize Carlos J. Finlay, which was granted her by UNESCO in 2001. Also, in 2012 she received the LÓréal-UNESCO Prize for “Woman in Science 2012” for her research through which she identified the modus operandi of the rotavirus. WHAT IS THE ROTAVIRUS The discovery of the rotavirus dates back to 1976....