Science and Technology in Latin America: The Case of Argentina


Friday, October 24, 2014, 10:00am


CGIS South, Belfer Case Study Room

Southern Cone Initiative / Harvard Argentine Student Society / Latin American Caucus

The National Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina will speak about recent initiatives, policies and programs related to nanotechnology, biotechnology, information technologies and communications. He will also comment on the national plan Argentina Innovadora 2020 and the Program Raíces, an initiative that has so far relocated 1100 national scientists working around the world in Argentina.

Mr. Lino Barañao is the National Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation of Argentina. He holds a PhD.  in Chemistry from the University of Buenos Aires. He has developed an outstanding  career as a researcher in Argentina, United States and Germany, specialized in cell biology, reproductive physiology and animal biotechnology. In 2002 he participated in the team that obtained the  first cloned calf in Latin America, genetically altered to produce milk containing human growth hormone (hGH). From 2003 to 2007 he served as President of the National Agency for the Promotion of Science and Technology. He is also President of the Federal Advisory Council for Science and Technology (COFECYT), the Executive Committee of the Scientific and Technological Cabinet (GACTEC) and the Sadosky Foundation; he is also a member of the Advisory Committee on Cellular Therapies and Regenerative Medicine.

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