Roberto is a biochemist, who began his studies in the School of Biochemistry and Pharmacy of Rosario National University (UNR), Rosario-Argentina. He completed his PhD in the UNR studying the regulation of lipid synthesis during cold-shock response and sporulation in the model bacterium Bacillus subtilis and performed his postdoctoral studies in molecular biology of sporulation in The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI), Department of Experimental and Molecular Medicine at San Diego, California, USA. Roberto has obtained many national and international awards, and financial funding from government agencies and private companies, during his 35 years of research on Bacillus subtilis and other spore-formers. He has published more than 45 original papers in reputed journals, directed dozens of PhD thesis, formed more than fifty professional groups in science, founded and/or catalysed the creation of half-dozen biotechnological companies.
Dr Roberto will be part of Probiotics session on Day 2.