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Lorenzo Lamattina

Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas,
Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata


Portrait Lorenzo Lamattina
Prof. Lorenzo Lamattina received his PhD in Biológical Sciences at Mar del Plata University (UNMdP) where he is now Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology. He is Superior Investigator at the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET). During his post-doc in IBMP-CNRS, Strasbourg, France he was co-discoverer of the ‘RNA Editing’ in plant mitochondria that finished with controversy of the universal code use in plant mitochondria. During the last 15 years in Argentina, Prof. Lamattina performed pioneering studies on the role of the signal molecule nitric oxide (NO) in many physiological processes in plants. Exciting findings about the NO biology in plants and its interaction with plant hormones have been extensively referenced in the field. He is author of more than 100 articles, one book and many chapters of books in Physiology, Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of plants. Prof. Lamattina received the Awards ‘Konex’ 2013: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, ‘Bunge y Born’ 2006: Plant Biology, ‘John Simon Guggenheim Foundation’ 2005: Nítric Oxide-Mediated Processes in Plants, and was president of the Jury of Award ‘Bunge y Born’ 2013.