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CONICET researcher was appointed as Scientific Ambassador of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation

Carlos R. Pungitore, PhD in Biochemistry, conducts a research project on anticancer agents at a molecular level.


Carlos R. Pungitore. Photo: courtesy researcher.

Dr. Carlos R. Pungitore is an associate researcher of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET) at the ‘Research Institute of Chemical Technology’ (INTEQUI-CONICET), and works as an associate professor at the National University of the National University of San Luis (UNSL). He has recently been appointed as Scientific Ambassador for Argentina at the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation of the German government.

“The appointment establishes direct bonds between the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation and the Institutions of our country to provide fellowships in Germany and grants to buy equipment”, Pungitore explains. He stresses the importance of being “a nexus between the teachers and the scientists interested in stays in Germany.

The previous steps to the appointment were research conducted several times in Germany. The first of them were done at the beginning of its PhD studies at the Cell Biology of the University of Goettingen in 2000. After that he conducted a postdoctoral study at the Department of PhD at the Department of Chemistry of the University of Goettingen in 2010 and worked as a Senior Researcher in 2014 at the University of Tuebingen; these last two received grants from the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation.

The Alexander von Humboldt Foundation was created in 1953 in Germany and has its headquarters in the city of Bonn. Currently, the foundation keeps a network of 26 thousand scientists in more than 140 countries, including 51 Nobel Prize winners.