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Antonio Lazcano Araujo

Date of appointment: 24 july 2015.

By proposal of: Faculty of Biological Science.

Date of investiture: 22 may 2015.

Sponsor: Manuel Serra Galindo and Javier Lluch Tarazona.

Biographical outline:

Antonio Lazcano Araujo (Tijuana, Mexico, 1950) is professor of Origin of Life at the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM) and honorary director of the Lynn Margulis Center for Evolutionary Biology of the Galapagos Islands, dependent on the University of San Francisco de Quito Between 2002 and 2006 ISSOL will preside, the international society for the origin of life. Currently, he is a member of the National Council of Mexico.

Trained at the National Autonomous University of Mexico, he has been visiting professor at the Universities of Orsay and Paris-Sud, Alacant, Autónoma de Madrid, València, La Habana, California - San Diego and Rome, at the ETH Zentrum in Zurich, l ' Institut Pasteur de Paris and has a membership in the Astrobiology Institute of NASA.

Professor Lazcano highlights pels seus estudis on the evolution of life, the history of ideas about the emergence of life and the application of phylogenetic methods for the study of cellular and metabolic evolution, així com per seua trajectòria in the dissemination of The science.

Co-director of the Sèrie de Biologia Evolutiva de la col·lecció de llibres Scientfics 'Sense Fronteres' of the Chair of Science Dissemination of the Universitat de València, has refuted appointments reconeixements, including the National University Award (UNAM), the Medal of Merit of the University of the Veracruzana University and of the UNAM and the doctorate

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