Dr. Rafael Alfredo Fernández

Areas of expertise: Food microbiology, food-borne diseases and botulism.
Currently employed by: School of Medical Sciences of the National University of Cuyo
(UNCuyo).
E-mail: rfernand@fcm.uncu.edu.ar
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Rafael Fernández is a Pharmacist and Biochemist graduated from the Juan Agustín Maza University (Mendoza, Argentina) in 1968 and 1972, respectively. He received his Master’s Degree in Clinical and Sanitary Microbiology from the School of Medicine, Department of Microbiology, of the University of Seville (Spain) and
his PhD in Biochemistry from the Juan Agustín Maza University.
He specialized in Microbiological Biochemistry with Bacteriological Orientation and Biochemistry of Foods. He is a Full Professor of the Chair of Microbiology of the National University of Cuyo (UNCu) and responsible for the Botulism Network since 1998 (of the Network of Health Laboratories of the Province of Mendoza) and of the diagnostic laboratory for botulism in humans and animals (Microbiology Department of the School of Medical Sciences of UNCu). He has published chapters in four books and over 30 articles in scientific journals with referees. Mr. Fernández has lectured at 177 national and international conferences and submitted 193 papers for scientific meetings.

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