Dr. Luis Larrondo receives the Aschoff’s Rule prize

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The academic from UC School of Biological Sciences and director of the Millennium Nucleus of Integrative and Synthetic Fungal Biology, received the “Aschoff’s Rule prize”, one of the highest distinctions in the field of chronobiology.

This award is given to scientists who have made important scientific contributions that have advanced the discipline. The award, which has been presented every year since 1991, until now had never been in the hands of a Latin American, either working abroad or in their country of origin.

The researcher from the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology has been a pioneer in redefining the molecular mechanisms of circadian rhythms and also in identifying for the first time how circadian regulation impacts virulence in a pathogenic fungus.