Irina Izaguirre graduated in biological sciences and obtained the Ph.D. degree at the Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales (FCEyN) of the University of Buenos Aires (UBA) Argentina, in 1982 and 1991 respectively. Scince 1992, she serves as a Researcher of CONICET (Argentina), working at the Limnology Laboratory of the FCEyN - UBA. Her current position is Independent Researcher of CONICET, and Professor at the University of Buenos Aires. From 1991 to 2004, she participated in many Antarctic campaigns, studying lakes from the Maritime Antarctica region. In 2006, she did a research stay at the Instituto de Ciencias del Mar (Barcelona, Spain) through a Visiting Research Grant (Generalitat of Catalunya). From 2006 to 2008, she served as a Joint Director of the Departament of Ecology, Genetics and Evolution (FCEyN-UBA). She has participated in several professional assessments related to the monitoring of the water quality of aquatic ecosystems in Argentina. She served as a Member of the Organizing Committees of the Argentinean Limnology Congress (1997 and 2005), Argentinean-Chilean Ecology Meeting (2010), and of the Scientific Committee of the International Shallow Lakes Conference (2008). She serves as the Principal Researcher of several research projects and the Supervisor of graduate students and postdoctoral researchers at the University of Buenos Aires. Her expertise areas are related with different topics of aquatic ecology: phytoplankton ecology, aquatic microbial food webs, microbial biodiversity and biogeography, and regional limnology.
Biography Updated on 8 February 2011