Café Científico Posadas

Julian Ferreras

2021

Julian Ferreras is a scientist at the Institute of Subtropical Biology (UNaM-CONICET) and a professor at the Misiones National University, both in Northeastern Argentina, currently focusing his research in drug discovery from natural products.

But besides his work in the lab, he thinks that knowledge is a collective construction and that everybody in the community can contribute to it. That was the main reason why he started the Posadas Science Cafe in 2013, together with his team, as a way to promote scientific discussion among the general public. With this initiative already incorporated as part of the social culture of the city, they are now trying to move the science discussions to science-based actions by the community, to improve their everyday lives.

Julian holds a degree in Genetics (UNaM, Argentina), a PhD in Molecular Biology (UAM, Spain), and developed doctoral and postdoctoral research in the Microbiology and Immunology Department of the Weill Cornell Medical College in New York City.