Cecilia Flocco, PhD

Cecilia G. Flocco is an interdisciplinary scientist and consultant working at the intersection of life and environmental sciences with technological innovation and related policy issues. She was an Alexander von Humboldt Fellow in 2006-2008 and was awarded renewed research stays for experienced scientists and scholars in 2011 and 2017. She is currently working as a visiting scientist at the Federal Research Center for Cultivated Plants–Julius Kühn-Institut, Braunschweig, Germany. Former appointments include positions as an assistant professor at the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina, tenured research scientist at the Argentine National Council for Scientific and Technological Research, on-site researcher deployed in Antarctica, postdoctoral scientist and international liaison for the European Commission’s International Cooperation Program, visiting scientist at the James Hutton Institute (Aberdeen, Scotland), the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research, the German Research Centre for Biotechnology, the Technical University Federico Santa Maria (Valparaiso, Chile), and as a scientific expert in evaluation and advisory panels and other leading roles. She is also an on-call scientist of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Scientific Responsibility, Human Rights, and Law Program (SRHRL) and a member of the academic committee of the German School of Washington, DC. Flocco received an MS in biochemistry and an MS in pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. Her PhD in biotechnology was carried out at the Department of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology at the same institution, with a research stay at the Biology Department of Colorado State University. She also holds a professional certificate in Leadership in Science and Research Management (Speyer Center, Berlin; Ernst Schering Foundation Fellowship, merit-based) and a professional graduate certificate in environmental policy and international development from Harvard University. Flocco can communicate in English, Spanish, German, Italian, and Portuguese.