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Diaz-Canel mourns death of prominent Cuban microbiologist

Diaz-Canel mourns death of prominent Cuban microbiologist

Havana, Sept 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuban President Miguel Díaz-Canel on Thursday mourned the death of Dr. Alina Llop, a prominent microbiologist and researcher at the Pedro Kouri Institute of Tropical Medicine (IPK).

In a tweet, the president described as valuable this professor’s work, which all of Cuba admires and thanks, he added.

Llop was born in Havana on December 26, 1936 and, during her work life, she held different responsible positions at the Ministry of Public Health, the Science Academy of Cuba, the World Health Organization and other institutions.

She was an undergraduate and postgraduate professor and guest lecturer at the University of Quito and the University of Bolivia, according to information posted on IPK’s official profile.

A doctor in Medicine and second degree specialist in Microbiology and Health Management, she was also the author and co-author in many relevant national results.

She also worked as deputy director of Microbiology at IPK for many years, where she contributed to the education of several generations of professionals of this field.


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