Thursday, 24 May 2012 22:40
HAVANA, Cuba, May 22. Cuba’s Academy of Sciences has three new vice presidents after renewing the staff that will run it for the next 6 years.
One of the new Vice Presidents is Dr. Fidel Castro Diaz-Balart, advisor for science and technology of the Council of State; and the other two are Isneri Talavera Bustamante of the Center of Applied Advanced Technology; and Carlos Rodriguez Castellanos, of the Institute of Science and Technology of the University of Havana.
Lilliam Alvarez Diaz, Specialist of the institution, told ACN News Agency that the experts had been elected in the recent Academy of Sciences Plenary that gathered all the academies of the country.
Its President, Ismael Clark Arxer, highlighted during the meeting the work of Gustavo Kouri Flores (1936-2011) who was the general director of the Pedro Kouri Tropical Medicine Institute and one of its vice presidents for over 15 years.
He also led the Cooperation Center for the World Health Organization in Medical Malacology and Vectors Control and the Cuban Society of Microbiology and Parasitology.
During the meeting held at the Literature and Linguistics Institute, the Cuban scientific community welcomed the new 195 academics and young associates from centers and universities across the island which received their correspondent diplomas.
In addition the center has 17 Honorary Academics, 80 Merit and 26 Foreigners that without living in Cuba have contributed in an outstanding way to the development of Science.