Dr Francisco M. Salzano graduated in Natural Sciences from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), Brazil, in 1950, and specialized in Genetics at the University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil, in 1951. Returning to
Over the years, he has developed his professional career at UFRGS, reaching the Professorship level in 1981, and in 1999 he was awarded the title of Emeritus Professor.
His scientific investigations started with research in Drosophila, but after his post-doctoral stay in the
He is the author or co-author of 1,503 contributions to scientific literature, including 524 full scientific papers, 60 book chapters, and 21 books. A total of 45 PhD and 48 MSc candidates obtained their degrees under his supervision.
Francisco has served the governing boards of many national and international associations and received many honours at these two levels, and is a member of the Brazilian, Americna, Chilean, Latin American, and Third World Academies of Science. Additionally, he has Honoris Causa Doctorates from the Universities of Toulouse and Costa Rica.