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Pedro Cid-Agüero
Associate Professor
Antarctic Programs Centre
Universidad de Magallanes
Punta Arenas
  • Interdisciplinary
Bio-Cryoprotectants, biofuel, ice physics
  • Antarctic
  • Other

Dr. Pedro Cid-Agüero is an associate professor in the Antarctic Programs Centre at the University of Magallanes, Punta Arenas, Chile. The emphasis of Dr. Cid-Aguero’s research projects has been in the cryosphere environmental chemistry and the understanding of the chemical and physical cryoprotective mechanisms of cryophilic microorganisms living in cold regions especially within Antarctic territories. Dr. Cid-Agüero has been involved in several scientific Antarctic expeditions to study the presence of contaminants in the ice fields and searching for microalgae. He serves also as a coordinator for the Masters of Antarctic Sciences offered by the University of Magallanes.

Dr. Cid-Agüero got his Ph.D. in Chemistry with specialization in Physical-Chemistry at The University of New Mexico, NM, USA, followed by postdoctoral positions at both, The Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, and at The University of Akron, Akron, OH.

  • Mentor Panels
    These panels are held at major international conferences and are coordinated by
    APECS members. Participation involves a 2-3 hour commitment on the day
    of the panel meeting.

  • Career Development Workshop Sessions
    Helping in the coordination and facilitation of sessions at major conferences

  • One-on-One Mentoring
    Email correspondence with APECS members regarding career advice (including
    alternative careers in polar/cryospheric issues), research skills, data
    management and occasional research-specific discussions/questions.

  • Assisting with proposal development

  • Reviewing papers and posters

  • In-person meetings/conferences/seminars
  • Email Exchange
  • European Geosciences Union
  • SCAR Open Science Conferences
  • Gordon Conferences
  • Other
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