Prof Juan Pedro Laclette
Professor, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Co-Chair of the Interamerican Network of the Academies of Science at the Mexican Academy of Sciences, Mexico.
Juan Pedro Laclette gained his PhD in the Biomedical Research Institute of the UNAM and post-doctorate training in the Harvard Public Health School. For the last 28 years he has been conducting research at UNAM. His research concentrates on the study of the pork and human Cysticercosis, an infection caused by the pork tapeworm, Taenia solium. The current efforts of various Mexican groups, including Dr. Laclette's, are aimed at understanding the dynamics of the transmission of the disease and the development of a practical vaccine against porcine cysticercosis. Juan Pedro Laclette is currently the leader of an institutional megaproject directed to characterize the genome of this parasitic organism. He is also Co-chair of the Mexican Academy of Sciences Interamerican Network of Academies of Sciences, the other Co-chair is Michael Clegg from the National Academy of Sciences.
Professor Laclette will took the role of Chair of the plenary session to Demonstrate evidence of how incorporating sex and gender consideration into STEM research and innovation informs policy at the Gender Summit 3 North America 2013 (GS3NA). He brought to this role his experience as President of the Scientific and Technological Consultative Forum, which produced in 2009 the report “Measuring the Progress of Societies. A Mexican Perspective”, which looked at the science’s social commitment and proposed economic, social and environmental indicators of societies’ wellbeing and progress.