Dr. Daniel E Vigo studied medicine at the University of Buenos Aires, subsequently completed a specialisation in Internal Medicine, before obtaining a PhD in the area of Physiological Sciences and conducting his post-doctoral training at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven (Belgium).
He currently directs the Laboratory of Chronophysiology at the Biomedical Research Institute from the National Research Council (CONICET) and Catholic University of Argentina, where he holds a position as Associate Researcher. His basic research interests are the study of complexity in biological rhythms; the chronobiological aspects of autonomic, emotional and cognitive functions; the sleep-wake cycle in different human groups and complex chronic diseases; and life sciences in space and space analogues. He participated in the Mars500 project (Russian Academy of Sciences and European Space Agency) and is currently coordinating chronobiological studies in the Argentine Belgrano II Antarctic Station.
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