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Silvia Elsa Braslavsky, Argentinian chemist, researcher. Grantee Volkswagenwerk Stiftung, 1989, 93, 96, European Union HSM Program, 1993-1996, European Union-International Cooperation, since 1996, others.


Braslavsky, Silvia Elsa was born on April 5, 1942 in Buenos Aires. Arrived in Germany, 1976. Daughter of Lazaro Braslavsky and Berta (Serebrisky) Perelstein.


Licence in chemistry, University Buenos Aires, 1963. Doctor of Philosophy with highest honors, University Buenos Aires, 1968.


Teaching assistant University Buenos Aires, 1963-1966. Teaching and research assistant University Chile, Santiago, 1966-1969. Postdoctoral fellow Pennsylvania State University, State College, 1969-1972.

Assistant to associate professor University Rio Cuarto, Argentina, 1972-1975. Research associate Pennsylvania State University, 1975, University Alberta, Edmonton, Canada, 1975-1976. Invited professor Max-Planck-Institute, Mülheim, Germany, 1976-1978, staff researcher Germany, since 1978.

Invited researcher Bell Laboratories, Murray Hill, New Jersey, 1982, University São Paulo, Brazil, 1982, yearly University Buenos Aires, 1984-1995. Invited professor Phillips University Marburg, Germany, 1983, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Advanced Study Institute, Bressanone, Italy, 1984, University Fribourg, Switzerland, 1987, 3d International Course on Molecular Biophysics, Bogotá, Colombia, 1988, University Barcelona, Spain, 1988, various institutes in Russia, 1990, Summer University Antonio Machado, Baeza, Spain, 1992, Spanish Photochemistry Meeting, Poblet, 1993. Organizer numerous symposia and meetings, including Symposium on Photothermal Methods, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry, Helsinki, 1996, Symposium on Photobiophysics, Iberoam.

Biophysics Congress, Buenos Aires, 1997, International Committee International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry Photochemistry, 1998, others. Plenary and special lecturer numerous symposia, colloquia, and meetings, since 1981. Chair Photochemistry Commission, International Union Pure and Applied Chemistry, 1989-1991.

Science councilor Medical Laser Center, Lübeck, Germany, 1991-1997.


  • Other Work

    • Contributor 7 chapters to books, over 130 articles to refereed professional journals, numerous articles to other publications.


Member American Society Photobiology (Annual Research award 1998), International Photobiology Association (vice president 1988-1992), European Photochemistry Association, German Chemistry Association, Interam. Photochemistry Society, Society Argentinian Biophysicists (charter member), European Society Photobiology, Society Argentine Academies in Germany (secretary).


  • Other Interests

    Avocations: literature, cycling, hiking, music, being a mother.


Married Alberto E. Villa, December 4, 1964 (divorced 1974). Children: Paula Irene, Carolina Inés.

Lazaro Braslavsky Perelstein

Berta (Serebrisky) Perelstein

Alberto E. Villa

Carolina Inés Braslavsky

Paula Irene Braslavsky