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Víctor Castro-Fernandez studied Biochemistry at the University of Concepción. His undergraduate thesis was directed by Dr. Elena Uribe, in which he worked in enzymology of ureahydrolases. In 2010 he started his PhD in Biological Science at the Faculty of Science of University of Chile under the direction of Dr. Victoria Guixe. During his PhD thesis, he implemented the methodology of ancestral protein reconstruction and worked on specificity of substrates of kinases. During his PhD he made several research stays in the group of Dr. Richard Garrat at University of Sao Paulo in Brazil, where he worked in protein crystallography. After finish his PhD thesis, he awarded a postdoctoral grant Fondecyt with the sponsorship of Dr. Jorge Babul at the University of Chile and his postdoctoral work focused on the evolution of protein stability through evolution and development of protein crystallography from Chile. In collaboration with Dr. Victoria Guixé they have studied the adaptation of proteins to extreme environments such as halophiles, psychrophiles and thermophiles. Since 2017 is academic of the Department of Biology, Faculty of Science of the University of Chile.