H.M. Alvarez studied Biochemistry at the University of Patagonia San Juan Bosco (Argentina) and graduated in 1993. He received his PhD degree in 1998 at the same institution. Between 1993 and 1997 he performed doctoral research at the Institute of Microbiology, Georg-August University of Göttingen, and the Institute for Molecular Microbiology and Biotechnology (IMMyB), Westfälischen Wilhelms University in Münster, Germany supervised by Prof. Alexander Steinbüchel. Between 2000 and 2001 he conducted postdoctoral research at the IMMyB, WWU Münster, Germany. He obtained the position of an Full Professor at the UNPSJB. He has published more than 55 research articles in SCI(E) journals.