Dr. Rubinstein received her PhD in Bacterial Genetics from the University of Buenos Aires. As a staff scientist for the National Research Council she conducted research on molecular biology and microbiology and published her work in international peer reviewed journals. Since 1999 coordinates the Biotechnology area at ILSI Argentina, and is currently Vice President. In 2002, Dr Rubinstein joined Monsanto Argentina to lead the Scientific Affairs area for the Latin American region. In this period, she specialized in Risk Assessment of GMOs, with particular emphasis on Food and Feed safety Assessment. She published on the topic and organized and participated in numerous capacity building programs in the region.