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Tomás Pérez-Acle, Head of the Laboratory of Computational Biology at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, was appointed member of the U.S.-Chile Council on Science, Technology and Innovation

August 30, 2018: Tomás Pérez-Acle, Head of our Laboratory of Computational Biology, was appointed member of the U.S.-Chile Council on Science, Technology and Innovation by the U.S. Embassy in Chile. This position will last three years and he will work in the Technology Transfer Committee. The U.S.-Chile Council on Science, Technology and Innovation was created by Carol Z. […]

Nature Research Academies for advanced and early career researchers take place at Fundación Ciencia & Vida

August 29, 2018: Fundación Ciencia & Vida, in partnership with HubTec Chile, organized author-training workshops for advanced and early career researchers that took place on Tuesday, August 28th. The initiative comprised two half-day workshops that were designed to help the participants communicate their data effectively and successfully publish in international journals. Through a combination of short lectures, open […]

Fundación Ciencia & Vida creates “Constellation Program”

August 3, 2018: In an effort to promote border research in basic sciences and their biotechnological applications, Fundación Ciencia & Vida has instituted “CONSTELLATION”. This is a special program through which exceptional young researchers, established in Chile or abroad, are integrated into Ciencia & Vida as Adjunct Professors ad-honoremto collaborate with the teaching and research efforts of our […]

Rodrigo Pacheco, Head of the Laboratory of Neuroimmunology at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, was awarded a Michael J. Fox Foundation grant

July 23, 2018: Rodrigo Pacheco, the Principal Investigator of the Laboratory of Neuroimmunology at Fundación Ciencia & Vida and Associate Professor at Universidad Andrés Bello, has recently been awarded a funding from Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research to test the therapeutic potential of antigen-specific engineered immunosuppressive lymphocytes in pre-clinical models of Parkinson’s disease. You can read more […]

“Experimenta, Ciencia de Niños”, a new science series for children co-produced by Fundación Ciencia & Vida, launches this week

June 25, 2018: “Experimenta, Ciencia de Niños” (“Experiment, Kids science”), a co-production of the Children’s Television Department of the National Television Council (CNTV) and Fundación Ciencia & Vida, launches on June 27th on several regional TV channels and on the CNTV’s YouTube channel. The series, which seeks to bring science closer to kids in an entertaining way, presents […]

Pablo Rosenblatt, Director of our Eureka Program, was interviewed on La Tercera TV

June 12, 2018: The filmmaker and science communicator Pablo Rosenblatt, Director of the Eureka Program at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, participated in a new episode of the program “Tercera Dimensión” (“Third Dimension”) on La Tercera TV. During the interview, he discussed how scientific dissemination has become a tool to democratize access to science for the general public. After […]

Mario Rosemblatt, Executive Director at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, joins the Latin American Academy of Sciences (ACAL)

June 4, 2018: The Council of the Latin American Academy of Sciences (ACAL) recently appointed Dr. Mario Rosemblatt, Executive Director of Fundación Ciencia & Vida, as a member of the institution.  This is an important recognition of his work, as a sign that it aligns with the Academy’s own aims, which are mainly high-level scientific activity and the integration […]

Carolina Torrealba, Director of Communications and Special Projects, leaves Fundación Ciencia & Vida to take the position of Director of the Millennium Science Initiative

May 17, 2018: Carolina Torrealba has recently resigned her position as Director of Communications and Special Projects at Fundación Ciencia & Vida to be appointed Director of the Millennium Science Initiative at the Ministry of Economy. Until April 2018, Carolina Torrealba was part of the Executive Committee of Fundación Ciencia & Vida, leading projects of international scientific networking […]

Dr. Tomás Pérez-Acle, Head of the Laboratory of Computational Biology at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, was interviewed on Radio Pauta

May 4, 2018: On April 4, 2018, Dr. Tomás Pérez-Acle, Head of our Laboratory of Computational Biology, participated in Radio Pauta’s“Un día perfecto” (“A perfect day”) program. On this occasion, the researcher addressed the mathematical prediction of human behavior and social chaos using high-performancecomputing tools. Dr. Pérez-Acle is a biologist graduated from Universidad de Concepción with a Master […]

Cell Biology Course organized by Fundación Ciencia & Vida and Institut Curie finalizes with great success and strengthens the relationship between both institutions

January 31, 2018: The intensive Cell Biology Course “Seeking a creative approach for current challenges” organized by Fundación Ciencia & Vida and Institut Curie (Paris, France) took place between January 22 and 26, 2018, at Fundación. Prominent researchers from France and Chile and 47 postgraduate students coming from diverse institutions in France, Chile, Peru, Argentina, Uruguay and Brazil […]

Professor Luis Burzio, Head of the Laboratory of Non-coding RNAs & Cancer at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, was nominated to the Royal Society of Medicine (UK)

August 18, 2017: With deep pride and great joy, we wish to share the news of the appointment of Professor Luis Burzio as an International Member of the Royal Society of Medicine (UK). Professor Burzio receives this well-deserved recognition for his remarkable contribution to science and medicine becoming the first Latin American scientist to receive this remarkable award. […]

Andes Biotechnologies was awarded a CORFO grant

August 7, 2017: Andes Biotechnologies is a leading nucleic acid-based drug discovery and development company specializing in solid tumor cancers. Currently established at our Science & Business Park, the company branched off of GrupoBios and Fundación Ciencia & Vida in 2008. Recently, Andes Biotechnologies was awarded a CORFO grant for their project “Preliminary efficacy studies of the drug […]

Fundación Ciencia & Vida collaborates with the National Library of Chile in an initiative to gather the work of pioneers in Chilean science

July 14, 2017: One of the aims embraced by Fundación Ciencia & Vida is to contribute to the building of a scientific culture in Chile. We often forget that scientific work is intimately intertwined with the history of our country. That is why we seek to give visibility to Chilean science and its main characters through a new […]

Episode of the TV Series “Exploradores: del átomo al cosmos” (“Explorers: from the atom to the cosmos”) is dedicated to Fundación Ciencia & Vida

May 5, 2017: With the aim of illustrating the impact of local research in our society as well as beyond our borders, the science TV series “Exploradores: del átomo al cosmos” invites audiences to learn about scientific research carried out by Chilean Research Centers working in a diversity of fields such as biomedicine, engineering, psychotherapy, and astronomy, among […]

Springer Nature Publishing Academy Workshop: “Understanding and writing impactful research papers: Chile’s first author training workshop for clinicians and life science researchers brought to you by the publishers of Nature”

March 31, 2017: Fundación Ciencia & Vida together with Springer Nature Publishing Academy and Merk announces the first author-training workshop for clinician and life science researchers to be held on Friday April 7th at the Fundación (Zañartu 1482 – Ñuñoa). This “How to Publish” step by step Journal author tutorial guides scientist through manuscript preparation, as well as […]