Currently browsing: “News”

Soledad Matus, Ph.D., joins Fundación Ciencia & Vida

March 17, 2017: Fundación Ciencia & Vida is pleased to welcome Soledad Matus as Head of the Laboratory of Biology of Neurodegeneration. A graduate in Biochemistry, Dr. Matus earned her Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology from P. Universidad Católica de Chile. She completed her Postdoctoral training on the effect of cellular stress responses on the progression of […]

With great success our ImaginaCiencia team carried out Molecular Gastronomy workshops for high school teachers

January 26, 2017: During January 2017, the ImaginaCiencia team from Fundación Ciencia & Vida carried out “Cocina Molecular para el Aula” (“Molecular Gastronomy for the Classroom”) successfully. This project, funded by the Explora CONICYT Project for the Popularization of Science and Technology 2015-2016, consisted of a theoretical and practical workshop aimed at science and gastronomy teachers, with the […]

Phage Technologies will benefit from Corfo’s Scale Up-Expansion program

January 11, 2017: Phage Technologies is a biotech start-up company that spun-off from our Science and Business Park. It discovers and develops novel uses of bacteriophages as feed and food supplements in order to prevent bacterial contamination. Phage Tech’s flagship product is Milkeeper S, a carefully selected cocktail of phages that prevent the colonization of the digestive tract […]

Dr. Peter Friedland and Dr. Michael Martínez, researchers at the US Air Force Office of Scientific Research, visited Fundación Ciencia & Vida

January 10, 2017: Peter Friedland is an independent technology strategist and consultant acting as scientific advisor to the Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR). Dr. Friedland is a Fellow of the American Association of Artificial Intelligence, and a recipient of the NASA Outstanding Leadership Medal and the Feigenbaum Intermational Medal for Expert Systems Applications. His career has […]

Álvaro Lladser, Head of the Gene Immunotherapy Lab at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, received new award from CONICYT

December 20, 2016: Dr. Álvaro Lladser, the Head of our Gene Immunotherapy Lab, has been recently awarded a FONDEF IDeA in Two Stages research grant from Conicyt to execute his project entitled “Genetic engineering of T lymphocytes with chimeric receptors for the development of immunotherapies against cancer”. The objective behind the IDeA (Research and Development in Action) in […]

Fundación Ciencia y Vida and Editorial Catalonia launch a new collection of books of scientific popularization

December 2, 2016: In an event teeming with young scientists and students, Fundación Ciencia & Vida together with Editorial Catalonia, launched on November 30th the Ciencia & Vida Collection, aimed at gathering a series of assays to encourage a public discussion on the value of science as well as to promote scientific popularization. With the first title “Manifiesto […]

The Third World Academy of Sciences awarded Pablo Valenzuela, Scientific Director and Cofounder of Fundación Ciencia & Vida, the “Regional Prize for Building Scientific Institutions 2016”

November 30, 2016: The Third World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) announced the awarding of the “Regional Prize for Building Scientific Institutions 2016” to Dr. Pablo Valenzuela. This Prize, awarded every three years, is a special recognition to people who have played an important role in the formation of scientific institutions in third world countries. TWAS is a global […]

Alberto Rodríguez-Navarro, founder of Levita Magnetics, visits Fundación Ciencia & Vida

November 23, 2016: Alberto Rodríguez-Navarro, founder and CEO of Levita Magnetics, is a minimally invasive general surgeon with more than 10 years of clinical experience and publications in international journals, especially in the field of post-operatory pain. In a Special Seminar to be held this Monday, November 28, he will present the history of his company to investigators […]

New public outreach TV program co-produced by Fundación and IMAGO launches today

November 16, 2016: “Exploradores: del átomo al cosmos” (“Explorers: from the atom to the cosmos”) is a new science TV program that invites TV audiences to learn about the research carried out by several Chilean Research Centers working in a diversity of fields such as biomedicine, engineering, psychotherapy and astronomy, among others, with the aim of understanding the […]

IMAGO Producciones, together with Fundación Ciencia & Vida, are recognized with the VerCiência 2016 Special Tribute Award

October 20, 2016: The Chilean production company IMAGO Producciones, in partnership with Fundación Ciencia & Vida, was awarded the Highest Special Tribute during the VerCiência 2016 event, an internationally acclaimed Brazilian exhibition that promotes and encourages scientific culture through television, internet and other audiovisual media. Pablo Rosenblatt, a renowned science communicator and Director of the Eureka Program at […]

The ImaginaCiencia team from Fundación Ciencia & Vida was invited by Explora CONICYT to deliver the National Science Week’s keynote address

October 6, 2016: On Tuesday, October 4th, in a ceremony that drew more than 180 attendees, including high school students, teachers and authorities, the Explora Program of CONICYT launched the National Science Week at the Auditorium of the Library of Santiago. On this important occasion, members of the ImaginaCiencia Program of Fundación Ciencia & Vida were invited by […]

Check out our new YouTube channel!!!

September 26, 2016: Fundación Ciencia & Vida created a new YouTube channel with audiovisual material developed by its several programs that now will be freely available through internet, and on a single platform. We have uploaded more than 100 science videos for kids, bio-entrepreneurs and the community at large! As a part of our commitment to improve science […]

Newspaper La Tercera interviews Pablo Rosenblatt, Director of our Eureka Program.

September 15, 2016: Local newspaper La Tercera recently published an article about Pablo Rosenblatt, Director of the Eureka Program of Fundación Ciencia & Vida, highlightening his prolific career as a science communicator. In the interview, Rosenblatt tells about the events that led him to leave his work as a scientist in the laboratory to begin a creative work […]

Ingalfarma joins the pool of companies associated with Fundación’s Science and Business Park

September 7, 2016: Ingalfarma is a biomedical company that develops innovative treatments aimed at solving complex oral pathologies. Its mission is to reinstate the value of oral health in the biopharmaceutical industry. Dentoxol is Ingalfarma’s flagship product; an advanced mouthwash designed for the prevention and control of oral mucositis, a disabling and painful pathology that generates ulcerative lesions […]

The symposium “Biología en el Siglo XXI: Sociedad, genes e ideas” gathered more than 100 people at Fundación Ciencia & Vida

July 28, 2016: On Friday, July 22, the symposium for non-scientific public “Biología en el Siglo XXI: Sociedad, genes e ideas” (“Biology in the XXIst Century: Society, genes, and ideas”) was held at Fundación Ciencia & Vida. This event, organized by nine young scientists, ranging from undergraduate students to postdocs, was the closing experience of the course “Comunicación […]