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Fundación’s students are awarded a renowned CONICYT Scholarship

July 7, 2008: In a ceremony led by Chile’s President, Michelle Bachelet, Mauricio Arenas and Francisco Ossandón, both biochemists and PhD candidates under the supervison of David Holmes and Raquel Quatrini, were awarded the Foreign Internship Scholarship for Doctoral Students given by CONICYT (Chile’s Science and Technology Commission). Their work is being carried out at the Center for Bioinformatics […]

Prestigious Harvard Hospital presents award to FCV´s associated investigator

July 2, 2008: On June 19, Dr. J. Rodrigo Mora, investigator associated to Fundación Ciencia Para la Vida, was the recipient of the distinguished “Howard H. Goodman” award granted every year by the Massachusetts General Hospital, world class center of excellence and part of the Harvard Medical School, in acknowledgement of his outstanding work in the area of […]

Fundacion’s Dr. Vivian Wilhelm gave an interview on Radio Universidad de Chile

June 30, 2008: Fundacion’s Dr. Vivian Wilhelm, co-author of the book BiotecBiomed was interviewed last monday on Radio Universidad de Chile. Dr. Wilhelm, appeared in the broadcast “Millennium Program, in line with science” of Radio Universidad de Chile (102.5 FM). The discussion was focused on her book BiotecBiomed and her research at Fundacion Ciencia para la Vida. The inteviewer, Vicky Quevedo, also […]

Scientists from Fundacion and Chilean patients participate in developing a drug against Alzheimer’s

June 29, 2008: Those patients interested in participating in the screening process must send their contact details to: Nearly 150 Chileans will receive a drug that in previous experiments showed unpresedented progress in treating Alzheimer’s disease. The medicine is under investigation by prominent scientists, including Fundacion Ciencia para la Vida’s team of Dr. Pablo Valenzuela. For further […]

Science and Diplomacy come together at Fundación

June 20, 2008: The Sixth Workshop on Genetic Engineering for Opinion Leaders, organized and imparted by Fundación Ciencia para la Vida, and held on June 5-7, was addressed to Diplomatic Academy students to acquaint them the conceptual bases of Genetic Engineering and its application in Biotechnology. Thanks to arrangements made by Ambassador Gabriel Rodríguez who heads the Foreign […]

The American Society for Cell Biology brings out an article on Fundacion’s “Science and Friendship Program”

May 9, 2008: The renowned American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has published an article in its May Newsletter about the Science and Friendship Program of Fundación Ciencia para la Vida (FCV). This program is a developing collaboration between the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and FCV, it consist of annual meetings of researchers and graduate students […]

Bionexa signs collaboration agreement with Nature Publishing group in London

April 28, 2008: Last Monday, April 28th, Bionexa, Fundacion’s virtual Network for Scientific Collaboration, signed an important collaboration agreement with Nature Publishing Group. At Nature Publishing Group’s headquarters in London, Nature Network, a program similar to Bionexa has the ambitious objective of connecting all researchers around the world through its website. Matt Brown, Editor of Nature Network, contacted Filippo Pacciarini, Bionexa’s Director […]

Fundación Extended its International Network Connections with Serbia

April 25, 2008: Serbia’s Ministry of Science’s Assistant Minister for International Scientific and Technological Cooperation, Víktor Nedovic, made an important visit to Fundación last Friday April 25, to start talks on  future bilateral cooperation and other European programs in the science and technology area. Accompanied by Serbia’s Honorary Consul in Chile, Damir Solar, Nedovic held a meeting with […]

Max Planck Society Visits Fundación

April 5, 2008: An important delegation from the Max Planck Society visited Fundación Ciencia para la Vida, accompanied by Dr. Ramón Latorre from the Neurosciences Center at Universidad de Valparaíso. On April 1st, representatives of this prestigious scientific research society expressed their interest in enhancing cooperation in several of Fundación’s research topics. With over seventy institutions in Germany […]

Expert on highly infectious viruses gave a seminar at the Foundation

March 24, 2008: On Monday 24th March, Dr. Ute Ströher, Head of the Molecular Virology and Antiviral Approches unit, Special Pathogens Program from the Public Health Agency of Canada was invited to give a special seminar at the Foundation about “Progress towards the development of treatments against Ebola virus and other emerging filoviruses”. In the presentation, this outstanding […]

Prominent North American Scientist Delivers Interesting Seminar on Microbial Communities

March 18, 2008: Jillian Banfield, Doctor in Planetary and Earth Sciences, gave a special seminar on Microbial Community Genomics, during her visit to the Bioinformatics and Genome Biology Center and in the context of an international cooperation project financed by FONDECYT. In her lecture at Fundación Ciencia para la Vida’s Enrique Méndez Auditorium, Dr. Banfield explained how microbial […]

The Tree Lab to establish offices at Fundación

March 13, 2008: On Thursday March 13, Dr. Erwin Krauskopf – prominent investigator of Fundación Ciencia para la Vida and member of Instituto de Biología Fundamental y Aplicada, MIFAB – established a joint venture agreement with Dr. Jenny Aitken, founder of “The Tree Lab”, a prestigious New Zealand-based company specialized in the commercial tissue culture propagation of vegetable […]

Base Financing Program Takes Off At the Center for Mathematical Modelling

March 11, 2008: In a ceremony headed by President Michelle Bachelet, the Chilean Commission for Science and Technology “CONICYT”, awarded a Base Financing grant to “Fundación Ciencia para la Vida” for its Scientific and Technical Excellence. President Bachelet expressed her conviction that this program “is a significant leap into generating knowledge within Chile’s borders, but also into expanding […]

The Center for Bioinformatics and Genome Biology of Fundación Ciencia para Vida organized a Bioinformatics and Genome Biology Training Workshop for Microsoft Executives

February 17, 2008: The Millennium Institute for Fundamental and Applied Biology (MIFAB) and Microsoft Sponsored Research supported a one-day training workshop in bioinformatics for Microsoft Chile executives. The event took place on Thursday, January 17 at the Center for Bioinformatics and Genome Biology (CBGB), Fundación Ciencia para Vida (FCV). Six Microsoft executives attended the workshop that consisted of […]

Chilean researchers and entrepreneurs come together

February 5, 2008: The meeting convened Bionexa’s Regional Directors to strengthen contacts with science-related researchers and companies in Chile. is a web based Scientific Collaboration Network that through education and active communications with its members promotes knowledge and technology transfer between Chilean researchers that live abroad and the investigators and companies of scientific base that exist in Chile. […]