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Carolina Torrealba was invited as speaker in science communication events at Universidad de Concepción

March 30, 2016: With the aim of promoting scientific awareness in the society and creating links between people who have interest in science communication, Divulgociencia and Universidad de Concepción launched the first scientific-literary contest “Tinta en el Matraz”, and Dr. Carolina Torrealba was the invited speaker of the ceremony. The event took place last March 23th in the […]

uBiome, a San Francisco-based biotech company, initiated activities at Fundación Ciencia & Vida’s Science and Business Park

December 21, 2015: uBiome is a biotechnology company based in San Francisco, California, USA, that provides sequencing services to explore an individual’s microbiome. On December 16th, 2015 it opened a branch at the Science and Business Park of Fundación Ciencia & Vida. Human microbiota performs essential functions such as digesting food and synthesizing vitamins. Studies have also linked […]

David Holmes received the “Life Time Achievement Award” from the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia for his contributions to biohydrometallurgy

December 15, 2015: Dr. David Holmes, director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Genome Biology at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, was honored with the “Life Time Achievement Award” at the International Biohydrometallurgy Symposium (IBS) organized by the Bandung Institute of Technology in Indonesia. The IBS, held biannually since 1977, is an exciting international forum that addresses the many […]

“La Fuerza del Mar” TV series, a production of the Eureka Program, wins an important prize at the International Science Film Festival in Athens, Greece

November 24, 2015: “La Fuerza del Mar” was awarded with the Special Jury Prize at the 9th International Science Film Festival, which took place from August 31th until September 7th, 2015 in Athens, Greece. Competing with world’s big producers of scientific documentaries such as NOVA, BBC, NHK and Terra Mater, this achievement means a significant international recognition by […]

Researchers and doctoral students from Fundación Ciencia & Vida take to the streets in support of Chilean scientists’ demands for the improvement of science conditions in Chile

November 18, 2015: “Our governments have chosen ignorance” states an open letter recently published by two of the main Chilean newspapers El Mercurio and La Tercera. The letter was signed by more than a thousand of Chilean scientists, including National Science Awardees, Presidents of Educational and Scientific Societies, and Directors of Centers of Excellence. The letter denounces the […]

Pablo Valenzuela, Scientific Director and Cofounder of Fundación Ciencia & Vida, was honored by the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO) with the Gold Medal for Inventors

October 20, 2015: The biochemist and entrepreneur Pablo Valenzuela Valdés, recipient of the National Prize for Applied and Technological Sciences in 2002, was recently awarded with the Gold Medal for Inventors of the World Intellectual Property Organization (WIPO). WIPO is an agency of the United Nations created to encourage creative activity and to promote and protect intellectual property […]

Andes Biotechnologies has just been cleared by the FDA to start clinical trials in the US

September 25, 2015: Andes Biotechnologies is a Chilean company that is developing a cancer therapy based on the inactivation of a novel non-coding mitochondrial RNA by means of anti-sense technology. The company has a management team with extensive experience in drug development and biotechnology research, which has successfully developed, patented and registered products marketed in the U.S. and […]

Editorial Ciencia & Vida launches “Entremareas”, a book that invites people of all ages to explore the Chilean coastline and its inhabitants

September 10, 2015: On September 9, 2015 Editorial Ciencia & Vida launched “Entremareas, la cueca larga del litoral de Chile”. This book, that unfolds itself like a colorful accordion, is a celebration of our seashore, combining science, art and poetry. The book presents colorful illustrations of the flora and fauna representative of the Chilean coast designed by local […]

Bernardita Méndez, president of Fundación Ciencia & Vida, received the ICARE award 2015 for her “contribution to the development and international projections of chilean science, as well as for the successful development of science-based innovations”

September 4, 2015: We are proud to announce that our President, Bernardita Méndez, received the Icare Award 2015 in “Special Category” for “her contribution to the development and international projections of Chilean science, as well as for the successful development of science-based innovations”. Also, Reinaldo Solari, a renowned Chilean businessman was recognized with the award in the “Business […]

The third season of Ursi & Magnogeek, our favorite animated aliens, explore viruses and the wonders of the cell

July 13, 2015: “Ursi y Magnogeek, exploradores de otro mundo” (“Ursi and Magnogeek, explorers from another world”) is an animated TV series for children produced by the Eureka Program of Fundación Ciencia & Vida, that narrates the adventures of a funny alien and his smart robot who, after unexpectedly landing on Planet Earth, have to learn the functioning […]

“Who says we cannot beat cancer?” by Paola Murgas, postdoctoral researcher at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, won “Mi ciencia, mi país” competition

: The first version of “Mi ciencia, mi país” a competition organized by the Universidad Austral de Chile, and Austral Incuba and sponsored by the newspaper “El Mercurio”, encouraged Chilean investigators to describe their research in a concise and friendly way for a general public. A total of 467 participants from Chile and abroad included people […]

Rodrigo Pacheco was awarded a Michael J. Fox Foundation Grant for his research in Parkinson’s disease

April 27, 2015: Rodrigo Pacheco’s research obtained support from the Target Validation Program from The Michael J. Fox Foundation. The grant is for up to US $250,000 for two years. In 2013, Dr. Pacheco and his collaborators — researchers at Fundación Ciencia & Vida — discovered that a dopamine receptor located in T lymphocytes has a fundamental role […]

Carolina Torrealba gave a talk in “Puerto de Ideas” Festival in Antofagasta

April 15, 2015: Dr. Carolina Torrealba, Director of New Projects at Fundación Ciencia & Vida participated in this year’s version of Puerto de Ideas Festival, which took place in Antofagasta between 10th and 12th April. During her talk, entitled “In search of our scientific identity”, she explored different stories, papers and and biographies of the pioneers of Chilean […]

David Hung: “Entrepreneur of the Year”

November 25, 2014: David Hung, CEO of Medivation and an old friend of the Fundación, has been recently nominated by Ernst & Young (EY) -one of the largest professional service firm in the world as “Entrepreneur of the Year”. A global human health company, Medivation operate its biology research labs at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, were a group […]

Tu ConCiencia visits rural School at María Pinto.

September 29, 2014: Our program intended at awakening and stimulating the curiosity and amazement of students and adults through the wonders of science continues to bring the marvel of scientific research to rural schools. Through motivational speeches, our young investigators show the human as well as the fun side of science. One of the goals of the Tu […]