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Dr. Pablo Valenzuela to Receive UCSF’s Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award

April 10, 2013: February 19 — The Graduate Division is proud to announce the first-ever recipient of the UCSF Graduate Division Distinguished Alumnus of the Year Award, Pablo Valenzuela, PhD. The inaugural award recognizes Valenzuela for his service to UCSF, to his home country of Chile, and to the greater scientific community through his individual discoveries and leadership […]

Eighth Science and Friendship simposium opens up new areas for scientific collaboration

November 19, 2012: The 8th annual international Science & Friendship meeting was held over the week of November 5, 2012 at the Fundación Ciencia y Vida. Fifteen students and three professors (Lewis Lanier, Wallace Marshall and Geeta Narlikar) from the University of California, San Francisco as well as students and professors from Universidad Andrés Bello, Universidad de Chile […]

Dr. Pablo Valenzuela is recognized with the prestigious BayBio Lifetime Achievement Award

October 30, 2012: The co-founder and Scientific Director of Fundación Ciencia & Vida, Dr. Pablo Valenzuela has been honoured by the BayBio Life Sciences Association with the prestigious “Lifetime Achievement Award”. This prize recognizes his pioneering efforts as co-founder of Chiron Corporation and his contributions to science including his seminal work in the Hepatitis C virus, the recombinant […]

President of the National Science Foundation visited the FCV

January 13, 2012: On Friday January 13th we were visited by Dr. Subra Suresh, Director of the National Science Foundation (NSF), along with his entourage. Dr. Suresh holds the most prestigious position in U.S. science. Undoubtedly, this visit represents an important recognition to Fundación Ciencia & Vida. Dr. Suresh was accompanied by Dr. Ed Seidel, Directorate for Mathematical […]

More than 20 students and Faculty from UCSF participated in the 7th version of the Science & Friendship Simposium

October 3, 2011: During October 3rd-7th, a new version of this International Meeting was carried out at Fundación Ciencia Vida with great success. The simposium seeks to strengthen research partnerships between researchers from Fundación and researchers from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF). This 7th version of the Science & Friendship included visiting speakers such as UCSF’s […]

The Chancellor of UCSF visited Fundación

August 10, 2011: Dr. Susan Desmond-Hellmann, the Chancellor of the University of California, San Francisco visited the Fundación in the context of a collaboration program between UCSF, Fundación Ciencia para la Vida and Fundación EcoScience. One of the highlights of her visit was a public conference entitled “Health Sciences Innovation in the 21st Century”. Indeed, the Minister of […]

Microsoft Community Affairs executives visit the FCV

April 5, 2011: On April 5, 2011, Akhtar Badshah, Senior Director, Community Affairs, Microsoft, Marcia Teixeira, Community Affairs and Internet Safety Lead, Microsoft Latin America,Ana Tacite, Community Affairs Coordinator for Microsoft Latin America and  Wilson Pais, Manager of New Technologies and Innovation, Microsoft, Chile met with Pablo Valenzuela, David Holmes and Cristián Hernández of the FCV to discuss outreach efforts for bringing science […]

Pablo Valenzuela and Sebastián Bernales gave keynote lectures at VA! 2011, the first meeting of Chile’s best 100 school students on Science and Technology topics.

January 12, 2011: The Chilean National Council for Innovation and the Ministry of Education invited the best 100 students from public schools to a 10 day meeting about Science and Technology. The intensive schedule includes lectures of well known Chilean scientists and practical experiences in which they will solve scientific-technological challenges. After the opening speech, given by the ministers of […]

Fundación’s Executive Director joined Presidential visit to China

December 30, 2010: Dr. Mario Rosemblatt participated in the Science and Technology delegation that joined Chile’s Presidential visit to China. The S&T delegation was composed of the president of the Chilean Science and Technology Ministry (CONICYT), Dr. José Miguel Aguilera, Fundación´s  Executive Director, Dr. Mario Rosemblatt and a number of prominent scientists and Chilean academic authorities. On that occasion, the President […]

More than 20 UCSF students participated in the sixth version of the Science & Friendship Simposium

December 6, 2010: During november 8-9th, was carried out a new version of this Simposium, which seeks to strengthen research partnerships between researchers from Fundación for and researchers from University of California San Francisco (UCSF). This version of the Science & Friendship included professors from Department of Biochemistry, Biophysics and Pharmaceutical Chemistry and over 20 students from 4 doctoral programs […]

Fundacion’s Business Director gave keynote lecture at the Chilean embassy in Washington DC

November 26, 2010: On Friday October 29th was held, the first meeting of Chilean scientists, organized by the Association of Chilean scientists in the Washington area and the Chilean embassy. With over 50 attendees, including chilean scientists who are working or studying in major research centers in the U.S., the Business Director of Fundación Ciencia para la Vida, Cristián […]

Eureka’s series “The Voyage of Darwin” receives recognition in Spain

November 22, 2010: The series was awared the best documental at the XXVI Bienal de Cine Científico in Ronda, Spain. The recognition has been issued for over 30 years and distinguishes the best scientific productions worldwide. The eureka’s series show the trip that the english naturalist Charles Darwin under tour across for Chile through the first half of the nineteenth century. […]

Dr. David Holmes gives bioinformatics workshop in Costa Rica

November 21, 2010: Last october 13th – 14th, was the first workshop on open source bioinformatics at the Earth University  in Costa Rica. The Director of the Center for Bioinformatics and Genome Biology of Fundación Ciencia para la Vida, Dr. David Holmes, contributed with the following lectures: 1.     Introduction to Bioinformatics and Computational Biology 2.     Gene prediction: Prokaryotes 3.     Gene […]

Fundacion receives the most important innovation award in Chile

November 2, 2010: Avonni Prize has been awarded since 2007 and seeks to recognize and promote the innovative capacity of those who, as they say in their bases, “make the difference” through innovations that seek to improve the quality of life and the country’s economic progress. Fundación Ciencia para la Vida, awarded for its career, was established in 1997 […]

Bringing genetic engineering closer to Chilean Opinion Leaders

August 31, 2010: With an interesting dialogue between scientists and renowned Chilean opinion leaders regarding the importance of science and innovation for the country’s development, has completed a recent version of the Genetic Engineering Workshop for Opinion Leaders held at Fundación Ciencia para la Vida between 19 and 21 August. Leading practitioners in areas as diverse as business, […]