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Chilean Opinion Leaders get close to Genetic Engineering

June 12, 2009: With an interesting dialogue between scientists and opinion leaders concerning the importance of science and innovation for the development of the productive area of the country, ended the Eighth Workshop on Genetic Engineering for Opinion Leaders held at the Fundación Ciencia para la Vida June 4th through June 6th. Renowned professionals in areas as diverse […]

Three investigators from the Fundación gave talks at the launching of a new Biomedical magazine

May 19, 2009: Researchers from the Fundación Ciencia para la Vida, Alejandra Loyola, Rodrigo Pacheco and Nicole Tischler were invited to officially launch the journal “Biomedical Science” in Concepción and Osorno. This magazine, which has a half-yearly circulation, is published by the Faculty of Health Sciences of Universidad San Sebastian with the goal of opening a new space […]

Two companies associated with Fundación Ciencia para la Vida are recognized by GEN magazine

April 22, 2009: In the last issue of GEN magazine, a publication dedicated to Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, The Tree Lab Chile S.A and Medivation Inc were highlighted as key examples of thriving biotechnology companies in Chile. These companies are headquartered in the Parque Tecnológico Zañartu and are supported by the Fundación Ciencia para la Vida. The magazine also highlights […]

Young Investigator of FCV receives an award from the American Society for Virology

April 14, 2009: The laboratory of Hantavirus directed by Fundación´s Researcher Dr. Nicole Tischler will have a special participation in the 28th Annual Meeting of the America Society for Virology, which is to be held at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver, BC, Canada, July 11-15. The principal investigator of the work entitled “Fusion activity of the hantavirus […]

Former PhD Student of Fundación and UNAB publishes in Nature

April 13, 2009: Bertsy Goic a former PhD student in Biotechnology of Fundación and Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB) published a paper in the recent number of the Journal Nature (March 19). She coauthored a publication entitled “Antiviral Inmunity in Drosophila requires systemic RNA interfering spread”. Bertsy Goic is presently doing a postdoctoral stay at the Pasteur Institut in […]

President of Corporación Biotec gave keynote lecture about Technological Innovation in Colombia

March 23, 2009: On Friday March 13, Myriam Sánchez, President of the Corporación Biotec of Colombia, visited the Fundación and gave a lecture describing the operational model that her Center has implemented in Cali, Colombia. Mrs. Sanchez also proposed to implement a scientific exchange program between our Fundación and her institution. Corporación Biotec was established in 1995 with the […]

Mrs. Inge Lamberz from the German Ministry of Education Visits Fundación

March 19, 2009: Last Wednesday March 11, as part of the activities of the official visit of the German Minister of Education and Research to Chile, Mrs Inge Lamberz de Bayas, from the International Bureau of the Ministry, visited Fundación Ciencia para la Vida accompanied by executives of the Iniciativa Científica Milenio (ICM). The purpose of the visit […]

Prominent German Scientist Meets Young Researchers of Fundación Ciencia para la Vida

March 12, 2009: Uta Francke (Ph.D.), professor of genetics and pediatrics at Standford University, visited Fundación Ciencia para la Vida (FCV) last January 30 and met with young scientists of FVC at Fundación EcoSicence. In the gathering she delivered a scientific lecture and interacted with the audience. Francke, an expert in genetics, explained her motivations and recent research. […]

Executive Director of the Most Influential Environmental NGO in Washington Visits the Fundación

March 11, 2009: Carl Pope, Executive Director of Sierra Club, a foundation dedicated to the preservation and conservation of the environment, visited Fundación Ciencia para la Vida and Fundación Ecoscience on Friday January 30, within the context of a trip he made to the South of Chile. Pope, has been actively involved for more of 30 years in […]

Fundación Sponsors Successful Chilean Scientific Meeting in Germany

: The Max Planck Institute of Experimental Medicine in Göttingen, Germany was the venue that last February brought together over 70 Chilean scientists and students to talk about science and how to link their activities in Europe with the science made in Chile at  Encuentros 2009, an initiative sponsored by Fundación Ciencia para la Vida and […]

Five Projects of Fundación Distinguished in Book of Ministry of Economy

March 9, 2009: The book “70 Historias exitosas de Innovación y Ciencia”, edited by the Ministry of Economy of Chile highlighted the R&D work of Fundación Ciencia para la Vida. Of the 70 projects elected for the book, 5 are programs of the Fundación executed by groups directed by the following researchers: Luis Burzio, Mario Rosemblatt, Pablo Rosenblatt, […]

Universidad de Chile Awards Important Distinction to Executive Director of Fundación

February 2, 2009: Last Wednesday January 28 at 20:00 hrs.,the Faculty of Sciences of Universidad de Chile gave to Mario Rosemblatt the Scientific Award 2008, that distinction went in recognition of his vast experience as a researcher and teacher. The ceremony was held at the Swiss Club on the occasion of the anniversary number forty-four of the Faculty […]

Conicyt Backs the Network of Scientific Collaboration Bionexa

January 27, 2009: On Tuesday January 27 the network of scientific collaboration Bionexa, an initiative supported by the Fundación, was transferred to CONICYT. Vivian Heyl, president of that institution, made an official announcement on the creation of RedCiencia (an enhanced Network for Scientific Collaboration based on Bionexa). RedCiencia’s main objective is to become a space of integration, exchange […]

Science School Teachers Returned to the Classroom at the Fundación

January 25, 2009: With excellent positive feedback ended the second edition of the Multimedia Educational Workshops for Teachers of Science, carried out by Programa Eureka of Fundación in conjunction with Programa Explora from CONICYT. These workshops are aimed at enhancing and improving the educational tools of science teachers in high school so students are better prepared in current […]

A great 2009 start for Fundación Ciencia para la Vida: three new Fondecyt projects were awarded to Fundación investigators

January 22, 2009: The Chilean Commision for Science and Technolgy Research (CONICYT), has awarded FONDECYT grants to three Fundación investigators, to support their research efforts. Doctors David Holmes (genome biology of bioleaching extremophiles), Alejandra Loyola and Rodrigo Pacheco (both in biomedical research), were selected among the few beneficiaries of these prestigious grants. Dr. Holmes submitted the project “Application […]