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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 […]

Dr. Rodrigo Mora from Harvard Medical School, Gives Seminar at Fundación

January 8, 2009: On Friday December 12th, Dr. Rodrigo Mora from Harvard Medical School and the Massachusetts General Hospital, gave a lecture on the mechanisms that regulate the lynphocyte homing In the recently inaugurated Multimedia Facility of Fundación Ciencia para la Vida .  He presented unpublished data on the role that pathogens and stromal cells have in the induction […]

Programa Eureka provides science and technology audiovisual material to Municipalidad La Pintana, a low income county in Santiago

January 5, 2009: In order to contribute to  science and technology education in low-income sectors, Programa Eureka of Fundación Ciencia para la Vida, made available last December 17 a full set of audiovisual material for the Workshop on Experimental Sciences of La Pintana, involving twenty six science teachers of thirteen municipal local schools. At the opening ceremony of […]

Dr. Mario Rosemblatt, Executive Director of Fundacion Ciencia para la Vida is nominated Adjunct Professor at Dartmouth University

December 24, 2008: In a recent decision, the Board of Trustees of Dartmouth Medical School, one of the most prestigious Medical Schools in the United States, has recently appointed Dr. Rosemblatt as Adjunct Professor of Microbiology and Immunology. As stated in the School’s Web page …”Building on a legacy of excellence and collaboration, Dartmouth Medical School, United States’s […]

One of New Zealand’s best known scientist visits Fundación Ciencia para la Vida looking for potential collaborations

December 23, 2008: Last Wednesday 17th December, Professor Peter Gluckman, Director of the Liggins Institute, New Zealand and Dr. Matthew O´Meagher from the New Zealand Embassy in Santiago visited Fundación to look into potential collaborations between the Liggins Institute and FCV. The approach was led by New Zealand’s Ministry of Education and the New Zealand Embassy in Chile. […]

New Biotech Joint Venture is established at the Technology Park

December 16, 2008: Last December 4th was the inaugurations of the biotech company The Tree Lab Chile at the Auditorium of Fundación Ciencia para la Vida. The New Zealand Ambassador, Nigel Fyfe, and the general manager of the new company, Erwin Krauskopf, headed the opening. Prominent guests from government and the industry sector attended the ceremony. Among them were Jean […]

Fundación brings together scientists and school teachers

December 15, 2008: In order to strengthen links between high school teachers and researchers, last Wednesday December 3, a group of over thirty teachers visited the laboratories of Fundación. They were guided by researchers who instructed them about the projects that are being developed at Fundación Ciencia para la Vida. The initiative is part of a series of […]

Executive Director of Fundación is honoured with a renowned award

December 2, 2008: Last Wednesday, November 26, Dr. Mario Rosemblatt was awarded the Premio al Mérito Universidad Andrés Bello 2008. The award was given by Universidad Andrés Bello, based on his countless contributions to the expansion and improvement of the scientific research and education in Chile. He has been described as an active facilitator of the implementation of […]

Senior Microsoft Executives visit Fundación Ciencia para la Vida

November 26, 2008: On Friday Nov. 21, 2008, a group of  Senior Microsoft executives visited the Fundación. Microsoft representatives included  Dr. Daron Green, Senior Director, Technical Computing, Microsoft Research, Jaime Puente, Senior Program Manager at Microsoft Research in the External Research & Programs group for Latin America and Dr. Juliana Salles, Senior ManagerMicrosoft, Brasil. Discussions were held with […]

Fourth Science and Friendship convention opens up new areas for scientific collaboration

November 25, 2008: November 10th, 2008, marked the beginning of the fourth Science and Friendship meeting.  The meeting took place in the newly built auditorium at the Fundación Ciencia para la Vida.  For the next two days, presenters and audience alike were inmerse in a scientific exchange worthy of top universities in the world.  To a passerby, it […]

Fundación’s researcher is awarded a prestigious Howard Hughes Collaborative Grant

November 24, 2008: Last week, Fundación’s researcher, Dr. Sebastian Bernales and his group, were awarded the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Collaborative Innovation Grant, which aims to help bring researchers together to tackle new ideas. A $10 million pilot program ($10 million per year, totaling $40 million over four years) from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute will now enable […]

Distinguished German plant pathologist, Dr. Matthias Hahn,visits Fundación Ciencia para la Vida

November 20, 2008: Dr. Matthias Hahn, from Kaiserslautern University (Germany) visited Fundación last week.  His work is centered on studying new molecular strategies to modulate the infection of Botrytis cinerea in grapevine fields.  Dr. Hahn is known for his work on the mechanisms of multiple fungicide resistance in vineyard populations of B. cinerea found in Europe.  He has […]

Fundación gave keynote lecture at renowned Clinic in Chile

November 12, 2008: Last Tuesday November 11th , Fundación’s Business Director, Cristian Hernandez-Cuevas, gave the closing keynote lecture at the First Internal Research and Development meeting of Clinica Santa Maria –one of Chile’s best clinics. His lecture was titled “The MDs of the future and biotechnology: a vision to 2020”.The presentation showed an overview of how biomedical research […]