Upcoming events and seminars


Seeking a creative approach for current challenges
Fundación Ciencia & Vida – Institut Curie
January 22nd – 26th, 2018

Fundación Ciencia & Vida organizes jointly with the Institut Curie in Paris, France, an intensive Cell Biology Course that will take place between January 22nd and 26th, 2018, at Fundación.

This course will immerse students and researchers in an intense collaborative work, stimulating creative thinking for the development of an “out-of-the-box” project. This will be a full week of hard work and fruitful discussion with peers that will encourage the participants to question their established ideas about cell biology.

Eight researchers from France and eight researchers from Chile will be intensely committed to train and guide the students, encouraging them to think in an interdisciplinary and ambitious way. We seek to foster a friendly and collaborative environment that will not only provide top-level training for students, but also promote mutual learning and networking opportunities for all participants.

Course objectives:
Our goals are to diffuse among South American academic institutions the most recent investigations conducted at Institut Curie in the area of Cell Biology and to create strong interactions between our scientists and the local experts in the field. We further aim at facilitating scientific exchanges between French laboratories and South American students who wish to acquire an expertise in the areas and technologies currently developed in Institut Curie.

Scientific articles discussion and a project preparation. Four experimental poster sessions will be held during the course to encourage the participants to present their current research work in a poster.

Master, PhD students and postdoctoral fellows from France, Chile, Uruguay, Argentina, Peru, Brazil and Venezuela will participate. All talks and communications will be in English. The course offers scholarships that include travel and accommodation expenses. 

January 22-26, 2018

Fundación Ciencia & Vida
Av. Zañartu 1482, Ñuñoa, Santiago

Ana-Maria Lennon and Claire Hivroz (Institut Curie, France)
Carolina Torrealba and Betsi Flores (Fundación Ciencia & Vida, Chile)

French Embassy in Santiago, Chile
French Chilean Institute
CONICYT (International Cooperation Programme), Support for international networking between research centres, code REDES 170068


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