Nobel Laureate participates in Fundación’s Science and Friendship Conference
December 11, 2009
As every year, Fundación has organized its popular Conference “Science and Friendship: The North Meets the South”, where scientists from the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) interact with researchers from the Instituto Milenio MIFAB and Fundación for seven days in Santiago.
This year Fundación Ciencia para la Vida welcomed a delegation of nearly 30 doctoral students and Faculty from UCSF, including prominent scientific figures such as the Nobel Prize for Medicine in 1989, Michael Bishop. Dr. Bishop, together with Harold Varmus, won the Nobel Prize for the discovery of cellular oncogenes.
The objective of this conference is to promote a direct and friendly interaction between young researchers and faculty of UCSF with their counterparts from the Instituto Milenio MIFAB and Fundación. This is conducted via seminars, keynote lectures, poster presentations and social activities.