New Ph.D. Programs

September 16, 2020

Fundación Ciencia & Vida and Universidad San Sebastian announce the opening of three Ph.D. Programs: Doctorado en Biologia Computacional, Doctorado en Biotecnologia y Bioemprendimiento y Doctorado en Inmunologia y Microbiologia. These three new Ph.D. Programs are part of the recent alliance between Fundacion Ciencia & Vida and Universidad San Sebastian. Applications for these Ph.D. Programs end on October 15, 2020.

 

 

DOCTORATE IN IMMUNOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY
Alliance between Fundacion Ciencia & Vida and Universidad San Sebastián
Program Director: Dr. Mario Rosemblatt

Description:
The PhD program in Immunology and Microbiology is based on the need to generate new knowledge that contributes to advancing in the search for answers to understand the complex problems of the biology of virus infection with emphasis on its entry into cells; the factors that lead to human virus-induced pathogenesis and the development of therapeutic and preventive antiviral strategies; the interrelationships between neuroimmunology and neurophysiology, including the role of the microbiota in the brain-gut axis, in the regulation of immune function; and the process of immune regulation focused on the processes that allow homeostasis or loss of regulation that leads to autoimmune pathologies or the development of tumors, in other areas of relevance and impact for today and the future.

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DOCTORATE IN BIOTECHNOLOGY AND BIOENTREPRENEURSHIP
Alliance between Fundacion Ciencia & Vida and Universidad San Sebastián
Program Director: Dr. Pablo Valenzuela

Description:
The program seeks to train students in the fundamental stages and characteristics of a scientifically based biotechnology venture. For this, it includes entrepreneurship models and financing mechanisms for startups that consider financiers, venture capital groups, capital increases, series A, B, etc. It also considers concepts of intellectual property and technology transfer. The requirements for obtaining a patent and the processes for filing patent applications in the USA, Europe and Chile will be studied. The contents of patents will be studied, and different examples will be analyzed. Patents and applications will be searched in various databases, in Chile and in the world, and the different types of licenses used in business agreements will be discussed. Finally, students will work on the formulation of an application for a particular biotechnological invention including claims and its submission strategy to world patent offices. The program includes training in the product registration process in the health area in the USA, Europe, and Chile.

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DOCTORATE IN COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY
Alliance between Fundacion Ciencia & Vida and Universidad San Sebastián
Program Director: Dr. Tomás Pérez-Acle

Description:
The Program places special emphasis on transdisciplinary and from this approach seeks to study and solve problems in both the life sciences, the social sciences, and the exact sciences. In addition to the laboratories of the Fundacion Ciencia & Vida, it offers the possibility of interacting and carrying out theses in the research laboratories of one of the biotechnology companies located on our Campus. During their passage through the Program, students will acquire skills that will allow them to identify important questions both in the most basic aspects of the disciplines and in their medical and environmental applications, formulate and develop research projects, critically read scientific literature, communicate their own findings and ideas, and insert themselves in academia, as well as in the private and public sector.

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