More than 400 attendees participated in the “Wednesday at the Academy” seminars on biotechnology and bioinformatics

More than 400 attendees participated in the serie 2016 of seminars “Wednesday at the Academy”, an outreach activity organized by the Chilean National Academy of Sciences. The lectures look for close the gap between frontier scientific research and general audience, particularly high-school students. This year’s talks were imparted by nine Principal Researchers at CeBiB and the topics ranged from biotechnology Continue reading

CeBiB successfully carries out first meeting between industry and biotechnology

“If we were in Europe or the USA it would be odd to organize a meeting to connect the industry with the academy, because there it is a constant activity. Here we are beginning to establish such a routine”, pointed out Patricio Aceituno, Dean of the Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences of the University Continue reading

CeBiB organizes meeting with the industry to address the needs of the productive sector

The experience in developed nations demonstrates that innovation is a transforming agent in an economy, allowing a country —such as Chile’s case— to go from a model based on the exportation of raw materials to one based on added value. “Obtaining more value from products thanks to technological innovation also enriches and strengthens the economy. It also Continue reading

Cutting-edge biotechnology will be the topic of the 2016 conferences “Wednesday in the Academy”

This year’s version of the succesful series of conferences “Wednesday in the Academy”, organized by the Chilean National Academy of Sciences for high-school students and general audiences, will take place between June 22nd and August 31st. Public interested in assisting should register their attendance at the end of the page at: The guiding thread of this version’s lectures is Continue reading

Carlos Conca participates in “Chile VA!” scientific campaments in Puerto Montt and Valparaíso

CeBiB’s associate researcher was a part of both encounters, talking to 12th-graders in Valparaíso and delivering the closing conference in Puerto Montt. Carlos Conca, National Sciences Award and associate researcher at the Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (CeBiB), participated during the year in two different “Chile VA!” scientific campaments organized by Explora. In October, Conca Continue reading

CeBiB Director participates in innovation seminar focused on science teaching

The seminar was held on November 13th in Los Ángeles, Chile. Its main subject was science education, its benefits and the challenges our contry faces in this matter. Juan A. Asenjo, National Sciences Award and CeBiB Director, spoke at the inaugural conference of the scientific innovation seminar “Challenges and benefits on science in the classroom”, Continue reading

CeBiB will be present at the Explora 2015 Science Festival

The event will take place at the National Natural History Museum in Quinta Normal, Santiago, Chile, from October 7th to October 11th. The Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering will be present with a didactic educational presentation in the area of the fair called Light and Life. The presentation will include observation of Atacama Desert microorganisms and the understanding of Continue reading

CeBiB desarrolla programa “Conociendo la Ciencia” para escolares de primeros años

Para estudiantes de primeros años de enseñanza básica, el Centro de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería (CeBiB) ha desarrollado el programa “Conociendo la Ciencia”, que considera un recorrido por algunas áreas de la Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas. La iniciativa considera la visita de los asistentes a los laboratorios del CeBiB y la realización de experimentos guiados por la Dra. María Elena Continue reading

CeBiB participará en Festival de Ingeniería y Ciencias de U. de Chile

El Centro de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería CeBiB estará presente en el Festival de Ingeniería y Ciencias de la Facultad de Ciencias Físicas y Matemáticas de la U. de Chile. El stand del cwentro contará con muestras relacionadas con las línea de investigación de este centro basal de excelencia financiado por Conicyt. Se trata del II Festival de Ingeniería y Ciencias y, en la Continue reading