The American Society for Cell Biology brings out an article on Fundacion’s “Science and Friendship Program”


The renowned American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) has published an article in its May Newsletter about the Science and Friendship Program of Fundación Ciencia para la Vida (FCV). This program is a developing collaboration between the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) and FCV, it consist of annual meetings of researchers and graduate students from both institutions. The first meeting took place in Santiago in 2002 and since then more than 70 students and 14 professors from UCSF have taken part in seminars, workshops and research exchange with their counterparts from FCV and other Chilean universities.

Top international scientists, such as Bruce Alberts, Peter Walter or Kieth Yamamoto have taken part in this program allowing Chilean researchers to find temporary employment or sabbatical stays at UCSF and other research labs in the US.

The article was written by Monica Rodrigo, a graduate student that took part in the 2007 version of the S&F Program and can be downloaded here.