Prominent German Scientist Meets Young Researchers of Fundación Ciencia para la Vida12/03/2009
Uta Francke (Ph.D.), professor of genetics and pediatrics at Standford University, visited Fundación Ciencia para la Vida (FCV) last January 30 and met with young scientists of FVC at Fundación EcoSicence. In the gathering she delivered a scientific lecture and interacted with the audience.
Francke, an expert in genetics, explained her motivations and recent research. Her visit was within the invitation by Standford University to come to Chile and take courses at the venue that this house of studies has in the country.
Her research has ranged from human and mouse chromosome identification and gene mapping to the discovery of genes involved in heritable disorders, studies of their functions and of disease-causing mechanisms. Applying genomic technologies to mammalian genetics research, her current focus is on the development of mouse models for human microdeletion syndromes.