Fundacion Ciencia & Vida participates in Puerto de Ideas

“Puerto de Ideas” is a Festival that seeks to contribute to the democratization and decentralization of knowledge of excellence in our country. This Festival also promotes in our educational area to generate meaningful learning experiences for girls, boys, and young people. In the last version of the Festival, carried out in Valparaiso, on November 8 […]

Fundacion Ciencia & Vida participates at the 2021 Science Festival

Within the framework of the Science Festival (FECI) 2021, on October 21, Dr. Soledad Matus gave a talk entitled “How do we learn and how do we forget?: Exploring the Function of the Brain”. With simple and attractive language, she presented the biological bases of memory and learning. FECI is a national, public, and free […]

Fundacion Ciencia & Vida is awarded a provisional funding project through a “Centers of excellence support contest”

This call for projects was designed to provide with bridging funds to permit those Centers of Excellence that are completing their Basal Project during 2021 to maintain their operation while they submit a new development plan to define their possible continuity through more permanent ANID instruments. Thus, Fundacion Ciencia & Vida was awarded funding for […]

Fundacion Ciencia & Vida is awarded with a new basal project (2021-2031)

The Centro Científico Tecnológico de Excelencia Ciencia & Vida, headed by Tomas Perez-Acle, was one of the 9 Centers awarded in the IV National Competition of Basal Funding for Centers of Scientific and Technological Excellence 2021, funded by ANID (Agencia Nacional de Investigación y Desarrollo). During the next 5-year period, our Center will emphasize efforts […]

Pez Luna reaches Comkids 2021

This month the children’s series Los Fantásticos Viajes de Ruka was selected at the ComKids Festival – Prix Jeunesse Iberoamericano 2021 with its chapter Pez Luna, in the category fiction for children up to 6 years old. This festival recognizes quality productions made in Spanish and Portuguese for children and adolescents.

Premiere of the 6th season of our tv program “Explorers, from the Atom to the Cosmos”

The sixth season of Explorers, from the Atom to the Cosmos was premiered on the screens of Canal 24 hours. The series that tells viewers about the work of Chilean Centers of Excellence returned to the TV screens with more science and innovation, establishing itself as the most watched program on Chilean television dedicated to […]

Fundación participates in the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Data from Ministry of Sciences

Tomas Perez-Acle is nominated as member of the Advisory Committee on Public Interest Data. The aim of this Committee is to provide support to the Ministry of Sciences in designing and proposing data governance to use these assets for state management and for research and evidence-based decision making.

Book Travesía al Inframundo

What do Space and the Deep Ocean have in common? You can answer this and other questions by reading the fascinating book Travesía al Inframundo, which was launched online on June 8. This book seeks to go into and explore the deepest and most inhospitable habitat of Chilean deep ocean: La Fosa de Atacama. Travesía […]

Tribute to Humberto Maturana (1928-2021)

On May 6, the prominent scientist Humberto Maturana passed away and in honor to his memory, Canal Eureka of Fundacion Ciencia & Vida, through its YouTube channel, made available to the public the documentary El Maestro Humberto Maturana, one of the chapters of the TV series Bright Minds. Dr. Maturana was inspiring mind that managed […]

Our Fundacion is invited to the “SubMesa de Datos COVID-19” of the Ministry of Sciences

Since the COVID-19 pandemic arrived at Chile in March 2020, the Ministry of Sciences nominated a group of national researchers to be members of the SubMesa de Datos COVID-19 ( This technical instance has the objective to make publicly available a large collection of public and private data to be used by scientists, the government, […]

The Executive Director of the Foundation was nominated member of the COVID-19 Advisory Council of the Ministry of Sciences

Dr. Mario Rosemblatt, Executive Director of the Foundation was nominated by Science Minister Couve as member of the COVID-19 Advisory Council of the Ministry of Sciences. This ad-honorem multidisciplinary working group acts as an independent scientific-technical advisory body of the government, advising the Ministries of Science and Health in the elaboration and execution of policies […]