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Fundacion Ciencia & Vida participates in Puerto de Ideas

November 18, 2021: “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

October 10, 2021: 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”

September 8, 2021: 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

August 25, 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”

August 4, 2021: 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

July 15, 2021: 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

June 8, 2021: 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)

May 6, 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 […]


March 24, 2021: To analyze the evolution the Covid 19 pandemic has experienced in our country, and the different measures implemented to contain it, the President of the Senate, Senator Yasna Provoste invited on March 24, 2021, our Director of Informatics, Dr. Tomás Pérez-Acle as a speaker in a special session on this subject. In this meeting also […]

Researcher at Fundacion Ciencia & Vida publishes in Nature Reviews Genetics

January 26, 2021: The Director of the Epigenetics and Chromatin Laboratory of Fundacion Ciencia & Vida, Dr. Alejandra Loyola, participated in Nature Reviews Genetics with a publication entitled “Parental nucleosome segregation and the inheritance of cellular identity”. The article is a review of recent findings detailing local segregation of parental nucleosomes during DNA replication. It is here that […]

Researchers from Fundacion Ciencia & Vida publish a study in one of the Nature Portfolio journals

January 14, 2021: The research groups of Fundacion Ciencia & Vida led by Dr. Mario Rosemblatt, Dr. Alejandra Loyola and Dr. Rodrigo Pacheco published a study in which they report how the epigenetic modification of dendritic cells induces the de novo production of retinoic acid, exerting a therapeutic effect on intestinal inflammation. Doñas C., Neira J., Osorio-Barrios F., […]

Researchers from Fundacion Ciencia & Vida begin collaboration with Achilles Therapeutics for studies on kidney cancer

January 5, 2021: Researchers from Fundacion Ciencia & Vida, led by Dr. Alvaro Lladser and Vincenzo Borgna, begin collaboration with Achilles Therapeutics to advance their studies on human kidney cancer. The project is focused on analyzing cytotoxic T lymphocytes that infiltrate human kidney cancer tumors for their destruction and that, due to various factors, are unable to do […]


October 6, 2020: Pablo Valenzuela, renowned Chilean scientist co-founder of Chiron Corporation and Fundación Ciencia & Vida, directed the research of Michael Houghton, a scientist who today received the Nobel Prize in Medicine. Valenzuela, as Vice President of Research for Chiron, formed and led the team of researchers, including Michael Houghton, who identified the Hepatitis C virus, sequenced […]

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 […]