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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 […]

Fundación Ciencia & Vida signs academic and scientific alliance with Universidad San Sebastián.

November 16, 2019: Through this alliance, both institutions aim to promote research, Ph.D. Programs, and the formation of young scientists. Fundación Ciencia & Vida and Universidad San Sebastian have combined their teaching and scientific research activities to shape a joint Science and Bio-Entrepreneurship Park of the highest level, which started its activities in the year 2020.   From left […]

DeMente: The brain is a tough nut to crack

July 19, 2019: La Editorial Ciencia & Vida Lanza un nuevo libro.“DeMente: El Cerebro, un hueso duro de roer”, una colaboración entre la Editorial Ciencia & Vida y el Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso (CINV), comenzó su distribución en las principales librerías del país. El jueves 11 de julio en el Museo de Historia Natural de Valparaíso […]

Carolina Torrealba, Former Member of the Board of our Foundation was recently appointed as Deputy Secretary of the new Ministry of Science, Technology, Knowledge and Innovation.

February 27, 2019: Chilean President Sebastián Piñera chose Dr. Andrés Couve and Dr. Carolina Torrealba to lead the new Ministry. Both come from the field of Life Sciences. These nominations suppose new perspective on how to design and shape this new ministry, unveiling a new set of interesting challenges. According to the Ministry Web page “This Ministry is […]

Science and Friendship International Symposium, 2018

January 24, 2019: Alongside the XXXII Congress of the “Sociedad de Biologia Celular de Chile” carried out in the city of Puerto Varas, a new version of Science and Friendship meeting was held, bringing together researchers and students from UCSF and Fundación Ciencia & Vida. During the Meeting the “Fundacion Ciencia & Vida” special symposium was held with […]

Tomás Pérez-Acle, Head of the Laboratory of Computational Biology at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, was appointed member of the U.S.-Chile Council on Science, Technology and Innovation

August 30, 2018: Tomás Pérez-Acle, Head of our Laboratory of Computational Biology, was appointed member of the U.S.-Chile Council on Science, Technology and Innovation by the U.S. Embassy in Chile. This position will last three years and he will work in the Technology Transfer Committee. The U.S.-Chile Council on Science, Technology and Innovation was created by Carol Z. […]

Nature Research Academies for advanced and early career researchers take place at Fundación Ciencia & Vida

August 29, 2018: Fundación Ciencia & Vida, in partnership with HubTec Chile, organized author-training workshops for advanced and early career researchers that took place on Tuesday, August 28th. The initiative comprised two half-day workshops that were designed to help the participants communicate their data effectively and successfully publish in international journals. Through a combination of short lectures, open […]

Fundación Ciencia & Vida creates “Constellation Program”

August 3, 2018: In an effort to promote border research in basic sciences and their biotechnological applications, Fundación Ciencia & Vida has instituted “CONSTELLATION”. This is a special program through which exceptional young researchers, established in Chile or abroad, are integrated into Ciencia & Vida as Adjunct Professors ad-honoremto collaborate with the teaching and research efforts of our […]

“Experimenta, Ciencia de Niños”, a new science series for children co-produced by Fundación Ciencia & Vida, launches this week

June 25, 2018: “Experimenta, Ciencia de Niños” (“Experiment, Kids science”), a co-production of the Children’s Television Department of the National Television Council (CNTV) and Fundación Ciencia & Vida, launches on June 27th on several regional TV channels and on the CNTV’s YouTube channel. The series, which seeks to bring science closer to kids in an entertaining way, presents […]

Pablo Rosenblatt, Director of our Eureka Program, was interviewed on La Tercera TV

June 12, 2018: The filmmaker and science communicator Pablo Rosenblatt, Director of the Eureka Program at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, participated in a new episode of the program “Tercera Dimensión” (“Third Dimension”) on La Tercera TV. During the interview, he discussed how scientific dissemination has become a tool to democratize access to science for the general public. After […]