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Enrique Brandan

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Brandan performed his primary and high school studies at Colegio Hispano Americano, in Santiago. He obtained his undergraduate degree in Biology at Universidad de Chile, Facultad de Ciencias in 1978. Dr. Brandan attained his Ph.D. in Cell Biology at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and graduated in 1985. Between 1986 and 1987, he […]


Eliseo O. Campos obtained his title of Medical Technologist and later his Master’s Degree in Biochemistry from the University of Chile. He has extensive research and teaching management experience through his role as manager in a leading research laboratory and the establishment of academic units in several national universities. He was Executive Coordinator for the […]

Iván Alfaro, PhD.

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Iván Alfaro is a Biochemist from the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso and got his Ph.D. in Cell and Molecular Biology in 2010 at Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. As a graduate researcher, he worked at the Molecular Neurobiology Laboratory directed by Dr. Nibaldo Inestrosa, collaborating in several projects involving structural and dynamic […]

María Soledad Matus, PhD.

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Matus is Biochemist and got her PhD degree in 2007 at the Faculty of Medicine, Catholic University of Chile, in Santiago, Chile. During her PhD studies, at the laboratory of Dr. Alfonso Gonzalez, she developed a biomedical project in the field of neurobiology and aimed to understand the connection between autoimmunity and neurological […]

Álvaro Martínez, PhD

Álvaro Martínez earned his degree in Biochemistry from Universidad Católica de Chile and a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Université Pierre et Marie Curie. Since 2008, he has specialized on biotechnology patents and worked as examiner for the Chilean patent office (INAPI, 2009 to present) and as national coordinator of applied research and innovation at Universidad […]

Nicole Halçartégaray, PhD

Nicole Halçartégaray earned her degree in Biochemistry from Universidad Católica and her PhD in Biotechnology from Universidad Andrés Bello. Her studies, carried out at Fundación Ciencia & Vida, focused on the immune system of bony fish and vaccine development for the salmon industry. After two more years as a Postdoctoral fellow at Fundación and pursuing […]

Tomás Pérez-Acle, PhD

Tomás Pérez-Acle earned his PhD in Biotechnology from Universidad Andrés Bello in 2007. From 2001 to 2010, he served as the head of the Center for Bioinformatics (CBUC) at Universidad Católica de Chile. From 2010 to 2014, he was Executive Director of the National Laboratory of High Performance Computing (NLHPC) at Universidad de Chile. Currently, […]

Tomás Pérez-Acle, PhD

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Tomas Perez-Acle is a biologist, University of Concepción (1989), with a Master in Medical Biophysics, Universidad de Chile (1994), and received his PhD in Biotechnology from the Universidad Andres Bello (2007). His main scientific interest is focused on Computational Biology: multi-scale computational modeling of complex biological systems, using high performance computing tools. After his undergraduate, he served as Development Manager […]

José Patricio Cáceres

Patricio Cáceres is a certified Public Accountant with an MBA from Universidad de Ciencias de la Informática. Cáceres has broad professional experience in human resources, administration, finances and taxation of companies engaged in scientific research and related trade. He is a member of the Institute of  Chartered Accountants of Chile A.G. Cáceres was Manager of […]

Carolina Torrealba, PhD

Carolina Torrealba earned her degree in Biology and a PhD in Molecular and Cellular Biology from Universidad Católica de Chile where she graduated with honors. Her research studies involved the analysis of the dynamics and assembly of a protein trafficking machinery complex in epithelial cells. In 2009 she was awarded a fellowship to attend the Cell […]

Alvaro Lladser, PhD

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Lladser studied Biochemistry at Universidad de Chile, obtaining the Master degree in 2003. He performed the Master’s thesis at the Laboratory of Gene Pharmacotherapy with Dr. Yedy Israel and Dr. Amalia Sapag. Then, Dr. Lladser started the PhD Program in Biomedical Sciences at Universidad de Chile sponsored by a Conicyt fellowship, obtaining the […]

Vivian Wilhelm, PhD

BIOGRAPHY Dr.Wilhelm studied the secondary education at the German School in Concepción between 1967 and 1981. Then in 1982, she entered the Universidad de Concepción to obtain a degree in Biochemistry in 1987. She performed her thesis to obtain the degree in Biochemistry at the Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Faculty of Pharmacology, Universidad de Concepción, […]

Nicole Tischler, PhD

BIOGRAPHY Nicole Tischler received her degree as an Engineer in Biotechnology in 1999 at the Mannheim University of Applied Sciences, Germany. During her undergraduate thesis she developed a functional diagnostic method for heparin induced thrombocytopenia which she performed at the company Immuno-Biological-Laboratories in Hamburg, Germany. In 2002 she joined the Ph.D. program in Biotechnology at […]

Raquel Quatrini, PhD

BIOGRAPHY Dr. Raquel Quatrini is a molecular microbial ecologist seeking to understand the structure, function and dynamics of the microbial consortia present in extreme acidic econiches, including those driving the bioleaching of copper. Raquel was born and raised in Argentina where she completed her bachelor degree in Biological Sciences (1992–1996, Universidad del Comahue). After graduation, […]

Rodrigo Pacheco, PhD

BIOGRAPHY In 1995 Rodrigo Pacheco began his undergraduate studies at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile and obtained his bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry in 1999. He received an award for the highest academic marks in his graduating class. After performing thesis work about the mechanism of action of urushiols allergens with Dr. Alfredo De Ioannes […]