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CeBiB participates in the 7th season of the popular science television series "Exploradores"

The Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering (CeBiB) has been invited to exhibit its latest works and international collaborations in a prestigious national program that disseminates scientific research with the greatest impact carried out in Chile.

A new episode of “Exploradores: del átomo al cosmos” was broadcasted, on november 2nd on 24H TVN, a TV series focused on research and new discoveries by Chilean scientific centers of excellence. During the program, the host and journalist, Nicolás Vial, interviewed Dr Juan Asenjo, director of CeBiB and National Science Award, about the steps taken by the Center to generate international collaboration alliances and strengthen ties with other centers of excellence.

In this new edition, they explored the events of the research carried out by CeBiB , such as the metagenomic analysis of extremophiles from the Atacama Desert and -recently- from the Atacama Trench (at a depth of 8,000 meters) with the collaboration of the University of Waterloo in Canada; the scaling of Antarctic enzymes with the international collaboration of the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences (BOKU) and the Austrian Center for Industrial Biotechnology (ACIB) in Vienna and; the computer challenges to make the study of the human genome more efficient that has led CeBiB scientists to work with researchers from Canada, United States, Finland and Italy for more than a decade.

For the Center for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, collaborative and multidisciplinary work is of vital importance for science to face the problems that exist in Chile and the world. That is why, in this chapter, CeBiB was highlighted as a Center that promotes international work alliances with the aim of exchanging experiences, knowledge and strengthening ties with international research centers and industries, and in this way contribute to national scientific development.

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