January 2018 is a key date for UC Davis Chile. After three years working, we are beginning our second phase as a Corfo’s project. This special number is based essentially in this news: the opinion column by our Executive Director, the senior authorities from UC Davis who traveled to Chile to participate in relevant activities of this transition, the addition of a new academic partner: the Universidad del Desarrollo (UDD), the trip of Universidad Andrés Bellos’s Chancellor to California to meet his peer in UC Davis. We invite you to read and share our newsletter.
On Friday, December 22 at 9:30 am UC Davis, Ganesha Lab and UC Davis Chile will attend a pitch given by Nicolás Morelli, CEO of VACuCh to evaluate the potential of this company to make the transition and to “land” in California.
Doctor Leobardo Serrano, creator of the biofungicide Fungifree AB®, has more than 38 international publications and 15 awards for his work in biotechnology. His visit takes place within the collaborative project University of Tarapaca and UC Davis Chile.
We present interesting sections: opinion column, news, highlights and an interview to a UC Davis Alumni. Specially, we invite you to read about our project with University of Tarapacá (UTA) -search of microorganisms in ancentral crops for the development of bioproducts- and to watch the videos about our applied research lines.
The activity will include national speakers and extension specialists in viticulture from the Cooperative Extension System of the University of California, including the last winner of the “Extension Distinction Award” of the American Society for Enology and Viticulture (ASEV).
Experts in integrate pest management, irrigation, crop adaptation and integrated water management participated in the 2017 version of this seminar, including Jim Farrar, Director of the State Program of Integrated Pest Management of the University of California.
Position: Research Scientist in Bioinformatics
Description: We are seeking a highly-motivated bioinformatics researcher to lead data analysis efforts related to genome and metagenome sequencing in host and host-free ecosystems. The work is collaborative with colleagues at Universidad Andrés Bello’s Center for Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology.
Closing date: August 27th. The anticipated start date is flexible, but the position can start as early as September 1, 2017.
The Foundation for Agricultural Innovation (FIA), together with the Center of Research and Innovation (CII) of the vineyard Concha & Toro and the University of California, Davis in Chile (UC Davis Chile) implemented the young Agri-Food Panel in the context of the fair “I Believe in Chile”. The aim was to start up a dialogue amongst entrepreneurs, research centers and companies about the challenges of innovation connected to the agri-food world with different strategies and realities.
This number includes an opinion column by Joanna Regulska, Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs, because UC Davis Chile now is part of this UC Davis’ division. Precisely, the main news provide more details about this appointment.
In every edition we explain a research line, in this case its “Viticulture and Enology”. As we have had an intense quarter, this number includes five highlights, mainly about UC Davis’ proffesors and farm advisors visiting Chile as well the U.S. Ambassador at our headquarters. As always, we want to announce professionals who work in Chile and have studied at Davis. We will meet Carlos Flores, UC Davis Chile hydrologist consultant.
Pablo Zamora will relate his experiences in The Not Company and in UC Davis Chile in the agro-food block of this space of the largest entrepreneurship and innovation projects in the country. We await you on June 15 starting 14:30 hours in Espacio Riesco. The event is free of charge.
We are searching for a Chemist, Biochemist o Bioprocesses Engineer or related that is pursuing his/her PhD dissertation in the Research and Innovation Center at Concha y Toro vineyard in a joint project with UC Davis Chile. Interested individuals should send CV, motivational letter and 2 recommendation letters to firstname.lastname@example.org until June, 30th.
Farmers, experts and different companies gathered in Talca to announce the last trends in agro development. Mundoagro's article about the event sponsored by UC Davis Chile in its Conference Program (text in Spanish).
Buscamos estudiante de 4º o 5º año o profesional en Ciencias Sociales o Agrónomo para realizar durante un mes una asesoría en análisis cualitativo de mil respuestas abiertas y breves a una pregunta única. Remuneración de $500 mil. Postulaciones hasta el jueves 25 de mayo.
UC Davis Chile is looking for an individual, organization or company able to provide services related to the interaction and legal nexus with custodial and/or indigenous communities in the framework of a scientific project related to the exploration of agriculture genetic resources in the territory of Arica and Tarapaca, Chile. The time frame of the project is 7 months starting June 2017 and the budget available is a maximum of 25.000.000 CLP. Applications must be received by May 26th 2017.
Applicants requirements: Ph.D with an accredited experience in areas of biotechnology, plant biology, microbiology and/or product development. One position is based in Santiago and the other one in Arica (Chile). Applications until May 10th, 2017 (CV, cover letter and 2 letters of recommendation).
Applicants should be Bioinformatic, Chemist, Biochemist, Bioprocess, Mathematical, Computer Sciences engineer or related. To apply, send CV, recommendation letter and cover letter to email@example.com
Friday, March 31st, Carol Pérez, U.S. Ambassador to Chile, came to UC Davis Chile’s offices to meet its team, led by Alan Bennett.
We are very pleased to invite you to participate in the talk "Sustainable Groundwater Management", by doctor Graham Fogg, Land, Air and Water Resources Department's professor and researcher at the Center for Watershed Sciences, UC Davis. The talk will be Thursday, March 30th at 11:00 am in UC Davis Chile, Andrés Bello 2299, office 1102. Providencia (metro Los Leones). If you want to participate, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Rodrigo Gallardo (arriba a la izquierda), Pablo Zamora (arriba a la derecha), Mark Battany (abajo a la izquierda) y Álvaro Castro (abajo a la derecha)
There is little time to go before the International Fair of Technologies (IFT) AGRO 2017, the Chile’s National Farm Technologies Exhibition and Conference, begins. Talca will host the event whose will take place between Wednesday, 5th and Friday, 7th April.
Pablo Zamora, UC Davis Chile’s Associate Director and Chief Science Officer, was named UC Davis Global Affairs’ Senior Fellow.
Are you chemical engineer or do you hold a related degree? Send to email@example.com your CV, a cover letter and a recommendation letter.
The call for the positions is for agronomers or agri-business engineers with 5-years of experience in viticulture and enology. The applications are opened until March, 3rd.
Applications until February, 16th. Last year Agronomy student or related career, with experiencie in field work and data analysis.
We include an opinion column by Soroush Parsa, Program Coordinator Agronomy and Environment and Scientific Director of the Climate Smart Agro platform. Precisely, the main news is about the first activity of this platform. In every edition we explain a research line, in this case its “Agroclimate Technologies” and the installation of four Surface Renewal stations in VSPT Wine Group’s vineyards. The end of 2016 and the beginning of 2017 have been very busy for UC Davis Chile, leading and supporting semminars. In these activities several UC Davis experts have participated, Bruce German, Moshe Rosenberg, Eduardo Silva and Woutrina Smith. As always, we want to be connected with professionals who work in Chile andhave studied at Davis. We will meet Mª Eugenia Gonzalez, from the U. of Concepcion, and Alejandra Madariaga, who just returned to Chile.
We hope you enjoy reading the third edition of our newsletter. As the previous numbers, the cover includes an opinion column, in this case of our Chief Business Development Officer, Javier Ramirez. The main news is about R2B Catalyst’s inauguration, a program inspired by the model of UC Davis’ Venture Catalyst. As this initiative was created by Dushyant Pathak, Associate Vice-Chancellor of UC Davis, he came to the event.
In every edition we explain a research line, in this case its the genetic identification of clones of the wine industry’s most relevants strains. We also include highlights of our numerous activities, including visits from UC Davis: doctors Gail Bornhorst, Richard Snyder and Daniele Zaccaria. Last but not least, we include some news about the Chilean Students’ Association at UC Davis and a new interview for our section “Getting to know a UC Davis Alumni”.
What are the agricultural bioproduct trends worldwide. Article written by doctor Freddy Boehmwald, Bioproduct Development Coordinator of UC Davis Chile, for November edition of Mundoagro magazine (text in Spanish).
The objective of the event -organized by UC Davis Chile- is to promote a technologically advanced, versatile and efficient agriculture in the face of climate variability. To this end there were presentations from institutions that are conducting research and development in Chile and companies that are implementing new technologies from Argentina and the United States.
In light of yesterday's election results, we know there is understandable consternation and uncertainty among members of the University of California community. The University of California is proud of being a diverse and welcoming place for students, faculty, and staff with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. Diversity is central to our mission. We remain absolutely committed to supporting all members of our community and adhering to UC’s Principles Against Intolerance. As the Principles make clear, the University “strives to foster an environment in which all are included” and “all are given an equal opportunity to learn and explore.” The University of California will continue to pursue and protect these principles now and in the future, and urges our students, faculty, staff, and all others associated with the University to do so as well.
Markus Schreyer, CEO MGMS Consulting; Ignacio Brescia, CEO R2B Catalyst; Alan Bennett, Director Ejec. UC Davis Chile; Marcela Angulo, Gerente Capacidades Tecnológ. Corfo y Dushyant Pathak, vicerrector Gestión de Tecnologías y Relac. Corporativas UC Davis.
Research to Business Catalyst (R2B Catalyst) is the first scientific HUB for business development and for start-ups with a scientific base offers Programs for Entrepreneurs inspired on the model of Venture Catalyst of the University of California, Davis (UC Davis), LabSpaces or cutting-edge laboratories for co-work and a series of Services for Entrepreneurs which range from marketing and communications to accounting.
Dra. Gail Bornhorst (al centro) junto a profesionales de universidades, de centros de investigación y del Centro de Extensionismo Tecnológico Agroindustrial.
What happens to the food after we have eaten it? This is the area of research of Doctor Gail Bornhorst. Her objectives are clear: to increase the benefits in the health of the consumers, improve food security and optimize food processing. In order to achieve this, she has been working in collaboration with the Californian food industry.
In this issue we include an opinion column of our Chief Science Officer, Dr. Pablo Zamora; a main news –the first Scientific and Industry Advisory Board meeting-; the explanation of a research that we are developing (plant pathogen detection in vines), and the "highlights” section with brief news to quickly catch you all up on the initiatives we are involved in. We also included two new sections: Chileans in UC Davis -with an opinion column of the Board of the UCD Chilean Student Association- and Getting to know a UC Davis Alumni, in this case, an interview to Eduardo Holzapfel, former Dean of Agricultural Engineering Faculty at U. of Concepción.
Roberto Neira, Alfredo Molina, Daniel Garrido, Gustavo Zúñiga, Ronald Bown, Pedro Herane, Alan Bennett, Gerard Casaubon y por UC Davis Chile, Javier Ramírez, Director de Nuevos Negocios; Mauricio Cañoles, Gerente de Nuevos Proyectos y Consultorías y Franc
The entity has the support of outstanding representatives from companies and agriculture associations, from the biotechnology industry and superior universities in our country.
Although the Chilean wine industry is ranked at the 4th place worldwide and the first new world wine exporter, due to the agriculture movement to new production areas and continues climate challenges, the national leader industry began to concern about of the challenges that wine industry needs to face due to the extension of the wine frontier and the commercial gaps of the wineries.
Alan Bennett, director ejecutivo de UC Davis Chile y Hernán Orellana, director ejecutivo de Telefónica I+D Chile.
These institutions, which both form part of Corfo’s Program to Attract International Centers of Excellence, will provide from their own experience to generate technology platforms that increase productivity and efficiency in the national food industry.
We invite you to read our first newsletter. On the first page, you will find an opinion column, in this case of our Executive Director, Alan Bennett. On page 2, the main news: The Board meeting UC Davis Chile with its Chilean and California members. Then, since our intention is to explain the research that we are developing, we start by discussing our experience with our business partners, vineyards Concha y Toro and VSPT. Finally, we have the "highlights” section with brief news to quickly catch up on the initiatives we are involved in. We hope this material will serve to learn more about UC Davis Chile.
Reminder that today Tuesday, May 31st as 14:00, the Chileglobal Seminar presents: Socio-environmental impacts of free ranging dogs in Chile. Challenges for animal welfare, biodiversity conservation, public health and policy.
Emilio Ruz, Encargado de Relaciones Internacionales de INIA; Julio Kalazich, Director Nacional de lNIA y Alan Bennett, Director Ejecutivo de Fundación UC Davis Chile.
The initiative will allow the joint entreneurership of applied research and the transfer of technology and innovation, on issues such as the revaluation of property strains of the Itata and Cauquenes valleys; integrated management of pests and diseases, like Lobesia botrana; and design of environmental strategies, among other actions.
After 50 years of close ties between this academic and our country, on Monday part of his ashes were placed in the church of the Hacienda San Jose del Carmen del Huique (O'Higgins Region), key location for his research writing of "The rural Chilean society... ". Such was his connection to our country, that in 2005 Bauer received the Orden al Mérito Docente y Cultural Gabriela Mistral, the highest recognition Chile gives to a foreigner for his or her contribution to education and culture.
Fortunately, UC Davis Chile offices are in good condition because we operate on the 11th floor of the building. For any need, please contact us, do not hesitate to write to firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at +56 9 4275 4718.
Gonzalo Herrera, Cindy M. Kiel, Harris A. Lewin, Alan B. Bennett, Joanna Regulska, Eugenio Doussoulin, y Julio Kalazich.
The session counted on the participation of all the Board members – eight from California and four from Chile, including the Chairman, Harris A. Lewin, Vice Chancellor for Research at UC Davis.
Design, coordinate and carry out research and development initiatives in the areas of molecular biology, biochemistry, microbiology and genetics, ensuring high scientific and technical accuracy level in the Center for Research and Innovation of Concha y Toro (Pencahue, Talca). Application deadline Monday, March 14, 2016. Send Curriculum Vitae via email: email@example.com
Doctors Daniele Zaccaria and Richard Snyder, UC Davis academics, will come to Chile for their line of work in Climate Change. On the occasion, they will offer the drought lecture "Towards next generation decision support for irrigation management" in two locations: on Tuesday, March 8th at INIA La Platina in Santiago and Friday, March 11th at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Talca.
Diversas autoridades regionales y nacionales asistieron al evento.
Thursday of next week, we will inaugurate Patagonia LabSpace with the support of CORFO. A bit to understand the background, UC Davis and STGO LabSpace Chile generated an alliance and created Research to Business Catalyst (R2B Catalyst), the first scientific hub for the development of business, generating synergy between researchers, entrepreneurs, mentors and investors to materialize science-based businesses. In the case of Patagonia LabSpace, it is a 600 m2 laboratory enabling the scaling of products. His focus will be projects in areas relevant to the south, such as aquaculture, livestock and agriculture. To all of those who live in Puerto Montt and surrounding area, we look forward to seeing you on Thursday January 21st.
Bacteria and fungi that promote plant growth are the way the bio-products collaborate in agricultural production. What are the prospects of this tool and what does is lack for producing better results. MundoAgro Magazine article.
• Dr. Alan Bennett, Executive Director of UC Davis Chile, participated in the 2nd SaaS Generation Seminar with the presentation "Big Data in Agricultural Research".
For two days, the Bustamante Park of the Providencia district was the meeting point for the innovation ecosystem in our country. The event was organized by STGO LabSpace, a partner of our institution "Research to Business Catalyst " (R2B Catalyst), the first scientific hub of the country.
The company seeks synergy between researchers, entrepreneurs, mentors and investors to realize science-based businesses. In addition to advanced technology laboratories, start-ups will receive legal, regulatory, business model, scaling and internationalization support. In early 2016 it will begin to operate the headquarters of R2B Catalyst, UC Davis LabSpace Chile, which will be located in the space adjacent to the corporate offices of UC Davis Chile.
To work both in Plant Pathology Lab in Talca (U. Talca) and in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Lab in Santiago (UNAB), in a research about fungal/virus and plant interactions, and bioinformatics. Skills required for this project include knowledge of bioinformatics and commonly used plant pathogen techniques (design and utilize regular and qPCR assays, cloning, sequencing and sequence analyses, hybridizations, ELISA, etc). The position is full-time. Deadline: October, 4th.
The university places 85th in the world and 27th in the United States in the QS World University Rankings for 2015-16. Earlier this year, QS World Rankings rated UC Davis No. 1 in the world in veterinary sciences, and agriculture and forestry.
Full-time professional to work both in a Plant Pathology Lab in Talca (U. Talca) and in a Molecular Biology Lab in Santiago (UNAB). Skills required for this project include knowledge of plant diseases and commonly used phytopathological techniques (isolation; microscopy; PCR assays and sequence analyses, etc). Applications will be received until October 4th.
Since 2012, the Chilean graduate students from Stanford, UC Berkeley and UC Davis meet every year in one of these universities to discuss relevant issues in our country and share experiences. This year the C3 returns to UC Davis with the theme "Envisioning the future, creating it together" and added a new participant, UC Santa Cruz. As expected, UC Davis Chile is one of the sponsors of this important event.
Send your CV including salary request, cover letter and 2 letters of recommendation to: firstname.lastname@example.org until September 17th.
Send your CV including salary request, cover letter and 2 letters of recommendation to: email@example.com until September 17th.
Interested applicants can send their CV, cover letter and two work references to firstname.lastname@example.org. Deadline is Sunday, Sept 13th. This is a replacement position.
Dr. Mónica Alandete-Sáez of PIPRA (Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture) of the University of California - Davis explained concepts such as the different types of intellectual property, the technology transfer model, the best practices for maintaining laboratory notebooks and material transfer agreements.
In Concepción (South of Chile), both institutions will held the "Diploma in Innovation and New Technologies for the Agricultural Industry".
Applications are open until August 26th. Resume, cover letter and 2 letters of recommendation should be sent to email@example.com
Applications are extended until August, 7th. CV, cover letter and 2 letters of recommendation should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
ChileOliva, as a growing industry for the future, explores how to increase productivity and quality with technological solutions based on science.
The members of the trade association produce 90% of the fruit plants marketed in Chile.
Representatives led by their Chairman, Gonzalo Jordan, explained the focus of CORFO´s initiative, which like the center of excellence, seeks to create a more modern and sophisticated Chilean agricultural industry.
Dr. Paul Zamora , Chief Science Officer of UC Davis Chile, was one of the speakers at the panel who discussed the importance of the international cooperation in this process. The event was co-organized by INIA and the document "Declaration of Santiago " was finalized.
Chile is one of the largest producers of these berries at a global level and the industry is facing a series of challenges that UC Davis Chile could cooperate in responding .
The first activity of the cycle of lectures "Encounters, Science and Industry" was held at Concha y Toro´s Center for Research and Innovation and attracted more than 55 participants, including academics, winemakers, professional associations and representatives of the agricultural sector.
Dr. Dario Cantu, also a principal investigator for one of UC Davis Chile´s lines of work, will give a lecture on Friday, July 3 at 12:00 in the Auditorium of the Center for Research and Innovation of Concha y Toro.
El Mercurio highlights the support from UC Davis Chile in the recently inaugurated Center for Research and Innovation of the vineyard. To read the article, click on “Economía y Negocios de El Mercurio” (article in Spanish )
Dr. Alan Bennett gives the go-ahead to the "Licensing Academy", organized by PIPRA (Public Intellectual Property Resource for Agriculture) and the School of Law at UC Davis. Twenty Chileans participates in this intensive 10-day course , including academic partners of UC Davis Chile.
Researchers are trying to reduce the amount of water used in wine production without compromising the quality of the product.
UC Davis Chile - Life Sciences Innovation Center is conducting an open call for postdoctoral research at UC Davis.