UNIVERSITY AWARDED 16 NEW REGULAR FONDECYT PROJECTS
THE INITIATIVES SELECTED IN THE LAST CONTEST POSITION THE UTALCA AMONG THE NINE UNIVERSITIES WITH THE HIGHEST NUMBER OF SELECTED PROJECTS, NATIONWIDE.
March 03, 2017
Researchers from our Academic Institution will develop 16 scientific-technological initiatives in different areas, selected in the last Regular FONDECYT contest, a result that positions the University among the 10 institutions with the most projects awarded.
These new research initiatives correspond to the following academic units: Department of Agricultural Sciences (1 project), Department of Biological Sciences (3), the Institute of Mathematics and Physics (5), Department of Law and Social Sciences (1) Department of Engineering (1), Department of Psychology (2), the Abate Molina Institute of Humanistic Studies (1), Institute of Chemistry and Natural Resources (1) and the Multidisciplinary Group Team (1 project).
Concerning these results, Academic Vice President Gilda Carrasco expressed her satisfaction.
"Each year there are more researchers interested in applying for this contest and the amounts don’t diminish, making the applications more competitive. In the case of the UTALCA almost all areas participate annually, and those that do not it’s because they already have some projects in execution," said the university authority.
Concerning the recent adjudication, she highlighted the allocation achieved by the Institute of Mathematics and Physics which, with its five projects, is the unit with the highest approval, followed by the Institute of Biological Sciences with three projects.
For Ivan Palomo, Director of Research, work in this area is essential as a first university principle, especially regarding the development of the University of Talca, which walks toward complexity.
"In the basic or fundamental research field the Regular Fondecyt projects competition, from Conicyt, is the most important to at the individual level", he said.
Likewise, he observed that "the adjudication of 16 projects to researchers from eight different academic units of the University positions us among the 10 institutions that were awarded the most projects and in the first place among the regional state universities.”
Future Expansion Areas
However, he remarked that "although we are in that favorable position, as University, and looking to the future, we must increase the number of projects awarded."
The 2017 edition awarded 517 projects throughout the country. Our University, counting the newly assigned 16 projects, has 65 active Regular FONDECYT projects.
What follows are the awarded projects and the researchers in charge of them, ordered by Unit:
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES
The Impact of Technical Assistance on Technology Adoption and Productivity: Heterogeneity of Extension Affects Farm Performance? Roberto Jara.
DEPARTMENT OF LAW SCIENCES
Concurso de delitos como concurrencia de leyes penales. Néstor Maldonado
DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING
Design and Synthesis of Angiotensin-Converting Enzyme Inhibitors Using Molecular Modeling and Multicomponent Set Reactions. Julio Caballero.
DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY
-Teoría de Toma de Decisiones: Aportaciones Conceptuales y Empíricas a los Modelos de Maximización y Satisfacción (Satisficing) y sus Concomitantes Emocionales. Emilio Moyano.
-Trastorno de Estrés Postraumático: Estudio de la organización de su estructura sintomática, relación con factores de riesgo y comorbilidad desde la perspectiva de Modelos de Redes. Andrés. Fresno.
INSTITUTE OF BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES
- Ripening Regulation of the Chilean Strawberry Fruit: Roles of Hormones and Molecular Regulators. Alejandra Moya.
-Functional Symbiosis as Tool for Pest Control in Cereal Crops, led by Christian Figueroa
- Genomic Prediction for Complex Traits in Eucalyptus: Genomic-Assisted Tree Improvement Using Genome-Wide Molecular Marker Information. Freddy Mora.
NATURAL RESOURCES CHEMISTRY INSTITUTE
Phenolic Metabolome of Chilean Native Nuts and Seeds: Antioxidant Activity and Inhibitory Effect on Key Enzymes Associated with Metabolic Syndrome. Guillermo Schmeda.
INSTITUTE OF MATHEMATICS AND PHYSICS
- Spaces of M-Jets Hypersurface Singularities and Their Deformations. Maximiliano Leyton.
-Combinatorial Hopf Algebras and Higheroperations. Maria Ronco.
-Jucys-Murphy Elements in Cellular Algebras. Ryom Hansen.
-New Physical and Combinatorial Aspects of the Theory of Symmetric Functions in Superspace. Luc Lapointe
- Mathematics around Quantum Integrable Particle Model on the Lattice. Jan Philip Van Diejen
INSTITUTE OF HUMANITIES
Construcción de archivo de Antonio Romera: revisión del canon historiográfico de la pintura chilena. Peter Zamorano
RESEARCH OFFICE (SCIENTIFIC MULTIDISCIPLINARY GROUP)
New Insights in Adsorption of Protein on Nano-Metal Surfaces Using Molecular Dynamics: Protein Structural Changes and Nanotransporters-Camouflage Applicable to Nanomedicine. Horacio Poblete.
PROJECT ABOUT CARIGNAN VARIETY GENERATES NEW PRODUCTS
AGRICULTURAL ECONOMISTS ANALYZED THE EFFECTS OF CLIMATE CHANGE
MORPHOLOGY LABORATORY IS ONE OF THE MOST ADVANCED IN THE COUNTRY