RESEARCHERS WILL PARTICIPATE IN MEETING WITH NOBEL PRIZE WINNERS
FELIPE JIMÉNEZ, FROM THE DEPARTMENT OF BASIC BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES, AND OLEKSANDRA TROFYMCHUK, FROM PROFESSOR LEONARDO SANTOS’ TEAM FROM THE INSTITUTE OF CHEMISTRY OF NATURAL RESOURCES.
March 20, 2017
Two young researchers from our institution were selected to participate as fellows in the 67° meeting with scientists who have won the Nobel Prize, to be held in Lindau, Germany, between June 25 and 30.
The appointment has only 400 places available to which leading scientists from all over the world apply. After a rigorous selection, those who arrive at the event, organized annually by the Lindau Foundation, can interact for a week with the most acclaimed scientists in their field.
"The quality of the candidates was again very high," said Burkhard Fricke, emeritus professor of theoretical physics and the coordinator of the process. "Some of the young scientists who applied had very impressive resumes. It is very unfortunate that only we can invite 400," he said.
At the conclave, our Academic Institution - which belongs to the Columbus network that presents the nominations- will be represented by Felipe Jiménez, from the Department of Basic Biomedical Sciences of the Department of Health Sciences and member of the multidisciplinary scientific core of the Research Office, and Oleksandra Trofymchuk, who is part of the team of Professor Leonardo Santos, from the Institute of Chemistry of Natural Resources.
The Director of Research of the UTALCA, Ivan Palomo, stressed that the presence of these professionals is in line with the internationalization process, aiming at greater complexity, which our Academic Institution is developing. "This invitation from Columbus to two young doctors in Chemistry from our University is framed in this context," he said.
For his part, noting that "the opportunity to share the results of my work, discussing and listening to Nobel Prize winners is one of those opportunities that occurs once in a lifetime" Felipe Jiménez further added that "it is very good news for the University, that it is recognized for the quality of research that it carries out, which is very good and enough for the organizers to select us”.
Trofymchuk Oleksandra." -who is pursuing an internship in the United States - said that, together with the exchange of knowledge and the possibility of establishing new contact networks, to participate in this event is a valuable opportunity "to disseminate research in the area of chemistry that in the Professor Santos’ team is developing in the UTALCA".
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