ICGEB Conference on Biology and Related Sciences


Conference "Improving the Learning of
Biology and Related Sciences at the Pre-University Level”

14 - 15 April, Santiago, Chile

Organiser: Jorge E. Allende (Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile)
Co-organisers: Alicia González Manjarrez (Instituto de Fisiología Celular, UNAM, México), Fabio Pedrosa (Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brasil), Gustavo Gutiérrez (University of Costa Rica, San José, Costa Rica) and Juan Cristina (Universidad de la República, Uruguay)

Requests for information directly to: pdroguett@med.uchile.cl



Attendance by invitation only
External participants interested to attend may submit a request to the local organisers
Deadline for receipt of applications by local organisers: 1 April 2016


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The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.

For more information on the terms of participation and funding opportunities for this event please access the meeting website or contact the local organisers directly

To achieve the goal of socioeconomic development, most of the countries in Latin America and in the membership of the ICGEB must increase the number of active trained scientists involved in the issues that those countries must face. As demonstrated by the ICGEB, many of those problems (health, food production, environment preservation, drought) require strong capacity in basic biology and biotechnology. In order to attract our bright young persons to these sciences, we need to change our education in science and to show them the exciting aspects of research in these areas. At the same time, there is a dearth of dialogue between scientists and educators of the pre-university level.

The conference will provide a meeting ground for scientists and educators of the pre-university level to meet and develop new strategies for science education. The programme will include lectures by leading scientists and short presentations of hands-on learning initiatives in different countries.

  • Projects in science education in secondary school level

  • Projects in science education of pre-kinder and primary education

  • International collaboration in science education

  • Strategies to scale-up successful pilot projects to national or international dimensions

  • The design of teaching modules that will help children and adolescents to learn how to mitigate the impact of climate change in the environment


Meeting website



Speakers will include:

Mauro Giacca - International Centre for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, ICGEB
Click here to view the podcast of the presentation

Pierre Léna – Pontifical Academy of Sciences

Anna Pascucci - Associazione Nazionale Insegnanti di Scienze Naturale of Italy

Giancarlo Vecchio - Academia Nazionale dei Lincei



  • Admittance to the conference is by invitation only

  • External participants interested to attend may submit a request to the local organisers



  • No fee is charged to attend this conference. Participants are expected to cover their own travel and living costs

  • Information on eventual grant opportunity must be directed to the local organisers



Submit your application on-line at http://www.icgeb.org/course-application-chi03-2016.html by 1 April 2016


Meeting Announcement


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