Volume 2. Issue 2. March 31, 2016.
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CGR Associate Investigator Fernán Federici has won the prestigious Wellcome Image Award 2016, an achievement highlighted in Nature. His image shows a maize leaf with labeled cells (green), and nuclei (orange).

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The Interactome

CGR 2016 paper count: 8

New CGR Postdoctoral fellows:

Dr. Raquel Marina
Dr. Raquel Marina is a PhD in Biology from the Universidad de León (Spain) and was an Investigator at the Universidad Autónoma before joining the Center in January. She has obtained a position to study the epigenetic mechanisms governing the control of gene expression in Cyprinodontiform fish subjected to stress or environmental changes, under the supervision of Drs. Montecino and Allende.
Dr. Soledad Undurraga
Dr. Soledad Undurraga is a PhD from the Univertsity of Connecticut (USA) where she worked on stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. She later became an investigator at Universidad Mayor and has now joined the CGR (beginning March 2016) to participate in the study of desert plant physiology and genomics under the direction of Drs. Gutiérrez and Orellana.

The CGR paper of the month:

Collecting CGR1 in the Atacama Desert

Next Interactomics: April 7.

Lecture by Dr Jason Podrabsky

Reminder: Deadline March 31!!

The CGR is organizing an international training course entitled: "Synthetic biology and genome editing" from May 14 to 20, 2016. Invited instructors will teach the latest methods for editing DNA with CRISPR technology and designing artificial transcription factors. Model organisms will include bacteria, plants, Drosophila and zebrafish. Visit the course page here.
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