The Centro de Biología Molecular Vegetal of the University of Chile (CBMV) was created in March 2008 in order to encourage the research in plant biology at the molecular level with emphasis in cell biology and plant physiology. Biotechnological applications are also explored.
The Center currently hosts four researchers who are professors at the University of Chile, and one postdoctoral fellow who is contracted by the University of Chile as a young researcher. All researchers perform basic and translational research in different plant models, using the facilities of the Faculty of Sciences of the University.
The main goal of our Center is to perform high standard research that would be appreciated by the national and international community. The prestige of the members is demonstrated by many publications on broad and specific areas of knowledge. Research grants from different funding agencies support the research that is carried out by graduate and undergraduate students as well as professionals and Post-doctoral fellows. Training of human resources is highly-valued and therefore represents one of the Center’s priorities.
To perform research that primarily focuses on the expansion of knowledge in plant biology at the molecular level with emphasis in cell biology and plant physiology.
To develop and implement curricula and training for undergraduate and graduate students in plant biology at the molecular level with emphasis in cell biology and plant physiology.
To organize special courses and develop activities in molecular cell plant biology for graduate and undergraduate students, and the general public.
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