MARTIN MONTECINO LEONARD
Titularl Professor Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago de Chile. Director of the Center for Biomedical Research, Deputy Director of the FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation and President of the FONDECYT-Chile Higher Council of Science. Dr. Martín Montecino is a biochemist at the University of Concepción (1989) and received his Ph.D. In Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medicine of the University of Massachusetts in 1996. During the years 2005 and 2006 he was President of the Chilean Society of Cell Biology. Throughout his career he has authored or co-authored more than 140 peer-reviewed and 21 book chapters. He has also directed the work of more than 20 doctoral theses, 9 postdoctoral fellows, as well as numerous master thesis and postgraduate thesis candidates. In addition to his role in the Higher Council on Science since 2015, he is currently on the editorial board of several scientific journals such as Biological Research, Journal of Cellular Biochemistry and Eukaryotic Reviews in Gene Expression. Within its area of expertise - Cellular and Molecular Biology - its line of research has focused on the mechanisms that regulate gene expression during cell differentiation.
FERNANDO J BUSTOS
Bioengineer of the University of Concepciòn (Chile). PhD in Biological Sciences in Cellular and Molecular Biology, University of Concepción. Postdoctoral Fellow at McGovern Institute for Brain Research and The Broad Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. Researcher at Broad Institute at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, USA. In his postdoctoral stay he studies the mechanisms and areas of the brain involved in anxiety and autism spectrum disorders. For his research uses animal models that present the phenotype of the autistic spectrum, and through genome editing technologies tries to recover the behaviors and synaptic defects presented by them.
BERTA CRISTINA HENRÌQUEZ
Researcher at the School of Biochemistry, Faculty of Science, San Sebastián University, Santiago de Chile. Degree in Biochemistry at the University of Concepción, Doctor in Biological Sciences, Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Concepción, Chile. Postdoctoral researcher at the Biomedical Research Center, Universidad Andrés Bello, Santiago de Chile.
Experience in the area of transcriptional regulation, epigenetics, molecular biology. At present his research group is dedicated to analyze the epigenetic mechanisms involved with cellular senescence processes in murine models.
INSTITUTO DE GENÉTICA HUMANA
FACULTAD DE MEDICINA