Francesca Burgos, postdoc in biochemistry, graduate of the Faculty is the only Chilean among the finalists for the award young talent in life sciences

Francesca Burgos, postdoc in biochemistry, graduate of the Faculty is the only Chilean among the finalists for the award young talent in life sciences

The young talent award in life sciences is an initiative created by the society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Brazil in collaboration with General Electric Healthcare outstanding young scientists so that they can display the work, whether under his doctorate or his postdoctoral fellow, at the annual meeting of the society. This is a contest that invited all students from Latin America, receiving the first of all the possibility of attending the most prominent meeting globally and the sum of $1,500.

Our faculty has the good news that the work of one of its graduates in biochemistry, Francesca Burgos, was chosen among the best 5 171 nominations submitted, being the only Chilean to be selected. This will give you the possibility of attending the annual meeting of the society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Brazil this year will be held between 26 and 29 may in Joinville in Santa Catarina. The others selected were from Brazil, Argentina and Peru.

Francesca says "already be selected among the top 5 is wonderful". Stresses that in the encounter other types of skills can be displayed as communication, the ability to properly deliver the information and answer the questions. "What are evaluated are the scientific capabilities that are exposed in such instances where you are your peers and you can receive questions and opinions," points out, stressing that it also is an instance where you can meet other types of professionals .

Consulted regarding the work that presented, it expresses that he is a "biochemical characterization of a connection protein that half the communication between cells, in this case, the neuron and astrocytes in a context of inflammation". "The idea of research is to know the neurons of the central nervous system are unable to regenerate after damage, because it is generated by a trauma or a stroke cerebrovascular to neurogenerative diseases," said, adding that both to the a study that has been developing as for what they presented to the contest is collaborating with Professor Christian Wilson in single molecule and optical tweezers. Indicates that this collaborative work has been very important for the development of his thesis of postdoctoral, which performed in the laboratory of cellular communications of the Faculty of medicine along with the teachers Lisette Leighton and Andrew Quest.

Francesca studied biochemistry as well as the magister and doctorate in biochemistry in our faculty, which we send to it and their teachers the most sincere and affectionate congratulations!

Source:www.quimica.uchile.cl