Chilean research group will be part of the Biogenome Project Earth

Chilean research group will be part of the Biogenome Project Earth

Chilean scientists will join the project"Earth Biogenome Project"(EBP), whose launch was last week in London, which aims to sequence, catalog, and characterize the genome of all biodiversity land over a period of 10 years." Researchers of the Center for Genomic regulation in conjunction with the Foundation's support to the research of the State of São Paulo (Brazil), will be the only Latin American to be a part of this international project groups. Dr. Miguel Allende, director of the Center for Genomic Regulation (CRG), academic of the University of Chile and associate researcher at the society of biology and society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Chile, mentioned that this project will allow to provide information about endemic species of high biogeographical interest. The researcher also adds to that the genomes of species inhabiting Chile contain the keys for sustainable development, allowing you to add value to our renewable products of biological origin. As part of this great global project is the project 1000 genomes, where participates the CRG, the Center for Mental Health Gerociencia and metabolism (GERO), the Centre for advanced chronic diseases (ACCDiS), the Center for mathematical modeling (CMM), hosted at the University of Chile, and the Millennium Institute for integrative systems biology and synthetic (MIISSB), of the PUC.

Source: ucentral.CL