UdeC campus Los Angeles researcher and member of the society of Biochemistry and molecular biology of Chile receives recognition in Antarctic Gala 2018

UdeC campus Los Angeles researcher and member of the society of Biochemistry and molecular biology of Chile receives recognition in Antarctic Gala 2018

Chilean Antarctic Day Celebration distinguished outstanding professionals in the national polar chore.

As part of the celebration of Chilean Antarctic Day, the Second Antarctic Gala was held, an instance where the most prominent men and women were awarded in their professional work and their work with the White Continent, among them in the Category Antarctic Science the decoration went to Dr. Marely Cuba, of the University of Concepción Campus Los Angeles , for the largest number of Antarctic scientific publications as first author, in mainstream journals during 2017.

For Marely Cuba, PhD in biochemistry and head of the Research and Postgraduate Unit of the Los Angeles Campus, this recognition comes to validate the work done in the matter: "I am extremely grateful and happy to receive this recognition, since being able to do scientific research and be part of the academy is not easy, you must have a support network , which make up mainly our families, for whom this recognition is also."

"As a woman, as an academic and as a researcher, receiving recognition of this kind is very important, because in this it is all the effort that one places in developing the work as a scientist also as an academic and a teacher, in the training work that we have with our students; also in our homes," Cuba explained.

The Antarctic Gala considered several categories. In Art, Culture and Citizenship Andrea Pereda was awarded, for the project "Fotocuento: Chilean Antarctica", initiative developed for the National Reading Plan. In Antarctic Education, the award went to Paul Gómez for the initiative "ChileMío" project that brings scientific knowledge about the ocean to the whole community.

Este año, el énfasis de la Gala 2018 estuvo puesto en el sector educativo, para estimular en niños y jóvenes el conocimiento y la valoración del Continente Blanco. Un ejemplo de la necesidad de esto, es la baja participación de los jóvenes magallánicos en la Feria Antártica Escolar (FAE), tendencia que el INACH quiere revertir. Por ello, en esta celebración autoridades magallánicas, junto al director del INACH, Dr. Marcelo Leppe, entregaron la Enciclopedia Visual de la Antártica a representantes de establecimientos educacionales y bibliotecas de la región.

Source:m.latribuna.CL