Publicated on July 19, 2011
Students from the University Arturo Prat and from INACAP recently visited CGNA and INIA Carillanca.
Last month the CGNA laboratories were visited by university students from programs related to the activities of the research center. The students also visited the INIA Carillanca Center and learned about, among other activities, the work undertaken at the CGNA Genomic and Bioinformatic Unit.
University Arturo Prat
A group from the University Arturo Prat in Victoria, composed of 17 students and the agricultural engineer Marcelo Ulloa, from the technical program in higher agricultural studies, toured the CGNA laboratories ad greenhouses.
Guided by the biochemist Lorena Parra, the students also had the opportunity to see in situ the work undertaken at the Center in genetic improvement.
A group of 18 students from INACAP, accompanied by Professor Liliana Matus, visited the laboratories at CGNA and learned about the scope of the research work undertaken at the research center.
The students, who are in Agricultural Engineering Program, made the visit to the center in the framework of a course "Vegetal Production and Vegetal Improvement". The students also visited the INIA Carillanca Research Center.
According to Liliana Matus "among the contents of the student' course are the concepts of biotechnology and advances in biotechnology in Chile and uses of biotechnology in crop production, because of which the visit to the research facilities gave the students the opportunity to have a direct appreciation of matters we have considered theoretically".
In the visit, under the guidance of the biochemist Humberto Gajardo, the students were exposed to themes related to plant genetics and toured the laboratories and greenhouses.