Open Science Workshop for Journalists in Santiago

I Love Chile.cl, 22 de julio de 2013. The “Live Science” workshops look to give journalists and press editors a scientific approach to Chilean research. Today, the second workshop, about GMO food, is happening. Registration is free and workshops will be held until December.

Scientists open the doors of their laboratories. With that in mind, the Center for Science Communication invites journalists and science writers to learn about the research being conducted within the Andres Bello University (UNAB).

“Science is but a refined form of everyday thinking,” saidAndres Gomberoff, Vice President for Research and Doctoral UNAB at the opening of the workshop, alluding to the words of physicist Albert Einstein.

“That’s why we believe science should be everywhere, in politics, economics, social, street, and journalists are called to spread it. Science can not remain only in the hands of scientists,” he said.

Natalia Mackenzie, PhD in Biology (Max Planck Institute) and Director of the Center for Science Communication stresses the interest shown by journalists to attend the workshops, and invites everyone to spread the initiative.

Today, the science workshop “Genetically Modified Food (GMO): Frankenfood v / s Robin Food” will be hosted by Gabriel León of Plant UNAB Biotechnology Center.

The next workshop will be on Monday, August 12 (Lifelike animal Research), on Tuesday, November 26 (Crops Native Fish), on Monday, October 28 (The Dimensions of Space-Time) and on Monday, December 16 (Geology: The Secrets of the Andes).

Science workshops are free, but with prior application. For more informatio, email [email protected]

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