A Leading group in Latin America
The goal of the Institute for Cell Dynamics and Biotechnology (ICDB) is to conduct frontier research in cell function and dynamics and to develop models of important biological systems using a modern Systems Biology approach.
This holistic proposition is being conducted by a multidisciplinary team of bioengineers, cell and molecular biologists, mathematicians, biochemists, chemists and computer scientists from the Faculties of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Science and Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences of the University of Chile.
In their years of operation, scientists from the Institute have made significant achievements individually and as a group and have trained numerous doctoral students, postdocs and young researchers. On the other hand we have developed various outreach activities and interactions with industry and society in general. We have a network of collaborations with top-level institutions at both international and national levels.
The Institute has 3 key features which are:
- The development of novel approaches in the field of Systems Biology that should result in original solutions to more traditional biological problems.
- To have an impact on scientific problems of national as well as international importance.
- The application of the know-how existing in the different groups of the Institute to the solution of problems of importance in Chile and abroad (Applied Research).