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INIA and UC Davis Chile sign agreement to strengthen the food sector

May 20, 2016

July Kalazich, National Director of the Institute of Agricultural Research (INIA) and Alan Bennett, Executive Director of UC Davis Chile, signed an agreement to jointly address the development of applied scientific research, technological solutions, extensionism and high impact innovation to respond to the requirements of the food and environmental sectors in Chile.

Arnold "Arnie" Bauer: the farewell of a UC Davis historian in love with Chile

April 22, 2016

In 1966 Arnold "Arnie" Bauer arrived in Chile for the first time. His goal was to conduct research related to his doctoral thesis at UC Berkeley on Latin American history. Even though he was the son of farmers from Kansas, and had lived in Casablanca (Morocco) performing his military service, San Francisco and Mexico, Chile was the "place he most loved”, as Dr.

Flooding in the building where UC Davis Chile offices are located

April 18, 2016

As known, the overflowing of the Mapocho river has significantly affected the coastal areas of Providencia. The building where the UC Davis Chile offices are found was particularly impacted: the underground levels flooded with consequent damage to the electrical systems, water pumps and elevators. Fortunately, our UC Davis Chile offices are in perfect condition because we operate on the 11th floor of the building.

We are waiting to receive information from administration to help us determine when we will be able to resume operations at our offices.

Experts from UC Davis give talk on irrigation at INIA La Platina and U. Talca

February 25, 2016

Doctors Daniele Zaccaria and Richard Snyder, UC Davis academics, will come to Chile for their line of work in Climate Change. On the occasion, they will offer the drought lecture "Towards next generation decision support for irrigation management" in two locations: on Tuesday, March 8th at INIA La Platina in Santiago and Friday, March 11th at the Faculty of Agricultural Sciences at the University of Talca. 

13 UC Davis Discoveries That Changed Our World

January 28, 2016

Today, UC Davis is a powerhouse with almost $800 million in research funding. Since our earliest days — we opened our doors in 1908 — UC Davis scientists and engineers have been making breakthroughs that impact our lives, from expanding agricultural capabilities to understanding DNA and mental disorders. Check out what we’ve done to help the world eat and drink better, survive serious illnesses and live in a healthier environment.
 

Food, wine and agriculture


1. Blazing the way for chardonnay, 1950s-1960s

"Research to Business Catalyst" inaugurates scientific co-work "Patagonia LabSpace" in Puerto Montt

January 21, 2016

Puerto Montt, Thursday, January 21, 2016. - Leonardo de la Prida, Governor of the Los Lagos region; Adolfo Alvial, Director of Corfo Lakes region; Eduardo Zavala, CEO of Patagonia LabSpace; Dr. Alan Bennett, Executive Director of the University of California Davis-Chile and Felipe Jara, Deputy of Corfo´s Ecosystem Entrepreneurship, inagurated Patagonia LabSpace, the first center for scientific co-work and product scaling in Chile. Patagonia LabSpace will focus on  projects in areas relevant to the south, such as aquaculture, livestock and agriculture.

Research to Business Catalyst inaugurates base in Puerto Montt, its first location outside Santiago

January 14, 2016

Thursday of next week, we will inaugurate Patagonia LabSpace with the support of CORFO. A bit to understand the background, UC Davis and STGO LabSpace Chile generated an alliance and created Research to Business Catalyst (R2B Catalyst), the first scientific hub for the development of business, generating synergy between researchers, entrepreneurs, mentors and investors to materialize science-based businesses. In the case of Patagonia LabSpace, it is a 600 m2 laboratory enabling the scaling of products.

Bio-products: the way of synergy

January 04, 2016

Pablo Zamora, Chief Science Officer of UC Davis Chile, highlights Chile biodiversity of extreme environments. It indicates that among them, there is a high probability of existing functions and organisms that can be used in agriculture, that no one else in the world has.