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Reference genomes of Chilean wineyards: the science behind the vine

September 13, 2018

Celebrating the National Day of Wine, UC Davis Chile, center of international excellence funded by CORFO and dependent on the University of California Davis, in alliance with Universidad Andrés Bello (UNAB) and companies Víña Concha y Toro and VSPT Wine Group, announced important advances in the execution of the genetic identification project of grape clones of the most relevant varieties for the wine industry in Chile: Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Merlot and Pinot Noir.

Bioproducts, a trend that’s here to stay

September 13, 2018

With the participation of prominent local and international exhibitors, the First International Summit of Bioproducts, organized by Mundoagro magazine and UC Davis Chile, was an event that brought together different actors of the agricultural industry and where the main challenges in these matters were exposed at a local level, in order to lay the foundations for the growth of this trend in our country, particularly in matters of regulation and knowledge of this market.

Santiago gets ready for the Technology Transfer and Comercialization Hub for the Americas

June 20, 2018

The Comercialization and Technology Transfer Hub for the Americas, which will be held in Santiago, Chile, from August 27 to September 7, 2018, is a high-level training program aimed at entrepreneurs and technology transfer professionals. the Latin American region, interested in developing and bringing their innovative products and services "from the idea to the market"

Zero Waste project seeks to eliminate micro trash dumps and construct a rain garden at an at-risk elementary school in Conchalí, Santiago Chile

March 14, 2018

Two invasive trash dumps surround Conchalí’s elementary school “Sol Naciente”. For years the municipality has tried to eradicate them, but the garbage that is removed from the sector soon returns. "We have an environment that is extremely damaged and it's hard for us to come study," says Sofía Vega, a 5th grade Sol Naciente student. Eventually, the director of the school, Amaranta Arenas, approached the University of California, Davis in Chile (UC Davis Chile) to see how they could help solve this problem.

We invite you to read a special edition of our newsletter

January 20, 2018

January 2018 is a special date for UC Davis Chile. After three years working, we are beginning our second phase as Corfo’s project. This edition features our Executive Director’s opinion column on our main achievements of the first stage and the challenges for the second one.

UC Davis, Ganesha Lab and UC Davis Chile: Californian and Chilean institutions agree to collaborate in facilitating the Movement of Technology and Startup Companies between both territories

December 22, 2017

Earlier this year, Markus Schreyer, creator and CEO of GaneshaLab SPA; Dushyant Pathak, Associate Vice Chancellor for Technology Management and Corporate Relations at UC Davis and Executive Director of its Venture Catalyst program; and Alan Bennett, Executive Director of UC Davis Chile, agreed, on behalf of their respective institutions, to collaborate in facilitating the movement of startup companies between Chile and California.  The goal of this collaboration is to provide new commercial opportunities to technology developers, to bring innovative technologies to Chile and California and

International expert in bioproducts trained professionals from the UTA

December 06, 2017

Keeping fruits and vegetables free of fungi which deteriorate these products without affecting its quality or its safe production are the main characteristics of Fungifree AB®. In this way the use of this bioproduct would facilitate the exportation of fruits and vegetables to countries where the use of pesticides is strictly regulated. Doctor Leobardo Serrano, one of the creators of this biofungicide, shared his experience in a lecture and in the course “Escalation of Fungic Fermentations”.

We invite you to read the last edition of our newsletter!

October 20, 2017

We invite you to read the last edition of our newsletter. The opinion column is by our hydrologist, Carlos Flores, where he reflects on the integrated vision of water management. The news details our main seminar, Climate SmartAgro, which was organized with U. of Talca this year; and the visit of Camille Kirk, UC Davis’ Sustainability Director, the greenest university in the world according GreenMetric. In this opportunity, we explain our research line with U. of Tarapacá (UTA): search of microorganisms in ancentral crops for the development of bioproducts.

First International Viticulture and Enology Seminar of Southern Chile

October 04, 2017

On Thursday, 16 November, the Viticulture and Enology Extension Center of Southern Chile (CEV del Sur) will hold the First International Viticulture and Enology Seminar of Southern Chile. The activity will include national speakers and extension specialists in viticulture from the Cooperative Extension System of the University of California, including the winner of the 2017 Extensionist Award presented by the American Society for Enology and Viticulture.

We hope you enjoy reading the fifth edition of our newsletter!

July 19, 2017

This number includes an opinion column by Joanna Regulska,  Vice Provost and Associate Chancellor of Global Affairs, because UC Davis Chile now is part of this UC Davis’ division. Precisely,  the main news provide more details about this appointment.