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Instituto Milenio BASE incorporates young researchers as new doctoral students

Four professionals from Valdivia, Concepción and Santiago will join the institute to strengthen their scientific training in Antarctic and sub-Antarctic ecosystems, guided by researchers from the BASE Millennium Institute, within the framework of ANID National Doctorate Scholarship, 2022.

The National Agency for Research and Development of Chile (ANID) announced the results of the 2022 call  for the National Doctorate Scholarship. 900 applications out of  2,298 were selected to continue postgraduate studies in Chile and  371 of the selected applicants were between 26 and 30 years old (41.2%). The Minister of Science, Andrés Couve highlighted the results, noting that they will seek to strengthen the trajectories of those awarded, according to the “Talent Development Plan” promoted by the Science portfolio.

Formación doctoral que desde el Instituto Milenio Biodiversidad de Ecosistemas Antárticos y Subantárticos (BASE) será impulsada por sus investigadores principales: Desde Concepción, Pablo C. Guerrero, doctor en Ciencias, mención Ecología y Biología, profesor asistente de la Facultad de Ciencias Naturales y Oceanográficas de la Universidad de Concepción e investigador asociado del Instituto de Ecología y Biodiversidad (IEB) guiará a la nueva estudiante de doctorado Francisca Gálvez.

This doctoral training will be promoted by Millennium Institute Biodiversity of Antarctic and Subantarctic Ecosystems (BASE) through its main researchers. Pablo C. Guerrero, Doctor of Sciences, Ecology and Biology, assistant professor of the Faculty of Natural Sciences and Oceanographic of the University of Concepción and associate researcher of the Institute of Ecology and Biodiversity (IEB) will guide the new doctoral student Francisca Gálvez from Concepción.

Meanwhile, from Valdivia, Claudio González-Wevar, Doctor of Science with a mention in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, researcher at the IDEAL Center and academic at the Austral University of Chile (UACh), will guide the new doctoral student Cristian Ríos, as well as the associate researcher of the Millennium Institute BASE, the doctor in Oceanography Andrea Piñones, who will advise the new doctoral student Albert Palominos.

Finally, in Santiago, Julieta Orlando, Alternate Director of the BASE Millennium Institute, Doctor of Science with a major in Microbiology and researcher at the University of Chile, will guide the new doctoral student Magdalena Osorio. Dr. Elie Poulin, director of the BASE Millennium Institute expressed  that they were  very happy with the results which were the beginning of a period that sought  to develop human capital, hand in hand with research, development of cutting-edge science and the contribution to decision-making, which, BASE Millennium Institute seeks to promote for the next 10 years.

As part of its work, BASE Millennium Institute will also seek to support the training of master’s students, along with the creation of scholarships and internships for undergraduate students. “We will also open spaces to incorporate disciplines such as Social Sciences, Journalism and Digital Communication as part of our vision, which is committed to the diversity and the transversality of knowledge,” Poulin pointed out.

ANID National Doctoral Scholarship aims to support the financing of doctoral studies in all areas of knowledge, taught by Chilean universities, for a maximum period of four years. Of the total number of people selected, 45.1% are women and 54.9% are men.


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