Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC)
Fernan Federici is a group leader at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile (PUC) in the area of Synthetic Biology. He started his career studying two years of Agricultural Engineering (Universidad Nacional de Cuyo, Argentina), three years of Molecular Biology (PUC, Chile) and working at Alvarez-Buylla´s lab (UNAM, Mexico) for one year. Fernánobtained his PhD in Biological Sciences from the University of Cambridge and did a postdoctoral research fellowship in Jim Haseloff ´s lab ( University of Cambridge, UK). All his education has been kindly supported by the free educational system of Argentina and international scholarships from JP II Foundation; Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and Becas LIDER. Fernán´s group promotes open source approaches for bioengineering, science and education in Latin America. He is one of the organizers of TECNOx, a Latin American community that seeks to develop technological solutions to local challenges by applying open source technologies.