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Hello Aggies!
In hopes of boosting relations between UC Davis alumni in the country and UC Davis Chile, we
are starting a monthly newsletter. There are over 200 Aggie alumni here! We want to showcase current
alumni work in Chile and expand opportunities for involvement. The News and Upcoming Events
section aims at extending participation in UC Davis Chile events.
UC Davis Chile is the first step in the internationalization of UC Davis in Latin America, it is supported
by CORFO´s Program to Attract International Centers of Excellence. We work with the Chilean
agrifood sector to provide science-based technological solutions via a collaborative research platform.
In our first two years we have worked primarily with the viticulture and enology sectors, in close
relation with the Concha y Toro and VSPT (Viña San Pedro y Tarapacá) vineyards. You can find out
more about our board; academic and business alliances; current operations; our team, our newsletters
and much more on our website: http://ucdavischile.org/
The center has several teams including a technical science team, a Program Consulting and
Development team, an Innovation and Tech-Transfer Business Development team, among others. In
the Team Update Section, we will highlight a team´s initiatives. This month, the Science Team: a
multidisciplinary group of researchers who aim to provide knowledge and cutting-edge technologies to
generate agricultural solutions.
Team update
Pablo Zamora,
Chief Science Officer
(UC Dav is)

Alvaro Cast ro
Program Coordinator
Molecular Genetics/
Genom ics
Freddy Boehmwald,
Bioproducts
Dev elopment Coordinator

In this first stage, the research lines are
implementing activ ities in areas of:
molecular diagnosis of diseases and
mitigation strategies; genomic toolsfor
clonal identification; the efficient use
of water and climate change.
Prospection work is undergoing with
the public and priv ate sec tors on
agricultural requirements; from this,
arose the need for a Bioproducts area
ranging from the dev elopment to the
characterization of bioproducts in the
market.

Francisco Rojo, Newest member!
Post-doc researcher
in agro-climate technologies.
(UC Dav is alumni)
Priscila Moraga,
Post-doc researcher
in Plant Pathology
Soroush Parsa,
Program Coordinator
Agronomy and climate change
(UC Dav is alumni)

News & Upcoming Events
In addition, prospection work on
Launch of R2B Catalyst
CRHIAM-INOVAGRI International
agricultural necessities has been done
Meeting v ia meetings with the public and UC Davis Chile offices, October 25
LEADING TECHNOLOGIES
priv ate sectors; from this we realized
R2B Catalyst (Research to Business Catalyst)
FOR WATER MANAGEMENT
the need to create a bioproducts area,
joins forces with UC Davis Chile: info here!
Concepción, Chile October
24-26
which
will encompass development to
the characterization of bioproducts
Our special guest: UC Davis’ associate vice
CRHIAM (Water Resources
Center
for Chancellor for technology management and
av ailable
in the market.
Agriculture and Mining) and the Institute for
corporate relations, Dr. Dushyant Pathak. He is
Research and Innovation in Irrigated Agriculture
(INOVAGRI) will conduct a scientific technical responsible for Innovation-Access, Venture Catalyst
and Corporate Relations.
event for South American irrigation.

It will showcase UC Davis alumni speakers,
experts in water resources: Dr. Daniele
Zaccaria, Dr. Richard Snyder, Dr.
Eduardo Holzapel and Dr. Jans W
Hopmans.
For info on the speakers, the event and to
register: Click here!

Dr. Dushyant Pathak is also the keynote speaker
for:
The 5t h “Science, Technology and Business
Encounter”, of the Ministry of Economy,
Development, and Tourism.
Auditorio de Telefónica, October 26
More info on this event here!


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