We work at PUC (Chile), FONDAP-CRG and OpenPlant – University of Cambridge (UK). We promote open technologies for bioengineering, science and education. We are part of the GOSH open hardware movement.
i) Bioengineering tools (e.g robust characterization of genetic parts)
ii) Open source technology (e.g. Open Educational Resources, TECNOx)
iii) Morphogenesis in simple multicellular systems (e.g. Fractals, Tractable deformation)
iv) Design (e.g. Synthetic Aesthetics)
v) Education (e.g. BioBuilder, High School workshops)
vi) Capacity building (working with and learning from TReND in Africa, UK-Africa Global Challenges, Labs Campesinos Mendoza )
viii) Microscopy for fun! (e.g. article at WIRED – mind the “enthusiasm” in the title…)
We work with great collaborators such as Jim Haseloff, Gudy Kausel, Keymer Lab, Backyard Brains, Neil Dalchau, Rodrigo Gutierrez, Endy Lab, Phil Ross, Biodesign FADEU, Facundo Martin & Nano Castro and the Rudge lab.
I was born in Mendoza, Argentina, and I am a Boca Juniors fan. I studied two years of Engineering and three of Biology. I worked one year at the Alvarez-Buylla lab (UNAM) before moving to Cambridge to do a PhD in Biological Sciences at Jim Haseloff ´s lab. All my 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.
email: ffederici at bio.puc.cl
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