Research and About

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 and TECNOx open technology movements.

i) Bioengineering tools (e.g  robust characterization of genetic parts)
ii) Open source technology (e.g. Open Educational Resources , LOOP DNA fab tool)
iii) Morphogenesis in simple multicellular systems (e.g. Fractals, Tractable deformation)
iv) Design (e.g. Synthetic Aesthetics)
v) Education (e.g. Bakubung report, open tech 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…)

Protocols openly shared at Lab protocols
Code openly shared at SynBioUC GitHUB
Projects openly shared at Open Science Framework

We work with great collaborators such as Jim Haseloff, Gudy KauselKeymer Lab, Backyard Brains, Neil Dalchau, Rodrigo Gutierrez, Endy Lab, Phil Ross, Biodesign FADEU, Facundo Martin & Nano Castro,  Rudge lab, Ale Nadra & Nacho Sanchez

Short Bio:
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.

Contact details:
email: ffederici at

Departamento Genética Molecular y Microbiología – Fac. Cs Biológicas.  Universidad Católica de Chile. Alameda 340. Santiago. Chile
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Instituto de Ingeniería Biológica y Médica. 7mo piso Edificio Ciencia y Tecnología. Avda. Vicuña Mackena 4860, Macul. Campus San Joaquín. Santiago, Chile

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