#COVID19 : Junto a colaboradores del OBL, FreeGenes y Ginkgo Bioworks, hemos creado una red de colaboración internacional y abierta, llamada ReClone, para sintetizar y distribuir ADN para la producción local de enzimas claves en reacciones de diagnóstico (>>Lista de reactivos<<). Este repositorio es de libre acceso e incluye vectores listos para expresión y purificación, así como una batería de componentes (e.g. tags, CDS, prom, etc) para armar diferentes combinaciones en respuesta a necesidades locales.

En este link más detalles de la iniciativa. Por favor, ponte en contacto con nosotrxs si deseas ayudar!


We work at PUC (Chile), iBio Millennium Institute and  OpenPlant.  We promote open technologies for bioengineering, science and education. We are part of the GOSH and TECNOx open technology movements.

Research interests:
i) Bioengineering tools (e.g  robust characterization of genetic parts)
ii) Open source technology for research, diagnostics and education (e.g. Open Educational Resources , LOOP/universal LOOP DNA fab tools)
iii) Multicellular organization (e.g. Fractals, Tractable deformation)
iv)  Workshops and tech residencies (e.g. Bakubung report, open tech workshops,  UK-Africa GCRFLabfd-UST Mendoza; Comunicaciones Especulativas reGOSH-CYTED and TReND in Africa)
v) Design and architecture (e.g. Synthetic Aesthetics, RedFungi)

Resources openly shared at:
Protocols.io (CC BY protocols)
SynBioUC GitHUB (Code repos)
Open Science Framework (Projects data, notes and live updates)
Flickr Albums (CC BY images to use freely, pics of workshops, hardware tests…)

Current open/collaborative projects (you are invited to join!):

    • an international network from across the world seeking to support each other in accessing reagents for research and diagnostics, through sharing and partnership (soon web, forum, protocols)
    • CYTED Open Science Hardware development residencies (intensive three-week dev residency in Brasil_2019, Lima_2020, Mendoza_2021 & Chile_2022). More details at: Twitter, GitLab, Crowdfunding and Facebook
    • LightM with Alex Kutschera  – U. of Munich at https://github.com/vektorious/lightM
    • OpenVectors for uLOOP DNA assembly with Bernardo Pollak, Peter von Dassow & C. Dupont et al (JCVI) at https://osf.io/kw4fh/
    • RedFungi at https://redfungiblog.wordpress.com & Biofabrication lab
    • Comunicaciones Especulativas project at http://interspecifics.cc/comunicacionesespeculativas/
    • Microscopes for yeast counting for beer brewers with Nano Castro (GitLab) and wool fiber inspection (gitlab link soon).
    • Open hardware devices for isothermal reactions with Axel Sepulveda (repo link soon)
    • Biomaker Challenge (Web)
    • FluoPi v2: low cost device for whole plate fluorescence imaging (github)


Images from workshops and projects and from personal collection can be used under CC (BY-NC-SA 4.0)

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 bio.puc.cl

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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