Current Funding

MILLENNIUM SCIENCE INITIATIVE

CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINARIO DE NEUROCIENCIA DE VALPARAÍSO

Years: 2011-2016
Contest: Proyectos Institutos Milenio 2009 – ICM09-022-P
Funding:  Ministerio de Economía, Fomento y Turismo de Chile
Main Researcher: Ramón Latorre
Other Investigators: Juan Carlos Sáez, Alan Neely, Ana María Cárdenas, John Ewer, Kathleen Whitlock, Adrián Palacios, Tomás Pérez-Acle, David Naranjo, Fernando González-Nilo, Oliver Schmachtenberg, Agustín Martínez, Patricio OrioAndrés Chávez, Pablo Moya, Andrea Calixto, Carlos González.
Other Universities or Institutions: Centro Interdisciplinario de Neurociencia de Valparaíso, Universidad de Talca, Pontificia Universidad Católica, Centro de Modelamiento Matemático.

NUCLEO MILENIO BIOLOGIA DE ENFERMEDADES NEUROPSIQUIATRICAS – NUMIND

Years: 2014-2017
Contest: Proyectos Núcleos Milenio 2014 – NC130011
Funding:  Ministerio de Economía, Fomento y Turismo de Chile
Main Researcher: Andrés Chávez
Other Investigators: Pablo Moya, Marco Fuenzalida, Gloria Arriagada (UNAB), Rómulo Fuentes (Uchile)
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Andrés Bello, Universidad de Chile.

CONICYT

MOLECULAR MECHANISMS OF CONNEXIN HEMICHANNEL HYPERACTIVITY IN KID (KERATITIS-ICHTHYOSIS-DEAFNESS) SYNDROME
Years: march 2017 -march 2021
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2017 – # 1171240
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: AgustínMartínez
Other Investigators: John Ewer
Other Universities or Institutions:

ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL ASSESSMENT OF GLUCOSE NEUROTOXICITY MEDIATED BY OXIDATIVE/NITROSATIVE STRESS IN BIPOLAR CELLS OF ORGANOTYPIC RETINAL EXPLANTS
Years: march 2017 -march 2021
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2017 – #1171228
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Oliver Schmachtenberg
Other Investigators: Adrián Palacios
Other Universities or Institutions:

LIGAND AND TEMPERATURE ACTIVATION IN TRPV1 CHANNELS: A THERMODYNAMICS AND MOLECULAR SIMULATIONS ANALYSIS
Years: march 2017 -march 2021
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2017 – #1170733
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Fernando González-Nilo
Other Investigators: Carlos González
Other Universities or Institutions:

GLUTAMATERGIC REGULATION OF DISTINCT GABAERGIC SYNAPSES AND ITS IMPACT ON NEURONAL FUNCTION IN THE CORTEX
Years: march 2017 – march 2021
Contes: Fondecyt Regular 2017 – 1171840
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcherl: Chiayu Chiu
Other Investigator:
Other Universities or Institutions: 

EVALUACIÓN DE POLIMORFISMOS COMO BIOMARCADORES DE RESISTENCIA FARMACOLÓGICA EN PACIENTES CON EPILEPSIA DEL POLICÍNICO DE NEUROLOGÍA DEL HOSPITAL CARLOS VAN BUREN

Years: 2016 –  2017
Contest: XIII Concurso Nacional de Proyectos de Investigación y Desarrollo en Salud FONIS 2016
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Pablo Moya
Other Investigators: Dr. Julio Riquelme
Other Universities or Institutions: Hospital Carlos van Buren

MICROSCOPIO DE DOS FOTONES OPTIMIZADO PARA REGISTROS IN VIVO E IN VITRO

Years: 2016 –  2017
Contest: V Concurso de Equipamiento Científico Mediano Fondequip – #EQM160154
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Andrés Chávez
Other Investigators:
Other Universities or Institutions:

DIFFERENTIAL REGULATION OF VOLTAGE-SENSORS IN HIGH VOLTAGE ACTIVATED CALCIUM CHANNELS

Years: 1 abril 2016 – 1 abril  2020
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2016 – # 1161672
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Alan Neely
Other Investigators: 
Other Universities or Institutions: 

COUPLING BETWEEN VOLTAGE SENSOR AND PERMEATION PATHWAY PROTON CHANNEL (HV1)

Years: marzo 2016 – marzo 2020
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2016 – # 1160261
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Carlos González
Other Investigators:
Other Universities or Institutions:

IS THERE A VOLTAGE-CONTROLLED HYDRAULIC GATING IN THE HUMAN CONNEXIN 26 HEMICHANNEL?

Years: marzo 2016 – marzo  2020
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2016 – # 1160574
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Tomás Pérez-Acle
Other Investigators: Agustín Martínez
Other Universities or Institutions:

EXTRINSIC AND INTRINSIC FACTORS CONTROLLING NEURAL DEVELOPMENT IN VERTEBRATES

Years: marzo 2016 – marzo  2020
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2016 – # 1160076
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Kathleen Whitlock
Other Investigators: John Ewer
Other Universities or Institutions:

ROLE OF DYSFERLIN IN CYTOSKELETAL ACTIN REMODELING AND ITS IMPACT ON VESICLE TRAFFICKING AND MEMBRANE REPAIR IN MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY LINKED TO DYSFERLIN MUTATIONS

Years: 1 abril 2016 – 1 abril  2020
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2016 – # 1160495
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Ana María Cárdenas
Other Investigators: Pablo Caviedes
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad de Chile

ROLE OF ENDOCANNABINOID SIGNALING IN RETINAL SYNAPTIC FUNCTION

Years: 01-03-2015 al 01-03-2019
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2015 – # 1151091
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Andrés Chávez
Other Investigators: Adrián Palacios
Other Universities or Institutions: 

NEURONAL DERIVED FACTOR(S) AND MECHANISM(S) THAT REPRESS THE EXPRESSION OF NONSELECTIVE ION CHANNELS IN NORMAL ADULT SKELETAL MUSCLES

Years: 01-03-2015 al 01-03-2019
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2015 – #° 1150291
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Juan Carlos Sáez
Other Investigators: Bruno Cisterna, Rosalba Escamilla, Carlos Puebla
Other Universities or Institutions:  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

GATING, ARCHITECTURE AND MODULATION BY BETA AND GAMMA SUBUNITS OF THE CALCIUM AND VOLTAGE-ACTIVATED POTASSIUM (BK) CHANNEL

Years: 01-03-2015 al 01-03-2019
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2015 – # 1150273
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Ramón Latorre
Other Investigators: Fernando González-Nilo
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Andrés Bello

THE RETINA OF OCTODON DEGUS: A NATURAL MODEL FOR VALIDATING MOLECULAR AND PHYSIOLOGICAL BIOMARKERS FOR ALZHEIMER DISEASE

Years: 01-03-2015 al 01-03-2018
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2015 – # 1150638
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Adrián Palacios
Other Investigators: 
Other Universities or Institutions: 

RELEVANCIA DEL ESTRÉS OXIDATIVO, LA DISFUNCIÓN MITOCONDRIAL Y LA EXPRESIÓN DE CONECINAS EN LA INDUCCIÓN DE ATROFIA MUSCULAR POR DEXAMETADONA

Years: marzo 2013- marzo 2016
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2013 – #1130862
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Patricio Orio
Other Investigators:  Rodolfo Madrid
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad de Santiago de Chile

CONNEXIN HEMICHANNELS AS MEDIATORS OF SARCOLEMMAL AND MITOCHONDRIAL DYSFUNCTION IN RESPIRATORY AND PERIPHERAL MUSCLE IN THE PATHOGENESIS OF SEPSIS ASSOCIATED-INTENSIVE CARE UNIT ACQUIRED WEAKNESS (ICUAW)

Years: 01-03-2014 to 01-03-2018
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2014 – # 1141092
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher:Tomas Regueira Heskia 
Other Investigators: Juan Carlos Sáez , Anibal Vargas, Luis Cea
Other Universities or Institutions:  Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

GENETIC ANALYSIS OF NEUROPEPTIDE FUNCTION IN DROSOPHILA

Years: 2013-2016
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2014 – # 1141278
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: John Ewer
Other Investigators: Kathleen Whitlock
Other Universities or Institutions: 

 

EXPERIMENTAL AND THEORETICAL CHARACTERIZATION OF SUPPORTED LIPID BILAYERS AS BIOSENSOR PROTOTYPES FOR APPLICATIONS IN NANOTECHNOLOGY

Years: marzo 2014 – marzo 2017 
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2014 – # 1141105
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Ulrich Volkmann
Other Investigators: Tomás Pérez-Acle
Other Universities or Institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

THE ROLE OF NON-STANDARD RETINAL GANGLION CELLS SENSITIVE TO MOTION FEATURES IN MOTION INTEGRATION TASKS

Years: 2013-2016
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2014 – # 1140403
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: María José Escobar
Other Investigators: Adrián Palacios
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Federico Santa María

FORMACIÓN DE REDES INTERNACIONALES ENTRE EL CENTRO INTERDISCIPLINARIO DE NEUROCIENCIA DE VALPARAÍSO Y EL DEPARTAMENTO DE BIOFÍSICA DE LA FACULTAD DE MEDICINA DE LA UNIVERSIDAD DE LA REPÚBLICA

Years: 2013-2014
Contest: Apoyo a la Formación de Redes Internacionales entre Centros de Investigación 2013 – REDES130006
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Carlos González
Other Investigators: Gonzalo Ferreira (Uruguay), Ramón Latorre, Alan Neely, Gustavo Brum (Uruguay), Gustavo Contreras, David Báez, Karen Castillo, Carlos Costa, Juan José Ferreira 
Other Universities or Institutions: Departamento de Biofísica, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad de la República

DESARROLLO DE UNA PLATAFORMA DE BIOSENSOR LIPÍDICO PARA LA DETECCIÓN DE MAREA ROJA IN SITU

Years : 2013-2015
Contest:  II Concurso de Ciencia Aplicada 2013 – Programa IDeA # CA13I10274
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Patricio Villalobos 
Other Investigators: Pablo Conejeros, Carlos González
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

GENETICA MOLECULAR DE LOS RELOJES CIRCADIANOS DE ARAÑAS SALTÍCIDAS

Year: 2014
Contest: Concurso Nacional de Atracción de Capital Humano Avanzado del Extranjero año 2013 -# MEC 80130044
Funding:  CONICYT
Main Researcher: John Ewer (Chile), Ximena Nelson (Nueva Zelanda)
Other Investigators: 
Other Universities or Institutions: U Canterbury, New Zealand

CONDUCTANCE-BASED MODELING OF THE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF COLD THERMORECEPTORS

Years : 2012-2015
Contest : Fondecyt Regular 2013 – #1130862
Funding :  Conicyt
Main Researcher : Patricio Orio
Other Investigators :  Rodolfo Madrid
Other Universities or Institutions : Universidad de Santiago de Chile

 

CELLULAR AND MOLECULAR DETERMINANTS OF THE ABNORMAL COLD SENSITIVITY OF PRIMARY SENSORY NEURONS IN RESPONSE TO AXONAL DAMAGE

Years : 2012-2015
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2013 – #1131064
Funding :  Conicyt
Main Researcher : Rodolfo Madrid
Other Investigators:  Patricio Orio
Other Universities or Institutions : Universidad de Santiago de Chile

 

STUDY OF STRUCTURAL AND DYNAMIC PROPERTIES THAT GOVERN SELECTIVITY AND CONDUCTANCE OF K CHANNELS UNDER NON-EQUILIBRIUM CONDITIONS

Years : 2012-2015
Contest : Fondecyt Regular 2013 – #1131003
Funding : Conicyt
Main Researcher : Fernando González-Nilo
Other Investigators : Ramón LatorreDavid Naranjo
Other Universities or Institutions : Universidad Andrés Bello

 

ROLE OF OVEREXPRESSED DSCAM AND APP IN PAK KINASE DERREGULATION, AND THE CONSEQUENT NEURONAL DYSFUNCTION IN INVITRO MODELS OF DOWN SYNDROME: A QUEST FOR CELLULAR THERAPEUTICAL TARGETS

Years : march 2013-march 2017
Contest : Fondecyt Regular 2013 – #1130241
Funding :  Conicyt
Main Researcher : Pablo Caviedes
Other Investigators :  Ana María Cárdenas
Other Universities or Institutions : Universidad de Chile

 

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF DYSFERLIN-RELATED MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY: FROM GENETICS TO THERAPY

Years : 2012-2015
Contest : PIA-Conicyt – #ACT 1121
Funding : Conicyt
Main Researcher : Pablo Caviedes
Other Investigators :  Ana María Cárdenas
Other Universities or Institutions : Universidad de Chile

 

INTEGRACIÓN DE LA BIOLOGÍA ESTRUCTURAL AL DESARROLLO DE LA BIONANOTECNOLOGÍA

Years: 2012-2015
Contest: PIA-Conicyt- #ACT1107
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Fernando González-Nilo 
Other Investigators:   Walter Orellana, Leonardo Silva, Tomás Pérez-Acle, Ricardo Cabrera, David Naranjo 
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello, Universidad de Talca, Universidad de Chile, Fundación Ciencia para la Vida

VOLTAGE SENSOR OF ION CHANNELS: FROM STRUCTURE TO FUNCTION.

Years 2012-2015
Contest: PIA-Conicyt – #ACT1104
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Carlos González
Other Investigators: Agustín Martínez Alan Neely, Mauricio Retamal, Wendy González, Patricio Orio 
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad del Desarrollo, Universidad de Talca

ESTUDIO DEL PAPEL FISIOLÓGICO DE LOS CANALES TRP EN LA TERMOTRANSDUCCIÓN Y LA PLASTICIDAD SINÁPTICA

Years: 2012-2015
Contest: PIA-Conicyt – #ACT1113
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Rodolfo Madrid
Other Investigators:  Patricio Orio, Bernardo Morales
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad de Santiago de Chile 

MECHANISM OF PLASMA MEMBRANE PERMEABILIZATION INDUCED BY SYNDROMIC DEAFNESS MUTATIONS OF CX26.

Years: march 2013- march 2017
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2013 – #1130855
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Agustín Martínez
Other Investigators:  Carlos González
Other Universities or Institutions:

TRANSDISCIPLINARY STUDIES BASED ON COMPUTATIONAL BIOLOGY, MOLECULAR BIOLOGY, AND ELECTTROPHYSIOLOGY, TO GET INSIGHTS INTO THE STRUCTURE-FUNCTION RELATIONSHIPS CODED INTO THE MOLECULAR ARCHITECTURE OF CX26 HEMICHANNELS AND GAP JUNCTION CHANNELS

Years: 2012-2016
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2013 – #1130652
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Tomás Pérez-Acle
Other Investigators:  Agustín MartínezDavid Naranjo
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad de Chile

IMPLEMENTACIÓN DE SISTEMA PARA SEGUIMIENTO IN VIVO DE RELOJ CIRCADIANO

Years: 2013-2015
Contest:  I Concurso de Equipamiento Científico Mediano Fondequip
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: John Ewer
Other Investigators:  
Other Universities or Institutions:

LABORATORIO NACIONAL DE COMPUTACION DE ALTO RENDIMIENTO (NATIONAL LABORATORY FOR HIGH PERFORMANCE COMPUTING, NLHPC)

Years: 2010-2015
Contest: I Concurso Nacional de Centros de Servicios de Equipamiento Científico y Tecnológico Mayor de uso Compartido, PIA-Conicyt- # ECM-02
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Eduardo Vera Sobrino
Other Investigators: Tomás Pérez-Acle
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad de Chile

CORFO

INTRODUCCIÓN DE SISTEMA DE ACUAPONÍA ALTAMENTE EFICIENTE EN EL USO DE ENERGÍA RENOVABLE

Years: 2016 – 2017
Contest: Innovación en Productos y Procesos (Prototipo) 15ITE1-57257
Funding:  Corfo
Main Researcher: Kathleen Whitlock
Other Researchers: 
Other Universities or Institutions: Consultora Ciencia Educación y Cultura Sustentable Ltda. (Ciencia Que Pesca)

OBTENCION DE ASTAXANTINA COMO AGENTE ANTI-ENVEJECIMIENTO CEREBRAL, A PARTIR DEL DESCARTE DE CENTOLLA

Years : 2013 – 2016
Contest: Concurso Proyecto de I+D Aplicada 2013 – #13IDL2-18271
Funding :  Corfo
Main Researcher:  Pablo Muñoz
Other Investigators : Alvaro Ardiles, Adrián PalaciosAgustín Martínez
Other  Universities or Institutions: Empresa BIOTEX.S.A.

DESARROLLO DE POTENCIALES FÁRMACOS USANDO LOS ASTROCITOS COMO BLANCO FARMACOLÓGICO PARA EL TRATAMIENTO DE ENFERMEDADES PSIQUIÁTRICAS

Years: 2014 –  2017 
Contest: Proyecto de I+D Aplicada, Línea 2 – # 14IDL2-30195
Funding: Corfo
Main Researcher: 
Other Investigators: Fernando González-Nilo
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Andrés Bello

NANOBIOTECHNOLOGY, FUNDACION FRAUNHOFER CHILE RESEARCH

Years: 2010-2020
Contest: Programme to Attract International Centres of Excellence for Competitivity
Funding:  CORFO
Main Researcher: Fernando González-Nilo
Other Investigators: 
Other Universities or Institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Universidad de Talca, Fundación Chile

INTERNATIONAL COLLABORATION GRANTS

IMPACT OF MICROBIOME ON THE BIOLOGICAL CLOCK

Years: 30 Sep 2016 – 30 Sep 2018
Contest:   ONRG – NICOP – N62909-16-1-2227
Funding: Office of Naval Research (ONR Global; USA)
Main Researcher: John Ewer
Other Investigators: Dr. Angela Douglas
Other Universities or Institutions: Cornell University

NEUROMORPHIC INSPIRED SCIENCE. MOLECULAR BASIS OF EXCITABILITY AND NEURONAL HOMEOSTASIS

Years: 2016 – 
Contest:   Air Force Office for Scientific Research
Funding: Air Force Office for Scientific Research
Main Researcher: Ramón Latorre
Other Investigators: Francisco Bezanilla y Miguel Holmgren
Other Universities or Institutions: University of Chicago, NIH

VOLTAGE-DRIVEN STRUCTURAL TRANSITIONS IN VOLTAGE-GATED CALCIUM CHANNELS 

Years: diciembre 2014 – noviembre 2018
Contest: NIH Research Project Grant Program, #1R01GM110276-01A1
Funding: National Institute of Health (NIH)
Main Researcher: Riccardo Olcese
Other Investigators: Alan Neely
Other Universities or Institutions: UCLA

A NETWORK FOR COMPUTATIONAL NEUROSCIENCE: FROM VISION TO ROBOTIC

Years: 2014-2016
Contest: Concurso de Proyectos de Intercambio Regular ECOS-CONICYT 2013 # C13E06
Funding: Conicyt, ECOS
Main Researcher: Adrián Palacios, CINV – U. Valparaíso (Chile), Fréderic Alexandre, Institut des maladies neurodégénératives, Université Victor Ségalen – Bordeaux 2 (France)
Other Investigators: Thierry Vieville
Other Universities or Institutions: INRIA, Francia

MOBILE ROBOTICS TO CAPTURE AND STUDY OPTICAL FLOW GENERATED BY OCTODON DEGUS DURING LOCOMOTOR ACTIVITY IN NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

Years 2014 – 2015
Contest: NICOP Research Grant -#N62909-14-1-N121
Funding: Office of Naval Research Global
Main Researcher: Adrián Palacios
Other Investigators:: Ian Hughes, CEO
Other Universities or Institutions: INNERVYCS

ANALYSIS OF GE REGULATORY NETWORKS THAT MODULATE BEHAVIOR UPON BACTERIAL PATHOGENESIS

Years: marzo 2013- marzo 2016
Contest: Proyecto USA 2013-0041
Funding: 
Main Researcher: Andrea Calixto
Other Investigators:  Patricio Manque, Francisco Chávez
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Mayor, Universidad de Massachusetts

CIRIC FOUNDATION (COMMUNICATION AND INFORMATION RESEARCH AND INNOVATION CENTER)

Years: 2011 – 2016
Contest: Programme to Attract International Centres of Excellence for Competitivity
Funding: CORFO, INRIA
Main Researcher: Dr. Claude Puech (INRIA)
Other Investigators: Tomás Pérez-Acle, (Subproject Identification of Molecular Interactions), Alejandro Maass (CMM), (Research Line Omics and Bioinformatics) 
Other Universities or Institutions: INRIA, U. de Chile, U. de Concepción, P.U.Católica de Chile, U. Diego Portales, U. Técnica Fedérico Santa María, U. Adolfo Ibáñez, U. de la Frontera, P.U. Católica de Valparaíso

 

GRANTS RECENTLY COMPLETED

PLASTICIDAD SINAPTICA Y ENFERMENDADES NEURODEGENERATIVAS

Years: 2013-2014
Contest:  Concurso Nacional de Atracción de Capital Humano Avanzado del Extranjero año 2012 -# MEC 80122003
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Adrián Palacios (Chile), Alfredo Kirkwood (USA)
Other Investigators:  
Other Universities or Institutions: John Hopkins University

FUNCION DE LIPIDOS Y PROTEINAS EN EL EXOESQUELETO DE INSECTOS

Years: 2013
Contest: Programa de Cooperación Científica Internacional para Proyectos de Intercambio, Convocatoria 2012 -#PCCI12033
Funding:  CONICYT-CNRS
Main Researcher: John Ewer (Chile), Jean-François Ferveur (Francia)
Other Investigators: 
Other Universities or Institutions: Université de Bourgogne, Francia

KEOPS: ALGORITHMS FOR MODELLING THE VISUAL SYSTEM: FROM NATURAL VISION TO NUMERICAL APPLICATIONS

Years: 2012-2014
Contest: ANR-Conicyt – #47
Funding:  ANR, Conicyt
Main Researcher: Adrián Palacios
Other Investigators:  Patricio Orio
Other Universities or Institutions:

EFECTO DEL ESTRADIOL Y SUS ANALOGOS EN EL CANAL DE POTASIO DEPENDIENTE DE VOLTAJE Y CALCIO (BK) MODULADOS POR LAS SUBUNIDADES BETAS

Years: 2012-2014
Contest: Concurso para proyectos de intercambio Conicyt/Mincyt 2011 -#665 CH/11/12
Funding:  Conicyt / Mincyt
Main Researcher: Carlos González (Chile), Verónica Milesi (Argentina)
Other Investigators:  
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Nacional de La Plata-Argentina

CORTINA: CORTEX AND RETINA MODELING FROM AN ENGINEERING AND COMPUTATIONAL PERSPECTIVE  

Years: 2011-2013
Contest: INRIA Associate Team CORTINA Between INRIA – Universidad de Valparaíso
Funding: 
Main Researcher:  Frederic Alexandre (Francia), Adrián Palacios (Chile) 
Other Investigators: France: Laurent Bougrain, Bruno Cessac, Axel Hutt, Pierre Kornprobst, Nicolas Rougier, Thierry Viéville, Olivier Marre. Chile: María José Escobar, Steren Chabert, Pierre Guiraud, Patricio Orio, Juan Cristobal Zagal, Diego Cosmelli
Other Universities or Institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Chile, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, INRIA

ROLE OF GLIAL HEMICHANNLES IN NEURODEGENERATIVE PROCESSES: APPLICATION TO ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE.

Years: 2010-2013
Contest: CONCURSO DE PROYECTOS DE INTERCAMBIO REGULAR ECOS-CONICYT 2010
Funding:  Conicyt, ECOS 
Main Researcher: Christiam Giaume, Juan Carlos Sáez
Other Investigators: 
Other Universities or Institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile; College de France, Institut National De La Sante Et De La Recherche Medicale

LATIN AMERICA AND EUROPE LIAISON (ACRONYM: LAEL)

Years: 2009-2013
Contest:  People Marie Curie Actions. International Research Staff Exchange Écheme
Funding :
Main Researcher: Ramón Latorre (Main Investigator from Chile)
Other Investigators: 
Other Universities or Institutions: 

CROSS TALK BETWEEN PERMEATION AND VOLTAGE SENSITIVITY IN VOLTAGE GATED POTASSIUM CHANNELS

Years: 2012-2014
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2012 – #1120819
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher:  David Naranjo
Other Investigators:  Fernando González-Nilo
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello

COUPLING OF VOLTAGE-SENSORS TO THE GATE IN CALCIUM CHANNELS

Years: 2012-2014
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2012 – #1120864
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Alan Neely
Other Investigators:  Carlos González
Other Universities or Institutions:

ANALYSIS OF NITRIC OXIDE SIGNALING IN BIPOLAR-AMACRINE CELL COMMUNICATION

Years: 2012-2016
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2012 – #1120513
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Oliver Schmachtenberg
Other Investigators:  Eduardo Couve
Other Universities or Institutions:

MOLECULAR DETERMINANTS OF ARCHITECTURE AND DYNAMICS OF VOLTAGE-SENSITIVE PROTON CHANNEL (HV)

Years: 2012-2014
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2012 – #1120802
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Carlos González
Other Investigators:  Alan Neely
Other Universities or Institutions:

UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS CHAE CX43, CX46 AND CX50 HEMICHANNELS PROPERTIES INDUCING LENS CELLS DAMAGE

Years: 2012-2014
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2012 – #1120214
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Mauricio Retamal
Other Investigators:  Agustín Martínez
Other Universities or Institutions:  Universidad de Desarrollo

GAS EN POLVO: UNA NUEVA HERRAMIENTA NANO  MICROTECNOLÓGICA PARA CONTROLAR  MADURACION, SENESCENCIA Y PUDRICIONES EN FRUTOS DE EXPORTACIÓN EN POSTCOSECHA

Years: 2012-2014
Contest: I Concurso de Ciencia Aplicada del Programa IDeA de Fondef‐Conicyt 2012 – # CA12I10104
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Reinaldo Campos
Other Investigators:  Fernando González-Nilo, Luis Velásquez, Rubén Polanco
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Andrés Bello

IDENTIFICACION DE LOS NEUROPEPTIDOS Y LOS RECEPTORES QUE CONTROLAN LA ECDISIS  EN ARAÑAS

Years: 2012-2013
Contest: Concurso Nacional de Atracción de Capital Humano Avanzado del Extranjero año 2011 -# MEC 80110000
Funding:  CONICYT
Main Researcher: John Ewer (Chile), Ximena Nelson (Nueva Zelanda)
Other Investigators: 
Other Universities or Institutions: U Canterbury, New Zealand

INVOLVEMENT OF TACE/ADAM17 AND PANNEXIN HEMICHANNELS IN XENOESTROGENS INDUCED APOPTOSIS IN MAMMALIAN SPERMATOGENESIS

Years: 2011-2015
Contest : Fondecyt Regular 2011 -#1110778
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Ricardo Moreno
Other Investigators: Juan Carlos Sáez 
Other Universities or Institutions:

ROLE AND REGULATION OF HEMICHANNELS IN FUNCTIONAL RESPONSES OF INACTIVE, ACTIVE AND ACUTELY CACHEXIC ADULT SKELETAL MUSCLES

Years: 2011-2015
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2011 -#1111033
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Juan Carlos Sáez
Other Investigators: Luis Cea ; Xavier Figueroa
Other Universities or Institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

DETERMINATION OF THE ARCHITECTURE AND DYNAMICS OF THE VOLTAGE- AND CALCIUM-ACTIVATED (BK) CHANNEL USING LANTHANIDE RESONANCE ENERGY TRANSFER (LRET)

Years: 2011-2015
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2011 – #1110430
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Ramón Latorre
Other Investigators:  Fernando González-Nilo
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Andrés Bello

CONTRIBUTION OF SRC KINASES, N-WASP AND CORTACTIN TO CORTICAL ACTIN REARRANGEMENT AND EXOCITOSIS DYNAMICS IN CHROMAFFIN CELLS

Years: 2011-2014
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2011 – #1110552
Funding:   Conicyt
Main Researcher: Ana María Cárdenas
Other Investigators:  Alan NeelyAgustín Martínez
Other Universities or Institutions:

GENETIC ANALYSIS OF NEUROPEPTIDE FUNCTION IN DROSOPHILA

Years: 2011-2014
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2011 – #1111023
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: John Ewer
Other Investigators:  Kathleen Whitlock
Other Universities or Institutions:

GENERATION AND FUNCTIONAL CHARACTERIZATION OF MICE WITH ALTERED EXPRESSION OF EAAT3: A MODEL FOR OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE DISORDER

Years: marzo 2014 – marzo 2018 
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2014 – # 1141272
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Pablo Moya
Other Investigators: Ramón Sotomayor
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad de Valparaíso

THE ROLE OF NON-STANDARD RETINAL GANGLION CELLS SENSITIVE TO MOTION FEATURES IN MOTION INTEGRATION TASKS

Years: marzo 2014 – marzo 2018
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2014 – # 1140403
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: María José Escobar
Other Investigators: Adrián Palacios
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Federico Santa María

DESARROLLO DE UNA PLATAFORMA DE BIOSENSOR LIPÍDICO PARA LA DETECCIÓN DE MAREA ROJA IN SITU

Years : marzo 2014 – marzo 2016
Contest:  II Concurso de Ciencia Aplicada 2013 – Programa IDeA # CA13I10274
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Patricio Villalobos 
Other Investigators: Pablo Conejeros, Carlos González
Other Universities or Instittions: Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María

CONDUCTANCE-BASED MODELING OF THE DYNAMIC RESPONSE OF COLD THERMORECEPTORS

Years: marzo 2013- marzo 2016
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2013 – #1130862
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Patricio Orio
Other Investigators:  Rodolfo Madrid
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad de Santiago de Chile

DIAPAUSE FORMATION SIGNALED BY THE RNAi MACHINERY AS A NOVEL INNATE DEFENSE MECHANISM AGAINST BACTERIAL PATHOGENS

Years: marzo 2013- marzo 2017
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2013 – #1131038
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Andrea Calixto
Other Investigators:  Patricio Manque, Francisco Chávez
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Mayor, Universidad de Chile

ROLE OF OVEREXPRESSED DSCAM AND APP IN PAK KINASE DERREGULATION, AND THE CONSEQUENT NEURONAL DYSFUNCTION IN INVITRO MODELS OF DOWN SYNDROME: A QUEST FOR CELLULAR THERAPEUTICAL TARGETS

Years: marzo 2013 – marzo 2017
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2013 – #1130241
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Pablo Caviedes
Other Investigators:  Ana María Cárdenas
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad de Chile

MOLECULAR AND CELLULAR MECHANISMS OF DYSFERLIN-RELATED MUSCULAR DYSTROPHY: FROM GENETICS TO THERAPY

Years: agosto 2012 – noviembre 2015
Concurso: PIA-Conicyt – #ACT 1121
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Pablo Caviedes
Other Investigators:  Ana María Cárdenas
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad de Chile

INTEGRACIÓN DE LA BIOLOGÍA ESTRUCTURAL AL DESARROLLO DE LA BIONANOTECNOLOGÍA

Years: agosto 2012-noviembre 2015
Contest: PIA-Conicyt- #ACT1107
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Fernando González-Nilo 
Other Investigtors:   Walter Orellana, Leonardo Silva, Tomás Pérez-Acle, Ricardo Cabrera, David Naranjo 
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello, Universidad de Talca, Universidad de Chile, Fundación Ciencia para la Vida

VOLTAGE SENSOR OF ION CHANNELS: FROM STRUCTURE TO FUNCTION.

Years: 27 agosto 2012-30 noviembre 2015
Contest: PIA-Conicyt – #ACT1104
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher Principal: Carlos González
Other Investigators: Agustín MartínezAlan Neely, Mauricio Retamal, Wendy González, Patricio Orio 
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad del Desarrollo, Universidad de Talca

ESTUDIO DEL PAPEL FISIOLÓGICO DE LOS CANALES TRP EN LA TERMOTRANSDUCCIÓN Y LA PLASTICIDAD SINÁPTICA

Years: agosto 2012 – noviembre 2015
Contest: PIA-Conicyt – #ACT1113
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Rodolfo Madrid
Other Investigators:  Patricio Orio, Bernardo Morales
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad de Santiago de Chile, 

MECHANISM OF PLASMA MEMBRANE PERMEABILIZATION INDUCED BY SYNDROMIC DEAFNESS MUTATIONS OF CX26.

Years: marzo 2013- marzo 2017
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2013 – #1130855
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Agustín Martínez
Other Investigators:  Carlos González
Other Universities or Institutions:

NEUROBIOLOGY OF VISION IN THE RETINA OF THE DIURNAL RODENT OCTODON DEGUS: A PSYCHOPHYSICAL, MULTI-ELECTRODE AND COMPUTATIONAL APPROACH

Years: 2011-2015
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2011 -#1110292
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Adrián Palacios
Other Investigators:  
Other Universities or Institutions:

ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF THE OLFACTORY SENSORY SYSTEM

Years: 2011-2014
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2011 -#1111046
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Kathleen Whitlock
Other Investigators: John Ewer
Other Universities or Institutions:

COORDINATION OF MICROVASCULAR FUNCTION BY LONG DISTANCE ENDOTHELIAL CELL SIGNALING BASED ON CONNEXIN-MEDIATED COMMUNICATION AND VOLTAGE-DEPENDENT VASODILATOR MECHANISMS

Years: 2010-2014
Contest: Fondecyt Regular 2010 -#1100850
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Xavier Figueroa
Other Investigators: Juan Carlos Sáez
Other Universities or Institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

CONDICIONES PROINFLAMATORIAS AUMENTAN LA PERMEABILIDAD DE LA MEMBRANA CELULAR A TRAVÉS DE VÍAS QUE OFRECEN NUEVOS BLANCOS TERAPÉUTICOS A ENFERMEDADES HUMANAS.

Years: 2010-2013
Contest: PIA-Conicyt – #ACT71
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Juan Carlos Sáez
Other Investigators: Luis Michea, Victoria Velarde, Xavier Figueroa
Other Universities or Institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

MULTIDISCIPLINARY STUDIES OF ORGANIC CHAIN MOLECULES AND BIOLOGICAL MEMBRANES ONTO SOLID SURFACES FOR APPLICATIONS IN NANOTECHNOLOGY

Years: 2010-2014
Contest:  Fondecyt Regular 2010 -#1100882
Funding:  Conicyt
Main Researcher: Ulrich Volkmann
Other Investigators: Tomás Pérez-Acle
Other Universities or Institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

PERFECCIONAMIENTO DE MOLÉCULAS INHIBIDORAS DE HEMICANALES PARA SU USO ANTI-INFLAMATORIO EN ENFERMEDADES HUMANAS

Years: 2008-2013
Contest: XV CONCURSO DE PROYECTOS DE I+D FONDEF 2007 – #D07I1086
Funding: Conicyt
Main Researcher: Juan Carlos Sáez
Other Investigators: 
Other Universities or Institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

FUNDACIÓN CIENCIA PARA LA VIDA

Years: 2008-2014
Contest: Financiamiento Basal 2007 – #PFB16
Funding: Conicyt 
Main Researcher: Pablo Valenzuela
Other Investigators: Tomás Pérez-Acle
Other Universities or Institutions:  Fundación Ciencia para la Vida

 

 

OUTREACH GRANTS

CIENCIACUENTOS

Years: 2013-2014
Contest: II Concurso de Productos de Divulgación y Apropiación de Ciencia y Tecnología de Explora Conicyt
Funding: Explora Conicyt
Director: Verónica Gálvez
Other Members: Ramón Latorre, Javier Vergara, Kathleen Whitlock, John Ewer, Patricio Orio, Katica Boric, Rodrigo López, Alberto Rojas, María Adriana Osorio, María Elena Moreno
Other Universities or Institutions: Universidad de Playa Ancha

TERTULIAS INTERDISCIPLINARIAS, LIBRO “EDIFICIO SEVERIN: REFUGIO DE CIENTIFICOS”, DOCUMENTAL “EL ALZHEIMER” EN SERIE DE TV “VIDA CONCIENCIA” Y CIENCIA AL TIRO.

Years: 2012-2013
Contest : Proyección al medio externo 2012 # P09-022-F
Funding: Milenio
Main Researcher : Ramón Latorre
Other Investigators: Pablo Muñoz, Adrián PalaciosKathleen Whitlock
Other Universities or Institutions:

NEUROMANTES

Years: 2013
Contest: I Concurso de Productos de Apropiación Social de la Ciencia y la Tecnología Programa Explora Conicyt # EPA10053
Funding: Conicyt – Consejo Nacional de Televisión
Director: Juan Carlos García  
Other Investigators: Patricio Orio
Other Universities or Institutions:

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