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Also a researcher, PhD. Cristian Araya Jaime, becomes part of the board of this corporation during the period 2020-2022.

During the month of April, the Society of Genetics of Chile (SOCHIGEN) appointed its new directory for the period 2020-2022, highlighting the presence of the academic from the Department of Biology of the University of La Serena, PhD. Cristian Araya Jaime, who assumes as Director of this important national corporation.

In his role as director, the also researcher at the ULS Multidisciplinary Institute of Science and Technology, will be in charge of representing the genetics society in the northern macro zone, disseminating, compiling and analyzing information relevant to this society.

Regarding the importance and work that it means to assume this new position, the academic indicated that “this election is important, given that the new elected directors are from regions, which helps to decentralize the work of society, improving its territorial representation. As a new board, our first challenge is to hold our annual meeting, which this time will be in remote format. We think this is an excellent opportunity to expand the scope of our work. "

The Society of Genetics of Chile is a non-profit corporation that brings together approximately 120 active partners who cultivate various areas of this discipline, both in humans, animals, plants and microorganisms, aquatic and terrestrial, aiming to help progress and encouragement. of research, teaching and dissemination of genetics.

SOCHIGEN is currently a member of the International Genetics Federation, an entity that brings together the world's leading Genetics Societies and the Latin American Genetics Association (ALAG).

Written by Tomás Rodríguez, DirCom