08.04.2014

The President inaugurated new works at the Institute of Experimental Biology and Medicine

The President together with the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, Lino Barañao and the president of the CONICET, Roberto Salvarezza put into operation new facilities to continue providing the scientific community with more and better infrastructure.

The Minister of Science, Lino Barañao; the IByME Foundation president, Eduardo Charreau; the IByME director, Damasia Becu and the CONICET President, Roberto Salvarezza; next to other authorities and researchers of the institution during the videoconferenc

The Minister of Science, Lino Barañao; the IByME Foundation president, Eduardo Charreau; the IByME director, Damasia Becu and the CONICET President, Roberto Salvarezza; next to other authorities and researchers of the institution during the videoconference.

The President of Argentina, Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner, presented by videoconference the inauguration of the new facilities of the Institute of Biology and Experimental Medicine (IByME -CONICET) within the framework of the celebration of the institute’s 70th anniversary. In the event, led by the Minister of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, PhD. Lino Barañao, and the President of the National Council of Scientific and Technical Research (CONICET) Roberto Salvarezza, the new spaces for the center were put into operation, designed under the Work Plan for Science and Technology conducted by the Science portfolio to improve the scientific and technological infrastructure throughout the country.

Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner: "Science and technology are some of the pillars of this government and country"

During the presentation, the President referred to the ten Argentine scientists that used to work abroad and were incorporated to the IByME. She highlighted the historical investment in research in the country and she stated that "science and technology are some of the pillars of this government and country". Minister Barañao said that "we are in this historical building where two Nobel prizes worked, Houssay and Leloir, opening new laboratories, commemorating 70 years of history of this institution”.    

The IByME Director also participated in the event, Damasia Becu, who underlined the growth of the institute "we have new laboratories and almost 50 researchers who joined thereto, so it is a great joy for us to commemorate this day growing." The IByME Foundation president, Eduardo Charreau, among other officials and scientists from the institution, also attended the meeting.

The constructed area required an investment of $ 8,732,000 for 687 square meters where 11 laboratories, 1 lab culture, 1 dark room, 1 cytometer laboratory and 2 equipment rooms were built. Also, 230 square meters were upgraded including the vivarium, radioisotope rooms, an emergency room, electrical room, multipurpose room and toilets.

The IByME was created in 1944 by the founder of the CONICET and first Nobel Prize winner of Argentina, Bernardo Houssay. The main objective of the institute is to promote the advances of biological sciences and experimental medicine through basic and applied research and the training of human resources. Its mission over 70 years has been to boost scientific knowledge in order to contribute to the improvement of human health, quality of life and economic and social development of Argentina. Prestigious scientists and research groups joined the Institute in last decade.  Currently, there are 106 career researchers, 107 fellows, 44 technical support professionals and 19 administrative employees.

The Work Plan for Science and Technology continues to advance 35 work projects have been inaugurated with an investment of $ 280,233,983 for 49,381 square meters so far. 17 work projects have already been initiated and 11 planned works covering an area of 80,400 square meters.

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