On 20th October, Barcelona held the IV Encuentro de Investigadores/as de la Red de Investigadores Chilenos en España (RedINCHE), entiteled: “Chile diverse scenario, the scientific potential of our natural and sociocultural wealth”. This activity brought together more than 80 specialists, including professors, researchers and postgraduate students. On October 19th the MSc. Camilo López-Cristoffanini gave a talk at a space called “Innovation and research in life sciences” where he presented the NEURICE project as an example of a program to produce new varieties of rice through a program of rapid and efficient breeding, explaining the importance of this to eradicate the plague of the apple snail and face the impending climate change.

MSc. Camilo López-Cristoffanini presented the breeding system used at the NEURICE project