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The reasons for the visit of the French biotechnologist Nicolás Papon to Medellín were multiple, first to teach a course called “principles of biotechnology and synthetic biology”Which was done in collaboration between the CES and Antioquia Universities. The course ran from October 21 to November 1, 2019 and was given at the postgraduate headquarters of the UdeA.

Another reason for his visit was to invite CES University students to visit the laboratories of the University of Angers in France, since Papon is the director of the study group in Parasitology and Medical Mycology at the French university.

There are several research groups associated with the Institute and we thought there was a possibility of doing collaborative work, but mainly they could be practice sites for both undergraduate and graduate students.”Said Erika Obando Montoya, professor at the Faculty of Sciences and Biotechnology and host of the international guest.

Practice sites at the University of Angers, France, are open at any time of the year to CES students, who could benefit from partial scholarships.

There are several scholarship opportunities for foreign students in France and the laboratories offer the financial and human resources to carry out the research objectives”, Concluded the teacher Obando Montoya.

By 2020 it is expected that the course “Principles of biotechnology and synthetic biology”Is taught at the CES University by the professor of the Faculty of Science and Biotechnology Erika Obando Montoya in conjunction with a professor from the University of Antioquia. It will be aimed at graduate and master students.

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