“Christiane: A scientific bio-musical” conquers the Athenaeum

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Hundreds of people had the opportunity to delight their senses at the Athenaeum with the functions of the intriguing and exciting musical "Christiane: A scientific bio-musical”, which was given by the Argentinean actress and playwright Belén Pasqualini and organized by the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT), with the support of the City of Knowledge Foundation, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the Municipality of Panama.

For the Argentinean actress and playwright Belén Pasqualini, who created this theatrical play of a scientific nature, it has been very gratifying to present her work in Panamá. "I am very grateful for the warmth with which the public welcomed this scientific bio-musical. At the same time, I extend my thanks to SENACYT for having made possible the project of bringing my work to this beautiful city, and for continuing their bet on spreading science through art," said the actress.

Christiane tells the story of Christiane Dosne Pasqualini, a fundamental figure at an international level in the investigation of leukemia. Christiane immerses us in the journey of her protagonist, who, like a wild Amazon, arrives at the pampas in 1942, with a scholarship, to join the ranks of Bernardo Houssay. French, raised in Canada and Argentina by adoption, CDP was the first woman to join the National Academy of Medicine. Her passion for laboratory mice and her life, which goes through a good part of the 20th century, is of an exciting vigor and humanity. Scientist, mother and wife, "Christiane. A scientific bio-musical" is a great excuse to learn about a unique woman.