Bioscience Conversation Cycle at CDS

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The Bioscience Conversation Cycle was held in recent days at the City of Knowledge (CDS) Training and Business Center. The cycle proposed a scientific exchange between the Institute of Scientific Research and High Technology Services (INDICASAT) and the Gorgas Memorial Institute for Health Studies (GMI), who also signed a cooperation agreement to promote science in our country.

The event began with welcoming remarks by Professor Jorge Arosemena, Executive President of the City of Knowledge Foundation, who celebrated the idea of the agreement signing between INDICASAT and GMI, since it’s for the benefit of science in Panama. Meanwhile Dr. Néstor Sosa, Director of the Gorgas Memorial Institute, stressed that Panama is going through major changes and scientists must be part of making these changes positive. For his part, Dr. Jagannatha Rao, Director of INDICASAT, said that scientists working in Panama should be able to solve the problems that beset the country.

This conversation had the objective of being a scientific exchange between researchers from INDICASAT and GMI, in which the research conducted by the two institutions was shared, as well as the effect it has had in the scientific reality of Panama.

Among the topics discussed were: Scorpionism and proteomics of scorpion venom, Contribution to the knowledge of the parasite Leishmania panamensis by studying its genome, Ecology and transmission risk of Rickettsiiosis, Innate immunity, Ecology of Rhodnious Pallescens and human trypanosomiasis, Tuberculosis biomarkers, Respiratory viruses, Chemical mapping of biological samples for pattern recognition, Leishmaniasis and its vectors, and Biomarkers of neurodegenerative diseases of the elderly.