Both of them joined Dr. Ing. Radu Ionescu’s lab in the Estonian University of Life Sciences (EMU), in Tartu for a fellowship of protocol writings, equipment.
The group showed a big enthusiasm and surely we hope that at least one of them is marked by the experience and considers being a scientist in the future.
2022 has been a very active year. Our team has received high school students, JULIA Program, Networking Program, Florida State University, Universidad Latina de Panamá, Catholic University USMA from Chitré, are some of the students that received classes and training.
SENACYT program called JULIA which aimed to link young students with great scientists and learn about their different projects, in which she was mentored by Dr. Carmenza Spadafora.
We are pleased to share the successful Bachelor of Science thesis defense of our dear colleague Jafeth Carrasco, entitled “Construction of a Bacterial Biosensor for the Detection of Cyanide Based on the Expression of the Fluorescent Protein E2-Crimson”. Jafeth financed his project with a grant for New Researchers from the National Secretariat of Science, Technology and Innovation (SENACYT).
The Italo-Latin America Institute (IILA) and the International Centre of Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology (ICGEB) in Italy, partnered with both The System for Integration (SICA)- and the Educational and Cultural Coordination (CECC) of Central American Countries to bring a model scientist to the classroom of Dominican Republic school girls. This was part of the coordinated efforts carried out to entice little girls to follow careers in STEM. Carmenza Spadafora was the Motivational Speaker chosen for this Forum named “Women in Science”
Patrick Padmore obtained his B.Sc. diploma under Dr. Lorena Coronado´s tutorship. Patrick studied a Major in Biotechnology from Universidad Latina de Panamá and has since been trained by Doriana Dorta on the use and management of the Optical Tweezers, helping out in Lorena´s project and other users of the equipment.
Presentation of the storytelling book by the company 3M that highlights the scientific upbringing and career of 25 selected women scientists in Latin America in 2022. It includes Dr. Carmenza Spadafora’s story of her development as a scientist.