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Center of Genetics and Genomics

Research Internship Offer

The research projects of the Center of Genetics and Genomics are focused on the genetic bases of phenotypic variability, both in health and in disease. Interested in local genetics, common and rare diseases, personalized responses to infectious diseases, pharmacogenetics, and more.

The center seeks to improve the diagnosis, identification of genomic biomarkers, develop new therapies and contribute to public health policies. It collaborate with other centers of the Faculty of Medicine, Clínica Alemana de Santiago, national and international groups.

Some of the lines of research include:

Understanding the Chilean genome, chromosome 22q11 microdeletion syndrome, bullous epidermolysis (glass skin), monogenic connective tissue diseases (Marfan, Loeys-Dietz, Ehlers Danlos syndromes), lysosomal diseases (Gaucher, Niemann-Pick, Fabry, etc. ). In addition, we study various types of Cancer (lung, bladder, etc.), mitochondrial genomics, Parkinson’s, variation in the response to Hantavirus infection, among others.

You can learn more about the Center here.

Each research center has specific requirements that you should review carefully . Also, to apply to an undergraduate or postgraduate research internship at UDD, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Be an undergraduate or postgraduate student enrolled in a recognized educational institution. (Students form partner universities will be exempted of academic fees).
  • Knowledge of Spanish or English (check specifications in each offer).

In addition to the required documents specified in each research offer, it is necessary that you attach the following documents:

  • Copy of passport or identity card.
  • Nomination letter from your home university (must be sent at the time of application to [email protected]).
  • Check the available offers listed below, you can find all the Research Centers, Institutes and Programs that have a current offer.
  • Once the center of your interest has been identified, you should review the available offer.
  • If you meet all the requirements and your profile is adequate, you must complete the required information and upload the documents in the Apply Here section.

Below, you will find the application instructions which explain the steps and frequently asked questions regarding this program.

Application Instructions

Research internships will be developed in virtual and/or face to face modality. You must keep in mind that depending on the area required by each research center, the presence of the student may be requested. Please, review carefully the specifications of the offer of your interest.

  • FALL SEMESTER 2021 (AUGUST – FEBRUARY): Applications will be received until April 15th.
  • SPRING SEMESTER (MARCH – JULY): Applications will be received until November 15th.