Team:UChile Biotec/Sponsors


Finally, we want to thank all the people that helped us this year, from monetary support to rewarding advices. But specially to GECO, for their support and disposition to help us whenever they got the chance. To Dr. Fumito Maruyama and So Fujiyoshi. Andrés Marcoleta for his tips in the Interlab and donations of implements for the lab. To Ricardo Cabrera for their valuable help in the laboratory, encouraging us to find coherent solution to our problems. Also we want to thank Camila Miranda, Javiera de La Paz and Nicole Molina from SysMicrolab that helped us giving some lab-tips and advices, also for their infinite patience. And Alvaro Olivera for the software management. To Daniel Carrasco and M. Fernanda Barrera from LabTox for showing us the lab protocols and teaching us more about the red tide and its detection. To Dr. Benjamín Suaréz, LabTox director, for helping us throughout our project. To Roberto Vargas, plant manager of Transantartic, for taking us to visit the culture centers. Additionally we want to thank Victor Lazcano for his significant help with all the paperwork related to the financing of our project. We finally want to thank our mentor Dr. Francisco Chavez for helping us throughout the project from project logistics to help in human practices.


We would like to thank all the people that have helped us during this enriching journey. Each and every contribution has been not only a push for our project, but also a demonstration of the confidence you have in us. Without them we would not have been able to develop Tenzyme Vilu, least going to the iGEM Jamboree to defend it. ¡Gracias totales!

Enel: Enel is a global energy company established in 34 countries and energy provider for almost 72 million people all over the world. Besides the energetic area it is also interested in helping emerging projects from diverse areas like culture, sports and, gladly, science.

Winkler: Winkler is a laboratory Supplies Company founded in Chile in 1982. It started distributing some reactives and lab equipment and it has grown to become one of the biggest companies in the field with one of the broadest catalogs.

IDT: Integrated DNA Technologies Inc. has been developing the latest technology in genetic tools to inspire scientists throughout the world for the last 30 years. Without them easy access to genome editing and sequencing would be unthinkable.

New England Biolabs: Settled in Massachusetts, New England Biolabs is one of the finest provi- ders of enzymes for molecular biology applications. It is not only a company, but rather a re- search facility author of hundreds of papers.


FAU: Founded in 1849 the Faculty of Architecture and Urbanism has been responsible for most of the design and architectural vanguard movements in Chile. It houses several impressive professors and has played a key role in social movements in Chilean history.

Sysmicrolab: The Laboratory of Microbiology of Systems studies the pathogenicity of microorganisms through OMICs, bioinformatics and mathematical models. Is has been our base where we have developed most of the experiments for two years already.

Labtox: Located in Castro, the capital city of Chiloé, the Laboratory of Marine Toxins is a key element in the detection and investigation of the Red Tide in the south of Chile. Its role is fundamental in the understanding and the alleviation of the consequences of Toxic Algae Blooms.

Seremi de Salud: The Health Seremi is the governmental institution responsible of safeguarding the health of the population, being in charge, among many other duties, of the monitoring and certifying any fishing product before it is available to the public.

Sernapesca: Sernapesca is an entity of the Ministry of Economy in charge of monitoring every fishing product that intends to be exported. For that reason it works with Seremi to certify the goods.

Armada de Chile: The Chilean Navy has always fulfilled a role giving a hand to the population in times of crisis. They help Sernapesca and other monitoring entities to reach the sampling spots for the early detection of Red Tide.

Trans Antartic: possessor of some of the biggest mussels farms in Chiloé, Trans Antartic is always looking for better ways to detect early and reliably the Harmful Algae Bloom in our southern shores.

Crowdfunding Contributors: we would like to thank all the people that showed interest in our project, spent time watching our video and collaborated with us. It meant a lot for us realizing that there is an interest out there in supporting scientific projects knowing that we may not have that much resources, but we have the determination to create something that will generate a change in the world and thank to all the contributors we are one step closer to achieving it.