Board

Director
Dr. Alejandro Vila

Vice-director
Dr. Fernando Soncini

Council
Dr. Nora Calcaterra
Dr. Daniela Gardiol
Dr. Jorgelina Ottado
Dr. Javier Palatnik
Dr. Alejandro Viale

From the Director

VilaScience expresses what we know about the world and pursues what we don’t, looking for tools able to shape a better quality of life. IBR should catalyze actions in this crossroad by providing an exciting arena to scientists who dare facing new challenges in the pipeline of discovery in biology and biochemistry. Looking for this aim, IBR has grown steadily since its early inception in 1987, through its formal establishment in 1999 and finally, in 2012, by moving to its first own building in the scientific campus of CONICET at Rosario.

The pursuit of discovery should be driven by excellence with an eye on the society. In this regard, cooperative efforts with the private sector, particularly in the field of biotechnology and health, have recently bloomed at IBR giving rise to patents, companies and products, and will keep on growing. We are willing to team up with innovative investors, aiming to have an impact in the local economy; with the public sector in the discussion and design of new policies in human health, agriculture, environment and education, and with the public health system looking for the translation of our expertise and abilities.

Our main challenge for the coming years is to foster and nurture creative collaborative efforts among different research groups within the Institute. This action will allow us to address deeper scientific questions that cannot be faced
with a single, linear approach. To achieve this goal, we will be focused in strengthening our leading areas, recruiting young new group leaders and looking for state-of-theart technologies.

This report aims to show snapshots of what we are by means of our achievements, which span the scientific findings from the different groups, teaching and training students at the University, the new building, the instrumentation, and our links with the society. All this has been possible based on a key element: talented and driven people willing to work as a team. This is the most important capital required for great science. This is what we are.