Franchi met with UK-based researchers to advance the RAICES programme

Alliance United Kingdom Argentina Conicet. Photo by Anna Franchi

The chair of the National Scientific and Technical Research Council (Conicet), Anna Franchi, has met UK-based researchers who are part of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation (MINCyT) Raices programme, with the aim of furthering the programme, she reported on Friday.

Franchi highlighted the need to strengthen synergies between networks, MINCyT and Conicet to define the role of Argentine researchers, scientists, scientists and technologists abroad, as suggested by the program, there are more spaces for interdependence and transfer. outside.

the Network of Argentine Researchers and Scientists Abroad (Raices), is a program of the Ministry of Science, Technology and Productive Innovation, under the direct accreditation of the National Directorate of International Relations.

It aims to strengthen the country’s scientific and technological capabilities by developing linkage policies with Argentine researchers residing abroad, as well as actions aimed at enhancing the continuity of researchers in the country and the return of those interested in developing their activities in the country. Argentina.

Alliance United Kingdom Argentina Conicet Photo Ana Franchi
Alliance United Kingdom Argentina Conicet. Photo by Anna Franchi

The meeting was attended by the Argentine Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Javier Figueroa. Argentinian biologist and NETWORK coordinator in the UK, Isro Gloger and in practice, Raíces Program Coordinator at MINCyT, Carolina Mera join.

the program It has networks in twenty countries which, with MINCyT, demonstrates potential problem diagnoses and develops concrete coordination procedures.

from here, The UK network has over 100 members who carry out activities in various research disciplines such as health sciences, engineering, natural sciences, cellular and molecular biology, and social sciences.

Franchi also held meetings to coordinate and enhance scientific cooperation with GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), where the possibility of having colleagues for this company in the fields of immunology, infectious diseases and oncology was discussed.

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He also discussed the initiative Trust the science With the aim of continuing the work of cooperation and support for research projects.

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