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Biomedical Research Education
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(BREP)



Group of Awardees at the Inaugural Activity for the Biotechnology Week
Group of Awardees at the Inaugural Activity for the Biotechnology Week




Second Puerto Rico Biotechnology Week

During the second celebration of the Biotechnology Week, the BREP program was awarded a special distinction for promoting the interest of K-12 students in biomedical research focusing on diseases and disorders that disproportionately impact our population. Principal Investigator, Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet, accepted the award on behalf of the BREP Program which is funded by a Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA R25-RR07415) from the National Center for Research Resources a component of the National Institutes of Health.

Dr. Vangie Lugo, Chair Life Sciences Cluster's Educational Committee; 
Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet, Principal Investigator of the BREP Program, and Mr. Juan Pablo Gutierrez, President of the Steering 
Committee for Biotech Cluster Alliance
Dr. Vangie Lugo, Chair Life Sciences Cluster's Educational Committee; Dr. Emma Fernández-Repollet, Principal Investigator of the BREP Program, and Mr. Juan Pablo Gutierrez, President of the Steering Committee for Biotech Cluster Alliance.

The Biotechnology Week is coordinated by the university-industry consortium INDUNIV. The activities sponsored during the week included a special exhibit of technological equipment used in the biotechnology field as well as of educational and research programs that have an impact on the technological development of the Island. In addition, a conference addressing the impact of biotechnology on economic development was organized for the legislators at the Puerto Rico Capitol on September 19, 2006. The event helped disseminate the initiatives conducted by the Biotechnology Alliance, INDUNIV, as well as the academic and the industrial sectors to promote Puerto Rico's competitiveness and the development of a knowledge-based economy. The exhibit provided a special forum to disseminate BREP informal education tools to the Puerto Rican industry and business community.

special exhibit 
of technological equipment used in the biotechnology field as well as of educational and research programs

Our special thanks to Mr. Iván Lugo, Executive Director, INDUNIV and Dr. Carlos Tollinche, Scientific Director, INDUNIV for their continuous support to the BREP program.





Contact Information:

Emma Fernandez-Repollet, Ph.D.
Principal Investigator

Telephone: (787) 764-7074
Fax: (787) 274-1639
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