This course is an official activity of the Latin American Society of Developmental Biology (LASDB), hosted by Universidad Andres Bello and co-organized by Universidad Andres Bello and Universidad Mayor.

The organizers of the course are:

Roberto Mayor (Director, UCL, UK)

Leonardo Valdivia (U Mayor, Chile)

Felipe Simón (UNAB, Chile)


Additional support from:

Fernando Faunes (UNAB, Chile)

John Ewer (CINV, Chile)

Joaquin Letelier (U Mayor, Chile)

Gonzalo Olivares (U Mayor, Chile)


For further information about the course contact R. Mayor (UCL): [email protected]

The site

CIMARQ is a Centre for Marine Biology Research that belongs to Universidad Andres Bello. It is located in the ruins of an old whaler (ballenera) in the picturesque fishing villa of Quintay. In January the temperatures are high, but it could become slightly cool at night.

Quintay is located at 122 Km from Santiago. Transportation will be arranged for all students from Santiago (downtown) to Quintay.


Visa may be required for certain citizens for entry into how long to take effect Chile. To avoid last minute problems please check in advance with your closest Chilean consulate about need and procedure.


Electricity in Chile is 220 V, 50 cycles. Please make sure your laptop and other equipment has an auto volt transformer. If not, you will need to purchase a traveler’s voltage converter/transformer.