CABANA joins the 3rd Latin American symposium on Sustainable development at Imperial College

24 May 2019

CABANA was pleased to join the 3rd Latin American symposium on Sustainable development at Imperial College, London in May. Cath Brooksbank, Marco Cristancho, Ian Willis and Piv Gopalasingam had the opportunity to share the project’s goals and progress. CABANA secondees Valeria Faggioli, Federico Vignale and Carla Valeria Filippi presented their research on bioinformatics in agriculture sustainability, conservation and biodiversity, and sunflower breeding. ‘The experience of attending and presenting results in the symposium was impressive for many reasons’ said Valeria Faggioli. ‘First of all, I could meet colleagues from Latin America who are working in the UK on many topics regarding key issues about the sustainability of food production in Latin America. Moreover, as a member of the National Institute of Agriculture Technology in Argentina, the meeting represented the opportunity of generating international networks for future collaborations regarding the use of bioinformatics in different situations.’