Fernán Federici

Fernán Federici

Fernan studied two years of Engineering and three of Biology. He worked one year at the Alvarez-Buylla lab (UNAM) before moving to Cambridge to do a PhD in Biological Sciences at Jim Haseloff ´s lab. All his education has been kindly supported by the free educational system of Argentina and international scholarships from JP II Foundation and Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. 

He is currently Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and in the Institute of Biological and Medical Engineering of the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. He also works at the iBio Millennium Institute and OpenPlant. His group promotes open technologies for bioengineering, science and education; and the members of the group are part of the open technology movements GOSH, ReClone and TECNOx.


  • Degree in Biology, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Chile, 2004.
  • PhD in Biological Science from Cambridge University, 2009, United Kingdom.

Research lines

  • Open Hardware
  • Multicellular patterns
  • Cell free biology
  • DNA assembly