1. Instituto de Astrobiología de Colombia (IAC)

    Website: http://www.astrobiologia.org

    Jorge Enrique Bueno Prieto, Director IAC
    PhD student of Investigación Espacial y Astrobiología
    Universidad de Alcalá y CAB (Spain)
    Universidad Nacional de Colombia

    Recent & Upcoming Activities of the IAC

    4th International Congress of Astrobiology
    October 25 – 27, 2018

    3rd International Congress of Astrobiology
    October 18 – 22, 2016

    2nd International Congress of Astobiology
    September 24 – 28, 2012

    More activities:

    About the Instituto de Astrobiologia de Colombia

    The goals of the Institute de Astrobiologia are:

    • Contributing to scientific excellence, creativity and innovation for Astrobiology education and research in Latin America;
    • Promoting interdisciplinarity in basic and engineering sciences; and
    • Encouraging and inspiring children, young adults, and the general public in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) topics through Astrobiology.

    The Instituto approaches these goals by:

    • Promoting education and research in Astrobiology in schools and universities throughout Colombia;
    • Developing research projects in Colombia’s scientific centers;
    • Training teachers in the interdisciplinary methods of Astrobiology; and
    • Strengthening Astrobiology in Latin America.

    The Instituto has partnership agreements with: https://www.astrobiologia.org/aliados.html

    The NAI and the Instituto de Astrobiologia envision working together in three areas: (1) programs to engage and train students and young researchers in Astrobiology; (2) the development of Spanish-language astrobiology materials for use in the United States and in Latin America; and (3) microbiology and related research on organisms from extreme environments.