All posts by Sergio Diez de Medina Roldán

Sergio Diez De Medina Roldán is a Biochemist graduated at Universidad de Chile. He has worked in Plant Biotechnology, mainly on issues related to GM crops coexistence with native species, molecular markers applied to commercially relevant traits and technology transfer associated with biotechnology. He is a founding member of Journal of Technology Management and Innovation. Currently, he works at Universidad Arturo Prat in a research project to address plastic waste issues using microorganisms.

Callinicus: the importance of scientists, knowledge, and innovation

The role that scientific advances and technological innovations play on the fate of civilisations is illustrated by numerous examples, including food-related developments (improved species in agriculture and livestock), health (hygiene and the discovery of antibiotics), and lifestyle (popularisation of the internet). However, none of these examples triggers immediate effects on the nation's evolution as those innovations related to military technology. Read more [...]