The general aim of the LINCGLOBAL Program of the Spanish National Research Council (Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas, CSIC) is to foster interactions among Latin American and Spanish scientists within the framework of global change, towards achieving the Goals of Sustainable Development (GSD).


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As part of this general framework, the LINCGLOBAL CSIC-UPCH project more specifically seeks to reinforce links between researchers and projects in the CSIC and the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH) in Lima, Peru aimed at studying the impact on human biology and health of environmental conditions specifically affecting Peruvian populations, in particular as related to habitation at high altitude. The intended outcome of this project is to foster new research projects that make use of advanced molecular, cellular and imaging technologies in such settings. We also aim at unraveling the evolution of the molecular impact on human biology and health within a context of changing environmental conditions, as a consequence of climate change and large-scale human activity.


These goals will be met through the organization of meetings, conferences and symposia that will gather Peruvian, Spanish and international experts in relevant fields. These meetings will serve to exchange data, analyses and work-in-progress results of specific interest to LINCGLOBAL CSIC-UPCH’s mission. Furthermore, these meetings will serve to design strategies for the creation of a High-Altitude Biomedical Research Institute (HABRI), jointly sponsored by CSIC and UPCH, a project for a research laboratory situated at a high altitude location in Peru.


The LINCGLOBAL CSIC-UPCH project will be rolled out during 2022, 2023 and 2024.