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April 28, 2020

A message from the directors regarding the COVID-19 pandemic

Given the current situation due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we have made the difficult decision not to open the regular REPU 2021 call in order to safeguard the health and safety of students. Likewise, there is uncertainty about the reopening of universities, the visa process, and the availability of laboratories abroad; therefore, we believe that the decision not to open the 2021 call for in-person internships is the most appropriate. Only the new REPU branch, Computer Science, will be accepting new students under the modality of remote internships.

We stand in solidarity with the Peruvian people, with the measures dictated by the Peruvian government, and with all the efforts made by medical, police, military, cleaning personnel, scientists and researchers, and all those who are working to confront this crisis and protect the population.

We do not want to miss this opportunity to make a call to reflection on the importance of STEM development in each country and the benefits that scientific and technological development brings in various areas. That is why it is important to continue the talks on how we can contribute to the development of these areas in our country. REPU is a community of professionals that, for more than 10 years, has been committed to developing Peru's scientific and technological capacity. That is why, despite not opening the REPU 2021 call, we will continue to strive to provide quality content and continue to share science. To do this, we invite you to follow us on social networks to find out about other activities that we will be organizing online.

We can all help to stop the spread of the COVID-19 coronavirus from our homes, abiding by the regulations set by the government.


Margarete Diaz

Brenda D’Acunha

Paola Moreno-Roman

REPU co-directors

April 01, 2019

Applications for #REPU2020 are open!

Apply now!

March 24, 2018

#REPUSeminar 2018

📢 #ATENCION 📆 ¡Desde este sábado 24 al domingo 25 de marzo no te pierdas el #REPUSeminar 2018 desde Harvard University! Revisa el programa oficial del evento en los flyers.

📹 También puedes seguir todas las presentaciones del evento vía streaming: *el link para live streaming será publicado próximamente*

June 05, 2017

Our call for #REPU2018 is now closed

Thanks for applying!

May 01, 2017

Applications for #REPU2018 are open!

Apply now!

March 24, 2017

#REPUSeminar 2017

No te pierdas ningún detalle del #REPUSeminar 2017 desde Yale University.
Sigue el live streaming del evento aquí:

January 10, 2017

REPU 2017 has started!

REPU has officially started! 
Our students are arriving to their host institutions and meeting their mentors.

We will keep you posted.

May 20, 2016

May news

Congratulations to our Alumni!


A big shout-out to our alumni that have entered to graduate school programs this year! We are very proud of their achievements. 

Rodrigo Beltrán (REPU 2015) - Technische Universität Berlin

Fabiola Bravo (REPU 2015) - University of California San Diego (UCSD)

Pedro Cisneros (REPU 2016) - University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB)

Andrés Guillén (REPU 2014) - Yale University

Angelo Morales (REPU 2013) - Vanderbilt University

Maria Fernanda Senosaín (REPU 2015) - Vanderbilt University

Informative Talk Calendar

May 13th 2016
• 5pm
• Biological Sciences Auditorium, Universidad Nacional Mayor de San Marcos, Lima, Perú

May 13th 2016 
• U. Santa (Chimbote)

May 14th 2016
• Hangout

May 19th 2016
• Pontificia Universidad Católica del Perú: 12-2pm - Room Q102 - Chemistry
• Universidad Nacional de Ingeniería: 2pm - Room R1-125B

​May 27th 2016
• UNPRG (Lambayeque)

Applications are OPEN for REPU 2017!

Apply here:

Deadline EXTENDED: June 10th

March 01, 2016

March news

REPU Seminar 2016 took place in New York for the first time. 

Rodrigo Beltrán-Suito (REPU 2015) published his research done at Yale University: "New Ir Bis-Carbonyl Precursor for Water Oxidation Catalysis"

January 01, 2016

January news

REPU 2016 has officially started! Our students are doing research at Yale, Vanderbilt, McMaster and Navarra Universities.

January 01, 2015

News 2009 - 2015

November 2015  
Daisy Unsihuay (REPU 2015) published her research done at Universidad de Navarra in the International Journal of Pharmaceutics. Congratulations!

October 2015
Vanderbilt published an article about REPU and interviewed REPU co-Director Kenyi Saito. “Program gives undergrads from Peru lab experience”

August 2015
REPU 2016 candidates have been selected. Congratulations! 

April 2015
Applications for REPU 2016 will start on April 1st 2015 and end on May 1st 2015. Don’t miss the new deadline.

March 2015
The REPU Seminar & REPU Meeting were a success. We gathered over 40 Peruvian scientists in New Haven for a great weekend of science and Peruvian culture. Thank you CONCYTEC. 

February 2015
The Yale International Affairs office has published an article about REPU! 

January 2015
We are pleased to present a new edition of the REPU Magazine!  

December 2014
Paola Moreno-Roman (REPU 2012) and our directors Sofia Espinoza and Kenyi Saito-Diaz present a poster about REPU in the American Society for Cell Biology Annual Meeting

October 2014 
Abel Alcázar-Román, REPU founder, talked about REPU in  the radio program “Peruanos en el Exterior” in Radio Programas del Perú. 

August 2014   
Our Directors, Kenyi Saito-Diaz and Sofia Espinoza        wrote a report published in the ASCB newsletter titled “REPU: Training the Next Generation of Peruvian       Scientists”

June 2014
Javier Marqina (REPU 2012) and Juan Manuel Iglesias-Artola (REPU 2014) published a REPU Seminar 2014 Report in the ASCB Newsletter: “Peruvian Undergraduates Meet at Yale” 

March 2014
Juan Manuel Iglesias (REPU 2014) has been selected to attend the Vienna Biocenter Summer School in Vienna, Austria and was awarded a cash prize for giving one of the best talks. Congratulations. 
REPU Seminar 2014 was a success with the presence of Eduardo Torres and Fernando Camargo. Thank you!
Pedro Baldera, Fatima Saldaña, Adrea Cuentas and Gonzalo  Tueros have been accepted to Ph.D. programs at Columbia, Baylor, Vanderbilt and Lund University. Congratulations to all!

April 2013
Pedro Baldera (REPU 2013) was a co-author on a paperpublished in JBC about his work with the Yan lab about Rhodopsin. REPU is mentioned in the acknowledgments. Congratulations Pedro!

March 2013
Paola Moreno-Roman (REPU 2012) was accepted to Stanford  University to pursue a PhD, congratulations!
Luis Hernandez (REPU 2012) was accepted to Harvard  University to pursue a PhD, congratulations!
REPU Meeting/Seminar counted with the participation of REPU students from Purdue, Vanderbilt and Yale

January 2013
Four REPU 2013 participants attended the Cells, Circuits, and Computation 2013: Physics of Living Systems - Meeting in Cambridge, MA.
REPU students at Vanderbilt and Yale have arrived. REPU 2013 has started.

September 2012
We have selected students for REPU 2013. Congratulations!

August 2012
Applications for REPU 2013 are closed.  Applications for REPU 2014 will be received in 2013.

July 2012
We invite chemistry students to apply to REPU 2013. Application deadline for chemistry students has been extended to August 15th 2012. More details in Overview.

June 2012
We are receiving applications for REPU 2013. Check out our poster, website, and facebook page for more information!
Denisse Tafur (REPU 2010) and Luis Hernandez (REPU 2012) talked to Modesto Montoya about their experiences with REPU.

March 2012
Denisse Tafur (REPU 2010) was accepted to the University of Connecticut Health Center - Biomedical Science PhD program. Congratulations!

The REPU Seminar 2012 was a success with presentations by all participants. 

Eliana Torres (REPU 2011) was selected to do an internship at the Vienna Biocenter Summer School in Vienna, Austria.

February 2012
Maria Jesus Olarte (REPU 2010) was accepted to the Yale University BBSB Track for a Ph.D. program. Congratulations!

Omar Julca (REPU 2010) was accepted to the Yale University MCGD Program for a Ph.D. program. Congratulations!

David Romero  (REPU 2011) will start an internship at University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia for three months. 

Omar Julca (REPU 2010) was a co-author on a paper published with the Melia lab in Methods in Cell Biology.REPU was thanked in the acknowledgments!

January 2012 
The REPU program was awarded a grant by the International  Federation for Cell Biology( This grant will help our trainees attend a conference in Boston, present in journal clubs, and support them in their living expenses. Thank you IFCB! 

REPU 2012 participants attended the 2012 Cells, Circuits, and Computation 2012: Bauer Fellows Program Meeting in Cambridge, MA. 

Aug 2011 
Maria Jesus Olarte (REPU 2010) will attend the LSM Summer School in Munich, Germany.

Denisse Tafur (REPU 2010) presented her work at the ECI in Lima, Peru.

Enith Sifuentes (REPU 2011) and Denisse Tafur (REPU 2010) presented their work and talked about their experience abroad to more than 60 undergraduate science students in Lima, Peru.

Jun 2011 
Omar Julca (REPU 2010) will attend the Vienna Biocenter Summer School in Vienna, Austria.

May 2011
The ASBMB published an article about the REPU program in their monthly newsletter. Find it here. 

Kenyi Saito (REPU 2008) passed his qualifying exam at Vanderbilt University Department of Cell and Developmental Biology.

Maria Jesus Olarte (REPU 2010) will present her work in a poster session at the ASBMB annual meeting in Washington D.C.

Mar 2011  
REPU students and organizers collaborated with Ron Vale and the American Society for Cell Biology in the translation of several iBioMagazine videos. See the acknowledgment here.

Feb 2011  
Sofia Espinoza (REPU 2009) was accepted to Yale University for a PhD program. Congratulations! 

Dec 2010 
Maria Jesus Olarte and Denisse Tafur (REPU 2010) will attend the ASCB annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA. 

Feb 2009  
Kenyi Saito (REPU 2008) was accepted to the Vanderbilt University IGP PhD program. Congratulations! 

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