2006 Invited Lecture by Dr. Bernhard Moser, Institute of Cell Biology, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland.
2007 Invited Lecture, NIBIT, Network Italiano per la Bioterapia dei Tumori, Certosa Di pontignano, Italy.
2008 Invited Lecture by Dr. Vincenzo Russo, CIGTP San Raffaele, Milan, Italy
2009 Invited Lecture by Dr. Randolph Noelle, Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH, USA
2009 Invited Lecture by Dr. Ruggero Pardi, San Raffaele Institute, Milan, Italy
2009 Invited Lecture by Dr. Alf Hamann, DRFZ, Berlin, Germany
2009 Invited Lecture by Dr. Adam Lacy-Hulbert, MGH, Boston, USA
2010 Invited Lecture by Dr. Anna-Maria Lennon, Institut Curie, Paris, France
2010 Invited Lecture by Dr. Anna Villa, Institute Humanitas, Milan, Italy
2010 Invited Lecture by Dr. Lisa Westerberg, Karolinska Intitutet, Stockholm, Sweden
2010 Invited Lecture by CHB GI research conference, Children's Hospital, Boston, USA
2013 Invited Lecture Recruitment seminar, Forsyth, Cambridge, USA
2014 Invited Lecture Biotechnology conference, Valdivia, Chile
Development of a novel in vivo assay for the isolation and characterization of a tumor-released inhibitory factor able to impair cell migration. 2005 Gwatt, Switzerland
Identification of molecular factors involved in tumoral immune resistance by using a novel in vivo approach. 2005 Bergen, Norway
“Educating” dendritic cells to synthesize Retinoic Acid and imprint gut-homing on lymphocytes. GI unit research retreat, 2008 Boston, USA
Retinoic Acid Educates Dendritic Cells to Imprint Gut-homing Lymphocytes. The 14th International Congress of Mucosal Immunology, 2009 Boston, USA
MyD88-dependent signals synergize with retinoic acid to educate gut-associated dendritic cells. ALAI meeting, 2009 Viña del Mar, Chile
MyD88-dependent signals synergize with retinoic acid to educate gut-associated dendritic cells. ICI 2010, Kobe, Japan
MyD88-dependent signals synergize with retinoic acid to educate gut-associated dendritic cells. Humanitas, Milan, Italy
MyD88-dependent signals synergize with retinoic acid to educate gut-associated dendritic cells. Keystone Symposia, Vancouver, Canada
Gut-tropic Lin-Ly6Clow cells give rise to tolerogenic intestinal DC. DC2012 symposium, Daegu, Korea
2002 Travelling fellowship from Leloir Institute in order to assist to the course “Gene Therapy in Latin America: from the bench to the clinic”, Buenos Aires, Argentina.
2002 Fellowship from ECOS-Conicyt ICM P99-137-F, to perform research at the Laboratoire du Neurogenetique, Universite de Montpellier II, France, under the supervision of Dr. Alain Ghysen.
2003 Fellowship from ECOS-Conicyt ICM P99-137-F, to assist 3rd European Conference on Zebrafish and Medaka, Paris, France.
2004-07 MIUR PhD fellowship, Italy
2005 Travelling fellowship from EMBO in order to participate to the EMBO practical course: “Enhancer Detection, Gene Trapping and TILLING in Zebrafish”, Bergen, Norway.
2007 Competition for patenting award of US$48.000. Funded by the Bicentennial Program, Government of Chile
2009 Scholarship to attend “The 9th Latin American congress of Immunology”, Viña del Mar, Chile.
2010 Research Highlights: Nature Reviews Immunology 10, 2468 (Feb 2010). Original Research Paper: Villablanca et al, nat medicine 2010
2010 Best paper award, San Raffaele Institute, Milan, Italy
2010 Fellowship to attend to the RCAI International Summer Program, Yokohama, Japan
2010-13 CCFA Research Fellowship Award, NY, USA
2010 "Best presentation award", RCAI International Summer Program 2010, Yokohama, Japan
2011 Keystone Symposia Scholarship, Vancouver, Canada
2012 Travel award, DC2012 symposium, Daegu, Korea
2014 IMTAC research grant
2014 Chosen among the 30 most prominent latin american scientist under 40. Revista Que Pasa
2014 – 2016 (PI) Senior Research Fellow (FoAss), IMTAC, Karolinska Institute
Dendritic Cell trafficking in oral immunological tolerance.
2015 – 2019 (PI) Junior Research Grant, Swedish Research Council (VR). Intestinal leukocyte imprinting in health and disease.