The CGR is a Chilean Center of Excellence funded by the FONDAP program of CONICYT. Our aim is to carry out leading research on genomes and evolution of molecular mechanisms of gene expression.



Av Blanco Encalada 2085.

Santiago, Chile




You are invited to register for the Atacama Genomes Workshop. Attendance is limited to 75 because of space constraints; we will give preference to Latin American PhD students, postdocs and young independent investigators. Depending on funding requests, we may be able to offer limited travel fellowships; these will be announced to all registrants by E-mail with application details. Registron Deadline: December 15th, 2018.

Registration Fees. (Values in Euro/United States Dollar/Chilean Peso). We accept payment on site in any of these currencies.

Principal Investigators/Professors: 100€/120USD/80,000CLP

PhD students/Postdocs: 50€/60USD/40,000CLP

Industry Reps: 700€/840USD/560,000CLP

Registration includes: Meeting attendance; Inaugural cocktail and dinner (Jan 10th); coffee breaks.

We can assist with the following: Accommodation (see below), ground transportation to/from Calama airport to meeting site, activities in the San Pedro area.

Travel and Accommodation.

The workshop will be held at the Diego de Almagro Hotel in San Pedro de Atacama, in the north of Chile, 1,500Km from Santiago. The  closest airport is in Calama (CJC) and San Pedro is 100Km from there. Consider purchasing air tickets and reserving lodging well in advance as the meeting takes place during the Chilean summer (high travel season).

Transportation to hotel.

Several companies at the Calama airport offer taxis and shared van service to/from San Pedro. Depending on the number of registrants and arrival/departure times, the meeting organizers may offer transportation in a shared bus at reduced cost for participants. We will announce this possibility here if/when it becomes available.


San Pedro offers a wide variety of hotels for all kinds of budgets (from 10USD to 1000 USD per night). It is a small town, so any hotel within the town limits is within walking distance. We can help with reservations or you can book on your own, whatever you prefer. We provide the following suggestions:

Hotel Diego de Almagro (meeting venue; limited capacity)

Fees in US Dollars; Breakfast included.

Single room : Not available

Standard Double (2 twin beds or 1 queen): $196

Superior Double: $248

Triple: $315

Hotel Kimal/Poblado Kimal (breakfast included)

Single: $209/$199

Double (2 twin or queen): $233/$222

Family double: $265/-

Superior Double: -/$279

Triple: $307/-

Quadruple: $355/-

Note that all prices are in US Dollars and are valid for foreigners. Chilean nationals must pay in pesos (CLP) and pay tax (IVA, 19%)


We have collected information on a group of reasonably priced hostels in the following file that can be downloaded: Hostels in San Pedro (in Spanish).