The LSD lab is part of the Physics Department of the University of Buenos Aires, an institution proudly part of the public educational system in Argentina. We are committed to achieve the highest possible standards in our work, conscious of our social responsability. In the last years, many researchers currently working wordlwide have been trained at the LSD, and successful laboratories across the country have been started by former LSD members. Within the Physics department, we are part of a collective effort to provide students with an opportinuty to carry out graduate and undergraduate training in interdisciplinary research, convinced that many of the most fascinating problems in the 21st century are biologically inspired. On the other hand, future generation of researchers addressing biological questions will need increasingly sophisticated tools of quantitative analysis and nonlinear dynamics. At the LSD group, students are included in long term projects that require experimental work, modeling and time series data analysis. At the LSD we are convinced that scientific knowledge is a collective effort, and therefore we try to build a culture of respect and cooperation between peers, shared responsability and committment. A central part of our work as part of a public University is teaching. The members of the LSD are involved in the teaching of Nonlinear Dynamics, which is taught regularly since 1995.