UNESCO Chair on Neuroactive Natural Products (939), established in 2011 at the Clemente Estable Institute of Biological Research, Montevideo (Uruguay).



Neuroactive natural products.


The specific objectives of this Chair are to:

  • create a critical mass of scientific capacity, distributed in several recognized regional research centres for natural products;
  • train young scientist in multidisciplinary natural products research in the above-mentioned centres;
  • contribute to the appreciation of biodiversity values through academic courses and media activities in the countries of the region; and,
  • strengthen collaboration with private enterprises for the marketing of added value products with equity sharing of revenues

Host Institution

The Clemente Estable Institute of Biological Research

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Natural Sciences; UNESCO Office in Montevideo


Dr Federico Dajas, UNESCO Chairholder 

The Clemente Estable Institute of Biological Research

Avenida Italia 3318

C.P. 11.600, Montevideo


E-mail: fdajas(at)iibce.edu.uy