Uruguay

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

 

Fields/Disciplines

Neuroactive natural products.

Objectives

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

Contact

Dr Federico Dajas, UNESCO Chairholder 

The Clemente Estable Institute of Biological Research

Avenida Italia 3318

C.P. 11.600, Montevideo

Uruguay

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