Scientific and Technological Bioresource Nucleus



The Scientific and Technological Bio-resource Nucleus was created in January 2009 by La Frontera University in La Araucania Region, Chile.


The mission of the Bio-resource Nucleus is to strengthen multidisciplinary R&D in biological resources and bio-processes associated with food production, environmental sustainability and human health; and further, to strengthen education, dissemination and outreach in bio-resources in the University, the Region and the Country.


Main Goals



To gather and coordinate a multidisciplinary research team including chemists and biochemists, molecular biologists, cellular biologists, microbiologists, agronomists, chemical and biochemical engineers, and medical and biomedical scientists to develop innovative products from biological resources and bio-processes which can be introduced by industrial partners for the production of useful bio-compounds.



To generate a scientific and technological platform with centralized laboratories which are highly specialized in genomics, proteomics and metabolomics, in order to provide research services both to the Nucleus and to external institutions such as universities and companies.


Projects Awarded 2014 - 2015


More than 25 researchers associated with the Nucleus of Scientific and Technological Development in Bioresources of UFRO (BIOREN-UFRO), were awarded research grants in 2014 - 2015. In total there are 29 initiatives to be carried out and aimed at generating new knowledge, international contacts and networks.


This large number of projects shows there markable capabilities that the U. de La Frontera has generated through BIOREN-UFRO.  


The quality of scientific equipment, teamwork (nationally and internationally) and facilities for high impact research are reflected in the amount of initiatives to be executed by the scientists of this Nucleus during 2015.

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