Instituto de Investigaciones en Biomedicina “Una Salud” | Universidad San Francisco de Quito

Instituto de Investigaciones en Biomedicina “Una Salud”

College of Health Sciences
About us

The institute is a USFQ dependent entity, organized to facilitate comprehensive scientific research in biomedical areas such as: physiology, genetics, endocrinology, reproduction, molecular and cellular biology, epidemiology, health, and ethno-medicine. It is located on USFQ's main campus and aims to be part of the worldwide “One Health” movement that seeks to forge collaborations between doctors, biotechnologists, veterinary doctors, and other related scientific disciplines alike. The complexity of the subject requires collaboration with multiple scientific approaches to achieve the proper creation of high-quality graduate programs and encourage applied scientific research in the various fields that comprise it.

Research Interests

Research in human and animal physiology in production processes; genetics and molecular biology; endocrinology, human and animal reproduction; epidemiology, ethno-medicine and comprehensive health.


 

 

Academic staff
Professor
BioMed Researcher
Director of the Research Laboratory
Coordinator of Strategic Developments Institute of research in biomedicine "Una Salud"
(+593) 2 297-1700
4039
Medical Specialties Building, HDLV-152
Mission

Promote scientific investigation of physiological phenomena at the molecular, cellular, organic, and population levels using a multidisciplinary and comprehensive approach; and the projection of their knowledge and technologies to the understanding of solutions for human and animal diseases. Likewise, to form high-level human talent for the academic and scientific sector.

Vision

To consolidate itself as a pioneering center in comprehensive health research, developing a trajectory of excellence through the training of researchers of high academic quality, promoting the research leadership of USFQ in the country, and keeping scientific exchange active internationally.

Faculty

Director

  • Ramiro Fernando Díaz Bolaños
  • Director
  • Telephone: 297 1700 ext.: 2071
  • Email: rdiaz@usfq.edu.ec
  • Pedro Manuel Aponte García
  • Academic director of graduate studies
  • Telephone: 297 1700 ext.: 2201
  • Email: pmaponte@usfq.edu.ec

Coordinators

  • Andres Bernardo Caicedo Páliz
  • Strategic Development Coordinator 
  • Telephone: 297 1700 ext.: 4039
  • Email: acaicedo@usfq.edu.ec
  • Francisco Javier Cabrera Aulestia.
  • Undergraduate academic coordinator
  • Telephone: 297 1700 ext.: 1039
  • Email: fcabrera@usfq.edu.ec
  • Rommel Lenin Vinueza Sierra
  • Financial Coordinator 
  • Telephone: 297 1700 ext.: 1871
  • Email: rvinueza@usfq.edu.ec

Members

Research

The institute will carry out research along the following lines:

a. Animal biotechnology
b. Human, animal, and plant infectious diseases
c. Molecular epidemiology
d. Health and environment
e. Animal production
f. One Health
g. Infection immunology

Service

  1. Training, continuing education
  2. Public service:
    1. Diagnostic tests
    2. Dissemination/didactic material.
    3. Consulting
    4. Sales of biological material
    5. Conservation of stem cells.

Alliances

ANSES
Country: France
Type of collaboration: Research, training, exchanges.


AGROQUALITY

Country: Ecuador 
Collaboration type: Research, Technology Transfer.

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