While the Research Center’s base unit located at the Departamento de Bioquímica, Facultad de Medicina, it serves as an interdisciplinary academic space where converging multi-institutional researchers and issues in areas of knowledge of chemistry, biochemistry, cell biology, pathophysiology and pharmacology of oxidation-reduction processes. Also interacting with multiple departments and research units of the Facultad de Medicina, Ciencias, Química, Instituto de Investigaciones Biológicas Clemente Estable and the Institut Pasteur Montevideo.
A major activity focus has been the active participation of high quality human resources development, and at present several students are developing PROINBIO doctoral studies, PEDECIBA-Biology, PEDECIBA-Chemistry and foreign students and teachers investigating chemical, biological, pharmacological and pathophysiological aspects of Free Radicals and Antioxidants in the various laboratories of the Center.
More recently, the Centre has established contacts with the pharmaceutical and food industry and has expertise in the Chemistry and Biology of Free Radicals and Antioxidants area. An increasing interest has been shown by the industrial area in the development of antioxidant compounds which are being developed and evaluated in our laboratories, as well as functional analysis and antioxidant properties of natural and nutrition products.