Center for Biomedical Research (CENBIO) | ENG

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The Center for Biomedical Research (Centro de Investigación Biomédica – CENBIO) counts with several principal investigators with PhD. degrees in Medicine, Epidemiology, Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, Nutrition, Microbiology, Immunology, Veterinary, Mathematics and Biostadistics.

Our research work focuses on molecular, clinical, and epidemiological aspects of common infectious and noncommunicable diseases. We study active principles of Andean foods for the treatment of the indicated diseases. Also, we study the composition of the intestinal microbiota in states of health and disease, and the assessment of different states of malnutrition including micronutrient deficiencies, overweight, obesity, diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular diseases, and cancer.

We maintain active collaboration with universities and institutes in Latin America (Foscal Clinic, National Autonomous University of Mexico, Javeriana University, Cayetano Heredia University, University of Campinas, University of Chile, University of the Republic-Uruguay), The United States (University of Illinois, University of New Mexico, University of Massachusetts, North Carolina State University) and Europe (Pasteur Institute, University of Barcelona, ​​Development Research Institute-IRD, German Corporation for International Cooperation-GIZ), as well as with the industry (Biocodex, Nestlé, Pfizer, Prosirios, Siegfried, Ajinomoto).


Lines of investigation::

Public Health, Chronic Noncommunicable Diseases and Infectious Diseases.


The research work of this center focuses on the study of infectious diseases and chronic noncommunicable diseases.


People involved:

Director: Manuel E. Baldeón

  • Erika Muñoz
  • Linda Guamán
  • Olalla Barreiro
  • Jorge Heredia
  • Federico Zertuche
  • Marco Fornasini
  • Manuel Baldeón

We are located at Universidad UTE`s Occidental Campus.


MD., PhD. Manuel E. Baldeón

Director – Centro de Investigación Biomédica – CENBIO

Phone: (02) 2990800 ext. 2115