This Institute contributes to the training of people in biomedical and biotechnological research areas. Its activities include undergraduate and postgraduate programs, as well as continuing education for health care professionals. Its research areas comprise:
Food safety and biosecurity (microbiological and molecular diagnostics).
Adult stem cells (biology and therapeutical applications).
Inherited diseases (molecular diagnostics and new treatment options).
Non-contagious diseases of high prevalence.
Medical chemistry (drug design and functional evaluation).
Cell therapy (designs, preclinical and clinical evaluations).
Gene therapy (design and preclinical evaluation).
Mechanical ventilation (complications and novel strategies).
HIV/AIDS (virology, complications and therapeutic support).