Center for bioinformatics & integrative biology

About us


The Center for Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology (CBIB), hosted at the Faculty of Biological Sciences at University Andres Bello in Santiago, Chile, is composed by an interdisciplinary team, and its main objective is to develop research strategies that combine the benefits of theoretical estimations and experimental validation. Through this integrated approach, CBIB generates an iterative cycle of research, based on observation, modeling, simulation and experimental validation, to finally contribute to the development of solutions to biological, medical and biotecnological problems that affect everyday life.

  • 17

    Active R&D Projects during 2021

  • 226

    Scientific Publications from 2012 to date

  • 6

    Patent Applications

  • 55



Principal investigators

Fernando Danilo González-Nilo
Fernando Danilo González-Nilo
CBIB’s Director

TD5 Lab

Chemist and PhD in Chemical Sciences, postdoc in National Cancer Institute (USA). With more than 16 years of experience in chemistry and computational biology, Dr. Gonzalez has more than 90 ISI articles and 3 patent applications.
José Manuel Pérez Donoso
José Manuel Pérez Donoso
Bio-Nanotechnology and Microbiology Lab
Biochemist and PhD in Microbiology of University of Santiago Chile, postdoc in University of Western Ontario, Canada and University of Santiago Chile, where he specialised in bacterial pathogenicity mechanisms and tolerance of heavy materials mechanisms.
Daniel Aguayo Villegas
Daniel Aguayo Villegas
Molecular Biophysics and Bioinformatics Group
Biochemist, Master in Biochemistry and PhD in Applied Sciences, Dr. Aguayo has specialized in advanced simulation methods and its application in the study of nanoparticles and biomolecules.
Jorge H. Valdés Anabalón
Jorge H. Valdés Anabalón
Genomics and Evolutionary Biology Lab
Engineer and Master in Environmental Sciences from the University of Santiago Chile. Dr. Poblete did his doctorate studies at the German Center for Biotechnology (GBF) and a Postdoc at the Institute of Bioprocess Engineering of the Technical University of Braunschweig, Germany.
Eduardo Castro Nallar
Eduardo Castro Nallar
Microbial Genomics Lab
Biochemist of University of Santiago Chile, and PhD in Biological Sciences from George Washington University, USA, Dr. Castro currently leads the Microbial Genomic Group at CBIB.
Hegaly Mendoza
Hegaly Mendoza
Electron Microscopy Lab
Biochemist and PhD in Applied Sciences, Dr. Mendoza is dedicated to characterization of molecular interactions, which dominate the generation of proteic aggregates through the combination of simulation and low voltage electronic microscopy.
Yorley Duarte
Yorley Duarte
Chemical synthesis Group
Food Chemist and Master in Chemical Science from Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and PhD in Applied Sciences from Universidad de Talca. Dr. Duarte has specialized in Chemical synthesis and Drug discovery. Currently leads the Chemical synthesis Group at CBIB.
Ignacio Diaz- Franulic
Ignacio Diaz- Franulic
Ion Channel Research Group
Biochemist of Universidad de Chile and PhD in Neuroscience from the Universidad de Valparaiso. Dr. Diaz-Franulic currently leads the Ion Channel Research group at CBIB.

Research Areas

Computational Genomics


Drug Discovery & Drug Delivery

Biophysical Characterization

Software development

Technology Transfer

Molecular Simulation