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Excelence


Relevance


Pertinence

Research
at

the University of Costa Rica

Research Institutes and Centers

by Academic Area



Arts and Letters


Research Center of Identity and Latin
American Culture CIICLA


Philosophy Research Institute INIF


Linguistics Research Institute INIL




Engineering and Architecture


Engineering Research Institute INII

Research Institutes and Centers

SOCIAL SCIENCES


Psychological Research Institute IIP


Social Sciences Research Institute IIS


Economics Research Institute IICE


Law Research Institute IIJ


Education Research Institute INIE


Central American Center of
Population CCP


Central American History Research
Center CIHAC


Women Studies Research Center
CIEM


Political Studies Research Center
CIEP



Research Institutes and Centers

HEALTH SCIENCES


Health Research Institute
INISA



Pharmacology Research
Institute INIFAR



Clodomiro Picado Institute ICP



Research Center for Tropical
Deseases CIET



Research Center for Abnormal
Hemoglobin and Related
Conditions CIHATA



Research Institutes and Centers

AGRICULTURE AND FOOD SCIENCES


Agricultural Research Institute IIA


Agricultural Research Center CIA


Food Technology National Research
Center CITA


Crop Protection Research Center
CIPROC


Grains and Seeds Research Center
CIGRAS


Center for Research in Animal Nutrition
CINA


Research Center in Agricultural Economy
and Agrobusiness Development

CIEDA


Research Institutes and Centers

BASIC SCIENCES


Materials Engineering Research Center CICIMA


Center of Geophysical Research Center CIGEFI


Center for Research in Cellular and Molecular Biology
CIBCM


Research Center of Geological Sciences CIG


Research Center of Atomic, Nuclear and Molecular
Sciences CICANUM


Center for Research in Marine Biology and Limnology
CIMAR


Environmental Contamination Research Center CICA


Electrochemistry and Chemical Engineering Research
Center CELEQ


Center for Research in Natural Products CIPRONA


Spatial Research Center CINESPA


Mathematical and Meta
-
mathematical Research Center
CIMM


Pure and Applied Mathematics Research Center CIMPA

The Basic Standards that Rule our Scientific Research



Quality

Productivity

Improve Social
Environment



During its historical development, the scientific research at the UCR has promoted the
following research criteria




Multidisciplinary


Multinational


Basic and applied


Scientifically rigourous


With short, medium and long
term objectives


In all areas of knowledge


With capacity for joint
international projects


Projects developed in the country


according to their geographical location

2006
-
2009


Number of Research Projects

in Execution 2009

0
50
100
150
200
250
300
ARTS AND
LETTERS
BASIC SCIENCES
SOCIAL
SCIENCES
ENGINEERING
AND
ARCHITECTURE
HEALTH
SCIENCES
AGRICULTURE
AND FOOD
SCIENCES
REGIONAL
CAMPUSES
OTHERS
BASIC
APPLIED
TECHNOLOGICAL
Some Institutional Achievements




The UCR produces 78.3
%

of the scientific articles
published in internationally indexed magazines.



50
%

Costarrican scientific production is published
in the most prestigious scientific magazines
recognized all over the world and 25%
%

of
internationally indexed publications of Central
America. However, considering the number of
international publications in all kinds of journals, the
scientific production is three times bigger.



Partnership in the “Food Security Center”, a joint
collaboration with the University of Hohenheim,
the Agricultural and Technological University
Sokoine in Tanzany, the UCR in Latin America and
Katsetsart University in Tailand.


From 2006 to 2008, the Univeristy of Costa Rica
invested around 7 million dollars in research equipment
and scientific publications. It also acquired 78 new
data bases and 43 of those offer complete texts.

In 2008, the Geophysical Research Center became part of the
the World Wide Lightning Location Network.

Other Financial Resources



UCR
-
Researcher’s Award ($5.000)



Research Stimulus Award



Humboldt Award (every year)



Florida Ice and Farm Award


National Higher Education Found

International Collaborations


National and International Agreements


BIOSCIENCES

BIOSCIENCES AT UCR

Number of Professors according to their academic degree

BIOSCIENCES 2009


ACADEMIC AREA



Master

Ph.D

BASIC SCIENCES

44

86

FOOD AND
AGRICULTURE

49

27

HEALTH

96

53

TOTAL UCR

189

166

Chinese Academy of Sciences Delegates Visit to UCR

UCR
-
CAS
-
INBio Workshop on Biosciences Research and Biodiversity


PLANT SCIENCES

NAME

Position

Area of Expertise


Dr. V
í
ctor

JIMENEZ

Senior Professor and Researcher of the Grains and
Seeds Research Center

Phisiology and Plant Biotechnology


Dr. Francisco
SABORIO

Senior Professor and Researcher of the
Agricultural Research Center

Plants Molecular Biology and Genetic
Improvement.

Dr. Federico ALBERTAZZI

Professor and Researcher at the Center for
Research in Cellular and Molecular Biology

Plant Molecular Biology

Dr. Eric
GUEVARA

Senior Professor and Researcher of the Grains and
Seeds Research Center

Plant Biotechnology

Dra. Pilar
RAMIREZ

Senior Professor and Researcher at the Center for
Research in Cellular and Molecular Biology.


Molecular Biology, Viruses, Plants

Dr. Alejandro
ZAMORA

Full Professor and Researcher at the Center for
Research in Cellular and Molecular Biology.

Plant Genetics

BIOCHEMISTRY AND MOLECULAR BIOLOGY

NAME

Position

Area of Expertise

Dra. Yamileth ANGULO

Ph.D. University of Costa Rica

Toxicology

Dr. Jos
é

Mar
í
a GUTIERREZ

Senior Professor and Researcher of the Clodomiro
Picado Institute

Biochemistry of proteic toxines and
Experimental Pathology

Dr. Bruno LOMONTE

Senior Professor and Researcher of the Clodomiro
Picado Institute

Toxinology and Inmunology

Dr. Alberto ALAPE

Senior Professor, School of Medicine. Director of
the Research Center of Microscopic Structures

Biochemistry of Proteins. Cellular and
Molecular Biology

Dr. Alfonso GARCIA

Professor and Researcher

Biochemistry, bioactive substances,
basic and clinic inmunology.

Dr. Clas UNE

Associate Professor and Researcher of the Health
Research Institute

Inmunology and Gastric Cancer

Dra. Cecilia DIAZ

Senior Professor and Researcher at the Clodomiro
Picado Institute and the Natural Products Research
Center

Celular Biology

Dra. Marietta FLORES

Associate Professor and Researcher of the
Clodomiro Picado Institute

Cellular and Molecular Biology

ECOLOGY AND BIODIVERSITY CONSERVATION

NAME

Position

Area of Expertise

Dr. Gustavo GUTIERREZ

Director of the School of Biology

Human and Genetics Conservation

Dr. Eric FUCHS

Professor and Researcher School of Biology

Population and Conservation Genetics.
Tropical Trees.

Dr. Luis GOMEZ

Senior Professor, Director of the Agricultural
Research Center

Plant Pathology/ Biotechnology

Dra. Adriana TROYO

Visiting Professor and Researcher

Medical Entomology, ectoparasites.
Epidemiology, Geography, and Infectious
diseases.

M.Sc. Olger CALDERON

Researcher at the Research Center for Tropical
Diseases, Chief of the Department of Parasitology,
Faculty of Microbiology

Human Parasitology, Medical Entomology

Dr. Arturo BRENES

Coordinator of the Plant Biotechnology Laboratory
at the Agricultural Research Center

Plant Biotechnology

M.Sc. M
ó
nica SPRINGER

Associate Professor School of Biology and
Researcher of the Center for Research in Marine
Biology and Limnology

Acquatic Entomology, Biomonitoring and
Ecology of Freshwater Environments


Dr. Alvaro MORALES

Director of the Research Center of Marine
Sciences and Limnology

Marine Plankton Ecology, Integrated
Coastal Management

MICROBIOLOGY

NAME

Position

Area of Expertise

Dr. Fernando GARCIA

Senior Professor, Faculty of Microbiology,
Director of the Graduate Programa in
Microbiology and Researcher

Microbiology, Molecular Biology and
Public Health

Dr. Esteban CHAVES

Associate Professor Faculty of Microbiology and
Researcher. Coordinator of The Network for
Research and Training in Tropical Diseases in
Central America (NeTropica)

Cellular Microbiology and Bacterial
Pathogenesis

Dr. Adri
á
n PINTO

Invited Professor and Researcher at the Center of
Research in Cellular and Molecular Biology

Microbial ecology, insect
-
microbe
symbioses

M.Sc. Marielos MORA

Associated Professor, Coordinator of the Area of
Environmental Microbiology of the Center for
Research in Cellular and Molecular Biology.

Molecular Biology, Environmental
Microbiology

Dra. Lidieth URIBE

Professor and Researcher. Coordinator of the
Laboratory of Agricultural Microbiology at the
Agricultural Research Center

Soil Microbiology

M.Sc. Lorena URIBE

Professor and Researcher at the Agricultural
Research Center

Environmental Microbiology

Dr. C
é
sar RODRIGUEZ

Professor and Researcher at the Research Center
for Tropical Diseases

Microbial Ecology and Environmental
Microbiology

NANOTECHNOLOGY

NAME

Position

Area of Expertise

Dra. Mavis MONTERO

Senior Professor and Researcher at the School of
Chemistry and the Materials Engineering Research
Center

Materials and Products Technology,
Nanomaterials.

Dr. Cristian CAMPOS

Associative Professor

Inorganic Chemistry (Coordination
chemistry)

Dr. Arturo RAMIREZ

Senior Professor, Director of the Materials
Engineering Research Center

Materials Science, Semiconductors
Nanostructured

Dr. V
í
ctor Hugo SOTO

Senior Professor and Researcher

Supramolecular Chemistry, Organic
Synthesis

M.Sc. Hennia CAVALLINI

Director of the School of Mechanical Ingeneering

Materials

Dr. Guillermo JIMENEZ

Professor School of Mechanical Engineering

Chemistry, Engineering, Nanomaterials
and Nanocomposites. Polymeric
Sciences.