Dr Jorge Farias UFRO


Dr. Jorge Farías Avendaño is part of the academic staff of the Department of Chemical Engineering at UFRO and, since this year, also a member of this renowned American society.

As an acknowledgement for his work in the fields of research, teaching and outreach, Dr. Jorge Farías Avendaño, an academic member of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the university Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO), was invited to join the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) this year.

This American scientific society was founded in 1906 and is one of the most renowned in the world of molecular life science. It currently has more than 11,000 members, including students, researchers, educators and professionals in the industry.

Dr. Farías explained that “forming part of this Society opens up the possibility to promote scientific cooperation and to establish international networks with world-class researchers. That allows me to grow academically and as a scientist, as well as to promote the internationalization of my working group at the Department of Chemical Engineering and of the Master’s and Doctoral Programs I work for”.

Another aspect that is worth mentioning is the large network of ASBMB, “since it is not limited to the academic field and universities, but also has a strong focus on the industry, including research, development, innovation, and technology transfer. It equally focuses on innovation in education in the fields of biochemistry and molecular biology, what will allow me to get to know the experiences of different working groups that are strong in all of these areas and to learn from them.”

In order to become a Regular Member of this Society, it is imperative to fulfill certain requirements. You need to have an outstanding international career in the fields of biochemistry and cell biology in terms of scientific publications, teaching activities in doctoral programs and the participation in other international scientific societies, as it is the case of Dr. Jorge Farías.


Written by: Daphne Bormann Parada
UFRO Faculty of Engineering and Science
Translated by: Heike Flatau