Scientific Research Research is a cornerstone of the Universidad Andr s Bello. School of Biological Sciences – Campus Republic. A mainstay of the Andres Bello University, is research and generation of new knowledge in biological sciences, biomedical, agricultural as well as in the areas of Engineering and Humanities. This has equipped laboratories, and a corps of top-level researchers, who direct research projects and PhD courses offered by the university.The quality of investigative work has positioned the Andres Bello University among the top five research universities in Chile with the highest international impact, and the first among private universities and for five consecutive years, the only private university to obtain the title research by CNAP. In recent years, the UNAB has quadrupled its publications, and has a number of projects, research centers and institutes: Millennium Institute for Fundamental and Applied Biology (MIFAB): One of the three institutes recognized by the Millennium Initiative. The hostel MIFAB institutions is the University Andres Bello Catholic University in Chile and the Science for Life. The project is led by Dr. Pablo Valenzuela (National Prize of Applied Sciences), and near it, participate in the project Dr. Manuel Krauskopf, Dr.Maria Ines Vera, (Director of Investigation and the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine UNAB) and Dr. Marco Alvarez, along with a dozen employees and students engaged in doctoral dissertations. Projects Fondecyt: Andres Bello University has 33 projects funded through this public fund, eleven of which are currently under development in the disciplines of: Cell Biology, general relativity and cosmology, biochemistry, plant pathology, Political Science, Hematology and Immunology Clinic, Dynamical Systems / Mathematics, Chemistry, Physical Chemistry and Philosophy. The remaining ten projects were executed in the following areas: Education / Sociology, Philosophy, Chemistry, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Computer Engineering, Roman Law and Arts.External Projects: The University Andres Bello keeps current projects funded by various institutions as MECESUP, FONDEF, Gemini, Innova-Chile-CORFO, Human Genome II, Wildlife Conservation Society, Bicentennial Program of Science and Technology, Institution Hostel, Project ALMA, ESO Joint Committee -Chile, Ecos-CONICYT and nearly one hundred projects with internal financing. Internal Projects: The University Andres Bello makes up almost a hundred research projects for years, which are chosen by lot from among the regular university academic, teaching assistant in some modes, and academics who belong to the partner institutions with which the UNAB maintains teaching and research agreements.Core Goals: Supramolecular Chemistry and Molecular Engineering for Catalysis, Electrocatalysis, Remediation and Energy Conversion: A project in the area of nanotechnology environmental and energy, whose aim is to design and fabricate supramolecular entities for use in converting chemical energy to power solar, and environmental catalysis and the subsequent development of catalytic devices for remediation photochemistry and electrochemistry, and electrochemical sensors to detect contaminants. Plant Cell Biology (PCB): The UNAB has researchers in this Millennium Nucleus, which focuses on studying and defining mechanisms for allocation of proteins that allow plant cells to establish and maintain polarity.This is a basic problem in cell biology and emerging plant from which there is little information, creating a window of opportunity for Chile to contribute to their understanding, while simultaneously train undergraduate and graduate students and young researchers.