Oscar Manuel Cóbar

Representative of the National Secretariat of Science and Technology SENACyT

Pharmaceutical chemist from the University of San Carlos de Guatemala, PhD in chemistry specializing in Organic Chemistry and structural elucidation of organic molecules by spectroscopic and spectrometric methods.

University teacher for forty years. As a result of the scientific research carried out, he has multiple scientific publications in peer-reviewed international journals with an impact index.

He has written more than twenty articles that appear in chapters of scientific books and national and international magazines of general diffusion and given more than 70 conferences in international events inside and outside the country. In June 2015 he published the electronic book (eBook) "Pharmacogenomics, Personalized Medicine".

He has represented the country in multiple international instances related to the development of Science and Technology in Latin America, Asia, the United States and Europe.

Among the academic distinctions he has, we can mention: "Outstanding Graduate Research Paper" of the National Science Foundation -NSF- of the United States for the best scientific research work at the level of Graduate Science Schools in the United States.

"Robert Laurus" Award from the American Association for the Advancement of Sciences -AAAS- of the United States and; National Medal of Science and Technology, granted by the Congress of the Republic of Guatemala.

He is currently an active member of the American Chemical Society and its Divisions of "Organic Chemistry" and "Medicinal Chemistry", the Organization of Ibero-American Pharmacists, the Academy of Medical, Physical and Natural Sciences of Guatemala, the Guatemalan Association of Laboratory Animal Science and the Ibero-Latin American Society of Ethnopharmacology, among others.

Member of the Scientific Council and Chairman of the Ethics Committee of the Research Institute on Genetic and Metabolic Diseases of Guatemala.

Professor of the courses of Pharmacogenomics in the Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences of the Faculty of Medical Sciences of the University of San Carlos and the Masters of Molecular Biology and Genetics in the Universities Galileo and Francisco Marroquín, among other courses at postgraduate level.


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