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Omar Alberto Ormachea Muñoz

Full Teacher

  • Doctor. in Chemistry (Paul Sabatier University, Tolousse, France)
  • Master of Chemistry (University of Illinois, Illinois, United States)
  • Bachelor of Chemical Sciences (Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia)​

  • Chemistry of natural products: Chemical studies in plants, insects and marine animals. Separation, purification and identification of metabolites with potential industrial application. Application in the pharmaceutical industry: obtaining antifungal compounds from plants. Purification and structural clarification of active metabolites. In vitro and in vivo biological tests. Obtaining antifungal ointments. Application in the food, textile, cosmetic and pharmaceutical industries: obtaining natural colorants from plants and insects. Purification and structural clarification of active metabolites. Implementation of extractive techniques at the industrial level. Application in the food and pharmaceutical industry: Obtaining plant antioxidants for use as food and / or nutraceutical supplements. Phytochemical works of separation, identification and quantification of antioxidant metabolites. Preliminary biological tests.
  • Bio-molecule chemistry: Separation, purification and biological tests of active compounds from Bolivian plants. Note of the metabolites against parasitic diseases. Studies of structure-activity relationships. Implementation of chemical reactions to study natural redox processes.
  • Chromatographic Methods and Techniques: thin layer (analytical, preparative, two-dimensional, bio-TLC), open column, flash, medium pressure (MPLC), high pressure (HPLC), ion exchange, molecular exclusion, countercurrent centrifugal chromatography (CCC), chromatron
  • Analytical Methods and Techniques: Spectroscopy: Infrared with Fourier Transform (FTIR), Ultraviolet (UV). Mass spectrometry: electron ionization, fast atom bombardment, chemical ionization, high resolution (EM-EI, EM-FAB, EM-CI, EM-HRMSMS). 1 and 2-dimensional Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR-mono and two-dimensional).
  • Biological methods: Antibacterial, anti-fungal assays, Artemia salina, anti-tumor.
  • Chemical-Biological Methods: Chemical reaction of inhibition of the crystallization of ferriprotoporphyrin.​

Professional activity
  • Teacher - Researcher: Institute of Chemical Research, Career of Chemical Sciences, Faculty of Pure and Natural Sciences, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia.
  • Researcher: Institute of Pharmaco-Biochemical Research, Faculty of Pharmacy and Biochemistry, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia.
  • University Coordinator: Master in Chemistry of Natural Products - Chemical Sciences Program, Faculty of Pure and Natural Sciences, Universidad Mayor de San Andrés, La Paz, Bolivia.
  • University Professor: Faculty of Engineering: Our Lady of La Paz University, La Paz, Bolivia.
  • Research Internship: Departement de Chimie, Universite de Reims, Reims, France. Department of Chemistry, Carnegie Meelon Institute, Pittsburgh, United States.
  • Teaching and Research Assistant: Department of Chemistry, University of Illinois, USA.​