Dr. Jorge A. Huete-Perez is the founder and director of the Molecular Biology Center at the University of Central America. He has advocated for science education and the appropriate use of biotechnology. He is President of the National Coordinating Committee for GEF Program on Biosafety and a member of the National Committee for Risk Analysis under Ministry of Agriculture. His current research includes molecular parasitology, forensic DNA typing and bioprospecting for industrial enzymes. Dr. Huete is co-founder of the Nicaraguan Association for Sciences.