Matías Valenzuela

Biochemist - Associate             

Matías Valenzuela is a biochemist of the patent department at Covarrubias & Cía. He is in charge of writing up patent applications of inventions related to areas in the Chemistry, Pharmaceutical, and Biotechnical fields both nationally and internationally. Likewise, he collaborates in the processes related to the preparation and drafting of patents, search reports of the state of the art, analysis of expert reports and replies to objections for proceeding in Chile and abroad.

In the academic area, he has participated in the Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello as a professor in charge of the Microbiology Laboratory course of the Nursing (2013), and Pharmaceutical Chemistry (2014). He has also worked as a research assistant in the FONDECYT projects “Identification and analysis of pseudogenes involved in the evolutionary adaptation of Salmonella Typhi to the human host” (2012 – 2014) and “Loss of key functions drives Salmonella Typhi adaptation to human host” (2015).

Matías has collaborated in the publication of the scientific articles available in ISI journals: “Salmonella Typhi shdA: Pseudogene or Allelic Variant”, infection, genetics and evolution, 2014, “Pseudogenization of sopA and sopE2 is functionally linked and contributes to virulence of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi”, infection, genetics and evolution, 2015; and “stg fimbrial operon from Salmonella Typhi STH2370 contributes to association and cell disruption of epithelial and macrophage-like cells”, Biological research, 2015.


Bachelor of Science, Major in Biochemistry, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile, 2012.

Master of Science in Biochemistry and professional degree of Biochemist, Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello, Santiago, Chile, 2014.

Master’s thesis: “Contribution of sopA and sopE2 pseudogenes in the invasion of Salmonella enterica serovar Typhi”.


Relevant courses:

Introduction to the Patent Cooperation Treaty. The WIPO Academy, 2016.

Basics of Patent Drafting. The WIPO Academy, 2016.

Patent Information Search. The WIPO Academy, 2017.

Advanced Course on Patents. The WIPO Academy, 2018.




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