- Research in Animal Toxins - aims at detailing the mechanisms of action of animal toxins as well as their applications as biological tools for the study of different systems, or as models for the development of new drugs.
- Scientific Integration - aims at the gathering of researchers from national and international institutions in order to monitor the progress achieved in development research projects and also to improve such projects. It also aims at the exchange of knowledge between the researchers involved, particularly seeking to add international researchers to the group in order to pursue scientific innovations to solve the proposed problems.
- Human Resources Training - aims at the training of teachers, doctors and post-docs in toxicology and related areas, the development of new skills and the enhancement of specific knowledge in the area. Post-graduate and short-duration diffusion/extension courses on topics of interest to students and professionals will also be offered.