Dr. Marcelo Baeza Cancino

Hierarchy: Full Professor

Working day: Complete 44 hours

Academic degrees:

Doctor en Ciencias c/m Microbiología (2003) Universidad de Chile. Chile.
Licenciado en Bioquímica (1995) Universidad de Concepción. Chile.

Laboratory: Genetics Laboratory

Contact: F: 2978-7256; Email: mbaeza@u.uchile.cl

Link capsule: https://ciencias.uchile.cl/ciencias/15%20ciencia_para_todos_mbaeza_video.html







Research Line: Yeast Genetics

Brief review of research line:

Our line of research is limited to the study of yeasts of the Antarctic territory, in aspects related to biodiversity, biogeography and biotechnological potential. The isolates obtained are characterized using classical, molecular and biochemical taxonomic tools. The adaptation of the different yeast species to the extreme conditions of the Antarctic is studied, from nutritional aspects, resistance to cold and UV radiation. In addition, the competition of different species is studied through the production of extracellular and antimicrobial enzymes. On the other hand, the potential of the enzymes and other metabolites produced by these yeasts (antibiotics, pigments, etc.) to be used in various biotechnological fields is evaluated.

Academic Portfolio:

Links (publications):
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Marcelo_Baeza
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=4jUaMHQAAAAJ&hl = es 

Administrative responsibilities:

2015 to date: Director de Innovación y Transferencia Tecnológica, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile.
2009 a la fecha: Magister Committee member in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Chile.
2011 a la fecha: Coordinador Docente Carrera de Ingeniería en Biotecnología Molecular. Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad de Chile.
2012 to date: Coordinador Académico Diploma “Biología Molecular y Biotecnología”.

Research and Outreach Activities:
Profesor Coordinador: Diploma de Biología Molecular y Biotecnología.