Hierarchy: Associate professor
Working day: Complete 44 hours
PhD in Sciences, mention in Microbiology (2009) Universidad de Chile. Chile.
Degree in Molecular Biotechnology Engineering (2001) Universidad de Chile. Chile.
Molecular Biotechnology Engineer (2002) Universidad de Chile. Chile.
Laboratory: Genetics Laboratory
Contact: F: 2978-7312; Email: email@example.com
Research Line: Yeast Genetics and Microbiology.
Brief review of research line:
I have been interested in studying the Genetic regulation and control isoprenoid synthesis in yeast. Isoprenoids comprise a large family of natural products derived from them and sterols that are lipids play an important structural and regulatory function of the membranes of eukaryotes. The most abundant and fungi equivalent to cholesterol, sterol is ergosterol. That is why my studies have focused on the synthesis of ergosterol for which I used as a model to yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhousSince this yeast produces carotenoid pigments, which also belong to the family of isoprenoid compounds.
In the ergosterol synthesis pathway they are involved two enzymes belonging to a large family of enzymes known as P450 monooxygenasas (P450s). Thus, my research has also been directed to the study of P450 enzymes in fungi.
Research Gate: https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Jennifer_Alcaino
Google Scholar: https://scholar.google.es/citations?user=KbzVwRUAAAAJ&hl=es
2018 - to date: Appointed Minister of the Department of Ecological Sciences (DCE) of the Faculty of Sciences of the University of Chile.
2018 - to date: Member of the Commission Adequacy Assessment Process re-accreditation of the PhD Program in Science c / m Microbiology. Faculty of Science, University of Chile.
2018: Deputy Director of the Undergraduate School (April-July 2018). Undergraduate School Faculty of Sciences, University of Chile.
2018 - to date: Member of the Committee on Science PhD c / m Microbiology. Faculty of Science, University of Chile.
2018 - to date: Coordinator first year of the Bachelor of Science majoring in Biology. Faculty of Science, University of Chile.
2017 – 2018: Member of the Commission Adequacy Assessment Process re-accreditation of the School of Engineering Molecular Biotechnology. Faculty of Science, University of Chile.
2016 – 2018: Member of the Committee of the Bachelor of Science majoring Biology. Undergraduate School Faculty of Sciences, University of Chile.
2015 to date: Seminars Coordinator Department of Ecological Sciences (DCE), Faculty of Science, University of Chile.
2014 to date: Magister Committee member in Biological Sciences, Faculty of Science, University of Chile.
2012 to date: Academic Coordinator Diploma "Molecular Biology and Biotechnology".
Professor Coordinator: Diploma of Molecular Biology and Biotechnology (2012 to date).