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DINKA MANDAKOVIC SEYLER

Assistant Professor

Universidad Mayor

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Environmental and host-associated microbial studies from an ecological and genomic point of view using massive sequencing, bioinformatics and experimental tools both in the laboratory and in the field.

Educación

  •  Bachelor in Molecular Biotechnology, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2007
  •  PhD in Forestry and Veterinary Science, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2013
  •  Engineering in Molecular Biotechnology, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2008

Experiencia Académica

  •   Principal investigator postdoctoral project FONDECYT 3170523 Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Agronomic Sciences

    Chile

    2017 - At present

  •   Postdoctoral investigator FONDAP Center for Genome Regulation Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    INTA

    Santiago, Chile

    2013 - 2016

  •   Assistant professor Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD MAYOR

    GEMA Center

    Santiago , Chile

    2020 - At present

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Technical staff/support to the Salmon Consortium Project Full Time

    Faculty of Agronomical Sciences - University of Chile

    Chile

    2007 - 2009

  •   Teacher of Natural Science Santiago College Part Time

    Santiago College

    Chile

    2012 - 2012

  •   Professor of Bromatology for students of Nutrition and Dietetics at the University San Sebastián Part Time

    San Sebastián University

    Chile

    2012 - 2012

  •   Student Research Unit at Dr. Flavio Salazar's Laboratory Part Time

    Faculty of Medicine - University of Chile

    Chile

    2005 - 2006

  •   Undergraduate thesis student in Dr. Claudio Martínez's lab Full Time

    University of Santiago de Chile

    Chile

    2006 - 2007

  •   PhD thesis student of Dr. Mónica Vásquez lab Full Time

    Faculty of Biological Sciences - PUC University

    Chile

    2009 - 2013

  •   Postdoctorate investigator Proyecto Fondap 15090007 Centro de Regulación del Genoma (CRG) Full Time

    INTA-University of Chile

    Chile

    2013 - 2016

  •   Guest lecturer in Plant Biotechnology course Other

    Viña del Mar University

    Chile

    2008 - 2009

  •   Assistant professor of the Cell Biology laboratory course Part Time

    Faculty of Science - University of Chile

    Chile

    2007 - 2007

  •   Columnist for the "Science, technology and society" section of SM Ediciones SM. Full Time

    Ediciones SM

    Chile

    2012 - 2012

  •   Founder of Sociedad de Investigación, Desarrollo e Innovación Científica “Punto de Fusión Limitada”. Other

    Punto de Fusión Ltda

    Chile

    2014 - At present

  •   Principal investigator postdoctorate FONDECYT 3170523 Full Time

    University of Chile

    Chile

    2017 - 2020

  •   Assistant professor Full Time

    Mayor University

    Chile

    2020 - At present

Formación de Capital Humano


Undergraduate Teaching

- 2023 Course "Technical English-1" for Biotechnology students, Universidad Mayor. Lecturer in charge.

- 2022-present Course "Microbiology" for students of Agronomy and Forestry Engineering, Universidad Mayor. Sections 1 and 2. Lecturer in charge.

- 2021 Course "Environmental Biotechnology" for Biotechnology students, Universidad Mayor. Invited lecturer.

- 2012 Course "Bromatology and Food Analysis" for students of Nutrition and Dietetics, Universidad San Sebastián. Lecturer in charge.

- 2008-2009 Course "Plant Biotechnology" for Agronomy students, Universidad de Viña del Mar. Guest lecturer.

- 2007 Practical teaching course "Cellular Biology" for students of Molecular Biotechnology Engineering, Faculty of Sciences, University of Chile.

Postgraduate Teaching

- 2023 Course "Ecogenomics" for PhD students of Integrative Ecology, Universidad Mayor. Lecturer in charge.

- 2022-present Course "Environmental Sciences" for PhD students of Integrative Ecology, Universidad Mayor. Lecturer in charge.

- 2021-present Course "Microbial Ecology" for students of the PhD in Integrative Ecology, Universidad Mayor. Lecturer in charge.

- 2021-present Course "Experimental techniques in genomics" for students of the PhD in Integrative Ecology, Universidad Mayor. Lecturer in charge.

- 2021 Course "Module 7: Final work" for students of the Diploma in Quantitative Research Methodology, Universidad Mayor. Lecturer in charge.

- 2020 Course "Seminar II: Discussion of Scientific Projects" for students of the PhD in Forestry, Agriculture and Veterinary Sciences, South Campus, Universidad de Chile. Invited lecturer.

Undergraduate Thesis Directorships

- 2023-present Thesis director of the student Diego Varas for the degree of Veterinary Doctor, Universidad Mayor. "Effect of atmospheric pollutants on the taxonomic composition and antibiotic resistance of the cultivable bacterial community of the aerobiome".

- 2023-present Thesis director of the student Loreto González for the degree of Veterinary Doctor, Universidad Mayor. "Search for a culture medium that maximizes the capture of microorganisms from the air".

- 2022-present Thesis director of the student Karina Díaz for the degree of Engineer in Molecular Biotechnology, Universidad de Chile. "Study of air microbial communities subjected to contrasting pollutant gases in the Metropolitan Region of Chile".

- 2022-2023 Co-director of the thesis of the student Victoria Olivencia for the degree of Biotechnologist, Universidad Mayor. "Distribution and diversity of fungal communities associated with human activities in the region of Coquimbo, Chile".

- 2021-2023 Thesis director of the student Romina Madrid Núñez for the degree of Biotechnologist, Universidad Mayor. "Study of air microbial communities associated with particulate matter in the Metropolitan Region of Chile".

- 2021-2023 Co-director of student Lucas Pino for the degree of Biotechnology Engineer, Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana (UTEM). "Study on the effect of the iron chelator deferiprone on the intestinal microbiome of rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) infected with Piscirickettsia salmonis".

Postgraduate thesis supervisors

- 2023-present Thesis supervisor of the student Daniela Durán for her Master in Environment and Sustainable Development, Universidad Mayor

- 2022-present Thesis supervisor of the student Madelaine Mejías for her PhD in Integrative Ecology, Universidad Mayor.

- 2021-2022 Co-director of the thesis of the student Juan José Monroy for the degree of Master in Aquaculture Sciences, Universidad de Chile. "Essential oils as natural anaesthetics in the handling of Colossoma macropomum. A systematic review".

Research Units, Internships and Practices

- 2023 Internship of student Danae Muñoz, Biotechnology student, Universidad Mayor. "Microbiological and molecular characterisation of antibiotic resistant airborne bacteria".
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- 2022 Research Unit of the student Karina Díaz, student of Molecular Biotechnology Engineering, Universidad de Chile. "Generation of protocols for the study of air microbial communities subjected to contrasting pollutant gases in the Metropolitan Region, Chile".

- 2021 Professional practice of the student Romina Madrid Núñez, student of Biotechnology, Universidad Mayor. "Analysis of microbial communities using the QIIME2 programme".


Difusión y Transferencia


- 2023 Guiding teacher in collaboration workshops beteen Universidad Mayor and Par Explora RM Sur Poniente (MinCTCi)

- 2022 Guiding teacher for students of IV medio of the San José de Renca school in the development of the research project "Evaluation of the contribution of beneficial bacteria for plants in the growth of lavenders subjected to water deficit".

- 2021 Lecturer at the "Science Week" of the Nobel School of Parral, giving talks to teachers, students and their families.

- 2019 Organiser and teacher in charge of an experience proposal for schoolchildren to study the contribution of microorganisms in the tolerance of plants to water deficit financed by the Allende-Connelly Foundation and MINEDUC. Eight schools participated in this project throughout Chile (Coquimbo, Metropolitan and Maule Regions).

- 2012 "Natural Sciences" course for students from 6th to 8th grade at Santiago College. Replacement teacher.

- 2012 Lecturer in the Explora Conicyt Programme 1000 scientists 1000 classrooms, for secondary school students. Maule Region, Parral.

- 2007 Lecturer of the seminar "Molecular Gastronomy, functional and transgenic foods" for students of Gastronomy of the DUOC UC Institute.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   National Scholarship of Monthly Assignment for PhD students 21090144

    CONICYT

    Chile, 2009

    National Scholarship of Monthly Assignment for PhD students 21090144

  •   National Scholarship Monthly allowance Support for doctoral theses 24110022

    CONICYT

    Chile, 2011

    National Scholarship Monthly allowance Support for doctoral theses 24110022

  •   Travel grant from the PhD programme Cs. Silvoagropecuarias y Veterinarias of Universidad de Chile

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Chile, 2011

    Travel grant from the PhD programme Cs. Silvoagropecuarias y Veterinarias of Universidad de Chile

  •   Henry Moore Foundation Grant

    Henry Moore Foundation

    Estados Unidos, 2010

    Henry Moore Foundation Scholarship Scholarship to study Microbial Oceanography: The Biogeochemistry, Ecology and Genomics of Oceanic Microbial Ecosystems at the Bermuda Institute of Ocean Sciences (BIOS).


 

Article (22)

Testing the stress gradient hypothesis in soil bacterial communities associated with vegetation belts in the Andean Atacama Desert
Topsoil and subsoil bacterial community assemblies across different drainage conditions in a mountain environment
Nocturnal Light Pollution Induces Weight Gain in Mice and Reshapes the Structure, Functions, and Interactions of Their Colonic Microbiota
Partners to survive: <i>Hoffmannseggia doellii</i> root-associated microbiome at the Atacama Desert
Increased dietary availability of selenium in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) improves its plasma antioxidant capacity and resistance to infection with Piscirickettsia salmonis
Insights into gene expression responses to infections in teleosts using microarray data: a systematic review
Micro-encapsulated grape pomace extract (MGPE) as a feed additive improves growth performance, antioxidant capacity, and shifts the gut microbiome of rainbow trout
Tomato Cultivars With Variable Tolerances to Water Deficit Differentially Modulate the Composition and Interaction Patterns of Their Rhizosphere Microbial Communities
Fungal Diversity Analysis of Grape Musts from Central Valley-Chile and Characterization of Potential New Starter Cultures
Genome-scale metabolic models of Microbacterium species isolated from a high altitude desert environment
Isolation and Identification of Soil Bacteria from Extreme Environments of Chile and Their Plant Beneficial Characteristics
Pharmacological iron-chelation as an assisted nutritional immunity strategy against Piscirickettsia salmonis infection
Bacterial communities associated to Chilean altiplanic native plants from the Andean grasslands soils
Soil Bacterial Communities From the Chilean Andean Highlands: Taxonomic Composition and Culturability
Microbiome analysis and bacterial isolation from Lejia Lake soil in Atacama Desert
Structure and co-occurrence patterns in microbial communities under acute environmental stress reveal ecological factors fostering resilience
CyDiv, a Conserved and Novel Filamentous Cyanobacterial Cell Division Protein Involved in Septum Localization
Genomic-Based Restriction Enzyme Selection for Specific Detection of Piscirickettsia salmonis by 16S rDNA PCR-RFLP
Complete genome sequence of Microbacterium sp CGR1, bacterium tolerant to wide abiotic conditions isolated from the Atacama Desert
Intercellular transfer along the trichomes of the invasive terminal heterocyst forming cyanobacterium Cylindrospermopsis raciborskii CS-505
Genomic and phenotypic comparison between similar wine yeast strains of Saccharomyces cerevisiae from different geographic origins
Functional gap junctions facilitate melanoma antigen transfer and cross-presentation between human dendritic cells

Proyecto (10)

Nurturing health: social and microbiological insights into breastfeeding in vegan women
The emergence of ecosystem multifunctionality in soils of the Atacama Desert
UNRAVELING THE INFLUENCE OF LOCAL AIR CONTAMINANTS OVER STRUCTURE, ASSOCIATION PATTERNS AND FUNCTIONALCAPACITIES OF AIRBORNE MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES
PCR multiplex en tiempo real para la detección, identificación y cuantificación de microorganismos contaminantes del vino
Sistema de Bio-Identificación Molecular de Microorganismos Contaminantes durante el proceso de elaboración del Vino.
Beca Nacional Asignación Mensual APOYO A TESIS DOCTORAL. Programa de Formación de capital Humano Avanzado – CONICYT.
Proyecto FONDAP Centro de Regulación del Genoma (CRG)
Beca Nacional Asignación Mensual DOCTORADO. Programa de Formación de capital Humano Avanzado – CONICYT.
BIOSINTESIS DE SAXITOXINA Y CILINDROSPERMOPSINA EN LA CIANOBACTERIA CYLINDROSPERMOPSIS RACIBORSKII=> IDENTIFICACION DE LOS GENES PARTICIPANTES Y SU REGULACION
GENOMICA ESTRUCTURAL EN AISLADOS NATIVOS DE LEVADURAS DE INTERES ENOLOGICO
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DINKA MANDAKOVIC

Assistant Professor

GEMA Center

Universidad Mayor

Santiago, Chile

9
JONATHAN MALDONADO

Postdoc CONICYT

Dpto. Genética Molecular y Microbiología

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

7
Rodrigo Pulgar

Profesor/Investigador asistente

INTA

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE - INSTITUTO DE NUTRICION Y TECNOLOGIA DE ALIMENTOS

Santiago, Chile

6
Alexis Gaete

Postdoctorado

Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnmología de los Alimentos (INTA)

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

6
Veronica Cambiazo

Profesora titular

Unidad de Nutrición Básica

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE - INTA

Santiago, Chile

5
Mauricio Gonzalez

Profesor Titular

INTA

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE - INSTITUTO DE NUTRICION Y TECNOLOGIA DE ALIMENTOS

Santiago, Chile

4
Rodrigo Gutierrez

Full Professor

Molecular Genetics & Microbiology

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
Daniela Ortiz

Personal técnico cientifico

AcuiOlive

Santiago, Chile

3
Jurij Wacyk

Profesor Asociado

Produccion Animal

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FAC. CS AGRONÓMICAS

Stgo, Chile

2
PABLO SALGADO

Personal Técnico

Departamento de Producción Animal

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Mauricio Latorre

Profesor Asociado

INGENIERIA

UNIVERSIDAD DE O'HIGGINS

Rancagua, Chile

1
Alejandro Maass

Main Researcher

Center for Mathematical Modeling

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Igor Pacheco

Profesor Asistente

Laboratorio de Bioinformática y Expresión Génica

INTA - Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Omar Porras

Associate professor

Lab. Biología Celular

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Francisco Cubillos

Investigador Asociado

Departamento de Biologia

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Luz Vásquez

Profesor Asociado

Genética Molecular y Microbiología

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Carlos Flores

Researcher

Biology Lab

CENTRO DE ESTUDIOS CIENTÍFICOS (CECS)

Valdivia, Chile

1
Miguel Allende

Director

Biología

FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Francisca Díaz

Investigadora

Instituto de Geografía

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

VALPARAISO, Chile

1
Marcelo Catalan

Profesor Auxiliar

Facultad de Medicina

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Claudia Rojas

Associate professor

Instituto de Ciencias Agroalimentarias, Animales y Amientalesas y Veterinarias

Universidad de O'Higgins

San Fernando, Chile

1
Dante Travisany

Profesor Asociado

Facultad de Ingeniería y Negocios

Universidad de Las Américas

Santiago, Chile

1
Sebastian Mendoza

Jefe de operaciones

STICTA

santiago, Chile

1
Felipe Maza

Analista ETESA

Departamento de Investigación del Cáner

Fundación Arturo López Pérez

Santiago, Chile

1
Sergio Navarrete

Full Profesor

Ecología

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Las CRuces, Chile

1
Claudio Latorre

Full Professor

Ecology

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
MARCO PFEIFFER

FACULTY

INGENIERIA Y SUELOS

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

SANTIAGO, Chile

1
LOHENGRIN CAVIERES

Profesor titular

Departamento de Botánica

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION, FAC. CS. NATURALES Y OCEANOGRAFICAS, DPTO. BOTANICA

Concepcon, Chile

1
MARIA GANGA

academico jornada completa

Departamento en Ciencia y Tecnologia de los Alimentos

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Claudio Martinez

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Francisco Salinas

Profesor Auxiliar

Instituto de Bioquímica y Microbiolgía

Universidad Austral de Chile

Valdivia, Chile

1
Mercedes López

Profesora Asociada

Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas

Universidad de chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Juan Saez

Professor

Instituto de Neurociencias

Universidad de Valparaiso

Valparaíso, Chile

1
ULISES URZUA

Assistant Professor

ICBM

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile