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Aparna Banerjee

Profesor Asociado

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Talca, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Microbiology of extremophiles, exopolysaccharides, biotechnological applications of the exopolysaccharides, bioinformatic analysis, and plant-microbe interaction.

Educación

  •  Botay, The University of Burdwan. India, 2018
  •  Biotechnology, Vidyasagar University. India, 2012
  •  Biotechnology, The University of Burdwan. India, 2010

Experiencia Académica

  •   Profesor Auxiliar Part Time

    UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DEL MAULE

    Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Postgrado

    Talca, Chile

    2019 - At present

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD AUTONOMA DE CHILE

    Ingeniería

    Talca, Chile

    2023 - At present

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Profesora auxiliar Full Time

    Universidad Católica del Maule

    Talca, Chile

    2019 - 2023

  •   Investigadora Postdoctoral Full Time

    Universidad Católica del Maule

    Talca, Chile

    2018 - 2019

  •   Women in Biology Chair Other

    Bioclues (India´s Bioinformatics Society)

    India

    2020 - 2021

  •   Joint Secretary Other

    Bioclues (India´s Bioinformatics Society)

    India

    2021 - 2022

  •   Profesor-Investigador Full Time

    Universidad Autónoma de Chile

    Talca, Chile

    2023 - At present

Formación de Capital Humano


Undergraduate thesis student guidance:
1. Patricio Diego González Faune: “Determination of the antioxidant property of exopolysaccharides produced from thermophilic bacteria from hot springs in the Maule region” (2021)
2. Cathalina Isabel Marín Sanhueza: “Development of biofilm, pellicle and pigment by a thermotolerant Bacillus species isolated from the El Campanario hot spring, located in the Maule Region, Chile” (2021)
3. Ignacio Valentín Sánchez Arévalo: “Determination of emulsifying and glucosidase activity of exopolysaccharides produced by bacteria from hot springs in the Maule region” (2022)
4. Cynthia Abigail Meza Muñoz: “Isolation and characterization of rhizobacteria from Phaseolus vulgaris L. and their role in seed germination and plant growth” (2022)
5. Nicolas Flores: “Structural, functional and molecular docking analysis against polyurethane monomers of varieties of cutinases from Humicola insolens and Thermobifida fusca” (2022)

Postdoctorate researcher training:
1. Dr. Shrabana Sarkar:


Difusión y Transferencia


Seminars organized:
1. International Webinar “The story of Microorganisms in the context of international Microorganisms Day” on 21 and 22.09.2021
2. Organized international webinar “Microbial Bioactive Compounds: Perspectives and Future” in Universidad Catolica del Maule, Chile with the collaboration of Chilean Microbiology Society (SOMICH) on 1-2 September 2020
3. Coorganizar in “I simposio chileno de manejo y conservación de los recursos microbianos” funded by DGV-UCM, VRIP-UCM, CIEAM and CenBio in Universidad Catolica del Maule, Chile

Invited lectures given:
1.On “Microorganisms in Sustainable food production” at Seminario Innovación para la industria alimentaria, Universidad de La Serena, La Serena, Chile on 08.07.2022
2. On “Rhizospheric plant growth promoting bacteria of Chilean native Phaseolus vulgaris L. against abiotic stresses” at 1er Workshop Internacional En BiotecnologíaVegetal & Interacción Planta-microorganismos, Universidad de Autonoma, Talca, Chile on 16.06.2022
3. On “Bacterial Polysaccharides from the Andean Hot Springs of Chile: The Southern Extreme of the World” at India Biofilms Society on 11.12.2021
4. On “Bacterial exopolysaccharides from extreme environments of Chile and India: Realms of possibilities in food industry” at the “International Conference on Plant Science” and Assam Botany Congress, Cachar College, Silchar, Assam, India on 03-05.12.2021
5. On “Insight into the non-pathogenicity of a hot spring-origin Bacillus anthracis: genomics and molecular biology approach” at Indian Conference on Bioinformatics (INBIX´2021) organized by CSIR-NEIST, Jorhat, India and Bioclues on 11-13.11.2021
6. On “Bacterial exopolysaccharides from extreme environments of Chile: Realms of possibilities in food industry” at 71st Annual Meeting and Exhibition 2021 of Society for Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB), Texas, USA
7. At 3rd Conference of College of Biochemists of Sri Lanka on 24.07.2021 on “Bacterial polysaccharides from extreme environments: Realms of possibilities”
8. On Webinar Contribution of women and girls in the advent of science and technology organized by Guru Nanak Institute of Pharmaceutical Science & Technology on 11.02.2021
9. On “Women in Microbiology: The Changing Perspective” in the International Webinar on “Journey of Women in Science”-Celebration of International Day of Women & Girls in Science organized by Vijaygarh Jyotish Ray College, Kolkata, India on 11.02.2021
10. On "Biodiversity Conservation and Forest Genetic Resource Management" at the in-house seminar of Institute of Forest Productivity, Ranchi, Govt. of India on 05.02.2021
11. On International webinar on challenges and opportunities in biotechnology and biochemistry organized by Burdwan Institute of Management and Computer Science, The University of Burdwan, India on 01-05.02.2021
12. On "Climate change is becoming a problem you can taste" at Plant Your Future Campaign by UNICEF, Kolkata, India on 11.01.2021
13. On "INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM on BIOINFORMATICS (InSyB 2020) FOR DISEASE THERAPEUTICS" organized by Asia Pacific Bioinformatics Network (21-22 December, 2020)
14. On “Bacterial exopolysaccharides from extreme environments: Scope and applications” in INTERNATIONAL Online / Virtual CONFERENCE ON ROLE OF BASIC AND APPLIED SCIENCES IN HUMAN WELL BEING on 23.11.2020 organized by G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, India
15. In ´Sci´versation on November 20, 2020 organized by Bioclues Organization, India
16. Invitation as Resource Person in an International webinar on "Extremophilic Microbes and Environment" on 18.10.2020 organized by Khalisani Mahavidyalaya, India
17. On an e-interaction and panel discussion on “Stress Management and the positive impact of COVID-19 in research” on 14th September, 2020 organized by Bioclues Organization, India
18. On International Webinar "WOMEN AND SCIENCE" Commemorating the Birth Centenary of Rosalind Franklin Jointly organized by Shyampur Siddheswari Mahavidyalaya (Department of Botany and IQAC) and ShriShikshayatan College (Department of Botany), India on 11th September, 2020
19. On “Bacterial polysaccharides for extreme environments: a treasure hunt” on 6th One day seminar on Plant Science in Hooghly Mohsin College, Hooghly, India on 04.03.2020
20. On “Bacterial polysaccharides from extreme environments: a treasure hunt” at Department of Biotechnology, Visva-Bharati University, India on 03.03.2020
21. On “Bacterial polysaccharides from extreme environments: applications” in 1st seminar of Biotechnology Engineering School IBITECH/2019 on 9-10 December, 2019 in Catholic University of Maule, Chile
22. On “Microbiology as an interdisciplinary science: a focus on life in extreme environment” for National Science Day celebration on 28.02.2019 at Raja Rammohun Roy Mahavidyalaya, India
23. On “Bacteria thriving in hot springs: a comparative scenario of extremophiles in Chile and India” as activity of Association of Microbiologists of India (AMI), Burdwan unit at Department of Botany, The University of Burdwan, India on 18.02.2019

Other important achievements:
1. Featured in Podcast in the documentary podcast in London, UK for to talk on microbiology of extreme environments 2020 https://anchor.fm/earth-ideas
2. Featured in the world campaign “1 million women in STEM” https://www.1mwis.com/profiles/Aparna-Banerjee 2020
3. Women in Biology Chair and core member of India´s Bioinformatics Society, Bioclues
4. Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA) Young Scientist Award in New Biology 2018
5. National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI) Swarna Jayanti Puraskar for best paper presentation in 2017
6. Selected in Young Researcher Forum at the 10th International Conference on “Nanomedicine and Nanotechnology in Health Care” 2016 in Bangkok, Thailand



 

Article (41)

Bacterial Polysaccharide-Stabilized Silver Nanoparticles Photocatalytically Decolorize Azo Dyes
Biological properties of exopolysaccharides produced by Bacillus spp.
Description of Tellurirhabdus bombi sp. nov., Isolated from Bumblebee
Editorial: Insights in thermophilic microbes: from OMICS to bioactive compounds
Fibroblast growth factor 21 as a potential master regulator in metabolic disorders
Genome-based reclassification of Bacillus acidicola, Bacillus pervagus and the genera Heyndrickxia, Margalitia and Weizmannia
Genome-based reclassification of Picrophilus torridus Zillig et al. 1996 as a later heterotypic synonym of Picrophilus oshimae Schleper et al. 1996
The shift of soil microbial community induced by cropping sequence affect soil properties and crop yield
Optimization and Characterization of a Novel Exopolysaccharide from Bacillus haynesii CamB6 for Food Applications
Plant-growth-promoting bacteria from rhizosphere of Chilean common bean ecotype (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) supporting seed germination and growth against salinity stress
Proposal to transfer Bacillus lacisalsi Dong et al. 2021 to the genus Alteribacter as Alteribacter lacisalsi comb. nov.
Stress Dependent Biofilm Formation and Bioactive Melanin Pigment Production by a Thermophilic Bacillus Species from Chilean Hot Spring
Temperature-Dependent Structure-Function Properties of Bacterial Xylose Isomerase Enzyme for Food Applications: An In Silico Study
Transfer of Bacillus tepidiphilus Narsing Rao et al. 2021 to the genus Peribacillus as Peribacillus tepidiphilus comb. nov.
Bioactive Pectin-Murta (Ugni molinae T.) Seed Extract Films Reinforced with Chitin Fibers
Computational Study on Temperature Driven Structure-Function Relationship of Polysaccharide Producing Bacterial Glycosyl Transferase Enzyme
Extremophilic Exopolysaccharides: Biotechnologies and Wastewater Remediation
Green Synthesis of Silver Nanoparticles Using Exopolysaccharides Produced by Bacillus anthracis PFAB2 and Its Biocidal Property
Novel phenolic compound from Southern Ocean microalgae Chlorella sp. PR-1 and its antibacterial activity
A Breakthrough on Cancer Therapy by Inhibition of Negative Immune Regulation: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine 2018
Baratang Mud Volcano of Andaman and Nicobar Islands: An Overall Perspective
Characterization of Exopolysaccharide Produced by Pseudomonas sp. PFAB4 for Synthesis of EPS-Coated AgNPs with Antimicrobial Properties
Development of Cryo-Electron Microscopy for High-Resolution Structure Determination of Biomolecules in Solution: 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry
Green polymeric nanomaterials for the photocatalytic degradation of dyes: a review
Structural-functional analyses of textile dye degrading azoreductase, laccase and peroxidase: A comparative in silico study
Bacterial exopolysaccharides from extreme marine habitat of Southern Ocean: Production and partial characterization
Molecular and Genomic Characterization of PFAB2: A Non-virulent Bacillus anthracis Strain Isolated from an Indian Hot Spring
Molecular Mechanism Controlling the Circadian Rhythm: Nobel Prize Winning Research in Physiology or Medicine’ 17
Novel Biocide Based on Cationic Derivative of Psyllium: Surface Modification and Antibacterial Activity
Urgent conservation needs in the Sikkim Himalaya biodiversity hotspot
Conferring Antibacterial Properties on Sesbania Gum via Microwave-Assisted Graft Copolymerization of DADMAC
In silico studies on bacterial xylanase enzyme: structural and functional insight
Structural and functional properties of exopolysaccharide excreted by a novel Bacillus anthracis (strain PFAB2) of hot spring origin
A report about the National Seminar on “Contemporary Progress in Plant Sciences” (March 20-21, 2015); organized by UGC Centre of Advanced Study, Department of Botany, The University of Burdwan
Autophagy: Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine’ 16 to the intra-cellular suicidal process
Comparative Study on Structure of Exopolysaccharid and Capsular Polysaccharide Produced by Southern Ocean Origin Pseudoalteromonas sp. MB-16
Preparations and Applications of Polysaccharide Based Green Synthesized Metal Nanoparticles: A State-of-the-Art
Structural and Functional Properties, Biosynthesis, and Patenting Trends of Bacterial Succinoglycan: A Review
Biodiversity hotspot of Bhutan and its sustainability
Cu(II) complex of a new isoindole derivative: structure, catecholase like activity, antimicrobial properties and bio-molecular interactions
Use of dextran nanoparticle: A paradigm shift in bacterial exopolysaccharide based biomedical applications

BookSection (3)

The Biotechnological Potential of Halophilic and Soil-Inhabiting PGPR Microorganisms
Transgenic Research in Vegetable Crops with Special Reference to Brinjal
Bacterial Exopolysaccharides: Major Types and Future Prospects

Letter (1)

Emergent climate change impact throughout the world: call for "Microbiome Conservation" before it's too late

Proyecto (6)

Bioactive Bacterial Polysaccharides from Chilean hot springs as prospective food additives
Bioactive polysaccharides from polyextremophilic bacteria of Deception Island as prospective food additives
Formación de red internacional biopol para fortalecer la investigación en polisacáridos biológicos con aplicaciones nano y biotecnológicas
Multidisciplinary studies on biocative compoundsfrom the Chilean Phaseolus vulgaris L. landraces and their potential effects in the prevention of non-communicable chronic diseases
Implementación de una unidad de microscopía confocal espectral para fortalecer la investigación en ciencias básicas, biotecnología y biomedicina en la región del Maule
BACTERIAL EXOPOLYSACCHARIDES AS ANTIOXIDANT AND EMULSIFYING AGENT
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Aparna Banerjee

Profesor Asociado

Instituto de Ciencias Aplicadas

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Talca, Chile

8
SHRABANA SARKAR

PROFESOR(A) INVESTIGADOR(A)

FACULTAD DE INGENIERIA

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Talca, Chile

5
Gustavo Cabrera

Profesor Asistente

Facultad de Ciencias para el Cuidado de la Salud

Universidad San Sebastián, Campus Las tres Pascualas

Concepción, Chile

2
Gastón Bravo

Docente-Investigador

Ciencias Basicas

Universidad San Sebastián

Concepcion, Chile

2
Rodrigo Andler

Profesor Asistente

Universidad Católica del Maule

Talca, Chile

1
Alexis Castillo

Académico

Centro de Investigación y Estudios Avanzados del Maule

Universidad Católica del Maule

Talca, Chile

1
Basilio Carrasco

Scientific Director

Centro de Estudios en Alimentos Procesados (CEAP)

Talca, Chile

1
Ricardo Cabeza

Profesor Asociado

Producción Agrícola

Universidad de Talca

Talca, Chile

1
Felipe Gordillo

UNIVERSIDAD CATÒLICA DEL MAULE

Talca, Chile

1
Johanna Castaño

Docente Investigador

Ingeniería Civil

Universidad San Sebastian

Concepción, Chile

1
Maria Otero

Profesor Asociado

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

1
Saddys Rodríguez

Investigador

Centro de Investigación de Polímeros Avanzados

Concepción, Chile

1
Oscar Valdés

Académico

Universidad Católica del Maule

Talca, Chile

1
Sara Cuadros

Profesor Titular

Universidad Católica del Maule

Talca, Chile

1
Alex Echeverría

Académico Adjunto

Centro de Investigación en Estudios Avanzados del Maule (CIEAM)

Universidad Católica del Maule

Talca, Chile