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BENITO GÓMEZ SILVA

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

ANTOFAGASTA, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Microbiology of the Atacama Desert: cyanobacteria-driven microbial consortias, isolation and characterization of microorganisms, extreme environmental stressors (UV light, desiccation, salinity), pigments, metagenomics.

Educación

  •  PHOTOBIOLOGY, BRANDEIS UNIVERSITY. Estados Unidos, 1985
  •  BIOCHEMIST, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 1977

Experiencia Académica

  •   DIRECTOR Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

    INSTITUTO DEL DESIERTO (INDES)

    ANTOFAGASTA, Chile

    2005 - 2007

  •   Investigador Other

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Santiago, Chile

    1985 - 1987

  •   P. ASOCIADO Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

    CIENCIAS DE LA SALUD

    ANTOFGASATA, Chile

    1987 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Investigador Other

    Pontificia Universidad Católica

    Santiago, Chile

    1985 - 1987

Formación de Capital Humano


Directed 15 undergraduate thesis and 3 Master´s thesis.
Member of university committee for developing the Biochemistry career at Universidad de Antofagasta.
Director of Instituto del Desierto (INDES), Universidad de Antofagasta 1989-1993; 2002-2007.
Coautor de libro de docencia universitaria "Breviario de Términos y Procesos de uso frecuente en Ciencias Biológicas", publicado el año 2000 por Editorial Universidad de Antofagasta (Emelnor Norprint S.A.), Registro Propiedad Intelectual N°107.950.
Some selected courses as responsible coordinator: Studies on Extreme Environments; Biochemistry of Extremophiles; Scientific Method; Introductory Biochemistry; Metabolism; Enzymology; Macromolecules; Biochemistry courses to several professional career undergraduate students.


Difusión y Transferencia


None.



 

Article (36)

Absence of Cyanotoxins in Llayta, Edible Nostocaceae Colonies from the Andes Highlands
Haloterrigena sp. Strain SGH1, a Bacterioruberin-Rich, Perchlorate-Tolerant Halophilic Archaeon Isolated From Halite Microbial Communities, Atacama Desert, Chile
Staphylococcus sciuri Strain LCHXa is a Free-Living Lithium-Tolerant Bacterium Isolated from Salar de Atacama, Chile.
Use of phycobiliproteins from atacama cyanobacteria as food colorants in a dairy beverage prototype
Draft Genome Sequence of Staphylococcus sciuri Strain LCHXa, a Lithium-Tolerant Bacterium Isolated from Laguna Chaxa, Salar de Atacama, Chile
Halophilic microbial community compositional shift after a rare rainfall in the Atacama Desert
Metagenomics of Atacama Lithobiontic Extremophile Life Unveils Highlights on Fungal Communities, Biogeochemical Cycles and Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes
Fungal diversity in the Atacama Desert
Lithobiontic life: Atacama rocks are well and alive
Biochemical composition and toxicity of edible colonies of the cyanobacterium Nostoc sp. Llayta
Fungi associated with rocks of the Atacama Desert: taxonomy, distribution, diversity, ecology and bioprospection for bioactive compounds
The Atacama Desert: Technical Resources and the Growing Importance of Novel Microbial Diversity
Draft Genome Sequence of a Bacillus Bacterium from the Atacama Desert Wetlands Metagenome
Microbial diversity and the presence of algae in halite endolithic communities are correlated to atmospheric moisture in the hyper-arid zone of the Atacama Desert
Distribution of scytonemin in endolithic microbial communities from halite crusts in the hyperarid zone of the Atacama Desert, Chile
Hypolithic Cyanobacteria Supported Mainly by Fog in the Coastal Range of the Atacama Desert
Microbial colonization of Ca-sulfate crusts in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert: implications for the search for life on Mars
Comparative analysis of the microbial communities inhabiting halite evaporites of the Atacama Desert
Facilitation of endolithic microbial survival in the hyperarid core of the Atacama Desert by mineral deliquescence
Deinococcus peraridilitoris sp. nov., isolated from a coastal desert
Ecology and spatial pattern of cyanobacterial community island patches in the Atacama Desert, Chile
Relative humidity patterns and fog water precipitation in the Atacama Desert and biological implications
Hypolithic cyanobacteria, dry limit of photosynthesis, and microbial ecology in the hyperarid Atacama Desert
Jardín botánico del desierto (JBD): una herramienta de extensión e investigación sobre los recursos naturales renovables del Desierto de Atacama
Atmospheric moisture collection from a continuous air flow through a refrigerated coil tube
Mars-like soils in the Atacama Desert, Chile, and the dry limit of microbial life
Temperature and moisture conditions for life in the extreme arid region of the Atacama Desert: Four years of observations including the El Nino of 1997-1998
Survival of microorganisms under the extreme conditions of the Atacama Desert
Teaching biochemistry to medical technology students
Introducing water-treatment subjects into Chemical Engineering Education.
Protein synthesis linked to respiration and phosphorylation in intact Euglena mitochondria
Chlorophyll biosynthesis from glutamate or 5-aminolevulinate in Euglena chloroplasts
Oxidative phosphorylation coupled to respiration in highly purified intact Euglena mitochondria
Photocontrol of chloroplast and mitochondrial polypeptide levels in Euglena
Studies on native strains of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans. III. Studies on the outer membrane of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans
Synthetic abilities of Euglena chloroplasts in darkness

Abstract (3)

EVIDENCE OF CELLULOSE IN EXOPOLYSACCHARIDES ISOLATED FROM ATACAMA DESERT CYANOBACTERIA
EXOPOLYSACCHARIDE EFFECT ON THE ISOLATION AND SCYTONEMIN CONTENT OF CYANOBACTERIA INHABITING HALITES FROM THE ATACAMA DESERT
Aridity-induced limit to photosynthesis and primary production in the Atacama Desert.

BookSection (5)

On the Limits Imposed to Life by the Hyperarid Atacama Desert in Northern Chile
Atacama Desert Soil Microbiology
Mars-like soils in the Yungay area, the driest core of the Atacama Desert in northern Chile
. Principal molecular components of the outer membrane of Thiobacillus ferrooxidans. Mechanism of attachment of the organism to minerals
The growth and cellular fractioning of the microalgal species Dunaliella tertiolecta Butcher

ConferencePaper (1)

Electrochemical studies of Atacama Desert soils: An analog of Martian surface chemistry

Proyecto (7)

CeBiB FB-0001
Ecología microbiana de comunidades endolíticas de ambientes poliextremos: mecanismos de resistencia y metabolitos secundarios aplicables en biotecnología
Microbial communities of the Atacama Desert as model systems for dry worlds.
ADAPTACION Y GEOMICROBIOLOGIA DE COMUNIDADES MICROBIANAS LITOBIONTICAS EN AMBIENTES HIPERARIDOS Y SUS METABOLITOS
Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering CeBiB
BUSQUEDA DE NUEVAS FUENTES FOTOSINTETICAS EN AMBIENTES ACUATICOS CONTINENTALES SALINOS.
ESTUDIO DEL MECANISMO DE PATOGENICIDAD DE LA SALMONELLA TYPHI.
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BENITO GÓMEZ

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

BIOMÉDICO

UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

ANTOFAGASTA, Chile

9
Alexandra Galetovic

Profesora Asociada

Biomédico

Universidad de Antofagasta

ANTOFAGASTA, Chile

4
Luis Caceres

Academico Jornada Completa

Ingeniería Quimica y Procesos de Minerales

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

3
Claudia Vilo

Group leader

CGNA. CENTRO GENOMICO NUTRICIONAL AGRO-ACUICOLA CONSORCIO TECNOLOGICO REGIONAL . IX REGION

3
Jorge Araya

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Tecnología Médica

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Camila Salazar

Investigador

Biomédico

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Nataly Flores

Asistente de investigación

Biomédico

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Lidia Zuniga

Profesor Asistente

Biomédico

UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

Antofagasta, Chile

1
JOSE DELATORRE

Profesor Titular

Agricultura del Desierto

UNIVERSIDAD ARTURO PRAT

Iquique, Chile