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Mario Andrés Vera Véliz

Profesor Asistente

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Biolixiviacion ; Biofilms ; Biocorrosion

Educación

  •  Ingeniero en Biotecnología Molecular, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2002
  •  Microbiologia, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2007

Experiencia Académica

  •   Researcher-Head of Laboratory Part Time

    Universität Duisburg Essen

    Fakultät für Chemie

    Essen, Alemania

    2007 - 2015

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Instituto de Ingeniería Biológica y Médica

    Santiago, Chile

    2016 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Investigador

    Universität Duisburg-Essen

    Alemania

    2007 - 2015

  •   Estudiante de Doctorado

    Universidad de Chile

    Chile

    2001 - 2006

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2016 - A la fecha


 

Article (52)

Characterization of Extracellular Polymeric Substances Produced by an <i>Acidianus</i> Species and Their Relevance to Bioleaching
Biofilm formation of Ancylobacter sp. TS-1 on different granular materials and its ability for chemolithoautotrophic As(III)-oxidation at high concentrations
Development of an implantable three-dimensional model of a functional pathogenic multispecies biofilm to study infected wounds
Progress in bioleaching: fundamentals and mechanisms of microbial metal sulfide oxidation - part A
High copper concentration reduces biofilm formation in Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans by decreasing production of extracellular polymeric substances and its adherence to elemental sulfur
Reverse engineering directed gene regulatory networks from transcriptomics and proteomics data of biomining bacterial communities with approximate Bayesian computation and steady-state signalling simulations
Systems biology of acidophile biofilms for efficient metal extraction
Biofilm dynamics and EPS production of a thermoacidophilic bioleaching archaeon
Deep neural networks outperform human expert's capacity in characterizing bioleaching bacterial biofilm composition
Proteomics Reveal Enhanced Oxidative Stress Responses and Metabolic Adaptation in Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans Biofilm Cells on Pyrite
Active microbial biofilms in deep poor porous continental subsurface rocks
Automated Microscopic Analysis of Metal Sulfide Colonization by Acidophilic Microorganisms
Insights into the biology of acidophilic members of the Acidiferrobacteraceae family derived from comparative genomic analyses
The Electrochemically Active Arsenic Oxidising Bacterium Ancylobacter sp. TS-1
Weak iron oxidation by Sulfobacillus thermosulfidooxidans maintains a favorable redox potential for chalcopyrite bioleaching
Biofilm formation and interspecies interactions in mixed cultures of thermo-acidophilic archaea Acidianus spp. and Sulfolobus metallicus
Biofilm formation and interspecies interactions in mixed cultures of thermo-acidophilic archaea Acidianus spp. and Sulfolobus metallicus
Potential use of sulfite as a supplemental electron donor for wastewater denitrification
Potential use of sulfite as a supplemental electron donor for wastewater denitrification.
Manipulation of pyrite colonization and leaching by iron-oxidizing Acidithiobacillus species
Manipulation of pyrite colonization and leaching by iron-oxidizing Acidithiobacillus species.
Omics on bioleaching: current and future impacts
Use of lectins to in situ visualize glycoconjugates of extracellular polymeric substances in acidophilic archaeal biofilms
Use of lectins to in situ visualize glycoconjugates of extracellular polymeric substances in acidophilic archaeal biofilms.
Visualization and analysis of EPS glycoconjugates of the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus metallicus
Visualization and analysis of EPS glycoconjugates of the thermoacidophilic archaeon Sulfolobus metallicus.
Aeromonas hydrophila produces conductive nanowires.
Biofilm formation, communication and interactions of leaching bacteria during colonization of pyrite and sulfur surfaces
Biofilm formation, communication and interactions of leaching bacteria during colonization of pyrite and sulfur surfaces.
Colonization and biofilm formation of the extremely acidophilic archaeon Ferroplasma acidiphilum
Colonization and biofilm formation of the extremely acidophilic archaeon Ferroplasma acidiphilum
Impact of Desulfovibrio alaskensis biofilms on corrosion behaviour of carbon steel in marine environment
Impact of Desulfovibrio alaskensis biofilms on corrosion behaviour of carbon steel in marine environment.
Influence of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) from Pseudomonas NCIMB 2021 on the corrosion behaviour of 70Cu-30Ni alloy in seawater
Influence of extracellular polymeric substances (EPS) from Pseudomonas NCIMB 2021 on the corrosion behaviour of 70Cu-30Ni alloy in seawater.
Isolation and characterization of a novel Acidithiobacillus ferrivorans strain from the Chilean Altiplano: attachment and biofilm formation on pyrite at low temperature
Isolation and characterization of a novel Acidithiobacillus ferrivorans strain from the Chilean Altiplano: attachment and biofilm formation on pyrite at low temperature.
AHL signaling molecules with a large acyl chain enhance biofilm formation on sulfur and metal sulfides by the bioleaching bacterium Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans
AHL signaling molecules with a large acyl chain enhance biofilm formation on sulfur and metal sulfides by the bioleaching bacterium Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans.
Progress in bioleaching: fundamentals and mechanisms of bacterial metal sulfide oxidation--part A.
Shotgun proteomics study of early biofilm formation process of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ATCC 23270 on pyrite
Shotgun proteomics study of early biofilm formation process of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ATCC 23270 on pyrite.
Visualization of capsular polysaccharide induction in Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans
Visualization of Capsular Polysaccharide production induction in Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans.
The chemolithoautotroph Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans can survive under phosphate-limiting conditions by expressing a C-P lyase operon that allows it to grow on phosphonates
The chemolithoautotroph Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans can survive under phosphate-limiting conditions by expressing a C-P lyase operon that allows it to grow on phosphonates.
Evidence for a functional quorum-sensing type AI-1 system in the extremophilic bacterium Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans
Evidence for a functional quorum-sensing type AI-1 system in the extremophilic bacterium Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans.
Identification of putative sulfurtransferase genes in the extremophilic Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ATCC 23270 genome: Structural and functional characterization of the proteins
Identification of putative sulfurtransferase genes in the extremophilic Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ATCC 23270 genome: structural and functional characterization of the proteins.
Proteomic and genomic analysis of the phosphate starvation response of Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans
SURFACE ENHANCED RAMAN SPECTRUM OF NANOMETRIC MOLECULAR SYSTEMS

BookSection (4)

Copper Bioleaching Operations in Chile: Towards New Challenges and Developments.
Bioleaching
Biofilm Lifestyle of Thermophile and Acidophile Archaea.
The Biofilm Lifestyle of Acidophilic Metal/Sulfur-Oxidizing Microorganisms.

Proyecto (15)

Tecnologías de oxidación de arsénico presente en efluentes ácidos de la minería de cobre nacional y mundial
Microbial consortia for enhanced copper recovery (MicCuR)
Trough a rational design of bioleaching consortia: Plattform for biofilm-metal sulfide interaction and high throughput selective imaging of mixed species biofilms
DISSECTING C-DI-GMP NETWORKS AND BIOFILM ARCHITECTURE IN ACIDOPHILIC BACTERIA BELONGING TO THE NEW CLASS OF PROTEOBACTERIA ACIDITHIOBACILLIA
MODELLING AND OPTIMIZATION OF BIOFILM DEVELOPMENT ON METAL SULFIDES FOR INFLUENCING THEIR BIOLEACHING RATES
Modelling and optimization of biofilm development on metal sulfides for influencing their bioleaching rates
MODELLING AND OPTIMIZATION OF BIOFILM DEVELOPMENT ON METAL SULFIDES FOR INFLUENCING THEIR BIOLEACHING RATES
SYSMETEX. (Systems Biology for an efficient metal extraction) Founded by EraSysApp (Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung) January 2015-Dec 2017.
• Biotechnological Applications Of Extremophiles Isolated From Thermal and Acidic Environments (BAETA) Founded by BMBF-CONICET (Argentina). March 2014- March 2016
BIOCOR Initial Training Network (ITN) on biocorrosion=> The role of EPS in biocorrosion initiation or inhibition.
• Molecular characterization of biofilm formation processes by bioleaching microorganisms Funded by "Promotion of Young Researchers Program",
ESTUDIO DE LOS DETERMINANTES DE RESISTENCIA AL COBRE EN BACTERIAS Y ARQUEAS AMBIENTALES DE USO EN BIOMINERIA Y BIORREMEDIACION
ESTUDIO DEL "QUORUM SENSING" DE TIPO AL-1 MEDIADO POR EL PAR GENICO afeR/afel EN LA BACTERIA EXTREMOFILA ACIDOFILA ACIDITHIOBACILLUS FERROOXIDANS.
ESTUDIO DEL METABOLISMO DE SULFUROS METALICOS Y OTROS COMPUESTOS AZUFRADOS EN MICROORGANISMOS EXTREMOFILOS DE IMPORTANCIA PARA LA BIOMINERIA MEDIANTE PROTEOMICA DE EXPRESION Y PROTEOMICA ESTRUCTURAL.
METABOLISMO DE LOS POLIFOSFATOS EN MICROORGANISMOS EXTREMOFILOS=> IMPLICACIONES FISIOLOGICAS, EVOLUTIVAS Y BIOTECNOLOGICAS.

Review (2)

Omics on bioleaching: current and future impacts
Progress in bioleaching: fundamentals and mechanisms of bacterial metal sulfide oxidation-part A
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Mario Vera

Profesor Asistente

Instituto de Ingeniería Biológica y Medica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

5
Nicolas Guiliani

Profesor Titular

Biología

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

2
SIMON BEARD

Investigador

Facultad de Medicina y Ciencia,

Universidad San Sebastián

Santiago, Chile

2
Ignacio Vargas

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
María Vargas

Postdoctoral

Departamento de Química

Laboratorio de Microbiología Molecular y Biotecnología Ambiental

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Eduardo Leiva

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Ingeniería Hidráulica y Ambiental/ Departamento de Química Inorgánica

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Facultad de Química, Escuela de Ingeniería

Santiago, Chile

1
Aniela Wozniak

Coordinador de Investigación

Dept Laboratorios Clínicos

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Sebastian San Martin

Profesor Titular

Anatomía

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAISO

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Francisco Issotta

Investigador Postoctoral

Genética Molecular y Microbiología

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Ana Moya

Profesor Asistente

Departamento de Informática y Computación

Universidad Tecnológica Metropolitana

Ñuñoa, Chile

1
Pablo Aguilar

Academico

Departamento de Biotecnologia

Universidad de Antofagasta

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Patricio Martinez

Consultor en Biominería Independiente

Consultor en Biominería Independiente

Santiago, Chile

1
Paulo Covarrubias

Profesional

Genética Molecular

Instituto de Salud Pública

Santiago, Chile

1
Mauricio Acosta

Profesor Adjunto

Vicerrectoría de Investigación y Desarrollo Tecnológico

Universidad Católica del Norte

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Jose Egana

Profesor asociado

Instituto de Ingeniería Biológica y Médica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Raquel Quatrini

Research Associate

Fundación Ciencia & Vida

Santiago, Chile

1
Camila Cárdenas

Co-fundadora y CEO

Dirección de operaciones

Yaku SpA

Santiago, Chile

1
Valentina Veloso

Directora ejecutiva

Yaku SpA

Santiago, Chile

1
Alex Echeverría

Académico Adjunto

Centro de Investigación en Estudios Avanzados del Maule (CIEAM)

Universidad Católica del Maule

Talca, Chile

1
FRANCISCO REMONSELLEZ

Professor

Ingenieria Química

UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL NORTE

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Cristina Dorador

PROFESSOR

Biotechnology

UNIVERSIDAD DE ANTOFAGASTA

ANTOFAGASTA, Chile

1
Alex Gonzalez

Profesor Asociado

Ciencias Biologicas

Universidad de los Lagos

Osorno, Chile

1
Cecilia Demergasso

Directora

Centro de Biotecnología "Profesor Alberto Ruiz"

UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DEL NORTE

Antofagasta, Chile

1
Lina Ruiz

Academico Docente Investigador

Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
ivo carrasco

Investigador

Universidad San Sebastián

Santiago, Chile