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Claudio Alejandro Sáez Avaria

Director General

UNIVERSIDAD DE PLAYA ANCHA DE CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACION

Valparaíso, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Ecotoxicología; biotecnología ambiental; estrés biológico; metabolómica; transcriptómica; ficología

Educación

  •  Licenciado en Ingeniería Ambiental, UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAISO. Chile, 2010
  •  PhD Marine Studies, PLYMOUTH UNIVERSITY. Reino Unido, 2014
  •  Ingeniero Ambiental, UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAISO. Chile, 2010

Experiencia Académica

  •   Investigador Postdoctoral Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE

    Química y Biología

    Santiago, Chile

    2014 - 2015

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE PLAYA ANCHA DE CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACION

    Ingeniería

    Valparaíso, Chile

    2015 - 2015

  •   Investigador Titular Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE PLAYA ANCHA DE CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACION

    Viña del Mar, Chile

    2016 - 2019

  •   Director General Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE PLAYA ANCHA DE CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACION

    centro de investigación HUB AMBIENTAL UPLA

    Valparaíso, Chile

    2020 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Investigador Asociado Part Time

    Marine Biological Association of the United Kingdom

    Plymouth, Reino Unido

    2013 - 2014

  •   Profesor Asistente Part Time

    Plymouth University

    Plymouth, Reino Unido

    2011 - 2014

  •   Investigador Asistente Part Time

    Universidad de Valparaíso

    Valparaíso, Chile

    2008 - 2011

  •   Asistente de Investigación Part Time

    Universidad Católica del Norte

    Coquimbo, Chile

    2009 - 2010

  •   Asistente de Investigación Part Time

    Victoria University of Wellington

    Wellington, Nueva Zelanda

    2007 - 2008

  •   Investigador Postdoctoral Full Time

    Universidad de Santiago de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2014 - 2015

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    Universidad de Playa Ancha

    Valparaíso, Chile

    2015 - 2015

  •   Profesor Visitante, PhD Marine Studies Part Time

    Plymouth University

    Plymouth, Reino Unido

    2015 - A la fecha

  •   Profesor Visitante, Doctorado en Biotecnología Part Time

    Universidad de Santiago de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2015 - A la fecha

  •   Investigador Titular Full Time

    Centro de Estudios Avanzados, Universidad de Playa Ancha

    Viña del Mar, Chile

    2016 - 2019

  •   Director General centro de investigación HUB AMBIENTAL UPLA Full Time

    Universidad de Playa Ancha

    Valparaíso, Chile

    2020 - A la fecha


 

Article (36)

Antarctic intertidal macroalgae under predicted increased temperatures mediated by global climate change: Would they cope?
Copper-induced concomitant increases in photosynthesis, respiration, and C, N and S assimilation revealed by transcriptomic analyses in Ulva compressa (Chlorophyta)
Ecophysiological and cellular stress responses in the cosmopolitan brown macroalga Ectocarpus as biomonitoring tools for assessing desalination brine impacts
Isolation and Characterization of Copper- and Zinc- Binding Metallothioneins from the Marine Alga Ulva compressa (Chlorophyta)
Isolation and characterization of copper-and zinc-binding metallothioneins from the marine alga ulva compressa (Chlorophyta)
Mechanisms of Copper Tolerance, Accumulation, and Detoxification in the Marine Macroalga Ulva compressa (Chlorophyta): 20 Years of Research
Physiological and metabolic responses to hypersalinity reveal interpopulation tolerance in the green macroalga Ulva compressa with different pollution histories
Water-Covered Roof Versus Inverted Flat Roof on the Mediterranean Coast: A Comparative Study of Thermal and Energy Behavior
Assessment of the Requirements within the Environmental Monitoring Plans Used to Evaluate the Environmental Impacts of Desalination Plants in Chile
Cadmium and/or copper excess induce interdependent metal accumulation, DNA methylation, induction of metal chelators and antioxidant defences in the seagrass Zostera marina
Copper excess detoxification is mediated by a coordinated and complementary induction of glutathione, phytochelatins and metallothioneins in the green seaweed Ulva compressa
Distribution of Al, Cd, Cu, Fe, Mn, Pb and Zn in Liver, Gills and Muscle of Early Life Stages of Atlantic Salmon (Salmo salar)
MAPK Pathway under Chronic Copper Excess in Green Macroalgae (Chlorophyta): Influence on Metal Exclusion/Extrusion Mechanisms and Photosynthesis
MAPK Pathway under Chronic Copper Excess in Green Macroalgae (Chlorophyta): Involvement in the Regulation of Detoxification Mechanisms
Oligo-carrageenan kappa increases glucose, trehalose and TOR-P and subsequently stimulates the expression of genes involved in photosynthesis, and basal and secondary metabolisms in Eucalyptus globulus
Copper stress induces antioxidant responses and accumulation of sugars and phytochelatins in Antarctic Colobanthus quitensis (Kunth) Bartl.
Copper-induced activation of TRP channels promotes extracellular calcium entry and activation of CaMK, PKA, PKC, PKG and CBLPK leading to increased expression of antioxidant enzymes in Ectocarpus siliculosus
Copper-induced activation of TRPs and VDCCs triggers a calcium signature response regulating gene expression in Ectocarpus siliculosus
Ecophysiological and metabolic responses to interactive exposure to nutrients and copper excess in the brown macroalga Cystoseira tamariscifolia
Phaeoviral Infections Are Present in Macrocystis, Ecklonia and Undaria (Laminariales) and Are Influenced by Wave Exposure in Ectocarpales
Short-term interactive effects of increased temperatures and acidification on the calcifying macroalgae Lithothamnion crispatum and Sonderophycus capensis
Copper-induced early responses involve the activation of Transient Receptor Potential (TRP) channels, release of amino acids, serotonin and adrenalin, and activation of homologs of glutamate, adrenalin and serotonin receptors in the marine alga Ulva compressa
Metal assessment and cellular accumulation dynamics in the green macroalga Ulva lactuca
Copper-Induced Membrane Depolarizations Involve the Induction of Mosaic TRP Channels, Which Activate VDCC Leading to Calcium Increases in Ulva compressa
Copper-induced overexpression of genes encoding antioxidant system enzymes and metallothioneins involve the activation of CaMs, CDPKs and MEK1/2 in the marine alga Ulva compressa
A novel field transplantation technique reveals intra-specific metal-induced oxidative responses in strains of Ectocarpus siiiculosus with different pollution histories
Copper-induced activation of TRP channels promotes extracellular calcium entry, activation of CaMs and CDPKs, copper entry and membrane depolarization in Ulva compressa
Copper-induced intra-specific oxidative damage and antioxidant responses in strains of the brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus with different pollution histories
Enzymatic antioxidant defences are transcriptionally regulated in Es524, a copper-tolerant strain of Ectocarpus siliculosus (Ectocarpales, Phaeophyceae)
Response differences between Ectocarpus siliculosus populations to copper stress involve cellular exclusion and induction of the phytochelatin biosynthetic pathway
A Simple and Effective Method for High Quality Co-Extraction of Genomic DNA and Total RNA from Low Biomass Ectocarpus siliculosus, the Model Brown Alga
Changes in invertebrate assemblages inhabiting Lessonia spicata (Phaeophyceae) holdfasts after the 2010 earthquake-mediated coastal uplift in Chile
Changes in invertebrate assemblages inhabiting Lessonia spicata (Phaeophyceae) holdfasts after the 2010 earthquake-mediated coastal uplift in Chile [Cambios en los ensambles de invertebrados asociados a discos del huiro negro Lessonia spicata (Phaeophyceae) después del levantamiento costero producto del terremoto de 2010 en Chile]
Oligo-carrageenan kappa increases NADPH, ascorbate and glutathione syntheses and TRR/TRX activities enhancing photosynthesis, basal metabolism, and growth in Eucalyptus trees
Environmental assessment in a shallow subtidal rocky habitat: approach coupling chemical and ecological tools
Variation in Patterns of Metal Accumulation in Thallus Parts of Lessonia trabeculata (Laminariales; Phaeophyceae): Implications for Biomonitoring

BookSection (1)

Laboratory and field based studies provide insights of copper tolerance mechanisms in brown seaweeds and biotechnology tools for environmental diagnosis

EditorialMaterial (1)

Extension of the distributional range of Lithobius obscurus Meinert (Lithobiidae, Lithobiomorpha) in organic and conventional apple orchards in Central Chile

Proyecto (19)

Centro Avanzado Para Tecnologías del Agua (CAPTA)
The model brown macroalga Ectocarpus siliculosus under lead excess: evaluations at different levels of biological organization and applications for biomonitoring
Biomonitoreo de salmueras para sustentabilidad ambiental de la desalación en la Región de Valparaíso
Brown algae physiological and metabolic responses to increased salinities provide insights of tolerance mechanisms and biomonitoring tools to evaluate the impact of brine discharges from desalination plants on coastal ecosystems
OCEANO=> PLATAFORMA DE ALTO DESEMPEÑO COMPUTACIONAL PARA LA INVESTIGACIÓN Y SOSTENIBILIDAD DE LOS ECOSISTEMAS ACUATICOS Y SUS RECURSOS
Biochemical and molecular responses disclose mechanisms of Antarctic macroalgae to thrive under Climate Change
Copper-induced expression of metallothioneins and synthesis of phytochelatins are involved in copper accumulation and tolerance in the marine macroalga Ulva compressa (Chlorophyta)
Transcriptome analyses reveal the basis of signal transduction involved in copper tolerance in the marine alga Ulva compressa (Chlorophyta) using Next Generation Sequencing Technologies
Transcriptome analyses reveal the basis of signal transduction involved in copper tolerance in the marine alga Ulva compressa (Chlorophyta) using Next Generation Sequencing Technologies
Ecological and social effects associated with pollution by illegal dumping sites in coastal ravines of Valparaíso, Chile
Field transplantation experiments with Ectocarpus siliculosus in central Chile
PhD Marine Studies, Plymouth University, Reino Unido (Becas Chile Doctorado 2010)
A toxico-genomic study of the model brown alga Ectocarpus siliculosus
Application of seaweed biostimulants in the production of organic wine=> arsenic biotransformation and the transference of heavy metals
Evaluación de la biomasa de praderas naturales y prospección de potenciales lugares de repoblamiento de algas pardas en la I y II Regiones
Intercambio de pregrado
Biochemical and molecular responses disclose mechanisms of Antarctic macroalgae to thrive under Climate Change
Copper-induced expression of metallothioneins and synthesis of phytochelatins are involved in copper accumulation and tolerance in the marine macroalga Ulva compressa (Chlorophyta)
Monitoreo ambiental del Rio Toltén, Chile, después del colapso de puente ferroviario de agosto del 2016

Review (1)

Mechanisms of metal tolerance in marine macroalgae, with emphasis on copper tolerance in Chlorophyta and Rhodophyta
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Claudio Sáez

Director General

centro HUB AMBIENTAL UPLA

UNIVERSIDAD DE PLAYA ANCHA DE CIENCIAS DE LA EDUCACION

Valparaíso, Chile

12
Alejandra Moenne

Profesor Titular

Biologia

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

9
Alberto González

Académico

Biología

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Estación Central, Chile

4
Maria Gabriela Lobos

Professor Titular

Institute of Chemistry

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaiso, Chile

4
Daniel Laporte

Académico Investigador

Instituto de Ciencias Biomédicas

Universidad Autónoma de Chile

Talca, Chile

3
Erasmo Macaya

Profesor Asociado

Departamento de Oceanografía

UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCIÓN

Concepción, Chile

2
Rodrigo Contreras

Postdoc

Departamento de Biología

USACH

Santiago, Chile

2
Doris Oliva

Directora Instituto

Instituto de Biología

UNIVERSIDAD DE VALPARAÍSO

Valparaíso, Chile

2
Fernanda Rodríguez

Investigadora Postdoctoral

CEA

Universidad de Playa Ancha de Ciencias de la Educación

Viña del mas, Chile

2
Paula Celis

investigador

Centro de Estudios Avanzados, Universidad de Playa Ancha

Viña del Mar , Chile

2
Bernardo Morales

Profesor titular

Biologia

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Manuel Bravo

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Valparaiso

Valparaiso, Chile

1
JULIO VASQUEZ

Académico J/C

Biología Marina

Universidad Católica delo Norte

Coquimbo, Chile

1
Alejandro Perez

Assistant Professor

Ecologia

Pontificia Universidad Catolica de Chile

El Tabo-Las Cruces, Chile

1
Eduardo Castro

Associate Professor

Center for Bioinformatics and Integrative Biology

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

Santiago, Chile

1
Manuel Bravo

Profesor Titular

Instituto de quimica

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATÓLICA DE VALPARAÍSO, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, INSTITUTO DE QUÍMICA

Valparaiso, Chile

1
Waldo Quiroz

Profesor Adjunto

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Natalia Valdés

Investigador

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
ENZO GARCIA

Chief Executive Offer

Directorio

Bloom Alert Spa

Antofagasta, Chile