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Karina Beatriz Ruiz Carrasco

Profesora asociada

Universidad Arturo Prat

+56 9 50907336, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Genetic diversity in plant traits related to abiotic stress responses and tolerance. Linking gene expression with physiology in order to unveil the mechanism. Research on morpho-physiological and molecular responses to environmental stresses.

Educación

  •  PhD in Cell Biology and Physiology, UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BOLOGNA. Italia, 2004
  •  PhD in Fruit Tree, Forestry and Ornamental Agro-Ecosystems. , UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BOLOGNA. Italia, 2012
  •  Bachelor in Biology, UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION. Chile, 1998

Experiencia Académica

  •   PhD Full Time

    Appalachian Fruit Research Station (AFRS) ARS – USDA, West Virginia

    Kearneysville, Estados Unidos

    2011 - 2011

  •   PhD student / Stage / student rotation Other

    TEXAS A&M UNIVERSITY

    Center For Semiarid Forest Resources

    College Station, Estados Unidos

    2005 - 2005

  •   Researcher PostDoc Other

    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BOLOGNA

    Bologna, Italia

    2015 - 2015

  •   Researcher PostDoc Other

    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BOLOGNA

    Bologna, Italia

    2016 - 2016

  •   Researcher PostDoc Other

    UNIVERSITA DEGLI STUDI DI BOLOGNA

    Bologna, Italia

    2017 - 2018

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Postdoc Full Time

    CEAZA

    La Serena, Chile

    2006 - 2008

  •   Post doc Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2012 - 2014

  •   Postdoc Part Time

    Universita' di Bologna

    Bologna, Italia

    2015 - 2018

  •   Profesora asociada Full Time

    Universidad Arturo Prat

    Iquique, Chile

    2018 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


1) Thesis title: Effetti della qualità della luce sull’espressione di geni coinvolti nell’assorbimento di nutrienti e sulla componente nutraceutica di Lactuca sativa L. Candidate to Bachelor degree: Laura Carotti. Dept. BiGeA, University of Bologna, Italy. 2018.
2) Thesis title: "Crescita e contenuto di poliammine in due genotipi di quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) sottoposti a stress salino". (Growth and polyamines content in two genotypes of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) under salt stress). Candidate to Bachelor degree: Miguel Angel Gambelli. Dept. BiGeA, University of Bologna, Italy. 2016
3) Thesis title: "How the seeds of different quinoa cultivars treated with NaCl throughout the development respond to salinity?: seed viability and potential". “¿Cómo las semillas de los distintos cultivares tratados con NaCl durante todo el desarrollo responden a la salinidad?: Viabilidad y variables respuestas asociadas al vigor/potencial de la semilla”. Student: Valentina Canelo. Fac. of Agronomy Sciences, University of Chile. 2015.
4) Thesis title: "Content of daidzein and genistein in seeds of quinoa ecotypes (Chenopodium quinoa Wild)". (“Contenido de daidzeína y genisteína en semillas de ecotipos de quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Wild)”). Student: Angélica Martínez Carvajal. Universidad de Valparaíso. Chile. 2008
5) Thesis title: “First evaluation of agronomic and physiological responses of Amaranthus cruentus in the Coquimbo Region, Chile”. (“Primera evaluación de respuestas agronómicas y fisiológicas de Amaranthus cruentus en la Región de Coquimbo, Chile”). Student: Susana Lizardi Cesín. Universidad de La Serena. Chile. 2009.


Difusión y Transferencia


CONGRESSES AND MEETINGS (last 5 years)
1. 1. VII Congreso Mundial de la Quinua. Iquique, Chile. 25-28 March, 2019. Metal uptake, ion content, and gene expression patterns in quinoa exposed to Cr(III) in the presence or absence of salt. Cicatelli A, Ruiz KB, Guarino F, Castiglione S, Biondi S. Oral presentation.
2. European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2017. Vienna, Austria 23-28 April, 2017. Can quinoa, a salt-tolerant Andean crop species, be used for phytoremediation of chromium-polluted soil? Ruiz KB, Cicatelli A, Guarino F, Jacobsen S-E, Biondi S, Castiglione S. Geophysical Research Abstracts Vol. 19, EGU2017-1069, 2017. Poster ID. X1.262
3. 111th Congress of the Italian Botanical Society (3rd IPSC), University of Rome Tor Vergata, Rome, Italy, 21 - 23 September 2016. Transcriptional changes in quinoa seedlings exposed to high salinity: focus on growth, ion homeostasis, ABA, Polyamine, and stress-related genes. Ruiz KB, Rapparini F, Bertazza G, Silva H, Torrigiani P, Biondi S.
4. V Meeting EUCARPIA International Symposium on Protein Crops. Plant Protein for the future. Pontevedra, Spain. 4-7 May 2015. Screening of salt tolerance in Chilean landraces of Quinoa: agronomical, physiological and nutritional parameters. Ruiz KB, Aloisi I, Silva H, Torrigiani P, Del Duca S, Biondi S. Poster ID_57 pp 160.
5. Agriculture and Climate Change 2015. Adapting Crops to Increased Uncertainty. Amsterdam, The Netherlands. 15-17 February, 2015. Quinoa - a model crop for understanding salt tolerance mechanisms in halophytes (Poster ID_AGRI2015_0596). Biondi S, Ruiz KB, Martínez EA, Antognoni F, Orsini F, Gianquinto G, Bazile D, Jacobsen S-E. Sunday 15th February 2015: Poster Session I Abiotic Stress - 18:20-19:20.
6. 65° Congresso de la Sociedad Agronómica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile. 27-29 October, 2014. “Cultivares chilenos de quinua: Aspectos que contribuyen a una excepcional tolerancia a condiciones de alta salinidad” (Oral). Ruiz KB, Silva H. pp
7. 65° Congresso de la Sociedad Agronómica de Chile, Santiago de Chile, Chile. 27-29 October, 2014. “Respuestas al estrés salino en cultivares chilenos de quinua: caracterización “In Vitro” (Poster). Ruiz KB, Canelo V, Gutiérrez N, Mena G, Silva H.
8. XII PABMB Congress. Puerto Varas, Chile. November 9-14, 2013. Root architecture and gene expression in response to salt stress in Chilean quinoa genotypes. Ruiz K, Silva H. Poster#124
9. IV Congreso Internacional de la Quinoa y I Simposio de Granos Andinos. Ibarra, Ecuador. July 8-12, 2013. Respuestas al estrés salino en genotipos de quinoa originarios de Chile: desde su arquitectura hasta sus genes. Ruiz K, Silva H.
10. Gruppo di Lavoro di Biologia Cellulare e Molecolare. SOCIETA’ BOTANICA ITALIANA. June 18-20, 2012. Abano Terme-Padova, Italia. “Spermidine application to young developing peach fruits leads to a slowing down of ripening by impairing ripening-related ethylene and auxin metabolism and signaling”. Ruiz Carrasco K, Bressanin D, Tadiello A, Trainotti A, Bonghi C, Ziosi V, Costa G, Torrigiani P.
11. Plant and Animal Genome XX Conference. PAG XX. January 14-18, 2012. San Diego, California. Simultaneous Mapping and Candidate Gene Identification in Peach via Sequencing of Pooled Genomes (Pnomes). Dardick C, Callahan A, Ruiz-Carrasco K, Horn R, Zhebentyayeva T, Abbott AG, Scorza R. 2012. Poster ID.TP0491T

RESEARCH COLLABORATIONS
• Collaborator in: “Dynamic aspects of biodiversity management of Quinoa”. Financed by FP7-PEOPLE-IRSES-2008 - Marie Curie Action "International Research Staff Exchange Scheme". P.I. Bazile Didier. Tasks: dissecting salinity tolerance in quinoa by morphological, physiological and molecular analysis.
• Collaborator in:”Tolerance strategies of Quinoa plants under salt stress”. Financed by TWAS-ICGEB (project id: CRP.PB/CHI06-01). P.I. Andrés Zurita. Tasks: expression analysis of genes involved in salt stress tolerance and polyamine determination.
• Collaborator in:”Increases of blueberries hybrid varieties productivity under arid environments by selection of local soil substrates”. Financed by FIA-Chile (project id: fia-pi-c-2005-1-a-078). P.I. Angélica Salvatierra. Task: Highbush Blueberry var. O’Neal grown in soil containing high levels of manganese.

CITATION METRICS
• ORCID ID: 0000-0001-5425-3423
• ResearcherID: H-8165-2013
• Research Gate Score: 23.87 (updated 29/11/2019)
• Researcher ID H-index: 11 (excluding self-citation; updated 29/11/2019)

WRITTEN AND SPOKEN LANGUAGES
English: good in reading, writing and speaking (Level B1++; Certificated by Centro Interfacoltà di Linguistica Teorica e Applicata, CILTA, University of Bologna, Italy).
Italian: fluent in writing, reading and speaking.
Spanish: mother tongue
French: scholastic level


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Presidente de la República de Chile Fellowship

    MINISTERIO DE EDUCACION

    Chile, 1995

    Good academic record during the bachelor studies.

  •   Ministero Affari Esteri (MAE) fellowship

    ISTITUTO PER LA COOPERAZIONE UNIVERSITARIA

    Italia, 2002

    Fellowship for PhD students having an excellent exam and academic record in the Italian educational system (Oct. 2002 – Oct. 2004).

  •   MIUR Fellowship for PhD students

    ISTITUTO PER LA COOPERAZIONE UNIVERSITARIA

    Italia, 2009

    Beca de estudios ofrecida por Ministero della Istruzione, Università e della Ricerca, MIUR, para los candidatos con mejor puntaje en el examen de admisión al doctorado. Italy. Jan. 2009 – Dic. 2011


 

Article (14)

The combined effect of Cr(III) and NaCl determines changes in metal uptake, nutrient content, and gene expression in quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.)
RNA-seq Analysis of Salt-Stressed Versus Non Salt-Stressed Transcriptomes of Chenopodium quinoa Landrace R49
Quinoa – a Model Crop for Understanding Salt-tolerance Mechanisms in Halophytes
Salares versus coastal ecotypes of quinoa: Salinity responses in Chilean landraces from contrasting habitats
Trivalent chromium uptake and physiological effects in the Andean crop species Chenopodium quinoa Willd.
ABA may promote or delay peach fruit ripening through modulation of ripening- and hormone-related gene expression depending on the developmental stage.
Early methyl jasmonate application to peach delays fruit/seed development by altering the expression of multiple hormone-related genes.
Identification of PpeTAC1 as a functionally conserved regulator of branch growth angle in Prunus persica (peach) trees.
PpeTAC1 promotes the horizontal growth of branches in peach trees and is a member of a functionally conserved gene family found in diverse plants species
Differential expression of allene oxide synthase (AOS), and jasmonate relationship with ethylene biosynthesis in seed and mesocarp of developing peach fruit
Ethylene and auxin metabolism and signaling are impaired by methyl jasmonate leading to a transient slowing down of ripening in peach fruit.
Beyond the ionic and osmotic response to salinity in Chenopodium quinoa: functional elements of successful halophytism
Early jasmonate application interferes with peach fruit development and ripening as revealed by the time course of several differentially expressed seed and mesocarp genes.
Identification of two phenotypes of Arabidopsis thaliana under in vitro salt stress conditions

Proyecto (10)

Evaluación de hidrolizados químicos y enzimáticos de residuos del proceso de desaponificación de semillas de la quinua para la producción de fito-bioestimulantes
Reguladores del crecimiento en Chenopodium quinoa en condiciones de alta salinidad=> efectos en parámetros agronómicos, fisiológicos y moleculares.
LATINCROP initiative
How does quinoa deal with salt stress? Evaluation of architectural traits and transcription factors related to stress tolerance genes that make it a successful crop in a challenging environment.
HOW DOES QUINOA DEAL WITH SALT STRESS? EVALUATION OF ARCHITECTURAL TRAITS AND TRANSCRIPTION FACTORS RELATED TO STRESS TOLERANCE GENES THAT MAKE IT A SUCCESSFUL CROP IN A CHALLENGING ENVIRONMENT.
Dynamic aspects of biodiversity management of Quinoa.
Tolerance strategies of Quinoa plants under salt stress.
Reguladores del crecimiento en Chenopodium quinoa en condiciones de alta salinidad: efectos en parámetros agronómicos, fisiológicos y moleculares.
Reposición y actualización del equipo IRGA 6800 para reestablecer/recuperar la línea de investigación en la productividad vegetal en condiciones de aridez y en el contexto del cambio climático.
The potential use of quinoa seedhull powder, a rich source of saponins and bioactive compounds, as plant biostimulant

BookSection (4)

Assessment and adaptation of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd) to the agroclimatic conditions in Mali, West Africa: an example of South-North-South cooperation
Quinoa drought responses and adaptation
Tolerance to saline conditions
Toxicidad de manganeso en plantas de arándanos en la zona norte

Article (2)

Beyond the ionic and osmotic response to salinity in Chenopodium quinoa=> functional elements of successful halophytism
Variation in salinity tolerance of four lowland genotypes of quinoa (Chenopodium quinoa Willd.) as assessed by growth, physiological traits, and sodium transporter gene expression

Review (1)

Quinoa biodiversity and sustainability for food security under climate change. A review

ConferencePaper (1)

Effects of photoselective nets on phenolic composition in apple fruits
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Karina Ruiz

Profesora asociada

Agricultura del Desierto

Universidad Arturo Prat

+56 9 50907336, Chile

2
Herman Silva

Professor

Departamento de Produccion Agricola

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
JONATHAN MALDONADO

Postdoc CONICYT

Dpto. Genética Molecular y Microbiología

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Enrique Martinez

Professeur

Foyer de Charite

Lambesc, Francia

1
Manuel Pinto

ACADÉMICO

INSTITUTO DE CIENCIAS AGRONOMICAS Y VETERINARIAS

Universidad de O'Higgins

San Fernando, Chile

1
Romulo Oses

INVESTIGADOR ASOCIADO

VICERRECTORIA DE INVESTIGACION Y POSTGRADO

UNIVERSIDAD DE ATACAMA

COPIAPO, Chile