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Andrea Isabel Moreno Switt

Profesor Asociado

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


My research interest is in foodborne pathogens transmission from farm to fork with emphasis in food animals as source of Salmonella and Listeria and as source of multidrug resistant bacteria.

Educación

  •  Food Science and Technology, CORNELL UNIVERSITY. Estados Unidos, 2013
  •  Microbiology, UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION. Chile, 2007
  •  Médico Veterinario, UNIVERSIDAD DE CONCEPCION. Chile, 2001

Experiencia Académica

  •   PROFESOR ASISTENTE Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

    ECOLOGIA Y RECURSOS NATURALES

    SANTIAGO, Chile

    2014 - 2020

  •   Postdoctorate Associate Full Time

    CORNELL UNIVERSITY

    Ithaca, Estados Unidos

    2012 - 2014

  •   Research Assistant Full Time

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    Ithaca, Chile

    2009 - 2012

  •   Profesor Asociado Full Time

    PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE

    Santiago, Chile

    2020 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Postdoctoral Associate Full Time

    Cornell University

    Ithaca, Estados Unidos

    2012 - 2014

  •   Profesor Asistente Full Time

    Universidad Andrés Bello

    Santiago, Chile

    2014 - 2020

  •   Profesor Asistente Full Time

    Pontificia Universidad Católica

    Santiago, Chile

    2020 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


Thesis direction of PhD candidates (at Andrés Bello):
• Viviana Toledo: Phenotypic and Genomic characterization of Listeria monocytogenes from different sources
• Christian Cáceres: Characterization of Salmonella bacteriophage capable of lysing predominant strains found in Industrial swine production
• Dácil Rivera: Control of Salmonella in backyard poultry and swine by bacteriophages
• Paula Soza: Characterizing the presence of Salmonella and MRSA in equine hospitals
• Rodolfo Tardone: Environmental contamination of Salmonella in backyard flocks


Difusión y Transferencia


Workshops:
1. Visiting Instructor at workshop on molecular epidemiology conducted at University of Concepcion, Chile. Jan 2010
2. Coordinator and instructor at workshop in molecular epidemiology at Universidad Andres Bello, Chile, Jan 2015
3. Vice-president at the First International Symposium on Food Safety, conference sponsored by OECD, Dec 2016


Premios y Distinciones

  •   IAFP Developing scientist competition

    International Association for Food Protection

    Estados Unidos, 2012

    Third place in Poster Competition

  •   ASM travel Grant

    American Society for Microbiology

    Chile, 2011

    Travel Grant


 

Article (63)

Environmental and anthropogenic factors associated with the likelihood of detecting Salmonella in agricultural watersheds
Identification of Type VI Secretion Systems Effector Proteins That Contribute to Interbacterial Competition in Salmonella Dublin
Long-term Interactions of Salmonella Enteritidis with a Lytic Phage for 21 Days in High Nutrients Media
mec-positive Staphylococcus healthcare-associated infections presenting high transmission risks for antimicrobial-resistant strains in an equine hospital
Novel Salmonella Phage, vB_Sen_STGO-35-1, Characterization and Evaluation in Chicken Meat
Antimicrobial resistance in wildlife and in the built environment in a wildlife rehabilitation center
Bacterial Viruses Subcommittee and Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee of the ICTV: update of taxonomy changes in 2021
Comparative analysis of Felixounavirus genomes including two new members of the genus that infect Salmonella infantis
Composition and structure of the skin microbiota of rorquals off the Eastern South Pacific
Diversity of Non-O157 Shiga Toxin-Producing Escherichia coli Isolated from Cattle from Central and Southern Chile
Global prevalence and molecular characterization of extended-spectrum beta-lactamase producing-Escherichia coli in dogs and cats - A scoping review and meta-analysis
Higher Prevalence of Extended-Spectrum Cephalosporin-Resistant Enterobacterales in Dogs Attended for Enteric Viruses in Brazil Before and After Treatment with Cephalosporins
Isolation and engineering of a Listeria grayi bacteriophage
Isolation of Ciprofloxacin and Ceftazidime-Resistant Enterobacterales From Vegetables and River Water Is Strongly Associated With the Season and the Sample Type
Perspective on Clinically-Relevant Antimicrobial Resistant Enterobacterales in Food: Closing the Gaps Using Genomics
Risk factors associated with faecal carriage of extended-spectrum cephalosporin-resistant Escherichia coli among dogs in Southeast Brazil
Screening the Presence of Non-Typhoidal Salmonella in Different Animal Systems and the Assessment of Antimicrobial Resistance
Antimicrobial Resistance in Water in Latin America and the Caribbean: Available Research and Gaps
Salmonella in Raptors and Aquatic Wild Birds in Chile
Taxonomy of prokaryotic viruses: 2018-2019 update from the ICTV Bacterial and Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee
The COVID-19 Pandemic and Global Food Security
Tracing Listeria monocytogenes contamination in artisanal cheese to the processing environments in cheese producers in southern Chile
Widespread Environmental Presence of Multidrug-ResistantSalmonellain an Equine Veterinary Hospital That Received Local and International Horses
Antimicrobial resistance in water in Latin America and the Caribbean: a scoping review protocol
Lysis Profiles of Salmonella Phages on Salmonella Isolates from Various Sources and Efficiency of a Phage Cocktail against S. Enteritidis and S. Typhimurium
Transduction as a Potential Dissemination Mechanism of a Clonal qnrB19-Carrying Plasmid Isolated From Salmonella of Multiple Serotypes and Isolation Sources
Two Phages of the Genera Felixunavirus Subjected to 12 Hour Challenge on Salmonella Infantis Showed Distinct Genotypic and Phenotypic Changes
Approaches to empower the implementation of new tools to detect and prevent foodborne pathogens in food processing
Backyard farms represent a source of wide host range Salmonella phages that lysed the most common Salmonella serovars
Genomic Diversity of Listeria monocytogenes Isolated from Clinical and non-clinical Samples in Chile
Genomics of Salmonella contaminating backyard production systems reveals persistence and transmission of genetically related Salmonella on a farm basis
Genomics of Salmonella Contaminating Backyard Production Systems Reveals Persistence and Transmission of Genetically-Related Salmonella on a Farm Basis
Preface: New Tools to detect and Prevent Foodborne Outbreaks from Farm to Fork
Taxonomy of prokaryotic viruses=> 2017 update from the ICTV Bacterial and Archaeal Viruses Subcommittee
Characterization of Salmonella phages from dairy calves on farms with history of diarrhea
Emerging needs and opportunities in foodborne disease detection and prevention: From tools to people
Food safety trends: from globalization of whole genome sequencing to application of new tools to prevent foodborne diseases
Infectology in the genomics era
A proposed new bacteriophage subfamily: "Jerseyvirinae"
Salmonella phages and prophages: genomics, taxonomy, and applied aspects.
Taxonomic reassessment of N4-like viruses using comparative genomics and proteomics suggests a new subfamily - "Enquartavirinae".
Genomic characterization of Salmonella Cerro ST367, an emerging Salmonella subtype in cattle in the United States
Genomic comparison of sporeforming bacilli isolated from milk.
Omics approaches in food safety: fulfilling the promise?
Salmonella phages isolated from dairy farms in Thailand show wider host range than a comparable set of phages isolated from U.S. dairy farms
Comparison of typing methods with a new procedure based on sequence characterization for Salmonella serovar prediction.
Genomic characterization provides new insight into Salmonella phage diversity.
Molecular methods for serovar determination of Salmonella.
Salmonella bacteriophage diversity reflects host diversity on dairy farms.
Identification and characterization of novel Salmonella mobile elements involved in the dissemination of genes linked to virulence and transmission.
Silage collected from dairy farms harbors an abundance of listeriaphages with considerable host range and genome size diversity.
A whole genome SNP based approach to trace and identify outbreaks linked to a common Salmonella enterica subsp. enterica serovar Montevideo Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis type.
Animal contact as a source of human non-typhoidal salmonellosis.
Diverse geno- and phenotypes of persistent Listeria monocytogenes isolates from fermented meat sausage production facilities in Portugal.
Genome sequencing reveals diversification of virulence factor content and possible host adaptation in distinct subpopulations of Salmonella enterica
Salmonella Cerro isolated over the past twenty years from various sources in the US represent a single predominant pulsed-field gel electrophoresis type.
Temporal clusters of bovine Salmonella cases at a veterinary medical teaching hospital, 1996-2007.
Emergence, distribution, and molecular and phenotypic characteristics of Salmonella enterica serotype 4,5,12:i:-.
Salmonella enterica serotype 4,5,12:i:-, an emerging Salmonella serotype that represents multiple distinct clones.
Extended-spectrum beta-lactamases belonging to CTX-M group produced by Escherichia coli strains isolated from companion animals treated with enrofloxacin.
Comparative genomic and morphological analysis of Listeria phages isolated from farm environments
Genomic analysis reveals that Salmonella Cerro ST367, an emerging Salmonella subtype in cattle is characterized by a premature stop codon in sopA, which is required for virulence
Revisiting the biological behavior of Salmonella enterica in hydric resources: a meta-analysis study addressing the critical role of environmental water on food safety and public health

BookWhole (1)

Salmonella phages and prophages: Genomics, taxonomy, and applied aspects

Proyecto (19)

Effect of bacteriophage treatment against Salmonella Infantis in the host inflammatory response and broiler chicken microbiota.
FageCapsuleS, an encapsulated phage cocktail with small and large gut delivery to control Salmonella in chickens
Cooperative Agreement to Support the Joint Institute for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition (JIFSAN).
FageCapsuleS, an encapsulated phage cocktail with small and large gut delivery to control Salmonella in chickens.
Millennium Initiative for Collaborative Research on Bacterial Resistance (MICROB-R)
Salmonella-bacteriophage coevolution and their genetic modifications during lifestyle cycles of Salmonella on non-host (water and soil) and host environments (chickens)
Salmonella-bacteriophage coevolution and their genetic modifications during lifestyle cycles of Salmonella on non-host (water and soil) and host environments (chickens)
Risk assessment model regarding norovirus contamination on berries produced in Chile
Inmovilización de bacteriófagos de Salmonella Enteritidis sobre una película de quitosano, modelo in vitro y en el alimento
International Symposium on Food Safety (ISFS)=> New Tools to Detect and Prevent Foodborne Outbreaks from Farm to Fork
Programa de Buenas prácticas en la producción de quesos artesanales en la Región de los Ríos
Identification of phenotypic and genomic differences among Listeria monocytogenes lineages isolated from clinical cases, foods and food processing plants
Improving Global Food Safety by Molecular Detection and Big Data Analysis
Whole genome sequencing of Salmonella enterica (various serovars) and Listeria monocytogenes from international sources and diverse host and environment origins"
Genetic Diversity of Salmonella phage and CRISPR spacer arrays as a signature of Salmonella animal origin
Genetic Diversity of Salmonella phage and CRISPR spacer arrays as a signature of Salmonella animal origin
Improving Global Food Safety by Molecular Detection and Big Data Analysis
Bacteriophage Effects on Salmonella Shedding
Phenotypic and molecular studies to facilitate improved control of L. monocytogenes and Salmonella transmission=> Food safety research consortium, NY
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Andrea Moreno

Profesor Asociado

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile

5
Christopher Hamilton-West

Profesor asistente

FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS VETERINARIAS Y PECUARIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

5
Aiko Adell

Docente Jornada

UNIVERSIDAD ANDRES BELLO

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3
Fernando Mardones

Profesor Asistente

Medicina

Universidad Católica de Chile

Santiago, Chile

3
Magaly Toro

Profesor Asistente

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

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2
Paola Navarrete

Associate Professor

INTA

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2
Angelica Reyes

Profesor Asociado

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1
Eduardo Castro

Professor

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1
Rafael Araos

Principal Investigator

Universidad del De

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1
Soledad Ulloa

Encargada laboratorio

Laboratorio Biomédico Nacional y de Referencia

Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Reinaldo Campos

Titular Professor

Producción Agrícola

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Dácil Rivera

Profesor Asistente

Laboratorio de microbiologia, campus Colina

Universidad Andrés Bello

Santiago, Chile

1
Roberto Riquelme

Académico Investigador

Universidad de Las Américas

Santiago, Chile

1
Patricia García

Jefe de Laboratorio de Microbiologia

Escuela de Medicina

PONTIFICIA UNIVERSIDAD CATOLICA DE CHILE, LABORATORIO DE MICROBIOLOGÍA

Santiago, Chile

1
Fernando Dueñas

Profesor Part Time

Ciencias de la Vida

Universidad Andrés Bello

Santiago de Chile, Chile

1
Jorge Fernandez

JEFE SUBDEPTO

BIOMEDICO NACIONAL Y DE REFERENCIA

INSTITUTO DE SALUD PUBLICA

santiago, Chile