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Víctor Hugo Cifuentes Guzmán

Prof. Titular

FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE.

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Microbiologi­a; Genetica de levaduras; Biotecnologia; Biologia Molecular; Cold-adapted yeasts; Yeasts extrachromosomal genetic elements; Yeast metabolites and application

Educación

  •  Microbiología, Genética, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 1988

Experiencia Académica

  •   Prof. Titular Part Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Facultad de Ciencias

    Santiago, Chile

    2018 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Profesor Titular Full Time

    UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

    Chile

    1987 - 2018


 

Article (59)

Convergence between Regulation of Carbon Utilization and Catabolic Repression in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Phenotypic Analysis of Mutants of Ergosterol Biosynthesis Genes (ERG3 and ERG4) in the Red Yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Pectinase secreted by psychrotolerant fungi=> identification, molecular characterization and heterologous expression of a cold-active polygalacturonase from Tetracladium sp
Sterol Regulatory Element-Binding Protein (Sre1) Promotes the Synthesis of Carotenoids and Sterols in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Antarctic yeasts=> analysis of their freeze-thaw tolerance and production of antifreeze proteins, fatty acids and ergosterol
Effect of yeast (Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous) and plant (Saint Johns wort, lemon balm, and rosemary) extract based functional diets on antioxidant and immune status of Atlantic salmon (Salmo salar) subjected to crowding stress
Isolation and Characterization of Extrachromosomal Double-Stranded RNA Elements from Carotenogenic Yeasts
Amplicon-Metagenomic Analysis of Fungi from Antarctic Terrestrial Habitats
Biochemical and Thermodynamical Characterization of Glucose Oxidase, Invertase, and Alkaline Phosphatase Secreted by Antarctic Yeasts
Characterization of the cytochrome P450 monooxygenase genes (P450ome) from the carotenogenic yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous.
Identification and characterization of yeasts isolated from the South Shetland Islands and the Antarctic Peninsula
Purification and characterization of a novel cold adapted fungal glucoamylase
Carotenoid Distribution in Nature.
Functional characterization of thiolase-encoding genes from Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous and their effects on carotenoid synthesis.
Identification and characterization of yeasts isolated from sedimentary rocks of Union Glacier at the Antarctica
Regulation of carotenogenesis in the red yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous=> the role of the transcriptional co-repressor complex Cyc8-Tup1 involved in catabolic repression
Screening and characterization of amylase and cellulase activities in psychrotolerant yeasts
The involvement of Mig1 from Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous in catabolic repression=> an active mechanism contributing to the regulation of carotenoid production.
Tolerance to Ultraviolet Radiation of Psychrotolerant Yeasts and Analysis of Their Carotenoid, Mycosporine, and Ergosterol Content
Characterization of virus-like particles and identification of capsid proteins in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Codon usage and codon context bias in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Identification and analysis of metabolite production with biotechnological potential in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous isolates
Identification and functional characterization of the CYP51 gene from the yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous that is involved in ergosterol biosynthesis
Molecular Characterization and Functional Analysis of Cytochrome b5 Reductase (CBR) Encoding Genes from the Carotenogenic Yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Proteomic and metabolomic analysis of the carotenogenic yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous using different carbon sources
Astaxanthin and Related Xanthophylls
Functional Analysis of the Brassica napus L. Phytoene Synthase (PSY) Gene Family
Functional Characterization of the Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous Farnesyl Pyrophosphate Synthase and Geranylgeranyl Pyrophosphate Synthase Encoding Genes That Are Involved in the Synthesis of Isoprenoid Precursors
Increase in the astaxanthin synthase gene (crtS) dose by in vivo DNA fragment assembly in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Levels of Lycopene beta-Cyclase 1 Modulate Carotenoid Gene Expression and Accumulation in Daucus carota
A multidisciplinary approach for the diagnosis of hypocalcified amelogenesis imperfecta in two Chilean families
Diversity and extracellular enzymatic activities of yeasts isolated from King George Island, the sub-Antarctic region
Enhancement of carotenoid production by disrupting the C22-sterol desaturase gene (CYP61) in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Generation of astaxanthin mutants in xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous using a double recombination method based on hygromycin resistance
Isolation and characterization of extrachromosomal double-stranded RNA elements in xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Modeling the Interfacial Interactions between CrtS and CrtR from Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous, a P450 System Involved in Astaxanthin Production
Molecular characterization of totiviruses in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Defining a New Candidate Gene for Amelogenesis Imperfecta: From Molecular Genetics to Biochemistry
Differential carotenoid production and gene expression in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous grown in a nonfermentable carbon source
Glucose and ethanol-dependent transcriptional regulation of the astaxanthin biosynthesis pathway in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Proteomic analysis of the carotenogenic yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
The Inter-generic Fungicidal Activity of Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Isolation, characterization and long term preservation of mutant strains of Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Polymorphism of viral dsRNA in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous strains isolated from different geographic areas
Cloning of the cytochrome p450 reductase (crtR) gene and its involvement in the astaxanthin biosynthesis of Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Genomic organization of the structural genes controlling the astaxanthin biosynthesis pathway of Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Yeast diversity in the oral microbiota of subjects with periodontitis: Candida albicans and Candida dubliniensis colonize the periodontal pockets
Expression of the carotenoid biosynthesis genes in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Genetic polymorphism of clinical and environmental strains of Pichia anomala
Study of the expression of carotenoid biosynthesis genes in wild-type and deregulated strains of Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous (Ex.: Phaffia rhodozyma)
Study of the expression of carotenoid biosynthesis genes in wild-type dendrorhous and deregulated strains of Xanthophyllomyces (Ex.: Phaffia rhodozyma).
Alternative splicing of transcripts from crtI and crtYB genes of Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Genetic determination of ploidy level in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Development of the sexual reproductive cycle of Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Hemoglobin affinity in Andean rodents
Hemoglobin affinity for oxygen in three subspecies of toads (Bufo sp.) living at different altitudes
Reduced oxygen diffusion across the shell of Gray gull (Larus modestus) eggs
Metallopeptidase Stp1 activates the transcription factor Sre1 in the carotenogenic yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Phenotypic analysis of mutants of ergosterol biosynthesis genes (ERG3 and ERG4) in the red yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous.

Proyecto (18)

Cold-adaptation mechanisms and cold-response of Antarctic yeasts=> A global study from genomic to protein structure adaptation
Regulation of the biosynthesis of secondary metabolites, carotenoides and mycosporins, in the yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous=> a genetic dissection study of regulation mediated by the Cyc8-Tup1 complex
Regulation of the Biosynthesis of Isoprenoids in the Red Yeast Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous=> Structural and Functional Organization of the Sterol Responsive Element Binding Protein (SREBP) Regulatory Mechanism
Catabolite repression as a mechanism for regulating the biosynthesis of the secondary metabolites=> carotenoids and mycosporines, in Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous
Estudios de la diversidad, adaptaciones y potencial aplicado de levaduras que colonizan hábitats terrestres antárticos
Genetic-physiological adaptation mechanisms of yeasts to Antarctic environmental conditions
Analysis and enhancement of the production of metabolites of bitechnological interest in Antarctic Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous yeast strains
Molecular genetic study of the regulation of the carotenogenesis gene expression of X. dendrorhous
Biogeografía y biodiversidad de levaduras antárticas y su potencial biotecnológico
Biodiversidad y biotecnología de la levadura productora de astaxantina Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous de ambientes naturales de Argentina y Chile y su aplicación en la industria de acuicultura y alimentos
Efecto de la disponibilidad de agua y precipitacion acida de nitrogeno sobre la diversidad genetica y funcional de la microbiota de suelos aridos. Un estudio de microcosmos
Desarrollo de una fuente natural eficiente de astaxantina
Estudio genético molecular de la organización funcional de los genes de carotenogenesis en Xanthophyllomyces dendrorhous (ex. Phaffia rhodozyma)
Genomica estructural en aislados nativos de levaduras de interes enológico
Estudio genético molecular de la variabilidad cromosomica en la levadura Phaffia rhodozyma
Caracterización molecular del control genético de la síntesis de astaxantina a partir de beta-caroteno en Phaffia rhodozyma
Genética de la síntesis de astaxantina en Phaffia rhodozyma
Aislamiento y caracterización de bacterias fijadoras de nitrógeno (Rhizobium. Frankia) => Inicio de cepario

Review (1)

Physiological adaptations of yeasts living in cold environments and their potential applications
48
Víctor Cifuentes

Prof. Titular

Departamento de Ciencias Ecológicas

FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE.

Santiago, Chile

29
Marcelo Baeza

Profesor Titular

Ciencias Ecologicas

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

21
Jennifer Alcaíno

Profesor Asociado

Ciencias Ecológicas

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE - FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS

Santiago, Chile

20
Salvador Barahona

Coordinador de laboratorio

Centro de Biotecnología

Universidad de Chile/Facultad de Cienciass

Santiago, Chile

8
Mauricio Niklistchek

Gerente de Operaciones

Gerencia de Operaciones

TAAG GENETICS

Santiago, Chile

6
Carla Lozano

Profesora Asociada

Instituto de Investigación en Ciencias Odontológicas

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

4
Oriana Flores

Profesor asociado, Jefa de Carrera

Facultad de Ciencias

Universidad Santo Tomás

Santiago, Chile

4
Pablo Villarreal

Investigador Postdoctoral

Universidad del Desarrollo

Santiago, Chile

4
Andrés Marcoleta

Profesor Asistente

Biología

FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

3
Marisela Carmona

Post-Doctorado

Aquaculture

Fraunhofer Chile Research

Valparaiso, Chile

3
BLANCA URZÚA

Associate Professor

Institute for Research in Dental Sciences

Universidad de Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile

3
Claudio Martinez

Profesor Titular

Departamento de Ciencia y Tecnología de Alimentos

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Ana Ortega

Associate Professor

Pathology and Oral Medicine

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE ODONTOLOGÍA

Santiago, Chile

1
Claudia Stange

Titular Professor

Department of Biology

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Felipe Reyes

Associate profesor - Head of UAB Fish transcriptomics platform

Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona

Barcelona, España

1
Daniela Adorno

Asistent Profesor

Oral Pathology and Medicine

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Michael Handford

Associate Professor

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE, FACULTAD DE CIENCIAS, DEPARTAMENTO DE BIOLOGÍA

Santiago, Chile

1
Ricardo Cabrera

Assitant Pofessor

Biology

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Mauricio Fuentealba

Profesor Adjunto

Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso

Valparaíso, Chile

1
Jorge Gamonal

Académico

Odontología Conservadora

FACULTAD DE ODONTOLOGÍA, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Lorena Pizarro

Profesor Asistente

Instituto de Ciencias Agroalimentarias, Animales y Ambientales

Universidad de O'Higgins

San Fernando, Chile

1
Carmen Imarai

Profesor Titular

Biología

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile

1
Deborah Vargas

Investigadir

Biología

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Pamela Córdova

Investigador Responsable FONDECYT Postdoctorado

Instituto de Nutrición y Tecnología de los Alimentos

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Matías Zúñiga

Postdoctorado

Centro de Bioinformática y Simulación Molecular

Universidad de Talca

TALCA, Chile

1
Ana Sandino

Profesor Titular

Biología

Universidad de Santiago de Chile

Santiago, Chile