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Jean Franco Castro Figueroa

Curador

Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias

Chillán, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Bioprospección de microorganismos de ambientes naturales, minería de genomas, screening de cepas con capacidad antibiótiótica, taxonomía microbiana, microbiota de plantas, desarrollo de inoculables microbianos.

Educación

  •  Ciencias de la Ingeniería, mención Ingeniería Química y Biotecnología, UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE. Chile, 2015

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Postdoctorante Full Time

    Universidad de Chile

    Santiago, Chile

    2015 - 2018

  •   Asistente de Investigación Full Time

    Centro de Biotecnologia UdeC

    Concepción, Chile

    2010 - 2010

Formación de Capital Humano


No registra.


Difusión y Transferencia


XXIV Congreso Latinoamericano de Microbiología. Santiago, Chile, noviembre 13–16 2018. Presentación oral: L.M. Barra-Bucarei, A. France, J.F. Castro: “Colección Chilena de Recursos Genéticos Microbianos: importancia estratégica para el desarrollo científico y tecnológico a nivel nacional e internacional”.
Congreso Iberoamericano de Biotecnología BioIberoamérica2016, Salamanca, España, junio 5–8, 2016. Presentación oral: B.A. Andrews, V. Razmilic, J.F. Castro, J.P. Gomez, A. Bull, M. Goodfellow and M. Jaspars: “Metabolic engineering of new Streptomyces sp. from extreme environments for novel antibiotics and anticancer drugs”.
ECI conference series: Biochemical and molecular engineering XIX: “Engineering next generation solutions”, Puerto Vallarta, México, julio 12–16, 2015. Presentación de póster: J.A. Asenjo, V. Razmilic, J.F. Castro, J.P. Gomez-Escribano, A. Bull, M. Goodfellow, M. Jaspars, M. Bibb and B.A. Andrews: “Metabolic engineering of new Streptomyces sp. from extreme environments for novel antibiotics and anticancer drugs”.
Conferencia “Directing Biosynthesis IV” de la Royal Society of Chemistry, John Innes Centre, Norwich, Reino Unido, marzo 25–27, 2015. Presentación de póster: J.P. Gomez-Escribano, J.F. Castro, V. Razmilic, B. Andrews, J.A. Asenjo y M. J. Bibb: “Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii C34 genome: de novo sequencing and assembly in single contigs of chromosome, circular plasmid pSLE1 and linear plasmid pSLE2”.
Escuela de verano “Microbial Specialised Metabolites: Origins and Applications”, IUC Dubrovnik, Croacia, septiembre 13–21, 2014. Presentación de póster: J.F. Castro, V. Razmilic, J.P. Gomez-Escribano, B. Andrews, J.A. Asenjo y M.J. Bibb: “Idenfication of the chaxamycin biosynthetic gene cluster from Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii”.
Escuela de verano “Microbial Specialised Metabolites: Origins and Applications”, IUC Dubrovnik, Croacia, septiembre 13–21, 2014. Presentación de póster: V. Razmilic, J.F. Castro, J.P. Gomez-Escribano, B. Andrews, J.A. Asenjo y M.J. Bibb: “Genome mining of Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii for the discovery of novel natural products”.
Conferencia “Society for General Microbiology Annual Conference 2014”. Arena and Convention Centre, Liverpool, UK, abril 14–17, 2014.
Conferencia “NSTI Nanotechnology Conference and Expo”, Boston, Massachusetts, EE.UU., junio 13–16, 2011. Presentación de póster: R. Valenzuela, J.F. Castro, M.C. Parra, J. Baeza y J. Freer: “Beta-glucosidase immobilization on synthetic superparamagnetic magnetite nanoparticles and their application in saccharification of wheat straw and Eucalyptus globulus pulps”.
VII Workshop CeBiB “Bioinformatics, metabolic engineering and genomics in biotechnological applications”. Hotel Panamericana Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Región de Antofagasta. Presentación oral y póster: J.F. Castro, M. Jaspars, R. Ebel, B. Andrews y J.A. Asenjo: “Mutasynthesis in Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii strain M1653 by feeding analogues of 3-amino-5-hydroxybenzoic acid (AHBA)”.
VII Workshop CeBiB “Bioinformatics, metabolic engineering and genomics in biotechnological applications”. Hotel Panamericana Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Región de Antofagasta. Presentación de póster: J.F. Castro, J.A. Asenjo, B. Andrews y M. Goodfellow: Selective amplification of the 16S rRNA gene of the genus Rubrobacter in community DNA samples using genus-specific primers”.
VII Workshop CeBiB “Bioinformatics, metabolic engineering and genomics in biotechnological applications”. Hotel Panamericana Antofagasta, Antofagasta, Región de Antofagasta. Presentación de póster: F. Marchant, J.F. Castro, B. Andrews, J.A. Asenjo y M. Goodfellow: “Genotyping of two strain novel of Modestobacter sp. in extreme hyper-arid Atacama Desert soils”.
V Workshop CeBiB “Bioinformatics, metabolic engineering and genomics in biotechnological applications”. Hotel Bellavista, Puerto Varas, Región de Los Lagos. Presentación oral y póster: J.F. Castro, M. Goodfellow, A.T. Bull, B. Andrews, J. Tabudravu, M. Jaspars y J.A. Asenjo: “Looking for novel natural products produced by microorganisms from the Atacama Desert”.
Workshop “Bioprospecting the Atacama desert: the discovery and enhancement of novel therapeutic drugs from actinomycetes”, Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, noviembre 8–9, 2016. Presentación oral: J.F. Castro: “Description of bacterial species from the Atacama desert”.
III Workshop CeBiB “Genomics, Metabolic Engineering and Bioinformatics in Biotechnological Applications”. Hotel Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, Región del Libertador General Bernardo O’Higgins, diciembre 2–4, 2015. Presentación oral: J.F. Castro: “Bioinformatic identification of the chaxalactin biosynthesis genes of Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii C34”.
II Workshop CeBiB “Bioinformatics and mathematical modelling in biotechnological, molecular genetics and physiological applications”. Hotel Manquehue, Santiago, 8–10 julio, 2015. Presentación de póster: V. Razmilic, J.F. Castro, J.P. Gomez-Escribano, M.J. Bibb, B. Andrews, J.A. Asenjo: “Development of a genome scale model of Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii”.
Workshop CIByB “A microbiology overview of the Atacama desert: novel natural products of extreme environments”, Centre for Biochemical Engineering and Biotechnology, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, octubre, 30–31 2012. Presentación oral: J.F. Castro: “Biological synthesis of an antimicrobial compound from Streptomyces C34 in a heterologous host”.
I Congress CeBiB “Centre for Biotechnology and Bioengineering”, Marbella, Región de Valparaíso, noviembre 26–28, 2014. Presentación oral: J.F. Castro: “Heterologous expression as a powerful tool for the identification of biosynthetic gene clusters”.
V Workshop Institute for Cell Dynamics and Biotechnology “ICDB a Centre for Systems Biology”, Marbella, Región de Valparaíso, diciembre 5–7, 2011. Presentación oral: M.A. Campodónico, J.F. Castro, D. Vaisman, V. Razmilic, F. Mercado y J.A. Asenjo: “Reconstrucción a escala genómica de Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans ATCC 23270”.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Mejor póster

    CENTRO DE INGENIERIA BIOQUIMICA Y BIOTECNOLOGIA

    Chile, 2017

    Workshop del Centro de Bioingeniería y Biotecnología (CeBiB), Antofagasta. Título: Mutasynthesis in Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii strain M1653 by feeding analogues of 3-amino-5-hydroxybenzoic acid (AHBA).


 

Article (18)

Plant growth promoting rhizobacteria from Juan Fernandez archipelago improve germination rate of endangered plant Solanum fernandezianum Phil
Heterologous Expression of a Cryptic Gene Cluster from Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii C34(T) Yields a Novel Lasso Peptide, Leepeptin
Modestobacter italicus sp. nov., isolated from Carrara marble quarry and emended descriptions of the genus Modestobacter and the species Modestobacter marinus, Modestobacter multiseptatus, Modestobacter roseus and Modestobacter versicolor
New genus-specific primers for PCR identification of Rubrobacter strains
Uncovering the potential of novel micromonosporae isolated from an extreme hyper-arid Atacama Desert soil
Amycolatopsis vastitatis sp nov., an isolate from a high altitude subsurface soil on Cerro Chajnantor, northern Chile
Analysis of metabolic networks of Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii C34 by means of a genome scale model: Prediction of modifications that enhance the production of specialized metabolites
Blastococcus atacamensis sp nov., a novel strain adapted to life in the Yungay core region of the Atacama Desert
Geodermatophilus chilensis sp nov., from soil of the Yungay core-region of the Atacama Desert, Chile
Metabolic modelling and flux analysis of microorganisms from the Atacama Desert used in biotechnological processes
Streptomyces aridus sp nov., isolated from a high altitude Atacama Desert soil and emended description of Streptomyces noboritoensis Isono et al. 1957
Acidithiobacillus ferrooxidans's comprehensive model driven analysis of the electron transfer metabolism and synthetic strain design for biomining applications
Identification and Heterologous Expression of the Chaxamycin Biosynthesis Gene Cluster from Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii
The Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii genome: de novo sequencing and assembly in single contigs of the chromosome, circular plasmid pSLE1 and linear plasmid pSLE2
Beta-Glucosidase immobilisation on synthetic superparamagnetic magnetite nanoparticles and their application in saccharification of wheat straw and Eucalyptus globulus pulps
Fuel ethanol production from Eucalyptus globulus wood by autocatalized organosolv pretreatment ethanol–water and SSF
Genome based metabolic flux analysis of Ethanoligenens harbinense for enhanced hydrogen production
Optimal Pretreatment of Eucalyptus globulus by Hydrothermolysis and Alkaline Extraction for Microbial Production of Ethanol and Xylitol

Proyecto (4)

Bacterias solubilizadoras de fósforo y su potencial uso en la promoción del crecimiento en cultivos de importancia económica: Un modelo de estudio en trigo (Triticum aestivum L.)
Inoculantes microbianos endófitos para la protección frente a cancrosis de la madera en arándano: Modelo Botryosphaeria spp.
Inoculantes microbianos endófitos para la protección frente a cancrosis de la madera en arándanos=> Modelo Botryosphaeria spp.
Microbiota of wild Chilean strawberry: a reservoir of genetic diversity for biological control and plant-growth promotion

Review (1)

The gifted actinomycete Streptomyces leeuwenhoekii
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Jean Castro

Curador

Banco de Recursos Genéticos Microbiano

Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias

Chillán, Chile

11
Barbara Andrews

FULL PROFESSOR

CHEMICAL ENGINEERING AND BIOTECHNOLOGY

UNIVERSIDAD DE CHILE

SANTIAGO, Chile

8
Valeria Razmilic

Investigadora postdoctoral

Centro de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile

2
Juan Asenjo

Professor

CHEMICAL AND BIOTECHNOLOGY ENGINEERING

University of Chile

SANTIAGO, Chile

1
Lorena Barra

Líder Grupo Especialidad Recursos Genéticos

Banco de Recursos Genéticos Microbianos

Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias

Chillán, Chile

1
jorge carrasco

Profesional de Apoyo

Centro Tecnologico de Control Biológico

INIA

Chillán, Chile

1
Ricardo Ceballos

Investigador

INSTITUTO DE INVESTIGACIONES AGROPECUARIAS

Chillán, Chile

1
Natalí Fernández

Investigador

Centro Tecnológico de Control Biológico

Instituto de Investigaciones Agropecuarias

Chillán, Chile

1
René France

Investigador

Producción Vegetal

INIA-QUILAMAPU

Chillán, Chile

1
Daniela Vaisman

Ingeniera de Proyectos

Centro de Biotecnología y Bioingeniería

Santiago, Chile

1
Matias Guerra

Investigador

Banco de recursos Genéticos Microbianos

INIA Quilamapu

Chillan, Chile

1
Francisca Marchant

Research assistant

Universidad de Chile

Santiago, Chile