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Francisco Javier Moya Flores

Postdoctoral Associate

MICROB-R

Santiago, Chile

Líneas de Investigación


Environmental Microbiology, Biotechnology, Wastewater Processing, Clinical Microbiology

Educación

  •  Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON. Estados Unidos, 2019
  •  Civil and Environmental Engineering, UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON. Estados Unidos, 2015
  •  Ingenieria en Biotecnologia, UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE. Chile, 2012

Experiencia Académica

  •   Research Assistant Part Time

    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

    Bacteriology

    Madison, Estados Unidos

    2017 - 2019

  •   Postdoctoral Researcher Full Time

    Universidad del Desarrollo - MICROB-R

    Facultad de Medicina

    Santiago, Chile

    2019 - A la fecha

Experiencia Profesional

  •   Chief Executive Officer Part Time

    Pathogenomica

    Madison, WI, Estados Unidos

    2016 - 2020

  •   Postdoctoral Researcher - COVID-19 ANID PRJ460 Other

    Universidad del Desarrollo

    Santiago, Chile

    2020 - A la fecha

Formación de Capital Humano


As part of the UW-Madison graduate program, and as a personal choice during my Ph.D. formation, I recruited, mentored, and trained more than a dozen undergraduate students over five years. To engage students in the hard, sometimes messy work of learning within a laboratory setup, I designed a mentoring-mentee statement to emphasize the application of knowledge to address persistent and emerging problems in environmental microbiology. In particular, I assisted my students over all stages of their formation, from learning basic chemistry concepts, to advance molecular biology techniques and genome-scale modeling of microorganisms. These efforts translated into a creative and motivating environment, where they felt empowered to create their projects while assisting me to reach my goal of obtaining my doctorate. The fact that the majority of them decided to continue working in the lab for a longer time than what it was originally required, validated this mentoring philosophy. My relationship with these students generated a positive impact on their development, recognized several times by the Undergraduate Research Scholar (URS) program, a high-impact practice at UW-Madison, as well as by the Vice Provost for Teaching and Learning.


Difusión y Transferencia


TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER: In November 2016, in conjunction with the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF), I filed a patent for quantification using DNA amplicon sequencing (QUDAS™). This technology couples 16S rDNA amplicon sequencing with synthetic DNA constructs to estimate the concentration of all microorganisms present in a sample (i.e., number of cells/volume). Current methods are limited to one or a few pathogens per assay, and 16S amplicon sequencing can only report relative abundances. By contrast, QUDAS can identify not only common but also, unexpected pathogenic microorganisms, which are usually disregarded with the current detection techniques. In November 2017, this innovation was converted to a Patent Cooperation Treaty (PCT) application (PCT US2017/061469), where several claims have already been accepted, thus I foresee its use in the near future.


Premios y Distinciones

  •   Becas Chile Scholarship

    COMISION NACIONAL DE INVESTIGACION CIENTIFICA Y TECNOLOGICA

    Chile, 2013

    Beca de Doctorado en el extranjero CONICYT - Convocatoria 2013

  •   Student Poster Award

    International Society of Microbial Ecology

    Alemania, 2018

    Best poster presentation at the 17th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology

  •   Conahec Student Exchange Program Award

    CONAHEC

    Estados Unidos, 2010

    Beca de colaboración académica en la región de América del Norte y entre ésta y el resto del mundo.

  •   Travel Scholarship Award

    MEWE

    Dinamarca, 2016

    Travel Scholarship Award for Oral Presentation - IWA MEWE 2016 Copenhagen

  •   Travel Scholarship Award

    UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN-MADISON

    Estados Unidos, 2016

    Travel Scholarship Award - UW-Madison Department of Bacteriology

  •   Travel Scholarship Award

    International Society of Microbial Ecology

    Canada, 2016

    Travel Scholarship Award - 16th International Symposium on Microbial Ecology


 

Article (7)

acI Actinobacteria Assemble a Functional Actinorhodopsin with Natively Synthesized Retinal
Occurrence, integrity and functionality of AcaML1-like viruses infecting extreme acidophiles of the Acidithiobacillus species complex
Metabolic Network Analysis and Metatranscriptomics Reveal Auxotrophies and Nutrient Sources of the Cosmopolitan Freshwater Microbial Lineage acI
Ancestral genome reconstruction identifies the evolutionary basis for trait acquisition in polyphosphate accumulating bacteria
Comparative single-cell genomics reveals potential ecological niches for the freshwater acl Actinobacteria lineage
Comparative genomics of the oxidative stress response in bioleaching microorganisms
Complete Genome Sequence of Temperate Bacteriophage AcaML1 from the Extreme Acidophile Acidithiobacillus caldus ATCC 51756

Patent (1)

Nucleic acid quantification compositions and methods

Proyecto (3)

SARS-COV-2 en aguas servidas: Vigilancia ambiental complementaria para territorios con diferentes tasas de incidencia de COVID-19 en la región Metropolitana de Santiago
MILLENIUM NUCLEUS IN INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO ANTIBIOTIC RESISTANCE
VIRUS POPULATION DYNAMICS AND ACQUIRED VIRUS RESISTANCE IN BIOLEACHING MICROBIAL COMMUNITIES
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Francisco Moya

Postdoctoral Associate

Medicina

MICROB-R

Santiago, Chile

3
Paulo Covarrubias

Profesional

Genética Molecular

Instituto de Salud Pública

Santiago, Chile

3
Raquel Quatrini

Research Associate

Fundación Ciencia & Vida

Santiago, Chile

2
David Holmes

Head, Laboratory of Bioinformatics and Genome Biology

Center for Bioinformatics and Genome Biology

FUNDACION CIENCIA & VIDA

Santiago, Chile

1
Juan Cardenas

Assistant Professor

Universidad Mayor de Chile

Santiago, Chile

1
Gloria Levican

Académica Profesora Titular

Departamento de Biología

UNIVERSIDAD DE SANTIAGO DE CHILE

Santiago, Chile