CV Dra. Francisca Acevedo

 

PERSONAL INFORMATION
Francisca Acevedo
Researcher
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DIPLOMAS
2006 - 2010 PhD in Sciences of Natural Resources Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile


2001 - 2005 Master in Sciences, mention Chemistry, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María, Valparaíso, Chile


1996 Diploma of Pharmacist, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile


1995 License of Chemical and Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile

 

 

PROFESSIONAL INFORMATION

 

10/2014-to date Researcher
Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile


10/2011 – 9/2014 Postdoctoral Researcher FONDECYT
Agriaquaculture Nutritional Genomic Center (CGNA), Temuco, Chile


07/2010 – 10/2011 Researcher
Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile


03/2002 - 04/2003 Scientific colaborador
Laboratory for Environmental Analysis and Process
Institut for Waste Management and Sustentable Technologies, University of Leoben, Austria


10/1998 – 12/2001 Laboratory responsible
Environmental anf Food Laboratory
Health Service Viña del Mar - Quillota


01/1997 - 09/1998 Pharmacist
Environmental anf Food Laboratory
Health Service Valparaíso - San Antonio

 

 

PARTICIPATION IN R+D PROJECTS
2014-2017 Project FONDECYT 11140127 “Electrospun nanofiber-based epigallocathechin gallate-gemcitabine delivery system”. Responsible researcher. Universidad de La Frontera


2014-2016 Project INNOVA-CORFO 13IDL2-23290. Desarrollo de un producto tópico en base a miel de Ulmo suplementada con vitamina C para su uso en la cicatrización de heridas crónicas. Alterne Director. Universidad de La Frontera


2014-2015 Project REDES 130015 "Apoyo a la formación de redes internacionales entre centros de investigación 2013"."Red de colaboración para innovaciones agroalimentarias basadas en micro/nanoencapsulación". Co-researcher. Universidad de La Frontera


2013-2015 Project INNOVA-CORFO 12IDL2-13628 "Nutritional Quality of new avena varieties", Co-researcher. Principal institution: INIA-Carillanca. Associated institution: CGNA


2013-2015 Project FIA PYT-2012-0088 (2013-2015) "Development of a biofertilizer using genomic and microencapsulation to the competitive and sustainable cultivation of lupine for the family farming in southern Chile" Principal institution: CGNA. Associated institution: BIOREN-UFRO. Co-researcher


2011-2014 Postdoctorate FONDECYT 3120022 “Microencapsulation of astaxanthin into oleosomes for oxidative stability enhancement”. Responsible reseacher


2012-2013 PIA “Microencapsulation of Maqui polyphenols (Aristotelia chilensis) in oil bodies from Brassica napus antioxidant effect in cell cultures. Universidad de La Frontera. Responsible researcher


2011-2012 PIA "Estudio proteómico cuantitativo del efecto inhibitorio en la proliferacion de celulas de cáncer gástrico producida por extractos de residuos de cafe (Coffea arabica) y maqui (Aristotelia chilensis)” . Universidad de La Frontera. Co-researcher


2011-2012. High productivity Group,Universidad de La Frontera. Biotechnological processes. Co-researcher


2007-2011 Fondecyt 1070507 " Estudio de las capacidades catabólicas de compuestos aromáticos de la bacteria modelo Burkholderia xenovorans LB400 y sus aplicaciones en la biorremediación”. Research assistent


2007-2008 2007 – EST2/010 EXPLORA. “Biotecnología para la preservación del medio ambiente de la contaminación por pesticidas” Research assistent


2005-2007 Proyecto DGIP 130522, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María “Degradación


bacteriana de contaminantes orgánicos clorados: desde sus bases moleculares a estudios de microcosmos". Research assistent


2005-2006 Fondecyt 1050614 “Estudio de la efectividad y mecanismos (abióticos y bióticos) involucrados en la eliminación de clorofenoles mediante tratamiento en columnas de suelo alofánico” Research assistent


1998-2000 German project, Health Service Viña del Mar- Quillota . “Implementación y Puesta en Marcha del Laboratorio Ambiental” Director

 

 

PATENTS
1. Seeger, M., Saavedra, M., Acevedo. F. 2009. Bacteria recombinante degradadora de compuestos PCB, producto de biorremediación y método de aplicación. Patente de invención N°45476 (9 de Septiembre 2009), Ministerio de Economía, Chile. Presentada Junio 2005. Concedida Septiembre 2009.


2. Seeger, M., Saavedra, M., Acevedo, F. 2011. Recombinant PCB-degrading bacterium, product for bioremediation and method of application. Patente de invención US 7,989,194 B2 Estados Unidos, 2 Agosto 2011.

 

 

ARTICLES IN ISI JOURNALS
1. 2015. Naturally occurring protein–polysaccharide complexes from linseed (Linum usitatissimum) as bioemulsifiers. César Burgos-Díaz, Mónica Rubilar, Eduardo Morales, Camila Medina, Francisca Acevedo, Ana M. Marqués and Carolina Shene. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 117. DOI: 10.1002/ejlt.201500069 (accepted)


2. 2014. Daniela C. Campos, Francisca Acevedo, Eduardo Morales, Javiera Aravena, Véronique Amiard, Milko A. Jorquera, Nitza G. Inostroza, Mónica Rubilar. Microencapsulation by spray drying of nitrogen-fixing bacteria associated with lupin nodules. World J Microbiol Biotechnol. 30:2371–2378. 2013 Impact Factor 1.353.


3. 2014. F. Acevedo, M. Rubilar, I. Jofré, M. Villarroel, P. Navarrete, , M. Esparza, F. Romero, Vilches E., V. Acevedo, C. Shene. Oil bodies as a potential microencapsulation carrier for astaxanthin stabilization and safe delivery. Journal of Microencapsulation. 31, 5, 488-500. 2013 Impact Factor 1.878


4. 2014. Maria A. Rao, Ph.D.; Rosalia Scelza; Francisca Acevedo; Maria Cristina Diez; Liliana Gianfreda. Enzymes as useful tools for environmental purposes. Chemosphere. 107, 145–162. 2013 Impact Factor 3.499


5. 2013. Shene, C., Leyton, A., Rubilar, M., Pinelo, M., Acevedo, F. and Morales, E. Production of lipids and docosahexaenoic acid by a native Thraustochytrium strain. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 115, 890–900. 2013 Impact Factor 2.033


6. 2013. Pascale Jolivet, Francisca Acevedo, Céline Boulard, Sabine d’Andréa, Jean-Denis Faure, Ajay Kohli, Nathalie Nesi, Benoit Valot, Thierry Chardot. Crop seed oil bodies: from challenges in protein identification to an emerging picture of the oil body proteome. Proteomics. 2013 Impact Factor 3.973


7. 2013. F. Acevedo, M. Rubilar, E. Scheuermann, B. Cancino, E. Uquiche, M. Garcés, K. Inostroza, C. Shene. Spent coffee grounds as a renewable source of bioactive compounds. Journal of Biobased Materials and Bioenergy. 7, 3, 420-428. 2013 Impact Factor 0.586


8. 2013. Shene, C., Spuler, MJ., Leyton, A., Duarte, C., Acevedo, F., Rubilar, M. 2012. Pancreatic lipase activity in emulsions containing seed meals: Effect of extrusion. Eur. J. Lipid Sci. Technol. 115, 217–223. 2013 Impact Factor 2.033


9. 2012. Francisca Acevedo, Mónica Rubilar, Carolina Shene, Patricia Navarrete, Fernando Romero, Claudia Rabert, Pascale Jolivet, Benoît Valot, Thierry Chardot. Seed oil bodies from Gevuina avellana and Madia sativa. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 60, 6994−7004. 2013 Impact Factor 3.107


10. 2012. In vitro Activity on Human Gut Bacteria of Murta Leaf Extracts (Ugni molinae turcz.), a Native Plant from Southern Chile. Carolina Shene, Nelly Canquil, Milko Jorquera, Manuel Pinelo, Mónica Rubilar, Francisca Acevedo, Carola Vergara, Dietrich von Baer and Claudia Mardones. Journal of Food Science. 77, 6, M323–M329. 2013 Impact Factor 1.791
11. 2012. Mónica Rubilar, Eduardo Morales, Karla Contreras, Carolina Ceballos, Francisca Acevedo, Mario Villarroel and Carolina Shene. Development of a soup powder enriched with microencapsulated linseed oil as a source of omega-3 fatty acids. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 114, 4, 423–433. 2013 Impact Factor 2.033


12. 2012. Mónica Rubilar, Eduardo Morales, Roberto Sáez, Francisca Acevedo, Barbara Palma, Mario Villarroel and Carolina Shene. Polyphenolic fractions improve the oxidative stability of microencapsulated linseed oil. European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology. 114, 7, 760–771. 2013 Impact Factor 2.033


13. 2012. M. Rubilar, M. Villarroel, F. Acevedo, M. Paillacar, D. Moenne-Locóz, B. Palma, E. Biolley. Native black Mmichuñe potato variety: characterization, frying conditions and sensory evaluation. Archivos Latinoamericanos de Nutrición. 62, 1, 87-93. 2012 Impact Factor 0.24


14. 2011. Rubilar, M., Jara, C., Poo, Y., Acevedo, F., Gutierrez, C., Sineiro, J., Shene, C. Extracts of Maqui (Aristotelia chilensis) and Murta (Ugni molinae Turcz.): A Source of Antioxidant Compounds and α-Glucosidase/α-Amylase Inhibitors. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 59: 1630-1637. 2013 Impact Factor 3.107


15. 2011. Francisca Acevedo, Leticia Pizzul, María del Pilar Castillo, Olga Rubilar, María Elena Lienqueo, Gonzalo Tortella and María Cristina Diez. A practical culture technique for an enhanced production of manganese peroxidase by the Chilean white-rot fungus Anthracophyllum discolor Sp4. Brazilian Archive of Biology and Technology. 54: 1175-1186. 2013 Impact Factor 0.452


16. 2011. Acevedo F., Pizzul L., Castillo MdP., Cuevas R., Diez M.C. 2011. Degradation of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons by the Chilean white-rot fungus Anthracophyllum discolor Sp4. Journal of Hazardous Materials, 185: 212–219. 2013 Impact Factor 4.331


17. 2011. Rubilar O, Tortella G, Cea M, Acevedo F, Bustamante M, Gianfreda L and Diez MC. Bioremediation of a chilean andisol contaminated with pentachlorophenol (PCP) by solid substrate cultures of white-rot fungi. Biodegradation. 22:31-41. 2013 Impact Factor 2013 2.492


18. 2010. Acevedo F., Pizzul L., Castillo MdP., González M.E., Cea M., Gianfreda L, Diez M.C. Degradation of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons by free and nanoclay-immobilized manganese peroxidase from Anthracophyllum discolor. Chemosphere 80: 271-278. 2013 Impact Factor 3.499


19. 2010. Saavedra M., Acevedo F., González M., Seeger M. Mineralization of PCBs by the genetically modified strain Cupriavidus necator JMS34 and its application for PCB-bioremediation in soil. Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology. 87: 1543-1554. 2013 Impact Factor 2013 Impact Factor 3.811.

 

 

BOOK CHAPTER
 2006. Seeger M., Acevedo F., Saavedra M. y Agulló L. Biorremediación de policlorobifenilos: desde sus bases moleculares hasta sus aplicaciones en el ambiente. pp. 87 - 125. En: Navia R. y Seeger M. (Eds.) Biorremediación de suelos contaminados con compuestos orgánicos persistentes (COPs). Ediciones Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile

 

 

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS
2012 Price Henri Nestlé, scientific version - Research in Food Technology, for taking part in the research "Development of a soup powder enriched with microencapsulated linseed oil as a source of omega-3 fatty acids."


2010. Scholarship "Término de tesis", CONICYT


2009. Scholarship for participation in International Conferences in Chile,CONICYT


2008. Scholarship for abroad stay, CONICYT


2008 Scholarship "Apoyo a realización de tesis", CONICYT


2006. Scholarship PhD Studies, CONICYT


2005. Scholarship for Master studies, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.


2003. Scholarship for Master studies, Universidad Técnica Federico Santa María.