CV Dra. Marjorie Reyes Diaz

AFFILIATIONS

Professor Universidad de La Frontera
Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias
Departamento de Ciencias Químicas y Recursos Naturales
Instituto de Agroindustria

 

CONTACT
Av. Francisco Salazar 01145, PO Box 54-D, 4811230 Temuco, Chile
Telephone: +56 (45) 2325470
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ACADEMIC DEGREES AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
2006 Doctor in Biological Science, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
2002 Biologist, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.
2001 Bachelor in Biology, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

 

DOCTORAL THESIS
2006. Mecanismos de fotoprotección frente a las bajas temperaturas y alta intensidad lumínica en Nothofagus dombeyi y Nothofagus nitida (Fagaceae), dos especies siempreverdes de los bosques templados lluviosos del sur de Chile. Doctoral Program of Biological Science, Universidad de Concepción, Concepción, Chile. Tutor: Dr. Luis Corcuera Pérez. Departamento de Botánica, Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

 

POSTDOCTORAL RESEARCH
2006-2009. “Respuestas fisiológicas frente al efecto combinado de radiación UV-B y estrés por aluminio en Ugni molinae y Vaccinium corymbosum en los suelos ácidos del sur de Chile”. Postdoctoral Project PSD-26 CONICYT-UFRO (Bicentenary Program of Science and Technology).

 

RESEARCH VISITS
2006. Department of Biology and The Biotron, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, Canada. Dr. Norm Huner.
2008. USDA/ARS, Genetic Improvement of Fruits and Vegetables Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland, USA. Dra. Jeannie Rowland.
2010. Estación Experimental del Zaidín (EEZ), Granada, España. Dra. Nuria Ferrol.

 

RESEARCH LINES
Plant Physiology and Biochemistry
Mechanisms involved in environmental stress in plants
Molecular Plant Biology

 

PUBLICATIONS
1. Reyes-Díaz M*, Lobos T, Cardemil L, Nunes-Nesi A, Retamales J, Jaakola L, Alberdi M, Ribera-Fonseca A. 2016. Methyl jasmonate: an alternative for improving the quality and health properties of fresh fruits. Molecules (in press).
2. Jorquera-Fontena E, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz M, Franck N*. 2016. Rearrangement of physiological and structural leaf traits with changing souce-sink relationship in blueberry (Vaccimium corymbosum L.) leaves. Photosynthetica 54 First online.
3. Reyes-Díaz M*, Meriño-Gergichevich C, Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Latsague M, Acevedo P, Alberdi M. 2016. Anatomical, physiological and biochemical traits involved in the UV-B radiation response in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). Biologia Plantarum 60:355-366.
4. Meriño-Gergichevich C, Ondrasek G, Zovko M, Šamec D, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz M*. 2015. Comparative study of methodologies to determine the antioxidant capacity of Al-toxified blueberry amended with calcium sulfate. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 15:965-978.
5. Yañez-Mansilla E, Cartes P, Reyes-Díaz M, Ribera-Fonseca A, Rengel Z, Alberdi M*. 2015. Leaf nitrogen thresholds ensuring high antioxidant features of Vaccinium corymbosum cultivars. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 15 (3): 574-586.
6. Inostroza-Blancheteau C*, Reyes-Díaz M, Arellano A, Latsague M, Acevedo P, Loyola Rodrigo, Arce-Johnson P, Alberdi M. 2014. Effects of UV-B radiation on anatomical characteristics, phenolic compounds and gene expression of the phenylpropanoid pathway in highbush blueberry leaves. Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 85: 85-95.
7. Yañez-Mansilla E, Cartes P, Reyes-Díaz M, Ribera-Fonseca A, Alberdi M*. 2014. Photosynthetic and antioxidant performance are differentially affected by short-term nitrogen supply in highbush blueberry cultivars. Ciencia e Investigación Agraria 41 (1): 61-70.
8. Rojas-Lillo Y, Alberdi M, Acevedo P, Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Rengel Z, Mora ML, Reyes-Díaz M*. 2014. Manganese toxicity and UV-B radiation differentially influence the physiology and biochemistry of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) cultivars. Functional Plant Biology, 41(2) 156-167 doi.org/10.1071/FP12393.
9. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Aquea F, Loyola R, Slovin J, Josway S, Rengel Z, Reyes-Diaz M, Alberdi M, Arce-Johnson P*. 2013. Molecular characterisation of a calmodulin gene, VcCaM1, that is differentially expressed under aluminium stress in highbush blueberry. Plant Biology 15(6):1013-8 doi:10.1111/j.1438-8677.2012.00722.x.
10. Ribera AE*, Reyes-Díaz MM, Alberdi MR, Alvarez-Cortez DA, Rengel Z, Mora ML. 2013. Photosynthetic impairment caused by manganese toxicity and associated antioxidative responses in perennial ryegrass. Crop & Pasture Science 64, 696–707.
11. Mariangel E, Reyes-Diaz M, Lobos W, Bensch E, Schalchli H, Ibarra P*. 2013. The antioxidant properties of calafate (Berberis microphylla) fruits from four different locations in southern Chile. Ciencia e Investigación Agraria 40(1):161-170.
12. Millaleo R, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M*, Ivanov AG, Krol M, Hüner NPA. 2013. Excess manganese differentially inhibits photosystem I versus II in Arabidopsis thaliana. Journal of Experimental Botany 64(1): 343-354.
13. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M, Godoy K, Rojas-Lillo Y, Cartes P, Mora ML*. 2013. Influence of selenite on selenium uptake, differential antioxidant performance and gene expression of sulfate transporters in wheat genotypes. Plant and Soil 369:47-59.
14. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Rengel Zed, Alberdi M, Mora ML, Aquea F, Arce-Johnson P, Reyes-Díaz M*. 2012. Molecular and physiological strategies to increase aluminum resistance in plants. Molecular Biology Reports 39:2069-2079.
15. Reyes-Díaz M*, Meriño-Gergichevich C, Alarcón E, Alberdi M, Horst WJ (2011) Calcium sulfate ameliorates the effect of aluminum toxicity differentially in genotypes of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 11 (4): 59-78.
16. Coopman R*, Briceño V, Corcuera, LJ, Reyes-Díaz M, Alvarez D, Saez K, Garcia-Plazaola J, Alberdi M, Bravo LA (2011) Tree size and light availability increase photochemical instead of non-photochemical capacities of Nothofagus nitida trees growing in an evergreen temperate rain forest. Tree Physiology 31 (10): 1128-1141.
17. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Reyes-Díaz M*, Aquea F, Nunes-Nesi A, Alberdi M, Arce-Johnson P (2011) Biochemical and molecular changes in response to aluminum-stress in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). Plant Physiology and Biochemistry 49:1005-1012.
18. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Aquea F, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M, Arce-Johnson P* (2011). Identification of aluminum-regulated genes by cDNA-AFLP analysis of roots in two contrasting genotypes of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). Molecular Biotechnology 49:32-41.
19. Millaleo R, Reyes-Díaz M, Ivanov AG, Mora ML, Alberdi M* (2010) Manganese as essential and toxic element for plants: Transport, accumulation and resistance mechanisms. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 10 (4): 476-494.
20. Ribera AE*, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M, Zuñiga GE, Mora ML (2010) Antioxidant compounds in skin and pulp of fruits change among genotypes and maturity stages in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) grown in southern Chile. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 10 (4): 509 – 536.
21. Meriño-Gergichevich C, Alberdi M, Ivanov A, Reyes-Díaz M* (2010) Al3+- Ca2+ interaction in plants growing in acid soils: Al-phytotoxicity response to calcareous amendments. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 10(3):217-243.
22. Reyes-Díaz M, Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Millaleo R, Cruces E, Wulff-Zottele C, Alberdi M, Mora ML* (2010) Long-term aluminium exposure effects on physiological and biochemical features of Highbush Blueberry cultivars. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 135(3):1-11.
23. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Soto B, Ibáñez C, Ulloa P, Aquea F, Arce-Johnson P, Reyes-Díaz M* (2010) Mapping aluminum tolerance loci in cereals: A tool available for crop breeding. Electronic Journal of Biotechnology 13 (4) DOI: 10.2225/vol13-issue4-fulltext-4.
24. Reyes-Díaz M*, Ivanov AG, Huner NPA, Alberdi M, Corcuera LJ, Bravo LA (2009) Thermal energy dissipation and its components in two developmental stages of shade-tolerant species, Nothofagus nitida, and sun-tolerant species, Nothofagus dombeyi. Tree Physiology 29(5):651-662.
25. Piper FI*, Reyes-Díaz M, Corcuera LJ, Lusk CH (2009) Carbohydrate storage, survival and growth of two evergreen Nothofagus species in two contrasting light environments. Ecological Research 24 (6): 1233-1241.
26. Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M, Mora ML* (2009) Short-term aluminum stress differentially affects the photochemical efficiency of photosystem II in Highbush Blueberry genotypes. Journal of the American Society for Horticultural Science 134(1):1-8.
27. Zúñiga-Feest A*, Bascuñán-Godoy L, Reyes-Diaz M, Bravo LA, Corcuera LJ (2009) Is survival after ice encasement related with sugar distribution in organs of the Antarctic plants Deschampsia antarctica Desv. (Poaceae) and Colobanthus quitensis (Kunth) Bartl. (Caryophyllaceae)?. Polar Biology 32(4): 583-591.
28. Alberdi M*, Reyes-Díaz M, Zúñiga R, Hess S, Bravo LA, Corcuera LJ (2009) Photochemical efficiency of PSII and photoprotective pigments in seedlings and adults of two Proteaceae with different shade tolerance from the Chilean temperate rain forest. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 82:387-402.
29. Coopman RE, Reyes-Díaz M, Briceño VF, Corcuera LJ, Cabrera HM, Bravo LA* (2008). Changes during early development in photosynthetic light acclimation capacity explain the shade to sun transition in Nothofagus nitida. Tree Physiology 28: 1561–1571.
30. Castro-Arévalo M, Reyes-Díaz M*, Alberdi M, Jara-Rodríguez V, Sanhueza C, Corcuera LJ., Bravo LA. (2008). Effects of Low Temperature Acclimation on Photosynthesis in three Chilean Proteaceae. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 81(3): 321-333.
31. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Soto B, Ulloa P, Aquea F, Reyes-Díaz M* (2008) Resistance mechanisms of aluminum (Al3+) phytotoxicity in cereals: physiological, genetic and molecular bases. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 8(4):57-71.
32. Motomura Y, Reyes-Díaz M, Mora ML* (2008) Effect of selenite on the total polyphenol content and antioxidative activity of aqueous and ethanolic extracts in sprouts of four agronomic species. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 8 (1): 55-67.
33. Reyes-Díaz M, Ulloa N, Zúñiga-Feest A, Gutierrez A, Gidekel M, Alberdi M, Corcuera LJ, Bravo LA* (2006). Arabidopsis thaliana avoids freezing by supercooling. Journal of Experimental Botany 57 (14):3687-3696.
34. Piper FI, Cavieres LA*, Reyes-Díaz M, Corcuera LJ (2006). Carbon sink limitation and frost tolerance control performance of the tree Kageneckia angustifolia D. Don (Rosaceae) at the treeline in Central Chile. Plant Ecology 185:29-39.
35. Zúñiga R, Alberdi M*, Reyes-Díaz M, Olivares E, Hess S, Bravo LA, Corcuera LJ (2006). Seasonal changes in the photosynthetic performance of two evergreen Nothofagus species in south central Chile. Revista Chilena de Historia Natural 79:489-504.
36. Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M, Piper F, Bravo LA*, Corcuera LJ (2005). Low temperature responses of Nothofagus dombeyi and Nothofagus nitida, two evergreen species from south central Chile. Tree Physiology 25:1389-1398.
37. Gianoli E*, Inostroza P, Zúñiga-Feest A, Reyes-Díaz M, Cavieres LA, Bravo LA, Corcuera LJ. (2004). Ecotypic Differentiation in Morphology and Cold Resistance in Populations of Colobanthus quitensis (Cariophyllaceae) from the Andes of Central Chile and Maritime Antarctica. Artic, Antarctic and Alpine Research 36 (4): 484-489.

 

BOOKS AND CHAPTER BOOKS
1. Reyes-Díaz M*, Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Rengel Z. 2015. Physiological and molecular regulation of aluminum resistance in woody plant species. In: Aluminum Stress Adaptation in Plants, Panda SK and Baluška F (Eds.), Springer, 187-202 pp.
2. Reyes-Díaz M*, Ulloa-Inostroza EM, Gonzalez-Villagra J, Ivanov AG, Kurepin LV. 2016. Phytohormonal responses to soil acidity in plants. In: Plant hormones under challenging environmental factors, Ahammed GJ (Ed.), Springer, (in press).

 

OTHER PUBLICATIONS (reports)
1. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M. 2012. Physiological, biochemical and molecular aspects of aluminum toxicity (Al3+) in blueberries cultivated in Southern Chile. InnovAgro 3:76-84.
2. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M. 2013. Toxicidad por aluminio (Al3+) y manganeso (Mn2+) en arándanos cultivados en el Sur de Chile. Berries and Cherries Octubre-Noviembre 19-24.

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS
2016: Caracterización fenólica de extractos de frutos de calafate y su potencial uso como agente hipoglicemiante y anticancerigeno. Investigador Responsable. PIA-UFRO.
2016: Uso de espectroscopia VIS/NIR portátil para la estimación del balance hídrico y potencial bioenergético de residuos de poda en huertos de arándano alto: un estudio preliminar. Co-Investigador. PIA-UFRO.
2015-2018: Physiological, biochemical and molecular approaches to manganese toxicity and phosphorus supply in two Lolium perenne cultivars. Investigador Patrocinante. Proyecto Fondecyt posdoctoral 3160520.
2014-2016: Role of magnesium nutrition and manganese excess on productivity and quality of Lolium perenne L. grown in acid soils of southern Chile. Co-Investigador. FONDECYT Nº1141250.
2014-2015: Effect of blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum) leaves extracts on canine spermatozoa during cryopreservation. Co-Investigador. DIUFRO, DI14-0011.
2014-2017: Rol de la relación Ca/ B sobre la mitigación de aluminio fitotóxico en arándano alto (Vaccinium corymbosum): Respuestas fisiológicas y bioquímicas. Investigador Patrocinante. Proyecto Fondecyt posdoctoral 3140622.
2013-2015: Evaluation of a combined system: "Lupinus-Embothrium coccineum" for restoration of volcanic impacted areas in southern Chile. Cost and benefits of cluster roots formation, acid exudation and nitrogen fixation. Co-Investigador. FONDECYT Nº 1130440.
2012-2016: Antarctic Plant Ecophysiology: Unraveling the biological consequences of climate change on plant populations of the Maritime Antarctic. Anillos de Investigación en Ciencia Antártica, Programa de Investigación Asociativa CONICYT-INACH, NºART1102. Investigador Asociado.
2012-2016: Improving the production of phenylpropanoids with antioxidant activity in Highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) using Methyl Jasmonate and UV-B radiation and its effect on gastric cancer chemoprevention. Investigador Responsable. FONDECYT Nº1120917.
2012-2015: Role of frond curling and tissues associated to the rachis and veins in desiccation tolerance of filmy ferns (Hymenophyllaceae). Co-Investigador. FONDECYT Nº1120964.
2011-2014: Photoprotective and antioxidant compounds of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L) grown in southern Chile as affected by nitrogen fertilization and solar radiation. Co-Investigador. FONDECYT Nº1110726.
2010-2014: Crop rhizosphere management in acid Andisols of Southern Chile for improving plant nutrition and food quality. Co-Investigador. FONDECYT Nº1100625.
2008-2011: Molecular and physiological mechanisms involved in aluminium toxicity of Vaccinium corymbosum growing in volcanic soils of Southern Chile: Role of gypsum application of the improvement of this stress. Investigador Responsable. FONDECYT Nº11080231.
2007-2010: La transición de tolerancia a la sombra a especie emergente del dosel en Nothofagus nitida: Cambios ontogenéticos y efecto de la calidad y/o cantidad de luz. Co-Investigador FONDECYT Nº1070551. Renuncia en Marzo del 2007 debido a la posición Posdoctoral Bicentenario. Sin embargo, siguió como Investigador Colaborador.
2006-2009: Respuestas fisiológicas frente al efecto combinado de radiación UV-B y estrés por aluminio en Ugni molinae y Vaccinium corymbosum en los suelos ácidos del sur de Chile. Investigador Responsable. Proyecto Posdoctoral Bicentenario PSD-26. Profesor Patrocinante Dra. Maria de la Luz Mora.

 

PRESENTATION AT NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES
1. Meriño-Gergichevich C, Reyes-Díaz M. 2016. Boron concentration effects on physiological features of blueberry: From deficiency to excess. 4th Eurosoil2016, 17-22 July, Istanbul, Turkey.
2. Jiménez D, Alarcón E, Alberdi M, Ribera-Fonseca A, Leal P, Reyes-Díaz M. 2015. Caracterización de extracto de hojas de arándano tratadas con MeJA y su efecto en línea celular AGS de cáncer gástrico. II Congreso Chileno Berries, 13-14 Agosto, Temuco, Chile.
3. Soto-Añual M, Ulloa-Inostroza E, Alberdi M, Ribera-Fonseca A, Reyes-Díaz M. 2015. Efectos de la aplicación de jasmonato de metilo en la actividad antioxidante de frutos de arándano alto durante la postcosecha. II Congreso Chileno Berries, 13-14 Agosto, Temuco, Chile.
4. Ulloa-Inostroza E, Soto-Añual M, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz M. 2015. Actividad antioxidante y concentraciones de Al y Ca en raíces de arándano en respuesta a la aplicación exógena de MeJA bajo toxicidad por Al. II Congreso Chileno Berries, 13-14 Agosto, Temuco, Chile.
5. Meriño-Gergichevich C, Reyes-Díaz M. 2015. Efecto de la concentración de boro en la síntesis de compuestos fenólicos en arándano. II Congreso Chileno Berries, 13-14 Agosto, Temuco, Chile.
6. Alarcón E, Jiménez D, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz M. 2015. Efecto de la aplicación de sulfato de calcio sobre la abundancia de Rubisco en Vaccinium corymbosum L. creciendo en presencia de aluminio tóxico. II Congreso Chileno Berries, 13-14 Agosto, Temuco, Chile.
7. González-Villagra J., Reyes-Díaz M. 2015. Efecto del estrés por sequía sobre parámetros fisiológicos y producción de antocianinas en Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.). II Congreso Chileno Berries, 13-14 Agosto, Temuco, Chile.
8. Peña-Sanhueza D, Alberdi M, Ibarra P, Mora ML, Reyes-Diaz M. 2015. Comparación estacional de la concentración y perfil de antocianinas en frutos de Berberis microphylla G Forst (Calafate) del sur de Chile. II Congreso Chileno Berries, 13-14 Agosto, Temuco, Chile.
9. Meriño-Gergichevich C, Reyes-Díaz M. 2015. Physiological and biochemical features in highbush blueberry under different boron doses. Soil Interfaces for Sustainable Development, 7th International Symposium of Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and microorganisms (ISMOM) conference, July 5-10, Montreal, Canada.
10. Reyes-Díaz M, Ribera A, Acevedo P, Alberdi M. 2015. Methyl jasmonate increases secondary metabolites of blueberry cultivars exposed to UV-B radiation. VISCEA III­Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance III, June 29­July 1, Viena, Austria.
11. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Reyes-Díaz M, Berrios G, Deppe M, Demanet R, Alberdi M. 2015. Physiological and biochemical responses to manganese excess in ryegrass cultivars. VISCEA III­Plant Abiotic Stress Tolerance III, June 29­July 1, Viena, Austria.
12. Cerda Y, Millaleo R, Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Deppe M, Demanet R, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz M. 2014. Short-Term assessment of Mn tolerance of ryegrass cultivars under acidic conditions. IX Reunión de Biología Vegetal, 1 al 4 de Diciembre, La Serena, Chile.
13. Alarcón E, Alberdi E, Reyes-Díaz M. 2014. Gypsum effect on metabolites of Vaccinium corymbosum L. grown under toxic-aluminum. IX Reunión de Biología Vegetal 1 al 4 de Diciembre, La Serena, Chile.
14. Reyes-Díaz M, Lobos T, Ribera-Fonseca A, Alberdi M. 2014. Preharvest exogenous methyl jasmonate application on non-enzymatic antioxidants of Vaccinium corymbosum L. fruits under field conditions. IX Reunión de Biología Vegetal 1 al 4 de Diciembre, La Serena, Chile.
15. Reyes-Díaz M, Lobos T, Ribera-Fonseca A, Alberdi M. 2014. Non-enzymatic antioxidants of Vaccinium corymbosum L. leaves with exogenous methyl jasmonate application under field condition. LVII Reunión Anual de la Sociedad de Biología de Chile, 25-29 Noviembre, Puerto Varas, Chile.
16. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Reyes-Díaz M, Musante F, Acevedo P, Alberdi M. 2014. UV-sunscreen effects on the photochemical features and oxidative stress in highbush blueberry under field conditions. LVII Reunión Anual de la Sociedad de Biología de Chile, 25-29 Noviembre, Puerto Varas, Chile.
17. Jiménez D, Reyes-Díaz M, Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Deppe M, Demanet R, Alberdi M. 2014. Physiological and biochemical responses of perennial ryegrass at increasing manganese (Mn) doses under acid conditions. LVII Reunión Anual de la Sociedad de Biología de Chile, 25-29 Noviembre, Puerto Varas, Chile.
18. Deppe M, Reyes-Díaz M, Pezo F, Risopatrón R. 2014. Congelación de espermatozoide de canino con extractos de hoja de arándano (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) (Cryopreservation of canine sperm with Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) leave extracts). II Simposio Latinoamericano de Reproducción Animal, 13-14 noviembre, Santiago, Chile.
19. Deppe M, Reyes-Diaz M, Pezo FF, Risopatrón GJ. 2014. Congelación de espermatozoides de canino con extracto de hojas de arándano (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). XI Jornadas Chilenas de Anatomía, XI Simposio Ibero-Latinoamericano de Terminología anatómica, histológica y embriológica, III Encuentro regional de morfología, 19-21 Noviembre, Temuco, Chile.
20. Meriño-Gergichevich C, Reyes-Díaz M. 2014. Is highbush blueberry more sensible to an excess than deficiency of boron in tissues?. 2nd International Symposium Soil, Plant and Microorganism, November 24-26, Pucón, Chile.
21. Ribera-Fonseca A, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M, Mora ML. 2014. Effect of P supply on photosynthesis performance and antioxidative responses in Lolium perenne cultivars grown under Mn excess. 5th International Symposium: Phosporus in Soils and Plants, August 26-29, Montpellier, France.
22. Meriño-Gergichevich C, Ulloa-Inostroza E, Reyes-Díaz M. 2014. Role of boron on physiological features in highbush blueberry grown in acid conditions. 20th World Congress of Soil Science, June 8-13, Jeju, Korea.
23. Reyes-Díaz M, Huanquilef C, Ribera-Fonseca A, Acevedo P, Ulloa E, Muñoz-Pozo MG, Alberdi M. 2014. Methyl jasmonate application differentially affects antioxidant activity and oxidative damage of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) exposed to UV-B radiation. Plant Biology Europe FESPB/EPSO 2014 Congress, June 22-26, Dublin, Irlanda.
24. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Reyes-Díaz M, Musante F, Luengo-Escobar A, Acevedo P. Alberdi M. 2014 UV-sunscreen effects on physiological and biochemical responses in highbush blueberry grown in field conditions. Plant Biology Europe FESPB/EPSO 2014 Congress, June 22-26, Dublin, Irlanda.
25. Luengo-Escobar A, Jaakola L, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M. 2014. UV-B light exposition induces phenylpropanoid pathway genes in blueberry leaves at the short term. Plant Biology Europe FESPB/EPSO 2014 Congress, June 22-26, Dublin, Irlanda.
26. Ribera A, Reyes M, Alberdi M, Alvarez D, Mora ML. 2014. Expression and Activity of Ribulose-1,5-Bisphosphate Carboxylase/Oxygenase (RUBISCO) in Perennial Ryegrass (Lolium perenne L.) Cultivars Exposed to Manganese Excess. Plant Biology Europe FESPB/EPSO 2014 Congress, June 22-26, Dublin, Irlanda.
27. Elizabeth Ulloa-Inostroza E, Muñoz-Pozo MG, Millaleo R, Meriño-Gergichevich C, Alberdi M, Reyes-Diaz M. 2014. Effect of MeJA applied simultaneously to application of aluminum in Vaccinium corymbosum leaves and its increase in antioxidant activity with changes in aluminum content. Plant Biology Europe FESPB/EPSO 2014 Congress, June 22-26, Dublin, Irlanda.
28. Yañez Mansilla E, Cartes P, Reyes-Diaz M, Ribera-Fonseca A, Alberdi M. 2014. Antioxidant features and PAL gene expression of blueberry cultivated on an Andisol at different N addition. Plant Biology Europe FESPB/EPSO 2014 Congress, June 22-26, Dublin, Irlanda.
29. González-Villagra J, Mora ML, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz, M. 2014. Antioxidant compounds in leaves of Aristotelia chilensis (Mol. Stuntz) leaves from different sites of Southern Chile. XV Congreso Latinoamericano, XXX Reunión Argentina de Fisiología Vegetal, 21-24 Septiembre, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
30. Peña Sanhueza D, Alberdi M, Mora ML, Reyes-Diaz M. 2014. A comparative study in the antioxidant capacity of fruits and leaves of Berberis microphylla G. Forst (calafate) from Southern Chile. XV Congreso Latinoamericano, XXX Reunión Argentina de Fisiología Vegetal, 21-24 Septiembre, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
31. Meriño-Gergichevich C, Poblete-Grant P, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz M. 2014. Improved Ca/Al ratio by gypsum addition in blueberry grown in an Andisol. XII Congreso Nacional de las Ciencias del Suelo. Abril 1-4, Punta Arenas, Chile.
32. Ulloa-Inostroza E, Muñoz-Pozo G, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz M. 2013. Jasmonato de metilo (MeJA) estimula la actividad antioxidante decreciendo el estrés oxidativo de Vaccinium corymbosum L. sometido a aluminio estrés. XXIV Reunión Anual Sociedad de Botánica de Chile, 7 al 10 de Noviembre, Talca, Chile.
33. Reyes-Díaz M, Huanquilef C, Acevedo P, Ribera A, Alberdi M. 2013. Methyl jasmonate effect on antioxidant activity in leaves of highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) exposed to UV-B radiation. XVII International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, 19-22 agosto, Istanbul, Turquía.
34. Inostroza-Blacheteau C, Arellano A, Acevedo P, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M. 2013. Effect of UV-B radiation on the photosynthetic apparatus and lipid peroxidation in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.). XVII International Plant Nutrition Colloquium, 19-22 agosto, Istanbul, Turquía.
35. Reyes-Díaz M, Ribera-Fonseca A, Lobos T, Alberdi M. 2013. Application of methyl jasmonate affects the antioxidant activity and oxidative responses in Vaccinium corymbosum L. Plant Biotechnology: Green for Good II., 17-21 de Junio, Olomouc, República Checa.
36. Ulloa-Inostroza E, Alberdi M, Reyes-Diaz M. 2013. Changes of biochemical and physiological features of V. corymbosum cultivars induced by different MeJA doses exogenously applied under aluminium toxicity. Plant Biotechnology: Green for Good II., 17-21 de Junio, Olomouc, República Checa.
37. Luengo-Escobar A, Reyes-Díaz M, Ribera A, Cartes P, Acevedo P, Inostroza-Blacheteau C, Alberdi M. 2013. Vaccinium corymbosum cultivars exhibit different strategies in response to UV-B radiation. Plant Biotechnology: Green for Good II., 17-21 de Junio, Olomouc, República Checa.
38. Meriño-Gergichevich C, Ondrašek G, Zovko M, Šamec D, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz M. 2013. Changes in antioxidant capacity of highbush blueberry exposed to phytotoxic aluminum. 12th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of trace Elements (ICOBTE), June 17-22, Athens, USA.
39. Luengo-Escobar A, Jaakola L, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M. 2013. Effect of UV-B light exposition on Vaccinium corymbosum cultivars on the role of induction of Flavonoid pathway: Flavonol biosynthesis is a resistant mechanism?. PlantBio 2013, Second National Plant Biology Conference, Noruega.
40. Jimenez D, Durán-Troncoso M, Reyes-Díaz M, Lobos W, Acevedo P, Ribera A, Cartes P, Alberdi M. 2013. Antioxidant capacity and total phenol content in fruits al leaves of Vaccinium corymbosum under the combined effect of nitrogen fertilization and the exclusion of UV-B and UV-A of solar radiation. 4th International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Bioresources. 4-6th December, Pucón, Chile.
41. Ulloa-Inostroza E, Muñoz-Pozo, MG, Meriño-Gergichevich C, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz M. 2013. Methyl jasmonate application reduces aluminium concentration and oxidative damage in roots of highbush blueberry under toxic Al. 4th International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Bioresources. 4-6th December, Pucón, Chile.
42. Muñoz-Pozo MG, Ulloa-Inostroza E, Lobos T, Ribera-Fonseca A, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz M. 2013. Antioxidant activity of leaves and fruits of highbush blueberry applying exogenous methyl jasmonate under field conditions. 4th International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Bioresources. 4-6th December, Pucón, Chile.
43. Alarcón-Poblete E, Millaleo R, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz M. 2013. Photochemical photosynthetic parameters in Vaccinium corymbosum L. growing in acid soil under calcium sulfate amendment. 4th International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Bioresources. 4-6th December, Pucón, Chile.
44. Luengo-Escobar A, Jaakola L, Reyes-Diaz M, Alberdi M. 2013. Flavonol biosynthesis and its role in ultraviolet-b protection in Vaccinium corymbosum L.: a molecular approach. 4th International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Bioresources. 4-6th December, Pucón, Chile.
45. Yañez-Mansilla E, Cartes P, Reyes-Díaz M, Ribera-Fonseca A, Alberdi M. 2013. Nitrogen fertilization effects on the antioxidant performance of highbush blueberry grown on an Andisol. 4th International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Bioresources. 4-6th December, Pucón, Chile.
46. Peña D, Ibarra P, Godoy K, Lobos W, Mora ML, Reyes-Díaz M. 2013. Antioxidant response of Berberis microphylla g Forst. growing under different geographical sites from southern Chile. 4th International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Bioresources. 4-6th December, Pucón, Chile.
47. González J, Mora ML, Alberdi M, Reyes-Díaz M. 2013. Determination of antioxidant compounds of maqui (Aristotelia chilensis) leaves from three different zones in southern Chile. 4th International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Bioresources. 4-6th December, Pucón, Chile.
48. Fallard A, Rabert C, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M, Bravo L. 2013. Compatible solutes and metabolites during a desiccation-rehydration cycle in Hymenoglossum cruentum and Hymenophyllum dentatum two desiccation tolerant filmy ferns. 4th International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Bioresources. 4-6th December, Pucón, Chile.
49. Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Reyes-Díaz M, Solano J, Silva FMO, Nunes-Nesi A. 2013. Primary metabolic compounds profile of native potatoes (Solanum tuberosum ssp. tuberosum L.) varietes grown in Chiloé island. 4th International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Bioresources. 4-6th December, Pucón, Chile.
50. Parra-Almuna L, Inostroza-Blancheteau C, Reyes-Díaz M, Díaz A, Mora ML. 2013. Effect of the interaction selenium-phosphorus on antioxidant response and expression of Tapht2;1 gene in wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). 4th International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Bioresources. 4-6th December, Pucón, Chile.
51. Millaleo R, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M. 2013. Carboxylates exudation and antioxidant responses in highbush blueberry cultivars under Mn excess. 4th International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Bioresources. 4-6th December, Pucón, Chile.
52. Reyes-Diaz M, Lobos T, Ribera A, Lobos W, Alberdi M. 2012. Antioxidant responses of Vaccinium corymbosum L. under exogenous application of methyl jasmonate. VII Reunión Biología Vegetal, 3-6 de Diciembre, Pucón, Chile.
53. Luengo-Escobar A, Reyes-Díaz M, Ribera AE, Cartes P, Acevedo P, Lobos W, Duran-Troncoso M, Alberdi M. 2012. UV-B radiation differentially induces phenolic compounds in Vaccinium corymbosum L. cultivars, Page 132. VII Reunión Biología Vegetal, 3-6 de Diciembre, Pucón, Chile.
54. Durán-Troncoso M, Reyes-Díaz M, Lobos W, Acevedo P, Ribera A, Cartes P, Luengo-Escobar A, Yañez-Mansilla E, Alberdi M. 2012. Combined effect of nitrogen and UV-B radiation on growth and biochemical responses of two Vaccinium corymbosum L. cultivars”. Page 77. VII Reunión Biología Vegetal, 3-6 de Diciembre, Pucón, Chile.
55. Ulloa E, Alberdi M, Lobos W, Reyes-Díaz M. 2012. Methyl jasmonate application reduces the effects of water stress in Vaccinium corymbosum L. VII Reunión Biología Vegetal, 3-6 de Diciembre, Pucón, Chile.
56. Inostroza-Blacheteau C, Arellano A, Acevedo P, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M. 2012. Photochemical performance and photoprotective compounds responses in highbush blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) under elevated ultravioled-B radiation.
57. Meriño-Gergichevich C., Alberdi M., Reyes-Díaz M. 2012. Improved Ca/Al ratio in highbush blueberry as consequence of gypsum addition in an Andisol. 10th International Symposium on Vaccinium and other superfruits. June 17-22, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.
58. Yañez-Mansilla E, Cartes P, Reyes-Díaz M, Ribera A, Alberdi M. 2012. Short term response of antioxidant capacity in leaves and roots of highbush blueberry under nitrogen supply. 10th International Symposium on Vaccinium and other superfruits. June 17-22, MECC Maastricht, The Netherlands.
59. Meriño-Gergichevich C., Alberdi M., Reyes-Díaz M. 2012. Effect of gypsum addition on mineral content in highbush blueberry growing in an Andisol with high aluminum saturation. 4th International Congress of the European Confederation of Soil Science Societies (ECSSS), Eurosoil 2012. 2-6 July 2012, Bari – Italy S10.01-P -28.
60. Luengo-Escobar A; Reyes-Díaz M, Ribera A, Cartes P, Acevedo P, Alberdi M. 2012. Effect of UV-B radiation on growth and antioxidant response of Vaccinium corymbosum L. cultivars, Page 106. Plant Biology 2012, 20-24th July, Austin, Texas, United States of America.
61. Duran-Troncoso M, Reyes-Díaz M, Ribera A, Cartes P, Acevedo P, Luengo-Escobar A, Yañez-Mansilla E, Alberdi M. 2012. Combined effect of UV-B radiation and nitrogen fertilization on physiological and biochemical responses of Vaccinium corymbosum L. cultivars, Page 109. Plant Biology 2012, 20-24th July, Austin, Texas, United States of America.
62. Meriño-Gergichevich C, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M. 2012. Improved Ca/Al ratio in Highbush Blueberry as Consequence of Gypsum Addition in an Andisol. 10th International Symposium on Vaccinium and other Superfruits, June 17-21, Maastricht, The Netherlands.
63. Meriño-Gergichevich C., Alberdi M., Reyes-Díaz M. 2012. Aluminum toxicity and amelioration by gypsum in Blueberry (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) growing on Chilean Andisols. Sociedad de Biología Vegetal de Croacia, Zagreb, Croacia. Marzo 23.
64. Ribera Fonseca A, Reyes-Díaz M, Alberdi M, Alvarez D, Ferrol-Gonzalez N, Mora ML. 2012. Physiological and Biochemical changes in perennial ryegrass cultivars in response to manganese toxicity. XXIX Reunión Argentina de Fisiología Vegetal, 17 al 20 Septiembre, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
65. Reyes-Díaz M, Lobos T, Ribera A, Ulloa E, Alberdi M. 2012. Responses of Vaccinium corymbosum L. to application of exogenous methyl jasmonate. XXIX Reunión Argentina de Fisiología Vegetal, 17 al 20 Septiembre, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
66. Ulloa E, Reyes-Díaz M, Lobos T, Alberdi M. Effect of methyl jasmonate on Vaccinium corymbosum L. under water deficit. XXIX Reunión Argentina de Fisiología Vegetal, 17 al 20 Septiembre, Mar del Plata, Argentina.
67. Lobos T, Reyes M, Ribera A, Alberdi M. 2012. Respuesta del crecimiento, desempeño fotosintético y capacidad antioxidante de arándano alto (Vaccinium corymbosum L.) ante la aplicación de jasmonato de metilo.
91 National and International congresses were held between 2000 and 2011.

 

ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES
Undergraduate courses:
2016. ICQ473 Advances in Plant Physiology (E/E)
2015. ICQ463 Advances in Physiology and Biochemistry of Plants (E/E)
2015 to date: ICQ465 Advances in Applied Biomedicine (E/E)
2015 to date: ICQ469 Biomedicine and Molecular Diagnostics (E/E)
2014 to date: ICQ353 Physiology
2014 to date: ICQ206 Biochemistry
2014 to date: ICQ-363 Biochemistry II
2013 to date: ICQ-310 Molecular Biology.
2011, 2013 to date: ICQ-118 Fundamentals and Evolution of Biochemistry.
2007-2010: ICQ-128 Chemistry and Biology.

 

Postgraduate courses:
2016: PCN105 Linking Biogeochemical cycles, Soil-plant interactions and Greenhouse emissions in Terrestrial Ecosystems.
2013: PCNE87 Soil, Plant and Microorganisms.
2009 (2): PCNE60 Research Unit.
2008 to date: PCNE20 Methods and Molecular Biology Techniques.
2007 - 2015: PCNG04 Advances in Plant Physiology.
2007-2008 (2)-2010: PCNE 40 Biochemistry and stress mechanisms in plants.

 

SUPERVISOR OF POSTGRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE THESIS
Postdoctoral Supervisor:
2015-2018: Graciela Berrios. Fondecyt postdoctoral 3160520. Title: Physiological, biochemical and molecular approaches to manganese toxicity and phosphorus supply in two Lolium perenne cultivars.
2014-2017: Cristian Meriño. Fondecyt posdoctoral 3140622. Title: Rol de la relación Ca/ B sobre la mitigación de aluminio fitotóxico en arándano alto (Vaccinium corymbosum): Respuestas fisiológicas y bioquímicas.

 

Doctoral Thesis Supervisor:
2014 to date: Jorge Gonzalez. Doctoral Thesis: Role of abscisic acid on anthocyanin synthesis under drought stress conditions in Aristotelia chilensis (Mol.). Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
2013 to date: Daniela Peña. Doctoral Thesis: Expression of genes involved in anthocyanin pathway and characterization of antioxidant activity of extracts from Berberis microphylla G Forst and their potential use on gastric cancer cell lines. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
2011 to date: Maritza Durán. Doctoral Thesis: Combined effect of UV-B radiation and N stress on physiological and biochemical features and protein induction and gene expression involved to photosynthesis and antioxidant enzymes in leaves of V. corymbosum cultivars with different UV-B resistance. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
2010 to date: Edith Alarcón. Doctoral Thesis: Gypsum effects on photosynthetic performance and morphological features in Vaccinium corymbosum L. cultivars under aluminum toxicity in an Andisol. Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
2009 to date: Dr. Reyes participates in several committees that evaluate Doctoral Thesis.

 

Undergraduate Thesis Supervisor:
2015 (2): Danae Jimenez, Biochemistry.
2011-2013: Natalia Jara, Agronomy.
2010-2012: Patricia Poblete, Agronomy.
2008-2009: Daniela Alvarez Cortéz, Forestry Engineering.

 

Outreach activities
2009 to date. Collaboration in activity “Casa Abierta” of the EXPLORA-CONICYT Program. Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
2010 to date. Participation in “Feria de Investigación” of DIUFRO, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.

 

Awards and Distinctions
2002. Universidad de Concepción, Departamento de Botánica Award, Concepción, Chile. Description: To the Best Botany Student.
2002-2006: Doctoral CONICYT fellowship, Gobierno de Chile, Comisión Nacional de Investigación Científica y Tecnológica.
2006: MECESUP UCO0214 Fellowship for intership in Dr. Norm Hüner’s lab, Department of Biology and The Biotron, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario, N6A 5B7 Canada.