CV Dra. Paola Duran

AFFILIATIONS
Young Researcher, Center of Plant, Soil Interaction and Natural Resources Biotechnology, Scientific and Technological Bioresource Nucleus (BIOREN)
Academic Departamento de Ciencias Químicas y Recursos Naturales, Facultad de Ingeniería y Ciencias, Universidad de La Frontera.

 

CONTACT
Av. Francisco Salazar 01145, PO Box 54-D, 4811230 Temuco, Chile.
Telephone: +56 (045) 2596855
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SHORT BIOGRAPHY
Dra. Paola Durán belong to an interdisciplinary research group (Plant Soil interaction and plant biotechnology, Center from Scientific and Technologic Bioresearch Nucleus, BIOREN) centered on Physicochemistry of Soil and Environment, Soil-Plant Interaction and Plant Nutrition, Plant Physiology and Biotechnology, contributing significantly to plant production especially in cereals as biofortification and pathogens biocontrol. Dr. Durán is author and coauthor of more than 15 scientific publications in the last 5 years, highlighting by an important contribution of international researchers and doctorate students as well as post doctorates. During her career as Researcher she has directed and co-directed more than 10 project of great importance national and international. She is vice-director of Chilean Culture Collection of type strain CCCT-UFRO from La Frontera University and member of Advanced Committee of Doctorate in Science of Natural Resources and collaborator professor for the same academic program.  


ACADEMIC DEGREES AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES
2011 Doctor in Plant Biology. Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona-Spain
2006 Diploma of Advanced Studies. Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona-Spain
2004 Master in Ecological Agriculture. Universidad de Barcelona, Barcelona-Spain
2001 Agricultural Engineer. Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco- Chile

 

RESEARCH LINES
Phytopathology
Soil Microbial Ecology
Plant-Microorganisms Interactions


PUBLICATIONS (last 5 years)


Mora, M.L., Demanet, R., Acuña, J.J., Viscardi, Sh., Rengel, Z. Jorquera, M and Duran P. (2017). Aluminum-tolerant bacteria improve the plant growth and phosphorus content in ryegrass grown in a Volcanic soil amended with cattle dung manure. Applied Soil Ecology. doi: 10.1016/j.apsoil.2017.03.013.
Durán, P., Armada, E., López-Castillo, O., Cornejo, P.,  Mora, M.L. and Azcón, R. (2016). Endophytic selenobacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi in consortia are useful for enhance the Se content in lettuce and improve the tolerance against drought stress conditions. JournalofSoilScienceandPlantNutrition. 16 (1), 201-225.
Acuña, JJ., Durán, P., Lagos, L., Ogram, A., Mora, ML. and Jorquera, MA. (2016) Bacterial alkaline phosphatase in the rhizospheres of plants grown in Chilean extreme environments.BiologyandFertilityofSoils.  52: 763–773.
Cornejo, P., Meier, S., García, S., Ferrol, N., Durán, P., Borie, F., Seguel, A. (2016). Contribution of inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi to the bioremediation of a copper polluted soil usingOenotherapicensis. JournalofSoilScienceandPlantNutrition. doi: 10.4067/S0718-95162016005000070.
Santos, C., Durán, P., Tortella, G., Barrientos, L., Briceño, G., Rodrifuez, R., Godoy, P., Alvarez-duarte, E., Cruz-Choapa, R., Silva, V., Zaror, L., Rivas, M., Mora, M.L. (2016). The Chilean Network of Microbial Culture Collections: Establishment and Operation. Bol. Micol. 31: 44-50
Viscardi, Sh., Ventorino, Duran P Maggio A, De Pascale, S., Mora, M.L., Pepe, O. (2016). Assessment of plant growth promoting activities and abiotic stress tolerance of Azotobacterchroococcum strains for a potential use in sustainable agriculture. JournalofSoilScienceandPlantNutrition. doi: 10.4067/S0718-95162016005000060.

Durán, P., Acuña, J.J., Gianfreda, L., Azcón, R., Funes-Collado, V.  and Mora, M.L. (2015) Endophytic selenobacteria as new inocula for selenium biofortification.AppliedSoilEcology, 96: (319-326).
Mora, M.L., Durán, P., Acuña, J.J., Cartes, P., Demanet, R., and Gianfreda, L. (2015). Improving selenium status in Plant Nutrition and Quality. JournalofSoilScienceandPlantNutrition. 15: (486-503).
Durán, P., Acuña, J.J., Jorquera, M.A., Azcón, R., Paredes, C., Rengel, Z. and Mora, M.L. (2014) Endophytic bacteria from selenium-supplemented wheat plants could be useful for plant-growth promotion, biofortification and Gaeumannomycesgraminisbiocontrol in wheat production. Biology and Fertility of Soils. BiologyandFertilityandSoils, 50: (983-990).
Durán, P., Acuña, J.J., Jorquera, M.A., Azcón, R., Borie, F., Mora, M.L. (2013) Enhanced selenium content in wheat grain by co-inoculation of selenobacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi: a preliminary study as a potential Se biofortification strategy. JournalofCerealScience, 57: (275-280).
Bech, J., Durán, P., Roca, N., Poma, W., Sánchez, I., Roca-Pérez, L., Boluda, R.  Barceló, J. and Poschenrieder, C. (2012). Accumulation of Pb and Zn in Bidenstriplinerviaand Seneciosp, spontaneous species from mine spoils in Peru and its potential use in phytoremediation. JournalofGeochemicalExploration123: (109-113)
Bech, J., Corrales, I.,  Tume, P.,  Barceló, J.,  Durán, P.,  Roca, N.,  Poschenrieder, C.  (2012). Accumulation of antimony and other potentially toxic elements in plant around a former antimony mine located in the Ribes Valley (Eastern Pyrenees). JournalofGeochemicalExploration113: (100-105)
Bech, J., Roca, N.,  Barceló, J., Tume, P., DuránP  y  Poschenrieder , C.(2012). Soil and plant contamination by lead mining in Bellmunt (Western MediterraneanArea).JournalofGeochemicalExploration113 (94-99)
Bech, J., Durán, P., Roca, N., Poma, W., Sánchez, I., Barceló, J., Boluda, R., Roca-Pérez, L., Poschenrieder, C. (2012). Shoot accumulation of several trace elements in native plant species from contaminated soils in the Peruvian Andes. JournalofGeochemicalExploration113 (106-11)

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS (last 5 years)


2016-2019 Responsible Researcher. FONDECYT Iniciación no.11150540. Screening of endophytic bacteria from wheat plants grown in suppressive soil and theirbiofungicide action against Gaeumannomycesgraminis in Andisols from southern Chile.
016-2019 Associate Researcher. INACH. NT0216. Bacterias antárticas asociadas a plantas y su contribución para mitigarlos daños por heladas en plántulas de paltos.
2016-2026 Associate Researcher. CORFO 16PTECFS-66647. Centro para la Investigación e Innovación en Fruticultura para la Zona Sur.
2016-2017 Associate Researcher. PIA-UFRO (PIA16-0005).  Efecto de la inoculación de un consorcio microbiano basado en bacterias promotoras de crecimiento vegetal y hongos micorrícicos tolerantes a cobre enImperatacondensatapara estrategias de biorremediación de suelos contaminados.
2016-2017 Associate Researcher. PIA-UFRO (PIA16-0005).  Fungal resources and biotechnology: could methods of preservation affect the biotechnological potential of fungal strains preserved over the time in culture collections?.
2012-2015 Responsible Researcher. FONDECYT Postdoctorado no.3130542. Enhanced organic selenium in wheat grain by selenobacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as biofortification technology.
2014-2017   Co-researcher. FONDECYT no. 1141247. Improving phosphorus efficiency use and aluminum detoxification on pastures growing in acid volcanic soils throughout biotechnological tools.
2013-2016 Co-researcher. Exploration of rhizobacterial diversity and phytase genes in plants grown in extreme Chilean environments. Concurso Apoyo al Desarrollo de Proyectos de Investigación Chile-EE.UU. code USA2013-0010.
2010-2014 Associate Researcher. FONDECYT no. 1100625. Crop rhizosphere management in acid Andisols of Southern Chile for improving plant nutrition and food quality.
MEC 2013 Co-researcher. Concurso nacional de atracción de capital humano avanzado del extranjero. Role of enzymes in the plant-Soil_microbiota System in the Rhizosphere of crops produced in volcanic Chilean Soils.

 

OUTREACH PROJECTS


III seminario Internacional: Microorganismos rizosféricos y sus aplicaciones biotecnológicas. Cod. EXS16-0197. Resposible Researcher
Satelite meeting Soil Plant and microorganisms 2015, Cod. EXT15-0090. Co- Responsable

 

PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES


  Durán, P., Acuña, J.J, Jorquera, M., Viscardi, Sh., Mora M.L., Pozo MJ. (Septiembre, 2016) XIV Meeting of the IOBC-WPRS Working Group Biological Control of Fungal and Bacterial Plant Pathogens Biocontrol and Microbial Ecology, Berlín-Alemania
Duran, P, Acuña, J.J., Jorquera, M., Paredes, C. and Mora, M.L. 20th World Congress of Soil Science. Isolation of putative endophytic bacteria from selenium-supplemented wheat plants and their potential use for biofortification and biocontrol of a soil borne pathogen
Duran, P, Acuña, J.J., Jorquera, M. and Mora, M.L. IIConferenciaiberoamericanadeinteraccionesbeneficiosasmicroorganismo-planta-ambiente(Sept, 2013) selenium biofortification in wheat plants by co-inoculation of selenobacteria strains and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi for obtaining enriched selenium foods (Oral presentation)
Mora, ML, Acuña, J.J., Durán, P and Demanet, R. (Septiembre, 2013). Organic selenium forms from selenobacteria strains able to enhance selenium in wheat grain. II Conferencia Iberoamericana de Interacciones Beneficiosas Microorganismo-Planta-Ambiente (IBEMPA). Sevilla, Spain. Accepted
Acuña J., Durán P., Jorquera M. and M.M Mora. Selenium compounds formed by selenobacteriaselected from the rhizosphere as a potential biofertilizer for biofortification of wheat crops. FEMSMicrobiology Congress 2013. Liepzig, Germany. Accepted
Bech, J., Duran, P., Poma, W., Sánchez, I., Barceló, J., Roca, N., Boluda, R., Roca-Pérez, L., Poschenrieder, C. EuropeanGeosciencesUnion(mayo, 2010). The first report of Pb and Zn accumulation in some native plants from the Peruvian Andes. Viena (Austria).  12 (2716)
Bech, J.; Corrales, I; Duran, P, Roca, N; Tume, P; Barceló, J; Poschenrieder, Ch. EuropeanGeosciencesUnion(May, 2010). Accumulation of antimony and other potentially toxic elements in plants around a former antimony mine located in the Ribes Valley (Eastern Pyrenees), Viena (Austria), 12 (2713)
Bech J., Duran, P., Barceló, J., Roca, N., Tume, P., Poschenrieder, Ch.EuropeanGeosciencesUnion(May, 2010). Soil and plant contamination by lead mining in Bellmunt (Western Mediterranean Area), Viena (Austria), 12 (2704)
Bech J., Duran, P., Roca, N., Poma,W., Sánchez,I.,  Barceló, J. y Poschenrieder, Ch.EuropeanGeosciencesUnion(May, 2011).Accumulation of Pb and Zn in Bidenstriplinervia and Seneciosp, spontaneous species from mine spoils in Peru, as potential use for phytoremediation in South America. Viena (Austria), 13 (1924)
Bech, J., Barceló, J., Roca, N., Tonón, L., Duran, P., Larriva, G. y Poschenrieder, Ch.EuropeanGeosciencesUnion(May, 2011).Trace element accumulation in plants from mine soils at a silver mining area in southern Ecuador. Viena (Austria), 13(1126)
Bech, J., Duran, P., Roca, R., Barceló, B., Boluda, R., Roca-Perez, L., and Poschenrieder, Ch.EuropeanGeosciencesUnion(May, 2011). Accumulation of heavy metals in plants growing around an abandoned mine in Poblet, Tarragona (NE Spain), Viena (Austria), 13 (2311)
NATIONAL
Duran, P., Bech, J., Roca, N., Poschenrieder, C. and Mora, M.L. Workshop: 3rd International workshop: AdvancesinScienceandTechnologyofBioresource, Pucón, (November, 2011). The first report of Pb and Zn accumulation in native plants from Peruvian Andes, 19.
Duran, P., Acuña, J., Jorquera, M.A. and Mora, M.L. Congreso Chileno de Microbiología, Valdivia (2012). Enhanced selenium content in wheat grain by co-inoculation of selenobacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi as a potential flour biofortification strategy, B82.
Acuña, J.J., Duran, P., Jorquera, M.A. and Mora, M.L. XXXIV Congreso Chileno de Microbiología, Valdivia (Noviembre, 2012). Organic selenium forms from selenobacteria strains able to enhance selenium in wheat grain as a potential biofertilizer, B2
Durán, P., Acuña, J.J, Jorquera, M. and Mora, M.L. (2013) Isolation of putative plant-growth promoting endophytic bacteria from selenium-biofortified wheat plants and their potential protective effect against fungal soil-borne pathogen Gaeumannomycesgraminis

 

SUPERVISOR OF GRADUATE AND UNDERGRADUATE THESIS


2017 : Tutor undergraduate student of Biotechnology Pedro Huenchual ; University of La Frontera, Temuco-Chile.
2014- 2016: Co-Tutor PhD student Sharon Viscardi, University of Federico II, Napoli-Italy.


ACADEMIC RESPONSABILITIES


2016-Actual: Responsible Professor, course: Sanidad Vegetal, Universidad Católica (Temuco-Chile)
2016- actual, Colaborator profesor in Doctorate in Science and Natural Resources, Universidad de la Frontera
2014-Actual: Responsible professor, course: Microbiology of plant-soil system, Universidad de la Frontera (Temuco-Chile).

 

ACHIEVEMENTS


2005 Mutis Scholarship (Postgraduate studies), Spanish Agency of International Cooperation (AECI), Spain
2001 Universidad de la Frontera award (Better academically), La Frontera University