CV Dra. Marcela Calabi

 

PhD in Science on Natural Resources
Telephone: +56 982483908
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AFFILIATION


Young Researcher, Center of Plant-Soil Interaction and Natural Resources Biotechnology
Scientific and Technological Bioresource Nucleus (BIOREN-UFRO) bioren.ufro.cl
Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco, Chile

 

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SHORT BIOGRAPHY


Dr Marcela Calabi-Floody has contributed to the interdisciplinary research with a strong vision of development and innovation (R&D&i), highlighting the link between science and business. Dr Calabi-Floody has contributed to the knowledge and understanding of nanotechnology, mainly related to nanoclay and its role in carbon sequestration. As part of the center, she has also been involved in the development of nanocomposites to improve the stability and viability of bacteria in the design of biofertilizers. In this context, Dr Calabi-Floody has specialized in nanotechnology and the biotechnological management of natural resources (development, revaluation and reuse). Throughout her researcher career she has developed several internships abroad, highlighting The Nanoscience Centre at the University of Cambridge, followed by a close collaboration with Dr Rumpel Director of the CNRS, Institute of Ecology and Environment of Paris, AgroParisTech Campus, Thiverval-Grignon, France. As a product of the development of various research projects, she has generated high-level scientific articles published in international journals, as well as the dissemination of results in national and international conferences. During her training as researcher Dr Calabi-Floody has been able to participate strongly in the development of multidisciplinary projects of the greatest complexity at the country level, generating a vast experience.

 

ACADEMIC DEGREES AND PROFESSIONAL STUDIES

 

Professional Titles
2008. Environmental Engineer, University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.

 

Academic Degrees
2005. Bachelor of Science in Engineering. University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
2007. MA in Sciences of Natural Resources. University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.
2011. PhD in Sciences of Natural Resources. University of La Frontera, Temuco, Chile.

 


RESEARCH LINES

 

1. Nanotechnology (natural nanoclays) and enzymatic immobilization
2. Soil science: interactions between organic matter and mineral fraction
3. Biotechnology for solid waste management

 


ACADEMIC ACTIVITIES


2008. Responsible Professor, course: Laboratorio del General Química (un semestre) Biotecnología e Ingeniería en Recursos Naturales. Universidad de La Frontera, Chile.
2015 at date Collaborator Professor, course: Ciclos Biogeoquímicos y Medioambiente (PCNE30). Programa de Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales.
2016 Advisor Professor. Manuel Ordiqueo. Ingeniero Agrónomo
2016 Advisor Professor. Jonathan Suazo Unidad de Investigación (PCNE60), Doctorado en Ciencias de Recursos Naturales
2016 Collaborator Professor in the supervision of PhD student Justine Barthod, University Pierre and Marie Curie, under the framework of the ECOS-CONICYT project No. C13U02.

 


PUBLICATIONS (desde el 2012)


• Calabi-Floody, M., Medina, J., Rumpel, C., Condron, L., Hernandez, M., Dumont, M., Mora, M.L. (2017). Smart fertilizers as a strategy for sustainable agriculture. Advanced in Agronomy. (submited)

 

• Velásquez, G., Ngo, P.T., Rumpel, C., Calabi-Floody, M., Redel, Y., Turner, B.L., Condron, L.M., Mora, M.L. (2016). Chemical nature of residual phosphorus in Andisols. Geoderma. 271, 27-31.


• Velásquez, G., Calabi-Floody, M., Poblete-Grant, P., Rumpel, C., Demanet, R., Condron, L., Mora, M.L. 2016. Fertilizer effects on phosphorus fractions and organic matter Andisols. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 16(2), 294-304.


• Duran, P., Acuña, J., Viscardi, S., Cornejo, P., Azcon, R., Calabi, C., Mora, M.L. (2016). Endophytic selenobacteria and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungus and their biocontrol effect against Gaeumannomyces graminis in wheat plants. Biology and Fertility of Soils Sometida 

 

• Calabi-Floody, M., Rumpel, C., Velásquez, G., Violante, A., Bol, R., Condron, L.M., Mora, M.L. (2015). The Role of Nanoclays in Carbon stabilization in Andisols and Cambisols. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition. 15 (3), 587-604


• Hernandez, M., Dumont, M., Calabi, M., Basualto, D., Conrad, R. (2014). Ammonia-oxidizers are pioneer microorganisms in the colonization of new acidic volcanic soils from South of Chile. Environmental Microbiology Reports. 6(1): 70–79


• Calabi-Floody, M., Velásquez, G., Gianfreda, L., Saggar, S., Bolan, N., Rumpel, C., Mora, M.L., (2012). Improving bioavailability of phosphorous from cattle dung by using phosphatase immobilized on natural clay and nanoclay. Chemophere, 89: 644–655.


• Calabi-Floody, M., Bendall, J.S., Jara, A.A., Welland, M.E., Theng, B.K.G., Rumpel, C., Mora, M.L., (2011). Nanoclays from an Andisol: Extraction, properties and carbon stabilization. Geoderma 161: 159–167.


• Calabi-Floody, M., Theng, B.K.G., Reyes, P., Mora, M.L., (2009). Natural nanoclays: applications and future trends - a Chilean perspective. Clay Minerals, 44(16): 1–176.


• Calabi, M., Jara, A. and Mora, M.L. (2008). Allophane Nanoclays: The Potential Use to Increase the Catalytic Efficiency of Acid Phosphatase Enzyme. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 174.


• Calabi, M., Cea, M., Reyes, P., Jara, A.A., Sanhueza, S. and Mora, M.L. (2008). Comparative Study of Structural and Physical-Chemical Characteristics of Nanoparticles Extracted from two Andisols of Southern Chile: Potential in Agricultural Application. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 172.


• Acevedo, F., Cea, M., Sanhueza, S., Calabi, M. and Diez, M.C. (2008). Use of Natural Nanoclays as Support Material for Manganese Peroxidase Immobilization. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition, 146.



RESEARCH PROJECTS


Current projects

 

2017–2019. Improving the agricultural waste composting through the supply of nanoclays and biochar to be used as amendments in a sustainable grassland management. FONDECYT postdoctorado N°3170677. Colaborator
2016 - 2019. Using free-living diazotrophic bacteria and aerobic degraded wheat straw to improve nitrogen fertility in crop systems. FONDECYT Iniciación 2015. Nº 11150555. Responsible Researcher.
2016-2017 Fungal resources and biotechnology: could methods of preservation affect the biotechnological potential of fungal strains preserved over the time in culture collections? PIA-UFRO (PIA16-0009). Co-researcher.
2014–2018. Improving phosphorus efficiency use and aluminum detoxification on pastures growing in acid volcanic soils throughout biotechnological tools. FONDECYT Regular. N°: 1141247. Co-researcher.
2014–2017 Understanding the origin and stabilization of organic phosphorus in agricultural soils to improve its bioavailability by biotechnological tools. PROGRAM ECOS-CONICYT CONVOCATORIA 2013. C13U02. Co-researcher.

 

Finished projects

 

2015. Proyecto de extensión UFRO. Satelite meeting Soil Plant and microorganisms 2015, Cod. EXS15-0090. Collaborator
2015. Fortalecimiento de Capital Humano de la Universidad de La Frontera, en Transferencia Tecnológica”, Código N° 14CHTT-34823.
2011 - 2014. Nanoclays from Andisols: Develop of a Methodology reliable of nanoclay extraction and the implication of nanoclay in carbon sequestration process in volcanic soils. FONDECYT POSTDOCTORATE PROJECT N° 3120157. Responsible Researcher
2011. Nanoclays from allophanic and non-allophanic soils: their implications on carbon sequestration potential. POSTDOCTORATE PROJECT. Financial support from the European Science foundation under the framework of the MOLTER program. Responsible Researcher
2010-2013. Crop Rhizosphere management in acid Andisols of Southern Chile for improving plant nutrition and food quality. FONDECYT N° 1100625. Associated student.
2008-2011. Biofertilizers based on the complex phosphatase -nanoclays from an Andisol and stabilized cattle dung. PhD project of thesis (Supervisor: Professor María de La Luz Mora G., La Frontera University)
2009 - 2012 Carbon sequestration in andosols as influenced by mineral interactions,energy input and climate. PROGRAM ECOS-CONICYT CONVOCATORIA 2008. C08U01. Associated student.
2010. Nitrogen fertilization in pastures and mechanisms of the rizosphere that affect the nutrition and health of grassland species in Andisols of Southern Chile. FONDECYT Nº 1061262. Associated student.
2009. Electrodegradación y electroanálisis de compuestos orgánicos con grupos OH utilizando electrodos modificados con complejos u óxidos de metales de transición. FONDECYT N° 1070290. Associated student.
2008. Nitroxides prefluorescent probles on the free radical monitoring in proteins, monolayers and cells. FONDECYT N° 1085177. Associated student.

 


PRESENTATIONS AT NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL CONGRESSES (DESDE EL 2012)


Mora, M.L., Calabi, M., Candia, O. and López, R. 2007 “Uso de nanoarcillas de alofán en biocatálisis de fosfato” XVII Latin America Congress of the Soil Science. León Guanajuato, México. Acepted abstract. Panel


Calabi, M., Reyes, P., Candia, O., Jara, A. and Mora M.L. 2007 “Nanoarcillas de suelos alofánicos como soportes enzimáticos” XXVII Jornadas chilenas de quínica, Chillan, Chile. Acepted abstract. Panel


Acevedo, F., Cea, M., Sanhueza, S., Calabi, M. and Diez, M.C. 2008 “Use of Natural Nanoclays as Support Material for Manganese Peroxidase Immobilization” 5th InternationalSymposium of Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms of Commission 2.5 Soil; Physical/Chemical/Biological Interfacial Reactions of the International Union of Soil Sciences; Soil-Root-Microbe Interactions and the Impact on the Transformations and Fate of Nutrients and Pollutants in the Ecosystem. Noviembre 24 - 29. Pucón, Chile. Acepted abstract. Panel


Calabi, M., Cea, M., Reyes, P., Jara, A.A., Sanhueza, S. and Mora, M.L. 2008. “Comparative Study of Structural and Physical-Chemical Characteristics of Nanoparticles Extracted from two Andisols of Southern Chile: Potential in Agricultural Application” 5th International Symposium of Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms of Commission 2.5 Soil; Physical/Chemical/Biological Interfacial Reactions of the International Union of Soil Sciences; Soil-Root-Microbe Interactions and the Impact on the Transformations and Fate of Nutrients and Pollutants in the Ecosystem. Noviembre 24 - 29. Pucón, Chile. Acepted abstract. Panel


Calabi, M., Jara, A. and Mora, M.L. 2008 “Allophane Nanoclays: The Potential Use to Increase the Catalytic Efficiency of Acid Phosphatase Enzyme” 5th International Symposium of Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms of Commission 2.5 Soil; Physical/Chemical/Biological Interfacial Reactions of the International Union of Soil Sciences; Soil-Root-Microbe Interactions and the Impact on the Transformations and Fate of Nutrients and Pollutants in the Ecosystem. Noviembre 24 - 29. Pucón, Chile. Acepted abstract. Panel. Awarded as the best in its class


Calabi, M., Jara, A. and Mora, M.L. 2009 “Nanoarcillas naturales como material de soporte enzimático: potencial uso en biocatálisis de fosfato” Primer Congreso Nacional de Nanotecnología y Nanociencia. May 24-26. Tecnica Federico Santa María University. Chile Acepted abstract. Panel


Calabi, M., Jara, A. and Mora, M.L. 2009 “Allophane nanoclays for enzymatic immobilization: potential use to increase the biocatalysis of phosphate” XIV International Clay Conference. June 14 – 20. Castellaneta Marina (TA), Italy. Acepted abstract. Panel.


Calabi, M., Jara, A. and Mora, M.L. 2009 “Nanoarcillas de alofán para inmovilización enzimática: potencial uso para incrementar la biocatálisis de fosfato”. Congreso Nacional “Suelos: Los nuevos desafios” August 24 – 26. Chillán, Chile. Acepted abstract Oral.


Calabi, M., Cea, M., Reyes, P., Jara, A.A., Sanhueza, S. and Mora, M.L. 2009. “Estudio comparativo de las características fisicoquímicas de nanopartículas extraídas desde dos andisoles del sur de chile: potencial uso en aplicaciones agrícolas”. Congreso Nacional “Suelos: Los nuevos desafios” August 24 – 26. Chillán, Chile. Panel.


Calabi, M., Jara, A. Bendall, J. and Mora, M.L. 2009. “Nanoarcillas de alofán: potencial uso para incrementar la biocatálisis de fosfato”. XVIII congreso latinoamericano de la ciencia del suelo (CLACS) 2009. November 16 – 20. San José, Costa Rica. Panel.


Calabi-Floody, M., Jara, A.A. Rumpel, C. and Mora, M.L. (2010). Allophanic nanoclays: their implications on the potential carbon sequestration. 1nd International Workshop on Advances in Science and Technology of Natural Resources and 4th International Course for Postgraduates. Nobember, 27-29, 2009, La Frontera University, Pucón, Chile. Panel


Calabi-Floody, M., Jara, A.A., Bendall, J., Welland, M.E. and Mora, M.L. (2010). Structural characterization of natural nanomaterials: potential use to increase the phosphorus mineralization. 19th World Soil Science Congress (19 WCCS). July 29 – August 6.Brisbane, Australia. Oral presentation.


Calabi1-Floody, M., Jara, A.A. and Mora, M.L. (2010). Natural nanoclays like support materials to immobilize acid phosphatase: increase the phosphate availability to the plants. 2nd International Workshop on Advances in Science and Technology of Natural Resources and 5th International Course for Postgraduates. October 27-29, 2010, La Frontera University, Pucón, Chile. Panel


Calabi-Floody, M., Jara, A.A. Rumpel, C. and Mora, M.L. (2010). Allophanic nanoclays: their implications on the potential carbon sequestration. 2nd International Workshop on Advances in Science and Technology of Natural Resources and 5th International Course for Postgraduates. October 27-29, 2010, La Frontera University, Pucón, Chile. Panel


Gabriela Velásquez, Marcela Calabi, María de la Luz Mora., 2010 “Aplication of confocal microscopy as tool to evaluate acid phosphatase immobilization” 2nd International workshop in advances in science and technology of natural resources, 27-29 Octubre 2010, Pucón, Chile.


Calabi-Floody, M., Jara, A. Bendall, J., Welland, M, Mora, M.L., 2011. Evaluation of nanoclays in acid phosphatase immobilization to increase the phosphorus availability in soils. 6th International Symposium of Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms (6th ISMOM). 26th June – 1st July 20 Montpellier, France. Panel


Calabi-Floody, M., Jara, A.A., Rumpel, C., Mora, M.L., 2011. Allophanic nanoclays: their implications on the potential carbon stabilization. 11th International Conference on the Biogeochemistry of Trace Elements (ICOBTE). 3-7 July Florence, Italy. Panel Gabriela Velásquez, Marcela Calabi, Jessica Parra, María de la Luz Mora “Study of acid phosphatase immobilization mechanism in nanoclay using confocal microscopy”, 6th International Symposium of Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms Commission 2.5 Soil Interfacial Reactions, International Union of Soil Sciences, 26 Junio – 1 Julio 2011, Montpellier, France.


Calabi, M., Jara, A.A., Bendall, J., Welland, M. and Mora, M.L. (2011). Evaluation of nanoclays in acid phosphatase immobilization to increase the phosphorus availability in soils. 3rd International workshop in advances in science and technology of bioresources, 2-4 November, Pucón, Chile.


Velásquez, G., Calabi, M., Parra, J. and Mora, M.L. (2011). Acid phosphatase immobilized in nanoclay by Confocal Microscopy. 3rd International workshop in advances in science and technology of bioresources, 2-4 November, Pucón, Chile.


Calabi Floody, M., Rumpel, C., Mora, M.L. (2012). Nanoclays from allophanic and non-allophanic soils: their implications on Carbon sequestration potential. 4th International Congress Eurosoil 2012. Soil Science for the Benefit of Mankid and Environment. Fiera del Levante, Bari, Italy 2-6 july. Oral presentation


Calabi-Floody, M., Velásquez, V., Gianfreda, L., Saggar, S., Bolan, N., Rumpel, C., Mora,
M.L. 2013. Improving bioavailability of phosphorus from cattle dung by using phosphatase immobilized. Organic Phosphorus 2013, Integration across Ecosystems. 4 – 7 February República de Panamá, Panama.
Calabi Floody, M., Rumpel, C., Mora, M.L. (2013). Soil organic matter stabilization and its relation with particle size. 4th International workshop in advances in science and technology of bioresources, 4-6 December. Pucón, Chile.


Calabi-Floody, M., Rumpel, C., Mora, M.L. (2014). Relation between soil organic matter stabilization and particle size. Congreso nacional de la ciencia del suelo. 1-4 april. Punta Arenas, Chile.
Calabi-Floody, M., Rumpel, C., Mora, M.L. (2014). Stability of soil organic matter in particle size fractions in top and subsoil of Chilean Andisols. 20th World Congress of soil science. Soils embrace life and universe. 8-13 June. Jeju, Korea.


Calabi-Floody M., Rumpel C., Velásquez G., Bol R., Condron L.M., Mora M.L. (2015) Interactions between nanoclays and soil organic matter: their role in carbon stabilization in Andisols and Cambisols. 5th International workshop in advances in science and technology of bioresources, 2-4 December. Pucón, Chile.


Calabi-Floody, M., Medina, J., Suazo, J., Ordiqueo, M., Mora, M.L. (2016). “Conditioning wheat straw as carrier for microbial assemblages” III Taller Latinoamericano de PGPR y II Simposio Internacional en Biotecnologíca y Medioambiente. 28 de noviembre al 02 de diciembre, Pucón, Chile.


Medina, J., Calabi-Floody, M. (2016). “Characterization of composted wheat straw by FTIR spectroscopy” III Taller Latinoamericano de PGPR y II Simposio Internacional en Biotecnologíca y Medioambiente. 28 de noviembre al 02 de diciembre, Pucón, Chile.


Suazo, J., Medina, J., Mora, M.L., Calabi-Floody, M. (2016). Rol del compostaje aerobico sobre las propiedades fisicoquímicas de paja de trigo. III Taller Latinoamericano de PGPR y II Simposio Internacional en Biotecnologíca y Medioambiente. 28 de noviembre al 02 de diciembre, Pucón, Chile.


Calabi-Floody, M., Rumpel, C., Bobadilla, K., Mora, M.L. (2016). Biotechnological strategies for improving phosphorus availability in agroecosystems. III Taller Latinoamericano de PGPR y II Simposio Internacional en Biotecnologíca y Medioambiente. 28 de noviembre al 02 de diciembre, Pucón, Chile.

 

Scholarship

 

2011. Postdoctoral Scholarship. Financial support from the European Science foundation under the framework of the MOLTER program.
2008 –2010 Doctoral Scholarship for support of thesis, CONICYT (National Commission for Research, Science and Technology), fellowship for get economic means for develops of doctoral thesis. Chile.
2008 – 2009 Doctoral Scholarship for Research Internship, BECAS CHILE- CONICYT, from September 2012 to December 2012. Support program for doctorate students perform an internship research at a university or research center abroad. Chile.
2006 – 2010 Doctoral scholarship for Chilean Universities, CONICYT, To graduate students with Academic Excellence category, Chile.

 

Research internship and research results transfer

 

2013. Departamento de Productos Naturales, Biología y Edafología de la Universidad de Barcelona. Barcelona (Spain) September 8-25, 2013.
2012. The Laboratoire de Biogéochimie et Ecologie des Milieux Continentaux (BIOEMCO) Centre INRA Versailles-Grignon, France. From June 26th to July 1th.
2011. The Laboratoire de Biogéochimie et Ecologie des Milieux Continentaux(BIOEMCO) Centre INRA Versailles-Grignon, France. From June 8th to Oct 1th.
2010. The Laboratoire de Biogéochimie et Ecologie des Milieux Continentaux (BIOEMCO) Centre INRA Versailles-Grignon, France. Julny 19-August 25.
2008. The Nanoscience Centre of the University of Cambridge. September 2008 to March 2009.
2005. Participation in the III International Course: Remediation and Bioremediation of Ecosystem. Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco. Chile.
2003. Collaboration with the organization of the Congress Latin American Environmental Sciences and VI Congress Environmental Sciences of Students of Higher Education. La Frontera University, Temuco.