CV Jacqueline Acuña

Jacquelinne Jovanka Acuña Sobarzo
PhD Student
Departamento de Ciencias Químicas y Recursos Naturales
Facultad de Ingeniería, Ciencias y Administración
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Academic Degrees and Professional Studies

2008 Biologist in Natural Resource. Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile.


2008 Bachelor in Natural Resource. Universidad Católica de Temuco, Chile.


2010 Master in Natural Resource. Universidad de La Frontera, Chile.

 

Research Lines
Soil Microbial Ecology


Plant-Microorganisms Interactions

 

Scholarship Awards
2013 Program to support attendance at Congress. Universidad de La Frontera


2012 Doctoral Thesis at industry. CONICYT.


2012 Program to support attendance at Congress. Universidad de La Frontera


2012 Scholarship doctoral internship. BECAS-CHILE CONICYT.


2011 Doctoral Thesis Support Grant. CONICYT.


2011 Program to support attendance at Congress. Universidad de La Frontera


2010 Doctoral Fellowship in Chile 2010 academic year. CONICYT.


2010 Grant Assistance Conference of the Society of Biology of Chile. CONICYT.

 

Research Projects
2006-2008 Undergraduate theses. Project funded by the Directorate General for Research at UC Temuco DGI-CDA 2007-01. Fund performance for the development of limnology.


2008 Student Initiatives Fund FIEUCT 2-2008, Universidad Católica de Temuco. Research Assistant Energy efficiency and environmental education on climate change.


2009-2011 Research training. Assesment FONDECYT no. 11080159. Phytate-utilizing bacteria for improving phosphorus nutrition of pasture plants, directed by Dr. Milko Jorquera. Universidad de La Frontera.


2010-2014 Doctoral thesis student. FONDECYT no. 1100625. Crop rhizosphere management in acid Andisols of Southern Chile for improving plant”, directed by Dr. María de la Luz Mora. Universidad de La Frontera.


2013-2014 Co-Researcher. Programa de Cooperación Científica Internacional CONICYT-DAAD PCCI 1-2011. Thermo tolerant bacterial phytases for biotechnological applications.


Training Courses and Training Stays
2013 III International organic phosphorus workshop: Integration across ecosystems Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute.
2013 Microorganismos rizosféricos y sus aplicaciones biotecnológicas, Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile.


2012 Physiology and Biochemistry of Plants (PCNE88), Universidad de la Frontera, Temuco, Chile.


2012 Técnicas de Biología Molecular aplicado a muestras ambientales” Universidad De la Frontera, Temuco, Chile.


2011 International Course in Bioresources and Technology: Sustainable Development. La Frontera University.


2010 II International Course: Advances in Science and Technology of Natural Resources. La Frontera University.


2009 I International Course: Advances in Science and Technology of Natural Resources. La Frontera University.


2008 Assessment of the Science, Technology and Innovation based on a competency model. Chilean Foundations.

 

Publications
1.- Tortella. G.R., Mella-Herrera R.A., Sousa D.Z., Rubilar O., Acuña J., Briceño G. and Diez M.C. (2013) Atrazine dissipation and its impact on the microbial communities and community level physiological profiles in a microcosm simulating the biomixture of on-farm biopurification system. Journal of Hazardous Materials 260:459-467.


2.- Jorquera M., Martinez, O; Marileo, L; Acuña, J; Saggar, S; Mora M.L (2013) Nitrogen fertilization induce changes in the composition of bacterial communities present in rhizosphere soils pastures grown in a Chilean volcanic soil. World Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology (accepted)


3.- Acuña, J., P. De los Ríos-Escalante, P. Acevedo & A. Ulloa (2013). Role of ultraviolet radiation (UVR) on freshwater phytoplankton growth in urban wetland (Temuco, Chile). En: Sakhare, V.B., & B. Vasanthkumar (Eds). Advances in Aquatic Ecology, Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, India. [ISBN: 978-81-7035-820-6] 200-207 pp.


4.- De los Ríos-Escalante, P., P. Acevedo, J. Acuña & A. Ulloa (2013). Role of natural ultraviolet radiation (UVR) and nutrient addition on phytoplankton growth in urban wetland (Temuco, Chile). En: Sakhare, V.B., & B. Vasanthkumar (Eds). Advances in Aquatic Ecology, Daya Publishing House, New Delhi, India. [ISBN: 978-81-7035-820-6] 208-213 pp.


5.- Durán, P; Acuña, J; Jorquera, M.A.; J. Azcón R; Borie, F and Mora ML (2013). Enhanced selenium content in wheat grain by co-inoculation of selenobacteria and arbuscular microrrhiza fungi: a potential Se biofortification strategy. Journal of Cereal Science 57: 275-280.


6.- Jacquelinne J. Acuña, Milko A. Jorquera, Patricio J. Barra, David E. Crowley, and María de la Luz Mora (2013). Selenobacteria selected from the rhizosphere as a potential tool for Se biofortification of wheat crops. Biology and Fertility of Soils. 49:175-185. DOI 10.1007/s00374-012- 0705-2.


7.-Acuña, J. J., Jorquera, M.A., Martínez, O.A., Menezes−Blackburn, D., Fernández, M.T., Marschner, P., Greiner, R. and Mora, M.L. (2011). Indole acetic acid and phytase activity produced by rhizosphere bacilli as affected by pH and metals. Journal of Soil Science and Plant Nutrition 3: 1-12.


Presentations in Congresses, Conferences and Meetings
1. 2013 Barra, P., Jorquera, M., Acuña, J., Lagos, L., Marileo, L., Inostroza, N., Mora, M.L.Occurrence of rhizobacteria with PGPR activities in different ecosystems and agro-ecosystems of northern, central and southern Chile. II Conferencia Iberoamericana de Interacciones Beneficiosas Microorganismo-Planta-Ambiente (IBEMPA). Sevilla, Spain. Accepted.

2. 2013 Mora, ML, Acuña, J.J., Durán, P and Demanet, R. 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


3. 2013 Jacquelinne J. Acuña, Lorena Lagos, Patricio Barra, Luis Marileo & Milko A. Jorquera Isolation of phytase-producing rhizobacteria from different natural ecosystems and agro-ecosystems of northern, central and southern Chile. Organic Phosphorus 2013. Panamá city, Replublic of Panamá.


4. 2012 Paola Duran, Jacquelinne J. Acuña, Milko A. Jorquera & María de la Luz Mora Aumento del contenido de selenio en grano de trigo mediante la co-inoculación de selenobacterias y hongo micorrícico arbuscular: Estudio preliminar para una potencial estrategia de biofortificación XXXIV Congreso Chileno de Microbiología. Valdivia, Chile.


5. 2012 Jacquelinne J. Acuña, Paola Duran, Milko A. Jorquera & María de la Luz Mora.Formas de selenio orgánico por cepas selenobacterias capaces de aumentar el selenio en grano de trigo como un potencial biofertilizante. XXXIV Congreso Chileno de Microbiología. Valdivia, Chile.


6. 2012 Jacquelinne J. Acuña, Milko A. Jorquera , & María de la Luz Mora. Biotransformation of Se by Se-tolerance rhizobacteria isolated from rhizosphere of cereals grown in Andisol. The 4th International Congress of ECSSS, EUROSOIL. Bary, Italia.


7. 2011 Milko A. Jorquera, Rosa Catrilaf, Daniel Menezes-Blackburn, Jacquelinne Acuña, and María de la Luz Mora. Phytate-induced selection of rhizobacterialcommunity present in pastures from volcanic soils. 6th International Symposium of Interactions of Soi Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms ISMOM. Montpellier, Francia.


8. 2011 J. Acuña-Sobarzo, M. Jorquera, and ML. Mora. Effect of selenium seed pelletization on rhizobacteria associated with cereal crops grown in an Andisol. 6th International Symposium of Interactions of Soil Minerals with Organic Components and Microorganisms ISMOM. Montpellier, Francia.


9. 2011 J. Acuña-Sobarzo, M. Jorquera, and ML. Mora. Association of selenium- accumulating rhizobacteria with roots of wheat grown on Andisol soil-. 11th international conference on the biogeochemistry of trace elements ICOBTE July 3-7, Florencia, Italia.


10. 2011 J. Acuña-Sobarzo, M. Jorquera, and ML. M. () Estudio de inoculantes microbianos para la mejoramiento nutricional y capacidad antioxidante en cereales. 5° Feria de Investigacion Científica Temuco, Chile.


11. 2010 Menezes-Blackburn, D., Acuña-Sobarzo, J., Martínez-Viveros, O., Jorquera, M., Fernández, M.T., Mora, M.L. Phytase activity and phosphorus mineralization and solubilization by Paenibacillus sp. 60P3 and Bacillus sp. C19 strains. International Conference: Ecosystems, Organisms, Innovations. Rusia.


12. 2010 Acuña, J., Padilla, E., Jorquera, M., and Mora, M.L. Isolated Selenium-accumulating rhizobacteria from rhizosphere of wheat grown on andisols soil. 2° International Workshop, Advances in Sciences and Technology of Natural Resources. Pucon, Chile.


13. 2010 Padilla, E., Acuña, J., Jorquera, M. and Mora, M.L Effect of selenium addition on the community structure of native rhizobacteria, andisol soil. 2° International Workshop Advances in Science and Technology of Natural Resources. Pucon, Chile.


14. 2010 Acuña, J., Menezes, D., Martínez, O., Fernández, M., Jorquera, Mora, ML. Efecto del pH y cationes fitótoxicos sobre la producción de ácido indol acetico y la actividad fitasa en cepas de Bacillus y Paenibacillus de origen rizósferico. 4° Feria de Investigación Cinetifica y Tecnologica, Temuco, Chile.


15. 2010 Acuña- Sobarzo, J; Menezes, D; Martínez, O; Jorquera, M; Mora ML. Actividad Fitasa y Producción de ácido indol acetico por Bacillus y Paenibacillus cepas productoras de fitasa en respuesta a pH, metales y ácidos organicos. XXXII Congreso Chileno de Microbiología. Antofagasta, Chile.


16. 2010 Jacquelinne Acuña, Daniel Menezes, Oscar Martinez, Milko Jorquera, María de la Luz Mora. Phytase-encoding genes in endospore-forming bacteria present in acidic volcanic soils from southern Chile. 16th Congress of International Soil Conservation Organization, Santiago, Chile.


17. 2010 Acuña J, Menezes D, Martinez O, Fernandez M, Jorquera M and ML Mora. Efecto del pH y cationes fitótoxicos sobre la producción de ácido indol acético y la actividad fitasa en cepas de Bacillus y Paenibacillus de origen rizósferico. XX Congreso Latinoamericano de Microbiología y IX Encuentro Nacional de Microbiólogos. Montevideo, Uruguay.


18. 2009 Jacquelinne Acuña, Patricio Acevedo, Patricio De Los Ríos & Francisco Correa. Evaluación mediante mesocosmos de los efectos causados por la radiacion ultravioleta natural en un humedal urbano. VI Congreso de la Sociedad Chilena de Limnología, Chile.


19. 2008 Correa F & J Acuña El cisne de cuello negro Cygnus melancoryphus y su protección mediante educación ambiental. II Encuentro Universitario de Manejo y Conservación de Flora y Fauna


Supervisor of Undergraduate Theses  2011-2012

Name: Luis G. Marileo Yáñez. Title: La adición de fertilizantes genera cambios estadisticamente significativos en la estructura y diversidad de comunidades microbianas con potencial PGPR asociadas a suelo rizosférico de pasturas. Carrer: Biotechnologist. Facultad de Ciencias Agropecuarias y Forestales, Universidad de La Frontera.

 

Difussion and Transfer
2007-present EXPLORA-CONICYT ‘Casa Abierta’ and ‘Semana Nacional de la Ciencia y Tecnología’, Universidad de La Frontera, Temuco.
Member of Organizing Commission of International Seminars


2009 International Workshop ‘Advances in Science and Technology of Natural Resources’, Universidad de La Frontera, Pucón, Chile


2010 International Workshop ‘Advances in Science and Technology of Natural Resources’, Universidad de La Frontera, Pucón, Chile


2011 International Workshop ‘Advances in Science and Technology of Natural Resources’, Universidad de La Frontera, Pucón, Chile