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“RP3 participated in the 39th Anual Meeting of the Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Chile”

“RP3 participated in the 39th Anual Meeting of the Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Chile”

The group led by Dr. Juan Guillermo Cárcamo, from RP3, participated presenting three works in the 39th Anual Meeting of the Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of Chile, which took place in the city of Puerto Varas, from September 27th to 30th.

The works presented were:

1- Transcriptional characterization of proteins related to detoxification systems and drug resistance mechanisms in Caligus rogercresseyi.
2- Transcriptional and protein expression in subcutaneous fat from Chilota and Sufolk Down lambs grazing Calafatal.
3- Atlantic salmon and Coho salmon respond differentially to infestation by _Caligus rogercresseyi.

The works presented take part of the development of the Fondecyt 1150934 and 3160059 projects, and Innova Corfo 14IDL2-30112, two of them led by Dr. Cárcamo, corresponding to concurrent projects of INCAR. The congress was held at the Hotel
Patagónico’s halls and had the participation of national and international researchers from Europe, United States, and Latin America.

“INCAR researcher participates in International Conference on harmful algal blooms organized in Florianopolis, Brazil”

“INCAR researcher participates in International Conference on harmful algal blooms organized in Florianopolis, Brazil”

INCAR’s RP4 post doctorate researcher, Dr. Rodrigo Montes, participated in the “17th International Conference on Harmful Algae Brazil 2016”, which took place from October 9th to 14th in Florianopolis, Brazil, and was organized by the Latin American Association for the Study of Harmful Algae (ALEAN), under the sponsorship of UNESCO’s governmental oceanographic commission.

The conference is sponsored by “International Society for the Study of Harmful Algae (ISSHA)”, and it is organized every two years gathering different scientists dedicated to research about ecology, biology, taxonomy, toxicity, monitoring, managing, and toxicology, among others aspects related to harmful algal blooms at a global scale. Dr. Montes presented “Quantification of harmful bloom thresholds for farmed salmon in Southern Chile”.

This research has been conducted in collaboration with researchers from Instituto Tecnológico del Salmón (INTESAL), Ximena Rojas, Dr. Paulina Artacho and Dr. Alfredo Tello; and Dr. Renato Quiñones from INCAR. The research focuses on the quantification of thresholds of ictiotoxic microalgae basing on the behavior of cultivated salmon and trouts. The statistical models used allow for the first time in Chile the display of calculated quantitative thresholds with information from cultivation centers, like Alexandrium catenella , and Pseudochattonella cf. verruculosa, both causing massive mortalities of salmon throughout the history of aquaculture of salmonids in Chile. This research generated great interest by international researchers, which contributes to expanding the support network and collaboration with INCAR on this topic.

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