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Karin Albornoz

Country of origin: Chile Currently in: Chile, Concepcion General field of specialization: Agricultural Sciences
Academic Background


2019 Doctorate Agricultural Sciences
2014 Master Agricultural Sciences
2008 Undergraduate Agricultural Sciences
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Agricultural Sciences

Postharvest biology of fruits and vegetables

Research Keywords: 
Fruit Crops
fruit and vegetable waste
Abiotic stresses

Publications resulting from Research: 

Albornoz, K., Cantwell, M., Zhang, L and Beckles, D.M. (2019). Integrative analysis of postharvest chilling injury in cherry tomato fruit reveals contrapuntal spatio-temporal responses to ripening and cold stress. Scientific reports, 9(1), 2795. DOI: 10.1038/s41598-019-38877-0

Albornoz, K., Chen, B., McCarthy, M., Cantwell, M.I. and Beckles, D.M. (2018). Investigating postharvest chilling injury in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.) fruit using Magnetic Resonance Imaging and 5-azacytidine, a hypomethylation agent. In IV International Conference on Postharvest and Quality Management of Horticultural Products of Interest for Tropical Regions (En prensa)

Cantwell, M. I., Albornoz, K., & Hong, G. (2017, October). Ammonia accumulation is a useful indicator of the postharvest freshness and quality of spinach and kale. In VI International Conference Postharvest Unlimited 1256 (pp. 303-310). DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2019.1256.42

Albornoz, K., & Cantwell, M. I. (2015, September). Fresh-cut kale quality and shelf-life in relation to leaf maturity and storage temperature. In III International Conference on Fresh-Cut Produce: Maintaining Quality and Safety 1141 (pp. 109-116). DOI: 10.17660/ActaHortic.2016.1141.11

Shipman, E.N., Yu, J., Zhou, J., Albornoz, K. & Beckles D.M. Can gene editing reduce postharvest waste and loss of fruit, vegetables, and ornamentals? Horticulture Research 8(1), 2021. DOI: 10.1038/s41438-020-00428-4

Zhou, J., Chen, B., Albornoz, K., & Beckles, D. M. (2021). Postharvest handling induces changes in fruit DNA methylation status and is associated with alterations in fruit quality in tomato (Solanum lycopersicum L.). Scientia Horticulturae, 283, 110090. DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2021.110090

Cantwell, M. I., Hong, G., Albornoz, K., & Berlanga, M. (2022). Fresh grapevine (Vitis vinifera L.) leaves: Postharvest biology and handling recommendations. Scientia Horticulturae, 292, 110627. DOI: 10.1016/j.scienta.2021.110627

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Assistant Professor at Universidad de Concepcion, Department of Crop Production


American Society of Plant Biologists
Sociedad Chilena de Biología Vegetal

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