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Maria Fernanda Latorre Barragan

Country of origin: Ecuador Currently in: Ecuador, Ambato General field of specialization: Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Academic Background

Degrees

2018 Doctorate Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
2011 Undergraduate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Currently, I have applied to projects aimed to study the presence, incidence, biology, and genomics of T. gondii in a wide variety of substrates with special interest in meat-based food.


Publications resulting from Research: 


From force generation to host cell attachment: new function of the acto-MyoA motor complex in Toxoplasma gondii tachyzoites

Resistencia de los antibióticos ß-lactámicos en países latinoamericanos

Apicomplexan F‐actin is required for efficient nuclear entry during host cell invasion

Surface attachment, promoted by the actomyosin system of Toxoplasma gondii is important for efficient gliding motility and invasion

Toxoplasma gondii F-actin forms an extensive filamentous network required for material exchange and parasite maturation

Una revisión actualizada de Toxoplasma gondii en Ecuador: dónde estamos y a dónde vamos desde aquí



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Teaching
I am lecturer and researcher in the Universidad Regional Autónoma de los Andes. I teach cellular and molecular biology and basic medical biochemistry in the school of Medicine, Faculty of Medical Sciences. I also work as a researcher. Here, I have created a research group aimed to study protozoan parasites with special interest in those causing infections.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2020 Ambato-Ecuador VII Congreso Científico Internacional UNIANDES
2020 Ambato-Ecuador XJ Jornada Científica UNIANDES
2019 Ambato-Ecuador CIISALUD IV Congreso Internacional De Investigación en Ciencias de la Salud
2017 Aberdeen-UK British Society for Parasitology meeting
2016 Woods Hole, MA-US Molecular Parasitology Meeting XXVII
2014 Woods Hole, MA-US Molecular Parasitology Meeting XXV
2011 Quito-Ecuador Primera reunión nacional de la enfermedad de Chagas y otras enfermedades infecciosas

Presentation given

2021
Molecular tools used to study protozoan parasites
Ambato-Ecuador
Event: Webinar UNACH 2021
2021
La biologia y principios moleculares de las vacunas contra SARS-COV2
Ambato-Ecuador
Event: Masterclass: Perspectivas de la vacunación para el coronavirus (SARS-COV2)
2019
Genetic engineering tools to study infectious diseases
Ambato-Ecuador
Event: CIISALUD IV Congreso Internacional De Investigación en Ciencias de la Salud
2020
Updated revision of Toxoplasma gondii in Ecuador
Ambato-Ecuador
Event: CIIU: III congreso internacional de investigación e innovación universitaria y simposio estudiantil
2020
Applications of CRISPR-CAS9 to stimulate longevity in genes involved in cell senescence
Ambato-Ecuador
Event: VII Congreso Científico Internacional UNIANDES
2017
From force generation to substrate attachment: new functions for the Acto-Myosin A motor complex in Toxoplasma gondii
Aberdeen-UK
Event: British Society for Parasitology meeting

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