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Karen León

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

Degrees

2009 Master Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Structural, Cell and Molecular Biology

Novel procedures and methods for rapid microbial molecular characterization by pulsed field gel electrophoresis

Research Keywords: 
fingerprinting
DNA
analytical methods
Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis

Publications resulting from Research: 


A. Rodríguez Pérez, G. Prohenza Naranjo, K. León Arcia (2017) Genetic relationship between Pasteurella multocida vaccine strains using Pulsed Field miniGel Electrophoresis. e-book: APORTACIONES A LAS CIENCIAS ALIMENTARIAS, ed: Velázquez Martínez J.R.; Corzo Sosa C.A. pp 2. ISBN 978-607-606-343-9. (Refereed article) http://www.archivos.ujat.mx/2017/div_daca/publicaciones/APORTACIONES_CIENCIAS_ALIMENTARIAS.pdf

Karen León-Arcia (2015) Two-dimensional pulsed field minigel electrophoresis for the Cryptococcus neoformans chromosomes characterization: bioinformatic procedure. CENIC Journal/Biological Sciences, 46(2): 119-130. (Refereed article)

Yenner Sánchez-Enamorado, Osney Leiva-Peláez, María Belsis Cordero-Ramírez, Magdalena Oliva-López, Karen León-Arcia (2015) Molecular characterization of Pasteurella multocida strains isolated from catle. VacciMonitor, 24(2):79-85. (Refereed article)

Yainelis Garrido-Nicot, Lilia López-Cánovas, Evelio González-Dalmau, David Higginson-Clark, Karen León-Arcia, Ana María Riverón-Rojas (2014) A mathematical model describing the migration of linear DNA molecules in Transverse Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis. CENIC Journal/Biological Sciences, 45(3): 179-189. (Refereed article)

Karen León, Ana María Riverón, Oscar Arencibia, Yenis Santamaría, Lilia López‐Cánovas (2013) Two‐Dimensional Pulsed Field Minigel Electrophoresis with High Throughput Sample Format. Journal of Food Safety, 33:215-221. (Refereed article)

Yilian M. Santos, Karen León, Lilia López, and Ana María Riverón (2013) System for image processing of DNA band patterns obtained by Pulsed Field Gel Electrophoresis. J. Folgueras Méndez et al. (Eds.): CLAIB 2011, IFMBE Proceedings, 33: 85–88, 2013. (Refereed article)

Karen León, Ana M Riverón, Oscar Arencibia, Lilia López-Cánovas (2011) Zinc-imidazole negative staining of chromosomal-sized DNA molecules. Analytical Biochemistry, 402(1):96-8. (Refereed article)



Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Research
Administration
Teaching
Head of the Molecular Diagnosis Department at Cuban Center of Neurosciences; Professor instructor of Pathogens Molecular Subtyping using the miniPFGE GUEFAST System; Scientific Committee Member of the Cuban Center of Neurosciences

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 Havana From Experimental Neuroscience to Translational Medicine
2017 Havana Conferences about advanced research in Neuroscience
2017 Havana Conferences about advanced research in Neuroscience
2016 Havana NC-ISO 9001:2015 Quality Management System
2015 Havana Process and Functions for an effective management
2014 Havana IX Workshop of Cuban Microbial Collection and other biological materials
2014 Havana LABIOFAM International Congress
2014 Havana VIII Cuban Congress of Microbiology and Parasitology
2014 Havana Havana Biotechnology 2014
2010 Mexico First Meeting of the Iberoamerican Network for Epidemiological Surveillance
2008 Italy The 16th International Symposium on Capillary Electroseparation Techniques
2008 Havana 4th Cuban Congress of Clinical Neurophysiology