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TENURED PROFESSOR

Claudia Cristina

Ortiz López

School of Microbiology

Profesor sin foto

Director of GIBIM
Research Group

CONTACT

Information

ortizc@uis.edu.co

+57 (607) 634 4000
Ext. 3404 - 1520

GENERAL

Biography

Some interdisciplinary research projects that have favored the training of a significant number of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral students in programs of Microbiology, Basic Sciences, Chemistry, Biology and Chemical Engineering.

In addition, the results obtained have allowed the development of scientific publications in world-renowned journals, national and international congresses and three patents, among others.  Some projects are listed below:

  • Immobilization of lipases to obtain value-added products.
  • Bioethanol production from bitter cassava starch, using Zymomonas mobilis and Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
  • Methane gas production from fique residues.
  • Design and Synthesis of Antimicrobial Peptides (PAMs)
  • Design and synthesis of nanoparticles with antimicrobial activity and their functionalization with PAMs.
  • Proteomic study of the mechanisms of action of antimicrobial peptides (PAMs).
  • Obtaining value-added products from glycerol, using enzymes of microbial origin.
  • Development of a biocide against biofilm-forming bacteria in biocorrosion processes in the oil industry.
  • Development of prototypes with antimicrobial activity against pathogenic and resistant bacteria and yeasts, using essential oils and vegetable extracts from Colombian aromatic plants.

 

EDUCATION AND

Qualifications

  • Doctor in Sciences (Molecular Biology)


    Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 2004

  • Master's Degree in Engineering Sciences with Mention in Biochemical Engineering


    Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, 1999

  • Specialist in Food Science and Technology


    Universidad Nacional de Colombia, 1992

  • Microbiologist


    Universidad de Los Andes, 1989

Director of GIBIM
Research Group

CONTACT

Information

ortizc@uis.edu.co

+57 (607) 634 4000 Ext. 3404 - 1520

AREAS OF

Expertise

  • Bioprocesses
  • Fermentation
  • Biocatalysis
  • Antimicrobial compounds

OFFICE

Hours

Monday to Thrusdays

2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Facultad de Salud, Cra 32 # 29-31, Escuela de Microbiología

Research

Group

AWARDS AND

Recognitions

  • Best Poster Award: Chemical modification of lipase B of Candida antarctica for the improvement of its biochemical properties


    Primer Congreso Colombiano de Bioquímica y Biología Molecular. Bogotá, Colombia, 2014

  • Award for best oral presentation: Antifungal activity and anti-biofilm effect of four essential oils against Candida spp


    The 8th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology. (ICBEB 2019)

  • Best presentation of the event: Synergistic effect of Lippia origanoides essential oil on antimicrobial activity, induced by Kanamycin and Tetracycline, against Staphylococcus aureus ATCC 29213


    Encuentro Internacional de Ciencias de la Salud, 2022

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