Pecinka lab:Mariana Diaz

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I’m a DAAD Ph.D student from Chile who recently joined the group of Genome and Epigenome Evolution at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research.  
I’m a DAAD Ph.D student from Chile who recently joined the group of Genome and Epigenome Evolution at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research.  
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My research focuses on the analysis of DNA damage repair mechanisms in plants and I work under the supervision of Dr. Ales Pecinka.
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My research focuses on the analysis of DNA damage repair mechanisms in plants and I work under the supervision of Dr. [[Ales Pecinka]].
During my former education I worked first with ''Fragaria chiloensis'' fruit (Chilean strawberry), determining the effects of cell wall modifying genes during postharvest under different treatments. In order to get my engineers degree I carried out my research in the field of abiotic stress, specifically freezing tolerance in ''Eucalyptus globulus'' (gum tree).  
During my former education I worked first with ''Fragaria chiloensis'' fruit (Chilean strawberry), determining the effects of cell wall modifying genes during postharvest under different treatments. In order to get my engineers degree I carried out my research in the field of abiotic stress, specifically freezing tolerance in ''Eucalyptus globulus'' (gum tree).  

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Contact info

Mariana Díaz Smoje

Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research

Carl-von-Linné-Weg 10

50829 Cologne

Germany

Office

+49 221 5062 421

Lab

+49 221 5062 467

Email

diaz@mpipz.mpg.de

About me

I’m a DAAD Ph.D student from Chile who recently joined the group of Genome and Epigenome Evolution at Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research. My research focuses on the analysis of DNA damage repair mechanisms in plants and I work under the supervision of Dr. Ales Pecinka.

During my former education I worked first with Fragaria chiloensis fruit (Chilean strawberry), determining the effects of cell wall modifying genes during postharvest under different treatments. In order to get my engineers degree I carried out my research in the field of abiotic stress, specifically freezing tolerance in Eucalyptus globulus (gum tree).

I decided to apply to a DAAD scholarship under the supervision of Ales because I’m interested to learn about epigenetics, field which is not well explored in my home country. On the other hand DNA damage repair mechanicsms in plants is still not very known and this project is novel which makes it very exciting for me.


Education

2013 - up to date: Ph.D student, Max Planck Institute for Plant Breeding Research Advisor: Ales Pecinka

2008-2013: Plant Biotechnology Engineer, Universidad de Concepción, Chile

2008-2012: Bachelor in Plant Biotechnology, Universidad de Concepción, Chile


Interests

Cooking, learning foreign languages, nature (hiking or walking along the beach during the sunset) and travelling.

Publications

Figueroa, C.R., Opazo, M.C., Vera, P., Arriagada, O., Díaz, M. and Moya-León, M.A. 2012. Effect of postharvest treatment of calcium and auxin on cell wall composition and expression of cell wall-modifying genes in the Chilean strawberry (Fragaria chiloensis) fruit. Food Chemistry 132:2014-2022

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