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Universidad EAFIT
Carrera 49 # 7 sur -50 Medellín Antioquia Colombia
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Docentes e investigadores EAFIT Valeska Villegas Escobar - Docentes e investigadores

EAFITDocentes e investigadores EAFITValeska Villegas Escobar - Docentes e investigadores

Valeska Villegas Escobar

​​​​​​​​​​Departamento de Ciencias Biológicas

Información general

Doctora en biotecnología, Universidad Nacional de Colombia.

Contacto

  • ​​Teléfono/p​hone: (57) (4)​​ 261 9500, extensión 9823 o 9317.
  • Correo electrónico/e-mail: vvilleg2@eafit.edu.co​.
  • Dirección/address: carrera 49 número 7 sur 50, Medellín (Colombia). Oficina:​​​​​​​​​​ 16-640.
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Resumen CV / Summary

Dr. Valeska Villegas is a Professor of the Process Engineering Department at EAFIT University. She is a Chemical Engineer with a Master and PhD studies in Biotechnology. Her research activities have been focus on the production of biopesticides and biofertilizers for different agricultural crops. 

Intereses académicos e investigativos / Research and Teaching Interest

My research interests are focus on the screening and evaluation of bacteria for plant growth promotion and for control of plant pathogens. I am also interested in exploring the mechanisms of action of these bacteria in their natural environments, as well on applying them in different crops and agricultural systems. My group also works on studding and optimizing the production process and formulation of bacteria for development of commercially viable products. ​

Estudios realizados / Education

  • Ph.D in Biotechnology. Universidad Nacional de Colombia. 
  • Master Research in Plant Biotechnology. Imperial College London, Wye campus, UK. 
  • Chemical Engineering. Universidad Pontificia Bolivariana, Medellín – Colombia. 

Publicaciones / Publications

  • 2015. Effective control of black Sigatoka disease using a microbial fungicide based on Bacillus subtilis EA-CB0015 culture. Gutierrez-Monsalve, J.A.; Mosquera, S.; González-Jaramillo, L.M.; Mira, J.J.; Villegas-Escobar, V. Biological Control 87 (2015) 39- 46.  
  • 2015. Effect of medium components and culture conditions in Bacillus subtilis EA-CB0575 spore production. Posada-Uribe, L.F.; Romero-Tabarez, M.; Villegas-Escobar, V. Bioprocess and Biosystems Engineering, 38(10):1879-88. 
  • 2014 Multiple response optimization of Bacillus subtilis EA-CB0015 culture and identification of antifungal metabolites. Mosquera S., González-Jaramillo L.M., Orduz S., Villegas-Escobar V. Biocatalysis and Agricultural Biotechnology. (2014). 3, 378–385. 
  • 2013 Fengycin C Produced by Bacillus subtilis EA-CB0015. Villegas-Escobar, V. Ceballos, I.; Mira, J.J.; Argel, L.E.; Orduz Peralta, S.; Romero-Tabarez, M. Journal of Natural Products (2013), 76: 503−509. 
  • 2012 Cultivable Bacteria Populations Associated with Leaves of Banana and Plantain Plants and Their Antagonistic Activity Against Mycosphaerella fijiensis. Ceballos, I.; Mosquera, S; & Angulo, M.; & Mira, J. J.; Argel, L.E; Uribe-Velez, D.; Rome​ro-Tabarez, M.; Orduz-Peralta, S.; Villegas, V. Microbial Ecology (2012), 64: 641 – 653.
  • 2011 Quorum sensing y quorum quenching,  posibles usos en la agricultura para el control de bacterias fitopatógenas. En Enfermedades De Plantas: Manejo Biológico. Editor Liliana Hoyos Carvajal.  (2011), Edición 1. Pg: 73 – 99.
  • 2011 Comunicación celular, comportamiento ancestral para la supervivencia. Boletín del Museo Entomológico Francisco Luís Gallego (2011), 3(2): 7-11.
  • 2007 Evaluación del crecimiento de Lentinula edodes en medios de cultivo sólidos para la producción de micelio como inóculo. Valeska Villegas Escobar, Clara Arredondo, Ana Milena Pérez. Revista Colombiana de Biotecnología (2007), IX (2): 56-63.​​
  • 2007 Evaluación de la producción del hongo Lentinula edodes Pegler en bloques sintéticos a base de residuos agroindustriales. Valeska Villegas Escobar, Clara Arredondo, Ana Milena Pérez. Revista de Ingeniería y Ciencia (2007), 3 (6): 23-39.
  • Posada, L.F.; Ramírez, M.; Ochoa-Gómez, N.; Cuellar, T.; Argel-Roldan, L.E.; Ramirez, C.A.; Villegas-Escobar, V. (2016). Bioprospecting of aerobic endospore-forming bacteria with biotechnological potential for growth promotion of banana plants. Scientia Horticulturae 212 (2016) 81–90.
  • Sierra Zapata, L.; Romero Tabarez, M.; Correa Álvarez, J.; Villegas Escobar, V.  Reviewing Microbial Behaviors in Ecosystems Leading to a Natural Quorum Quenching Occurrence. Braz. Arch. Biol. Technol. v.60: e17160295.

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