IFM-GEOMAR, Christian Albrechts University of Kiel, Germany.


Master of Sciences in Botany

Universidad de Concepción, Chile.


Marine Biologist

Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile.


University degree in Marine Biology

Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile.


Participation on the program of student exchange

Albert Schweizer Schule in Jena, Germany.

January - April 1995

Primary and secondary education accomplished

Deutsche Schule, Viña del Mar, Chile.

1983 - 1996

Fellowship & Awards

DAAD-CONICYT Scholarship

2008 - 2011

Graduate School Scholarship

Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

2004 - 2005

Honor mention in the National Marine Photographic Contest “Ojo de Pez”

Picture selected for the itinerant exhibition, Chile.


Picture selected for the itinerant exhibition “Mar de Imágenes”

Universidad Nacional Andrés Bello, Chile.

December 2007

Program of Financing Thesis of Regional Interest

Government of Chile.



Coralline and other algal crusts workshop

Instructor: Prof. Dr. J. Brodie, J. Hall-Spencer& C. Maggs. Marine Biological Association, Plymouth, England.

01 - 03rd February 2010

PhD courses

IFM-GEOMAR, CAU University of Kiel, Germany.

2008 - 2010

Including: Microbiological Methodology, Seminar in marine and molecular microbiology, New results on the study of algae physiology, Zooplancton ecology special course: grazing experiments, and FHNW Summer School in marine biotechnology.

Method in Chemical Ecology

Instructor: Prof. Dr. J. Millar. MECESUP UCH 0408. Pontificia Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.

14th - 17th May 2007

Advanced Topics in Marine Ecology: Global Kelps Systems

Instructors: Dr. M.Graham, L. Ferry-Graham, A. Buschmann, J. Vásquez, S. Faugeron. Moss Landing Marine Labs, California, USA and Universidad Católica del Norte, Coquimbo, Chile.

5th - 12th October 2006

Master of Sciences courses

Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

2004 - 2006

Including: Advance Phycology, Advanced Phytochemistry, and Topics on Biological Invasions.

Biological activities of the secondary metabolites: antioxidant, insecticides and plant-insect chemical relationships

Prof. Dr. C. Céspedes of the Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México. Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

16th - 20th January 2006

Neuroactive Natural Products I. Scientific and biotechnological projections

Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

07th - 13th January 2006

International course of Natural Bioplaguicides

Universidad de Santiago de Chile, Chile.

05th - 07th December 2005

Ecology, management and conservation of lakes

Dr. Néstor Mazzeo of the Universidad de La República. Universidad de Concepción, Chile.

August 2005

Toxic Cyanobacteria: today’s methodology for the analysis of cyanotoxins and an molecular diagnosis of toxicogenic strains

Prof. Dr. F. Fernández del Campo of the Universidad Autonoma de Madrid, España. Buenos Aires, Argentina.

25th October 2004

Marine biology courses

Universidad de Valparaíso, Chile.

1998 - 2002

Including: General botany, Marine botany, Plankton, Phycology, and Culture of microalgae.

Marine contamination and its effects on fishing resources

Faculty of Natural Resources, Universidad Católica de Valparaíso, Chile.

19th - 20th August 2002

Course of Extension in Homeopathy and Phytotherapy

Reinaldo Knop Foundation, Universidad Iberoamericana, Santiago, Chile.

29th May - 27th November 2002