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Dr. Carlos Fernando Prada Quiroga, Genetic and Evolution Award, Best Researcher Award

Doctorate at Universidad del Tolima, Colombia


Dr. Carlos Fernando Prada Quiroga is a prominent researcher and educator with expertise in genetics, evolutionary biology, and molecular ecology. He obtained his Ph.D. in Genetics from the Universidad Autónoma de Barcelona, Spain, and has since held academic positions at prestigious institutions such as Universidad del Tolima, Universidad de Boyacá, and Universidad del Rosario in Colombia. As an associate professor, he has led research groups focusing on diverse topics ranging from mitochondrial genomics and phylogeography to venom biology and microbial genetics. Dr. Prada Quiroga’s work has been widely published in reputable scientific journals, contributing significantly to our understanding of genetic diversity, evolutionary processes, and ecological interactions in various organisms. His research interests reflect a deep commitment to advancing knowledge in the fields of genetics and evolutionary biology, making him a respected figure in the scientific community.

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👩‍🎓Education & Qualification:

Professional Experience:  

Dr. Ricardo Delgado has extensive professional experience in academia and research. He currently serves as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biology at the Faculty of Sciences, University of Chile, a position he has held since 2004. Throughout his career, Dr. Delgado has held various academic and research positions, including roles as an Assistant Professor at the Centro de Estudios Científicos de Santiago from 1991 to 2000 and as an Associated Researcher at the Department of Biology, Faculty of Sciences, University of Chile from 1991 to 2004. He has also held visiting professorships at Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas, USA, and the Instituto de Biotecnología, Universidad Autónoma de México. Additionally, Dr. Delgado has contributed to several research institutes, including the Millennium Institute for Advanced Studies CBB and the Millennium Institute for Cellular Dynamic and Biotechnology. His diverse professional background demonstrates his commitment to advancing knowledge in the field of biology and natural sciences.

Research Interest:

Mitochondrial Genomics: Dr. Prada Quiroga has a particular interest in studying the variability and evolution of gene order rearrangement in mitochondrial genomes of arthropods, providing insights into their evolutionary history and relationships.

Phylogeography and Evolution: He explores the phylogeographic patterns and evolutionary processes of various organisms, including scorpions, crocodiles, and other vertebrates, unraveling their demographic history, genetic diversity, and adaptation strategies.

Molecular Ecology: Dr. Prada Quiroga investigates the molecular mechanisms underlying ecological interactions and adaptations in diverse taxa, such as spiders and reptiles, shedding light on their ecological roles and evolutionary dynamics.

Comparative Genomics: His research involves comparative genomic analysis of mitochondrial genomes across different taxonomic groups, revealing patterns of genome organization, rearrangement rates, and evolutionary convergence within Hexapoda and other taxa.

Venom and Toxin Biology: Dr. Prada Quiroga examines the genetic basis of venom production and toxin diversity in venomous organisms like spiders, elucidating the molecular mechanisms underlying venom composition, toxicity, and evolutionary implications.

Microbial Genetics: He studies the genetic variability and virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria, such as Helicobacter pylori, investigating their genetic diversity, phylogeographic origin, and relationship to pathogenicity.

Publication Top Noted:

Title: Comparative genomic analysis of vertebrate mitochondrial reveals a differential of rearrangements rate between taxonomic class

  • Authors: P. Montaña-Lozano, M. Moreno-Carmona, M. Ochoa-Capera, NS Medina, …
  • Journal: Scientific Reports
  • Volume: 12
  • Issue: 1
  • Pages: 5479
  • Year: 2022
  • Citations: 13

Title: Prevalencia de anticuerpos anti-Trypanosoma cruzi en mujeres en edad fértil en Socotá, Boyacá, 2014

  • Authors: ÁL Monroy, AM Pedraza, CF Prada
  • Journal: Biomédica
  • Pages: 90-96
  • Year: 2016
  • Citations: 12

Title: Propuesta de estrategias psicoeducativas en habilidades socioemocionales para mejorar el rendimiento académico de estudiantes en tres instituciones educativas oficiales de Bogotá

  • Authors: C. Quiroga, M. Sierra, O. Tocancipá
  • Publisher: Bogotá: Universidad Libre de Colombia
  • Year: 2016
  • Citations: 8

Title: Helicobacter pylori virulence factors: relationship between genetic variability and phylogeographic origin

  • Authors: AM Rodriguez, DA Urrea, CF Prada
  • Journal: PeerJ
  • Volume: 9
  • Pages: e12272
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 7

Title: Molecular characterization of the spectacled caiman (Caiman crocodilus) in the upper Magdalena River basin, Colombia: Demographic and phylogeographic insights

  • Authors: DM Díaz-Moreno, F Hernández-Gonzalez, JF Moncada-Jimenez, C Mora, …
  • Journal: Systematics and Biodiversity
  • Volume: 19
  • Issue: 8
  • Pages: 1040-1048
  • Year: 2021
  • Citations: 7



Carlos Fernando Prada Quiroga | Genetic and Evolution Award | Best Researcher Award

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