Ms Myriam Solis



PhD student

Department

FABI
Short CV
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Primary Supervisor
Sanushka Naidoo

Co Supervisor
Almuth Hammerbacher
Mike Wingfield

I made my undergraduate at University of Concepcion, Chile in the Forest Pathology lab since 2012. My honours project was on fungicide resistance of Botrytis cinerea in Eucalyptus nurseries and its relation with the genotype and aggressiveness of the pathogen. At the same time I worked in the control of this disease at University of Chile on blueberries and grapes nurseries. Then, I was research assistant in a project about endophytes and diseases on Eucalyptus in nurseries. In my MSc in bioinformatics,  I worked in strategies of transcriptome assembly of Eucalyptus spp. under cold stress and studied proteins involved in the process. I learned programing languages, R and Python, and I participated in a social program that taught Python in public schools. Now,  I would like to mix both areas (plant pathology and bioinformatics) in my PhD project.  For this, I will be investigating about Teratosphaeria destructans, an important leaf fungal pathogen on Eucalyptus plantations, this study involve the anatomical, histochemical and molecular host responses and pathogen responses during the infection.

Myriam Solís. 2019. Sensibilidad de Botrytis cinera a Switch en viveros forestales . Editorial academica española. PDF

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Publication
Pham NQ, Marincowitz S, Solís M, Duong TA, Wingfield BD, Barnes I, Slippers B, Muro Abad JI, Durán A, Wingfield MJ. (2021) Eucalyptus scab and shoot malformation: A new and serious foliar disease of Eucalyptus caused by Elsinoe necatrix sp. nov.. Plant Pathology 10.1111/ppa.13348 PDF
Myriam Solís, Alexis Salas, Catalina Lagos, Sofia Valenzuela, Veronica Emhart, Marta Fernández. (2019) De Novo Transcriptome Assembly of Eucalyptus nitens and the Expression of R2R3-MYB Genes in Response to Cold Acclimation in Eucalyptus Spp.. Plant Molecular Biology Reporter 37(4):376–388. 10.1007/s11105-019-01160-7