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Vincente Duran Toro

Postdorctoral Researcher in:

"Multiscale analysis of dynamic interactions of nanoparticles in surfactant laden oil- water interfaces."

Research Interests:

Nanocarriers

Phase Change Materials

Pickering Emulsions

Postdorctoral Researcher in:

"Multiscale analysis of dynamic interactions of nanoparticles in surfactant laden oil- water interfaces."

Research Interests:

Nanocarriers

Phase Change Materials

Pickering Emulsions

Education

03/2016 – 05/2020: Dr. rer. nat., University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

03/2013 – 01/2016: Master in Science in Environmental Biochemistry, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

03/2008 – 12/2012: Bachelor in Biochemistry, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Professional experience

06/2021 – Present: Postdoctoral Researcher, Advanced Ceramics A.G., University of Bremen

04/2020 – 05/2021: Assistant, Schmidt Beregnungsanlagen GmbH & Co.KG, Hausen, Bavaria, Germany.

 03/2016 – 03/2020: Guest Scientist, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

03/2015 – 05/2015: Consultant, Q4NanoSystems SpA., Santiago, Chile

03/2015 – 12/2015: Consultant, KadeWash CleanTech SpA, Santiago, Chile

03/2013 – 12/2014: Laboratory Assistant. Laboratory of Bio-nanotechnology and Microbiology, Andrés Bello University, Santiago, Chile

10/2013 – 01/2014: Guest Scientist. Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA

Scholarships

2015 - International PhD Scholarship. Funding Institution: CONICYT (Chile), National Commission of Innovation in Science and Technology.

2013 - International Research Stay Grant 2013. Funding Institution: University of Chile. Hosting institution: Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA.

2012 - Master in Science Scholarship. Funding Institution: University of Chile.

Scientific Publications

Arsenic and Sulfur nanoparticle synthesis mimicking environmental conditions of submarine shallow-water hydrothermal vents. Duran-Toro, V., Rezwan, K., Bühring S.I. &. Maas, M., Environmental Sci. 2021.

Phosphate-Arsenic Interactions in Halophilic Microorganisms of the Microbial Mat from Laguna Tebenquiche: from the Microenvironment to the Genomes. Saona, L. A., Soria, M., Durán-Toro, V., Wörmer, L., Milucka, J., Castro-Nallar, E., ... & Farías, M. E., Microbial Ecology, 2021.

Amorphous arsenic sulfide nanoparticles in a shallow water hydrothermal system. Durán-Toro V.M., Price R.E., Maas M., ... & Bühring S.I. Marine Chem, 2019.

Microarray analysis of the Escherichia coli response to CdTe-GSH Quantum Dots: understanding the bacterial toxicity of semiconductor nanoparticles. Monrás, J. P., Collao, B., Molina-Quiroz, R. C., Pradenas, G. A., Saona, L. A., Durán-Toro, V., ... & Pérez-Donoso, J. M., BMC genomics, 2014.

Low-temperature biosynthesis of fluorescent semiconductor nanoparticles (CdS) by oxidative stress resistant Antarctic bacteria. Gallardo C., Monrás J.P., Plaza D.O., Collao B., Saona L.A., Durán-Toro V., ... & Pérez-Donoso J.M., J biotechnol, 2014.

Use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles biosynthesized by Bacillus mycoides in Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells. Órdenes-Aenishanslins, N. A., Saona, L. A., Durán-Toro, V. M., ..., & Perez-Donoso, J. M. Microbial cell factories, 2014ss.

Quantum dot-based assay for Cu2+ quantification in bacterial cell culture. Durán-Toro V., Gran-Scheuch A., Órdenes-Aenishanslins N., ... & Pérez-Donoso J.M. Anal Biochem, 2014.

Education

03/2016 – 05/2020: Dr. rer. nat., University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

03/2013 – 01/2016: Master in Science in Environmental Biochemistry, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

03/2008 – 12/2012: Bachelor in Biochemistry, University of Chile, Santiago, Chile

Professional experience

06/2021 – Present: Postdoctoral Researcher, Advanced Ceramics A.G., University of Bremen

04/2020 – 05/2021: Assistant, Schmidt Beregnungsanlagen GmbH & Co.KG, Hausen, Bavaria, Germany.

 03/2016 – 03/2020: Guest Scientist, University of Bremen, Bremen, Germany

03/2015 – 05/2015: Consultant, Q4NanoSystems SpA., Santiago, Chile

03/2015 – 12/2015: Consultant, KadeWash CleanTech SpA, Santiago, Chile

03/2013 – 12/2014: Laboratory Assistant. Laboratory of Bio-nanotechnology and Microbiology, Andrés Bello University, Santiago, Chile

10/2013 – 01/2014: Guest Scientist. Laboratory of Environmental Chemistry, Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA

Scholarships

2015 - International PhD Scholarship. Funding Institution: CONICYT (Chile), National Commission of Innovation in Science and Technology.

2013 - International Research Stay Grant 2013. Funding Institution: University of Chile. Hosting institution: Sam Houston State University, Texas, USA.

2012 - Master in Science Scholarship. Funding Institution: University of Chile.

Scientific Publications

Arsenic and Sulfur nanoparticle synthesis mimicking environmental conditions of submarine shallow-water hydrothermal vents. Duran-Toro, V., Rezwan, K., Bühring S.I. &. Maas, M., Environmental Sci. 2021.

Phosphate-Arsenic Interactions in Halophilic Microorganisms of the Microbial Mat from Laguna Tebenquiche: from the Microenvironment to the Genomes. Saona, L. A., Soria, M., Durán-Toro, V., Wörmer, L., Milucka, J., Castro-Nallar, E., ... & Farías, M. E., Microbial Ecology, 2021.

Amorphous arsenic sulfide nanoparticles in a shallow water hydrothermal system. Durán-Toro V.M., Price R.E., Maas M., ... & Bühring S.I. Marine Chem, 2019.

Microarray analysis of the Escherichia coli response to CdTe-GSH Quantum Dots: understanding the bacterial toxicity of semiconductor nanoparticles. Monrás, J. P., Collao, B., Molina-Quiroz, R. C., Pradenas, G. A., Saona, L. A., Durán-Toro, V., ... & Pérez-Donoso, J. M., BMC genomics, 2014.

Low-temperature biosynthesis of fluorescent semiconductor nanoparticles (CdS) by oxidative stress resistant Antarctic bacteria. Gallardo C., Monrás J.P., Plaza D.O., Collao B., Saona L.A., Durán-Toro V., ... & Pérez-Donoso J.M., J biotechnol, 2014.

Use of titanium dioxide nanoparticles biosynthesized by Bacillus mycoides in Quantum Dot Sensitized Solar Cells. Órdenes-Aenishanslins, N. A., Saona, L. A., Durán-Toro, V. M., ..., & Perez-Donoso, J. M. Microbial cell factories, 2014ss.

Quantum dot-based assay for Cu2+ quantification in bacterial cell culture. Durán-Toro V., Gran-Scheuch A., Órdenes-Aenishanslins N., ... & Pérez-Donoso J.M. Anal Biochem, 2014.