Phytohormone Research Laboratory

University of Talca - Chile




  •  Rodrigo Hasbún, Laboratorio de Epigenética Vegetal, Facultad de Ciencias Forestales, U. de Concepción, Concepción.



National Commission for Technological and Scientific Research (CONICYT, Chile):

  • “Advanced Center for the Integrative Study of Fruit Ripening: Molecular and physiological basis of complex quality traits in the chilean strawberry”Associate Investigator (C.R.F.), Grant No. PIA/ACT-1110 (2013-2016). 
  • “Effect of calcium and auxin postharvest applications on cell wall degradation and softening of Fragaria chiloensis fruit (C.R.F.), Grant No. FONDECYT/Postdoctoral 3100031 (2009-2011). 
“Role of abscisic acid (ABA) and jasmonates (JAs) in cherry fruit cracking tolerance”. Co-investigator (C.R.F.), Grant 1150764 (2015-2018). 
  • Role of Exogenous Methyl Jasmonate on Physiological and Transcriptional Changes Associated with Ripening and Postharvest Quality of Chilean Strawberry Fruit”. Principal Investigator (C.R.F.), Grant No. FONDECYT/Iniciación 11110171 (2011-2013). 

  • ”Elucidating molecular links involved in the crosstalk between salt-elicited responses and jasmonate signaling pathway in Arabidopsis thaliana roots”. Principal Investigator (P.M.F.), Grant No. FONDECYT/Regular 1120086 (2012-2016). 
  • “Control of proanthocyanidin and anthocyanin biosynthesis in strawberry (Fragaria x ananassa) fruit by jasmonate” (C.R.F.) and Co-investigator (P.M.F.), Grant No. FONDECYT/Regular 1140663 (2014-2018).

  •  “Gene transfer from the mitochondrion to the nucleus during evolution in higher plants". Principal Investigator (P.M.F.), Grant No. FONDECYT/Doctoral 2970071 (1997-2000).

Research Fund for Native Forest (CONAF, Chile):

  • "Characterization of the healthy and agri-food potential of native tree-fruits from central-south Chile". Principal InvestigCONAF 064/2011 (2011-2013). 

Economic Development Agency (CORFO, Chile):

  • "Development of improved commercial strawberry varieties for aroma by means of the utilization of wild strawberry germplasm" (prospective study). Director (C.R.F.), Grant No. Innova Corfo Perfil I+D Aplicada 11IDL1-10617 (2012).