Dr. Fredd Vergara

Post-Doktorand

Keywords

 

Chemical ecology, plant polyploidy, metabolomics, GC-MS, LC-MS, NMR, MS-imaging

Short CV

 

2017-now

Postdoc, Molecular Interaction Ecology group, German Centre for Integrative Biodiversity Research (iDiv) Halle-Jena-Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

2016-2017

Postdoc, Norwegian Institute of Food, Fisheries and Aquaculture; Department of Food and Health. Ås, Norway.

2014-2016

Researcher, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science; Metabolic Systems Research Team. Yokohama, Japan.

2010-2014

Postdoc, RIKEN Center for Sustainable Resource Science; Environmental Metabolic Analysis Research Team. Yokohama, Japan.

2008-2010

Postdoc, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology; Department of Biochemistry. Jena, Germany.

2005-2008

PhD, Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology/Friedrich Schiller Universität Jena, Germany.

2002-2004

MSc, Institute of Chemistry, National Autonomous University of Mexico; specialization: Natural Products Chemistry.

1997-2001

BSc, Faculty of Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico; major: Biology.

Teaching

 

2014-2015

Introductory course on mass spectrometry for master students, Graduate School of Nanobioscience, Yokohama City University.

2003-2004

Introductory course on natural products chemistry and chemical ecology for biology students, Faculty of Sciences, National Autonomous University of Mexico.

Selected Publications

 

Vergara F., Rosas P., Alcaraz L., Everroad C., Márquez L. Metagenomic bacterial diversity of cave roots in the Yucatan Cenotes. In revision in Microbes and Environments.

Vergara F., Shino A., Rymen B., Kikuchi J. The effect of ploidy on the concentration of soluble sugars in wheat seeds – Exploring the metabolome of Afghan wheat landraces. Accepted in Current Metabolomics.

Vergara F., Itouga M., Gamboa-Becerra R., Hirai M.-Y., Ordaz-Ortiz J., Winkler R. 2017. Funaria hygrometrica elevated tolerance to D2O – Its use for the production of highly deuterated metabolites. Accepted in Planta; doi: 10.1007/s00425-017-2794-5.

Vergara F., Rymen B., Sato M., Sawada Y., Kuwahara A., Hirai M.-Y. 2017. Autopolyploidization, geographic origin and metabolome evolution in Arabidopsis thaliana. American Journal of Botany.104 (6): 1–10, doi: 10.3732/ajb.1600419.

Vergara F., Kikuchi J., Breuer C. 2016. Artificial autopolyploidization modifies the tricarboxylic acid cycle and GABA shunt in Arabidopsis thaliana Col-0. Scientific Reports 6, Article number: 26515; doi:10.1038/srep26515.

Vergara F., Shino A., Kikuchi J. 2016. Cannibalism affects core metabolic processes in Helicoverpa armigera larvae – A 2D NMR metabolomics study. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 17(9), 1470; doi:10.3390/ijms17091470.

Vergara F., Everroad R. C., Andraca-Gómez G., Kikuchi J., Makihara H. 2012. Cossus redtenbacheri (Lepidoptera: Cossidae) specializes on agave not trees: insights from molecular phylogeny and mechanical tests. Bulletin of Insectology, 65 (2): 217–222.

Shroff R.*, Vergara F.*, Muck A., Svatoš A., Gershenzon J. 2008. Nonuniform distribution of glucosinolates in Arabidopsis thaliana leaves has important consequences for plant defense. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, 105 (16): 6196–6201. *These two authors have equally contributed to this work; doi: 10.1073/pnas.0711730105.

Vergara F.*, Wenzler M.*, Hansen B., Kliebenstein D., Halkier B., Gershenzon J., Schneider B. 2008. Determination of the absolute configuration of the glucosinolate methyl sulfoxide group reveals a stereospecific biosynthesis of the side chain. Phytochemistry, 69 (15): 2737–2742. *These two authors have equally contributed to this work; doi: 10.1016/j.phytochem.2008.09.008.

Vergara F., Svatoš A., Schneider B., Reichelt M., Gershenzon J., Wittstock U. 2006. Glycine conjugates in a Lepidopteran insect herbivore – The metabolism of benzylglucosinolate in the cabbage white butterfly, Pieris rapae. Chembiochem, 7 (12): 1982–1989; doi: 10.1002/cbic.200600280.

Esquivel B., Sánchez A., Vergara F., Matus W., Hernandez-Ortega S., Ramírez-Apan M. 2005. Abietane diterpenoids from the roots of some Mexican Salvia species (Labiatae): chemical diversity, phytogeographical significance, and cytotoxic activity. Chemistry & Biodiversity, 2 (6): 738–747; doi: 10.1002/cbdv.200590051.

iDiv-Publikationen

 

Moreno-Pedraza, A., J. Gabriel, H. Treutler, R. Winkler, F. Vergara

(2019): Effects of Water Availability in the Soil on Tropane Alkaloid Production in Cultivated Datura stramonium. Metabolites 9(7) *

Moreno-Pedraza, A., Rosas-Román, I., Garcia-Rojas, N. S., Guillén-Alonso, H., Ovando-Vázquez, C., Díaz-Ramírez, D., Cuevas-Contreras, J., Vergara, F., Marsch-Martínez, N., Molina-Torres, J., Winkler, R.

(2019): Elucidating the Distribution of Plant Metabolites from Native Tissues with Laser Desorption Low-Temperature Plasma Mass Spectrometry Imaging. Analytical Chemistry 91(4), 2734-43

Ristok, C., Poeschl, Y., Dudenhöffer, J.-H., Ebeling, A., Eisenhauer, N., Vergara, F., Wagg, C., van Dam, N. M., Weinhold, A.

(2019): Plant species richness elicits changes in the metabolome of grassland species via soil biotic legacy. Journal of Ecology 107(5), 2240-2254
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