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Marcos Mancilla

  • Research Director
  • ADL Diagnostic Chile
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Recent publications

  • Comparative Pan-Genome Analysis of Piscirickettsia salmonis Reveals Genomic Divergences within Genogroups

    • Nourdin-Galindo G
    • Sánchez P
    • Molina C
    • et al.
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  • The mutagenesis of a type IV secretion system locus of <i>Piscirickettsia salmonis</i> leads to the attenuation of the pathogen in Atlantic salmon, <i>Salmo salar</i>

    • Mancilla M
    • Saavedra J
    • Grandón M
    • et al.
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Professional experience

Research Director

ADL Diagnostic Chile

January 2014 - Present

Research associate

Universidad Austral de Chile

November 2012 - December 2013(a year)

Postdoctoral fellow

Universidad de Navarra

February 2009 - January 2012(3 years)

Associated professor

ADL Diagnostic Chile

March 2008 - January 2009(10 months)


Doctor in Sciences

Universidad Austral de Chile Campus Isla Teja

August 2003 - May 2008(5 years)


Universidad Austral de Chile Campus Isla Teja

March 1991 - December 1998(8 years)


Marcos Mancilla studied biochemistry at Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile (1998). He began his career working on diagnostics of infectious fish diseases and vaccine development at Novartis Animal Health, Puerto Varas, Chile (1999-2001). Then, he got a doctoral degree in molecular biology (2008). Although he focused his thesis on the whole-genome bioinformatic analysis of Brucella abortus (cattle brucellosis), looking for genomic islands, he was also investigating the molecular epidemiology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex zoonotic bacteria. In 2009, he moved to Spain to work in the development of a vaccine against swine brucellosis and molecular genetics of Brucella in the Institute for Microbiology and Parasitology at Universidad de Navarra, Spain. One of his main contributions has been the elucidation of genetic mechanisms involved in the in vitro loss of O-polysaccharide showed by smooth brucellae. Former research topics included the genetic stabilization of vaccine strains and the unravelling of the mechanisms of genome plasticity in brucellae. At present, he is head of internal R&D area of ADL Diagnostic Chile, a company based on Puerto Montt, Chile that provides services for fish diseases diagnostics and veterinary technical assistance.

Co-authors (46)

  • Pwaveno H. Bamaiyi
  • Nopa Nopiyani
  • Morgan Langille

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