PhD. Rubén Palma



PhD. Jaime Verdugo

He is interested on plant-insect interactions particularly focused on the plant and its defensive response to insect attack, analyzing resistance and tolerance, as well as observing plant changes under insect attack and at the same time with different water supplies affecting their parameters. From of point of view of the insect, he has performed analyzing proteomic expression of insects fed on different host species with different levels of resistance and different level of irrigation. Actually, he is focused in the impact tomato-greenhouse whitefly interaction, with a Fondecyt de Inciación project 11130433 “Effect of water availability on the interaction of tomato and the greenhouse whitefly Trialeurodes. vaporariorum”.


U de Talca ICM


Institute of Biological Sciences
Lircay Campus of the University of Talca.
Avda. Lircay s / n
Phone: (+5671) 2418987