C.V.

Juan E. Keymer   纪皇

Assistant Professor
Department of Ecology & Department of Physics
School of Biological Sciences & School of Physics
P. Catholic University of Chile

Areas of interests

 Biology | Biological Physics | Applied Mathematics | Complexity | Ecology

Academic degrees

Ph.D. (2003) Princeton University
M.Sc. (2000) Princeton University
B.Sc. (1996) P. Catholic University of Chile

Academic positions


2015- now Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Physics, Faculty of Physics, P. Catholic University of Chile, Stgo., Chile.
2015- now Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Ecology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, P. Catholic University of Chile, Stgo., Chile.
2013-2014 Adjunct Professor
Department of Ecology, Faculty of Biological Sciences, P. Catholic University of Chile, Stgo., Chile.
2010-2012 Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Bionanoscience, Delft University of Technology. The Netherlands
2007-2010 Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Nanoscience, Delft University of Technology. The Netherlands
2005-2007 Postdoctoral researcher, under Bob Austin. Department of Physics, Princeton University. New Jersey, USA
2004-2005 Postdoctoral researcher, under Ned Wingreen. Department of Molecular Biology, Princeton University. New Jersey, USA
2003-2004 Postdoctoral researcher, under Ned Wingreen. Unit of Bioinformatics, NEC Research Laboratories. New Jersey, USA
1997-2003 Graduate student (M.Sc./Ph.D.), under Simon A. Levin. Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Princeton University. New Jersey, USA.Thanks to The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
1993-1996 Undergraduate student (B.Sc.), Faculty of Mathematics, P. Catholic University of Chile. Chile
1991-1996 Undergraduate student (B.Sc), Faculty of  Biological Sciences, P. Catholic University of Chile. Chile

Referee activity

Grant evaluation Panels: 2009-2012 Expert review panel (Life Sciences), European Research Council (ERC). 2015 Chilean Research Councit, Conicyt Chile.
Scientific Journals: The American Naturalist, Journal Theoretical Biology, Theoretical Population Biology, Ecology, Mathematical Biosciences, Ecological Modeling, Physical Review Letters, Reviews of Modern Physics

Invited Scientist

2010 December  Biological Research Centre. BRC. Szeged, Hungary
2007 July  Santa Fe Institute. SFI. Santa Fe, NM, USA
2006 January Instituto de Sistemas Complejos de Valparaiso. ISCV. Valparaiso, Chile

Invited lectures

2017 “SDGs: A challenge of adaptation to a dynamic habitat landscape“. Open FIESTA’s “iSDG 2017 Shenzhen Assembly”. 清华大学深圳研究生院, Shenzhen, China
2014 “Analogy between bacterial population dynamics and quantum mechanics” IAS Focused program “Physics approaches to simplifying complexity in biology”.  Institute for Advanced Study, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
2014 “Eco-physiology and biophysics in nano-structured (on-chip) ecosystems” , at the “II Workshop on structural biology and nano-physiology” at the Faculty of Biological Sciences, P. Catholic University of Chile Santiago, Chile
2014 “Biophysics of bacteria in nano-structured on-chip ecosystems” XXXVII Annual meeting of the Chilean society of biochemistry and molecular biology, Puerto Varas, Chile
2014 “Biophysics of bacteria in nano-fabricated ecosystems” Department of Physics workshop “Biophysics: an interdisciplinary assemblage”, School of Physics, P. Catholic University of Chile Santiago, Chile
2013 “Entanglement and development in bacterial populations” Department of Physics Seminar, Faculty of Physical and Mathematical Sciences, University of Chile Santiago, Chile
2013 “Entanglement and development in bacterial populations” Faculty Seminar, Faculty of Biological Sciences, P. Catholic University of Chile Santiago, Chile
2012 “Medicine as art” Center for Theoretical Science & Princeton Physical Sciences-Oncology Center. Princeton University, Princeton NJ, USA
2012 “Metabolic Entanglement and wave mechanics in adaptive radiations of E.coli” Vrije Universiteit and Netherlands Institute for Systems Biology, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2012 “The Physics and Evolution of Biological Complexity” CRI, Paris Descartes University, Graduate-student-organized workshop on Interdisciplinary Ecology. Paris, France
2011 “The Physics of Tumor Heterogeneity” Center for Theoretical Science & Princeton Physical Sciences-Oncology Center. Princeton University, Princeton NJ, USA
2011 “Synthetic Ecosystems for Systems Microbiology” Department of Microbial Ecology. Netherlands Institute of Ecology (NIOO KNAW). Wageningen, The Netherlands.
2011″Microbial Community Assembly in Spatially-explicit synthetic ecosystems” CRI, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France
2011″Microbial Community Assembly in Spatially-explicit synthetic ecosystems” Department of Ecology, P. Catholic University of Chile, Santiago, Chile 
2010 “Van Leeuwenhook Lecture” Cell Observatory, Leiden University, Leiden, The Netherlands
2010 “Systems Biology of Cancer and Aging” Center for Theoretical Biology. Peking University, Beijing, China
2010 “Life Science Symposium” S.V. LIFE—Student Union of Life Science Technology LST. Leiden University & TU Delft . MustSee Theatre, Delft, The Netherlands
2009 “Foundations of evolution from the perspectives of physics”. I2 CAM,Institute for Advanced Study, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Hong Kong, China
2009 “Evolution, a Matter of Facts”. Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
2008 “Nano Fabricated Metapopulations and Metacommunities” Metapopulation Research Group, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
2007 “Landscape Ecology and Nanotechnology” Lecture to Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program “Approches Interdisciplaires du Vivant”. CRI, Paris Descartes University, Paris, France
2007DeGennes Days-satellite meeting in biophysics“. Institute Curie, Paris, France
2006Nanofabricated landscapes and synthetic microbial ecosystems“. Kolter Lab, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA, USA
2006Experimental and Theoretical Foundations of Evolution“. American Physical Society, Baltimore MD, USA

International congresses, workshops, and summer schools

2006 Metabolic basis of ecology. Gordon Research Conference, Bates College, ME, USA
2005 Technology & characterization at the nanoscale. CNF, Cornell U. Ithaca, NY, USA
2005 Cells, circuits & logic. Computational Biology Initiative, MIT. Cambridge, MA, USA
2004 Managing for resilience in costal marine ecosystems. Friday Harbor Laboratories. WA, USA
2000 Young Scientist Summer Program. IIASA . Laxemburg, Austria
1999 NATO ASI Mathematical problems arising from biology. Fields Institute. Toronto, Canada
1997 10th Complex system Summer school. Santa Fe Institute. Santa Fe, NM, USA
1996 5th Summer school on complex systems. Universidad de Chile. Santiago, Chile
1996 Third Autumn workshop on mathematical ecology. ICTP, Trieste, Italy. Thanks to UNESCO
1996 Physiology of sensorial systems. CECS, Valdivia, Chile
1994 Mechanisms of signal transduction on eucaryotic cells. Universidad de Chile, Santiago Chile

Patents

2006 Interacting microhabitat array and uses thereof. US 2007/0243572

Awards

2001 Outstanding paper in Landscape Ecology Award. US-IALE “given for an outstanding contribution to the literature of the field of landscape ecology”.

 

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