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Keiko Shirai

Keiko Shirai Keiko Shirai
Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana

 Research grant by Produce Foundation Oaxaca A.C, (Fundación Produce Oaxaca A.C.) o Technological validation to the producers of lichi of state of Oaxaca, Mexico on the quality preservation of Litchi (Litchi chinensis Sonn.) in postharvest by Lactobacillus and chitosan based coatings • Research grant by Mexican Council of Fish Resources (CONAPESCA) o Technological transfer to the productive sector on the Chemical and biological process for the obtaining of chitin, chitosan, pigments, hydrolyzed protein and calcium from crustacean wastes by fermentation • Research grant by National Council for Science and Technology (CONACyT) o Start-up of the technology of bioprocess of crustacean wastes for chitin, protein hydrolyzates, calcium and chitosan production. FINNOVA- Secretary of Economy Final 2016. o Study of the production of hydrolitic enzymes involved in the antagonistic process of mycoparasitic, phytopathogenic and entomopathogenic fungi. Final 2014. o Process for the obtaining of chitin, chitosan, pigments, hydrolyzed protein and calcium from crustacean wastes by fermentation. Business and action plan. AVANCE-CONACyT C01-170. Final 2008. o Study of extrinsic factors that affecting the production of chitinases by entomopathogenic and mycoparasitic fungi Lecanicillium lecanii and Verticillium fungicola. CONACyT No. 46173. Final 2008. o Production and purification of extracellular chitinases of Verticillium lecanii. CONACyT No. 400200-5-J33566-E Final 2004. • Research grant: Biopolymers in Materials and Life Sciences. Programme of co-operation between higher education institutions (HEI's) of the European Union and Latin America: Alfa. Final 2007. • Higher Education link programme funded by British government and CONACyT: o Separation and purification of proteins from crustacean wastes" UAM/Loughborough University/University of Plymouth. Final 2001. o Utilisation of Aquatic Resources by Biotechnology”.UAM/Loughborough University Final 1998. • Member of National Researchers Council (SNI) since 1996. Currently Researcher Level III. • Accredited as full professor according to the evaluation carried out by Subsecretary of Higher Education and Research (SESIC) of the Secretary of Public Education (SEP), since 2003. • Capital City Award "Heberto Castillo Martinez" 2011 for young outstanding Mexican scientist, issued by the Mexico City Hall through the Institute of Science and Technology City (ICyTDF) on November 29, 2011. • Prototype Award in the category "City Competitive Industry" at the Fair of Inventions 2011 Second Week of Scientific and Technological Research, held from 17 to 21 October 2011 issued by the Mexico City Hall through the Institute of Science and Technology City (ICyTDF). • 2009 Diploma for Research in the Area of Biological Sciences and Health for the paper "Effect of temperature on chitin and astaxanthin recoveries from shrimp waste using lactic acid bacteria", awarded by the Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana November 29, 2010. • Awarded as member of the most productive research area of Biological Sciences faculty in the Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana campus Iztapalapa in 2007, 2004 and 1999. • Awarded with the Research Prize of the Biological Sciences Area given by Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana in 2003. • Teaching grant level D (maximum D minimum A) awarded by Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana 2000 to 2007. • Permanence grant level C (maximum C minimum A) awarded by Universidad Autónoma Metropolitana 1993 to 2007. • Extra bonus for high level of teaching and research awarded by Universidad Autonoma Metropolitana levels C, B and A (maximum C minimum A) 1995-present. • Federation of European Microbiological Society (FEMS) grants to attendance to the VI Internacional Simposium of Lactic Acid Bacteria Eindhoven Netherlands 19 to 23 September 1999. • European Union grants to attendance to the IV International Conference in Marine Biotechnology, Italy 22 to 29 September 1997. • British Government grant for training in technology in the University of Loughborough UK 1996-1997.

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Enzymatic hydrolysis Physicochemical and Antioxidant Fibroblast viability and inhibitory

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