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Natalia Montellano Duran

Country of origin: Bolivia Currently in: Bolivia, Santa Cruz de la Sierra General field of specialization: Biological Systems and Organisms
Early Career Fellowship
Academic Background


2018 Doctorate Biological Systems and Organisms
Research and Profession

Current Research Activities

Biological Systems and Organisms

Vegetable proteins, Functional foods, soft matter.

Publications resulting from Research: 

06/2019 Effective participatory science education in a diverse Latin American population. Leonardo M. R. Ferreira, Giovanni A. Carosso, Natalia Montellano Duran, Soad V. Bohorquez-Massud, Gustavo Vaca-Diez, Laura Ines Rivera-Betancourt, Yara Rodriguez, Dalila G. Ordonez, Diana K. Alatriste-Gonzalez, Aldo Vacaflores, Lilian Gonzalez Auza, Christian Schuetz, Lucia Elena Alvarado-Arnez, Carolina V. Alexander-Savino, Omar Gandarilla & Mohammed A. Mostajo-Radji. Palgrave Communications. 2019.
03/2019 Characterization of acid induced gels of quinoa proteins and carrageenan. Natalia Montellano Duran⁠, Darío Spelzini, Valeria Boeris⁠⁠. LWT – Food Science and Technology. 2019.
01/2019 Perceptions and Prospects in Life Sciences in a Heterogenous Latin American Population. L. M.R. Ferreira, G. A. Carosso, B. Lopez-Videla, G. Vaca Diez, L. I. Rivera-Betancourt, Y. Rodriguez, D. G. Ordonez, N. Montellano Duran, D. K. Alatriste-Gonzalez, A. Vacaflores, S. Bohorquez, L. Gonzalez Auza, C. Schuetz, C. Alexander-Savino, O. Gandarilla Cuellar, M. A. Mostajo Radji⁠. BioRxiv. 2019.
09/2018 Peptidase from Aspergillus niger NRRL 3: Optimization of its production by solid-state fermentation, purification and characterization. López DN⁠, Galante⁠ M, Ruggieri G⁠, Piaruchi J⁠, Dib ME⁠, Montellano Duran⁠ N, Lombardi J⁠⁠, de Sanctis M, Boeris V⁠, Risso PH, Spelzini D⁠. LWT – Food Science and Technology. 2018.
03/2018 The effect of carrageenan on the acid-induced aggregation and gelation conditions of quinoa proteins. Natalia Montellano Duran, Micaela Galante, Darío Spelzini, Valeria Boeris. Food Research International. 2018. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodres.2018.03.015
09/2017 A combined experimental and molecular simulation study of factors influencing interaction of quinoa proteins–carrageenan. Natalia Montellano Duran, Darío Spelzini, Natael Wayllace, Valeria Boeris, Fernando Luis Barroso da Silva. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules. 2018. 107 (949-956). DOI: 10.1016/j.ijbiomac.2017.09.076

Current profession

Current professional activities type: 
Administrative work in the Biotechnology career in Universidad Catolica Boliviana San Pablo.

Workshop and Conference Attended

2017 Carlos Paz, Argentina Argentinian Conference of Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry
2017 São Paulo, Brazil School on Biological Soft Matter: from molecular interactions to engineered materials
2016 Córdoba, Argentina VI International Conference of Food Science and Technology
2015 Buenos Aires, Argentina XIX Argentinian Conference of Physical Chemistry and Inorganic Chemistry
2015 São Paulo, Brazil Onuchic Minicourse on Energy Landscapes in Biophysics & Minischool on Biophysics of Protein Interactions
2014 Córdoba, Argentina 3rd Environmental Science Workshop (III TACA)


Juventud Empresa
Prizes, Grants and Awards

Other Awards

Feb 2024
Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship with OWSD

Fellowship awarded

Early Career Fellowship awarded 2019

OWSD 6th General Assembly certificate: download

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