Torres

Torres
Last name: 
Torres
First name: 
Patricio
Job title: 
Professor
Age: 
71
Affiliation: 
Austral University of Chile
Projects: 
Diphyllobothriidae
Expertise: 
Location: 
3868707
Short bio: 
Curriculum vitae (abbreviated) Patricio Torres Education Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile (1966). Medical Technologist. Universidad de León, León, España, PhD (1986) Academic Employment 1966-1968. Instructor. Laboratory of Parasitology, School of Veterinary Medicine. Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. Universidad Austral de Chile. Valdivia, Chile. 1968-1969. Instructor. Institute of Parasitology. Faculty of Medicine. Universidad Austral de Chile. Valdivia, Chile. 1969-1979. Assistant Professor. Institute of Parasitology. Faculty of Medicine. Universidad Austral de Chile. Valdivia, Chile. 1979-1989. Associate Professor. Institute of Parasitology. Faculty of Medicine. Universidad Austral de Chile. Valdivia, Chile. 1980-1989. Director of Medical Technology School. Faculty of Medicine. Universidad Austral de Chile. Valdivia, Chile. 1990-present. Professor. Institute of Parasitology. Faculty of Medicine. Universidad Austral de Chile. Valdivia, Chile 1993-2012. Director Institute of Parasitology. Faculty of Medicine. Universidad Austral de Chile. Valdivia, Chile. Areas of interest Diversity of helminth parasites in fish. Zoonosis transmitted by aquatic organisms. Diagnostic and epidemiology of human intestinal helminth infections. Publications My publications included 122 articles in journals, author of 5 chapters of books and 1 Atlas of parasitology. Selected items (last 15 years) follow: 1. Torres, P., Valdivieso, J., Schlatter, R., Montefusco, A., Revenga, J., Marín, F., Lamilla, J., Ramallo, G. 2000. Infection by Contracaecum rudolphii (Nematoda: Anisakidae) in the neotropic cormorant Phalacrocorax brasilianus, and fishes from the estuary of the Valdivia river, Chile. Studies on Neotropical Fauna and Environment, 35: 101-108 2. Torres, P., Aedo, E. Figueroa, L., Siegmund, I., Silva, R., Navarrete, N., Puga, S., Marin, F., Aedo, E. 2000. Infección por helmintos parásitos en salmón coho, Oncorhynchus kisutch, durante su retorno al río Simpson, Chile. Boletín Chileno de Parasitología, 55: 31-35. 3. Torres, P., Moya, R., Lamilla, J. 2000. Nematodos anisákidos de interés en salud pública en peces comercializados en Valdivia, Chile. Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria, 32: 107-113. 4. Mercado, R., Torres, P., Muñoz, V., Apt, W. 2001. Human infection by Pseudoterranova decipiens (Nematoda, Anisakidae) in Chile: Report of seven cases. Memorias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 96: 653 -655. 5. Torres, P., López, JC., Cubillos, V., Lobos, C., Silva, R. 2002. Visceral diphyllobothriosis in a cultured rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss (Walbaum), in Chile. Journal of Fish Diseases, 25: 375-379. 6. Mercado, R., Jercic, MI., Torres, P., Alcayaga, S., Martínez, F., Costa-Cruz, JM, Ueta, M. 2002. Inmunodiagnóstico de las infecciones por Strongyloides stercoralis en Chile utilizando la prueba de ELISA. Revista Médica de Chile, 130: 1358-1364. 7. Torres, P., Soto, M.S. 2004. Hysterothylacium winteri sp.n. (Nematoda: Anisakidae), a parasite of Chilean rock cod, Eleginops maclovinus (Perciformes: Eleginopidae) from south of Chile. Folia Parasitológica, 51: 55-60. 8. Torres, P., Cuevas, C., Tang, M., Barra, M., Franjola, R., Navarrete, N., Montefusco, A., Otth, L., Wilson, G., Puga, S., Figueroa, L., Cerda, O. 2004. Introduced and Native Fishes as Infection Foci of Diphyllobothrium spp. in humans and dogs from two localities at lake Panguipulli in Southern Chile. Comparative Parasitology, 71: 111-117. 9. Torres, P., Villalobos, L., Woelfl, S. y Puga, S. 2004. Identification of the copepod intermediate host of the introduced broad fish tapeworm Diphyllobothrium latum in Southern Chile. Journal of Parasitology, 90: 1190-1193. 10. García, E., Mora, L., Torres, P., Jercic, MI., Mercado, R. 2005. First record of human trichinosis in Chile associated with consumption of wild boar (Sus scrofa). Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, 100: 17-18. 11. Revenga, J., Torres, P., Baiz, M. 2005. Impact of a caged-trout form on parasites of Galaxias maculatus in Lake Moreno, southern Argentina. Journal of Parasitology, 91: 707-709. 12. Torres, P., Ortega, J., Schlatter, R. 2005. Nematode parasites of digestive tract in Olivaceus cormorant chicks (Phalacrocorax brasilianus) from the River Cruces Ramsar site in southern Chile. Parasitology Research, 97: 103-107. 13. Revenga, J., Torres, P., Siegmund, I. 2006. Acanthostomoides apophalliformis (Trematoda: Cryptogonimidae) Does not cause detectable mortality in Galaxias maculatus (Teleostomi: Galaxiidae). Brazilian Archives of Biology and Technology, 49:713-715. 14. Mercado, R., Torres, P., Gil, L.C., Goldin, L. 2006. Anisakiasis en una paciente portadora de una pequeña hernia hiatal en Chile. Revista Médica de Chile, 134: 1562-1564. 15. Torres, P., Villalobos, L., Woelfl, S. 2007. Experimental Infection of copepods from four lakes in southern Chile with Diphyllobothrium latum (Linnaeus, 1758) Coracidia Comparative Parasitology: 74: 167-170. 16. Torres, P., Jercic, M.I., Weitz, J.C., Dobrew, E. K., Mercado, R., 2007. Human Pseudorerranovosis, an emerging infection in Chile. Journal of Parasitology: 93: 440-443. 17. Woelfl, S., Mages, M., Torres, P. 2008. Trace metal concentrations in single specimens of the intestinal broad flatworm (Diphyllobothrium latum), compared to their fish host (Oncorhynchus mykiss) measured by total reflection X-ray fluorescent spectrometry (TXRF). Spectrochimica Acta, Part B: Atomic Spectroscopy, 63: 1450-1454. 18. Aburto, N, Torres, P, Lamilla J. 2008. Infection of the Yellownose Skate, Dipturus chilensis, by Otodistomum cestoides (Trematoda, Digenea) in three coastal localities of Southern Chile. Comparative Parasitology. 75: 150-152. 19. Torres, P., Villalobos. L., Woelfl, S. 2010. Identification of the copepod intermediate host of Camallanus corderoi (Nematoda: Camallanidae) in southern Chile. Comparative Parasitology: 77: 108-113. 20. Torres, P., Quintanilla, J.C., Rozas, M., Miranda, P., Ibarra, R., San Martín, M.F., Raddatz, B., Wolter, M., Villegas, A., Canobra, C., Hausdorf M., Silva, R. 2010 Endohelminth parasites in intensive salmonid culture from southern Chile. The Journal of Parasitology 96:669-670. 21. Mercado, R., Yamasaki, H., Motoe, K., Muñoz, V., Sagua, H., Torres, P., Castillo, D.. 2010. Molecular identification of the Diphyllobothrium species causing diphyllobothriasis in chilean patients. Parasitology Research: 106: 995-1000. 22. Torres, P., Puga, S. 2011. Comparative efficiency of candling and glass plate compression for detection of diphyllobothriosis in rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) musculature. Revue Scientifique et Technique Office International dês Epizooties: 30: 831-837. 23. Torres, P., Leyán V., Puga S. 2012. Prevalence, intensity and abundance of infection and pathogenesis caused by Diphyllobothriosis in vulnerable native fish and introduced trout in Lake Panguipulli, Chile. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 48: 937-950. 24. Torres P. 2012. Parásitos eucarióticos de peces y su importancia en salud. En Canals M y P Cattan. Zoología Médica III. Vertebrados. Editorial Universitaria, Santiago, Chile. Pp 213-265. 25. Torres P. 2013. Anisakiasis. En Apt W. Parasitología Humana. McGraw Hill Interamericana Editores. México. Pp 239-249. 26. Torres P. 2013. Difilobotriasis. En Apt W. Parasitología Humana. McGraw Hill Interamericana Editores. México. Pp 202-213. 27. Jercic MI, Torres P. 2014. Atlas para la identificación de elementos parasitarios microscópicos en deposiciones. Sección Parasitología. Departamento Laboratorio Biomédico Nacional y de Referencia. Instituto de Salud Pública de Chile. Ministerio de Salud. Chile. 2da Ed. 98 pp. 28. Torres, P., S Puga, L Castillo, J Lamilla, JC Miranda. 2014. Helmintos, myxozoos y microsporidios en músculos de peces comercializados frescos y su importancia como riesgo potencial para la salud humana en la ciudad de Valdivia, Chile. Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria: 46: 83-92. 29. Torres-Frenzel, P., P. Torres. 2014. Anisakid parasites in commercial hake ceviche in southern Chile. Journal of Food Protection 77: 1237-1240. 30. Raddatz, B., P. Torres. 2015. Infección por Histerothylacium geschei (Nematoda: Anisakidae) en peces del Lago Panguipulli, Chile. Archivos de Medicina Veterinaria 47:61-70. Conferences, seminars, and congresses Include participation in 111 meetings. Selects items in last years, follow: 1. Villalobos L. Torres P. y Woelfl S. “Culture of copepods for the identification of intermediary hosts of Diphyllobothrium latum in the south of Chile”. XIII Taller / First Congress of Chilean Limnological Society, Valdivia, Chile. December 2004. 2. Torres P., Villalobos L., Woelfl S. “Experimental infection of copepods with first stage larvae of Camallanus corderoi “. VII meeting of parasitism in freshwater ecosistems. Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Bariloche, Argentina. November 2006. 3. Torres P., Villalobos L., Woelfl S. “Copepods intermediary hosts of Diphyllobothrium latum in the south of Chile. VII Meeting of parasitism in freshwater ecosystems. Universidad Nacional del Comahue, Bariloche, Argentina. November 2006. 4. Woelfl S., Mages M., Lorca A. and Torres P. Determination of weight dependent trace elements in single specimens of two fish endoparasites (Limnoderetrema tolosai and Diphyllobothrium latum) from Chilean lakes by TXRF. 12 th International Conference on Total Reflection X-ray Fluorescence Analysis and Related Methods (TXRF 2007) Provo (Trento) Italy. June 2007. 5. Torres P. “Parasitic zoonosis and aquatic organisms in Chile”. XVIII Latinoamerican Congress of Parasitology. Isla Margarita, Venezuela. October 2007. 6. Torres P. “Diphyllobothriosis in south America”. IV Fórum de Discussão da Sociedade Paulista de Parasitologia: Parasitos de Peixes. Sociedade Paulista de Parasitologia, Instituto de Biologia, UNICAMP, Brasil. August 2008. 7. Torres P. “Helminths endoparasites in intensive culture of salmonids in the south of Chile, relation with wild faune and potential risk in human health. International symposia of applied parasitology to Aquaculture. Instituto Tecnológico del Salmón, Puerto Montt. May 2009. 8. Torres P. “Diphyllobothriosis na America Do Sul”. II Congresso Internacional de Bioanálises. V Congresso Sul-Brasileiro de Biomedicina IX Semana Gaúcha de Biomedicina. Novo Hamburgo, Brasil. August 2009. 9. Torres P., Puga S. “Distribution of Diphyllobothrium spp. plerocercoids in Oncorhynchus mykiss and efficiency of candling technic in their detection in muscles”. VIII Meeting of parasitism in freshwater ecosystem. Campus Isla Teja, Universidad Austral de Chile, Valdivia, Chile. November 2009. 10. Torres P. Round table: Alimentos e transmissao de parasitos. “Fish parasites and risks for health”. XXII Congreso Brasileiro de parasitología. Sao Paulo. Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brasil. August 2011. 11. Torres P. “Zoonotic infections in fish from Chile”. XXII Congreso Brasileiro de Parasitología. Sao Paulo, Universidad de Sao Paulo, Brasil. August 2011. 12. Torres P. “Diphyllobothriosis”. Symposia of zoonosis associated to aquatic environments: past, present, and future. Congreso Argentino de Parasitología, Bariloche, Argentina. November 2015. 13. Torres P. “Eukaryotic parasites in freshwater fish of Chile”. Symposia of parasite biodiversity in freshwater ecosystems. Congreso Argentino de Parasitología, Bariloche, Argentina. November 2015. Research Projects Include participation in about 26 projects. Select items in last years, follow: 1. "Experimental identification of copepod intermediary hosts of Diphyllobothrium latum (L. 1758) in Chile". Project S-2002-24. Financial support of Dirección de Investigación y Desarrollo, Universidad Austral de Chile. 2002-2004. 2. “Identification of intermediary hosts and experimental development of the nematode Camallanus corderoi Torres, Teuber y Miranda, 1990 in copepods and in rainbow trout, Oncorhynchus mykiss introduced in freshwater ecosystems from south of Chile”. Project S-2004-05. Financial support of Dirección de Investigación y Desarrollo, Universidad Austral de Chile. 2004-2006. 3. “Diphyllobothriosis in introduced rainbow trout (Oncorhynchus mykiss) and native perchs (Percichthys trucha) in Chile: effect, distribution of plerocercoids in hosts and comparison of procedures for their detection in muscles”. Project S-2006-04. Financial support of Dirección de Investigación y Desarrollo, Universidad Austral de Chile. 2006-2008. 4. “Study of prevalence of helminth endoparasites in intensive cultured of salmonids in the south of Chile. INNOVA Chile of CORFO. Project 05CT6 IP-05. 2006 – 2009. 5. “Methodology of collaborative construction of learning objectives with anatomic clinical and pathogen organisms” Project AUS 0705. Financial support of MECESUP. Fondo de Innovación Académica 2007. 2008 – 2009. 6. “Distribution of anisakid nematodes and other eukaryotic parasites in different sites of muscles in fish of commercial interest, with special reference to zoonotic agents”. Project S-2008-33. Financial support of Dirección de Investigación y Desarrollo, Universidad Austral de Chile, 2008-2010. 7. “Program of diversity of parasites and zoonosis transmitted by aquatic organisms”. Program I-2010-02. Financial support of Dirección de Investigación y Desarrollo, Universidad Austral de Chile. 2010-2016. 8. Member and key contributor to Global Water Pathogen Project in collaboration with UNESCO; http://www.waterpathogens.org/ 2004-2017, Funded by the Midland Research Institute on Value Chain Creation and the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation (BMGF).