Bárbara Léniz, Msc.

Outreach Team @ IMO
Master in Oceanography @ UDEC




Outreach Team @ IMO
Technical Staff @ IMO


Master in Oceanography @ UDEC



Marine Biologist, Universidad Católica de la Santísima Concepción. Master in Sciences, mention Oceanography, Universidad de Concepción.

She is currently the Deputy Director of Outreach Area of IMO. Its function is to disseminate Marine Sciences to society, especially to school community and bring science to society.

During her career, she worked as teacher at Universidad San Sebastián and won the CONICYT scholarship for her Master studies. Barbara has also been a mentor of interesting proposals for scientific diffusion, highlighting her role in the IMO's virtual aquarium, www.sumergete.cl. Also, its participation like scientific advisor in the TV series  "Las Aventuras de Ruka" and "La Receta Científica de Tony Tonina".

She has also developed her career mainly in the educational area, highlighting her participation in the Talent School of UdeC and theoretical-practical workshops in several educational establishments in Biobío Region.

 Bárbara se graduó con el mejor promedio de su generación el año 2005, además logró un reconocimiento por ser la primera egresada de su generación de la carrera de Biología Marina de la UCSC. Finalmente, ha participado en diversos Congresos de las Ciencias del Mar, exponiendo la experiencia del IMO en el área de la difusión y divulgación científica.

She graduated with the best average of 2005 generation, and she also obtained a recognition for being the first graduate of its generation of Marine Biology career at UCSC. Finally, she has participated in several Marine Sciences Congresses, exposing the experience of IMO in the area of dissemination and scientific dissemination.



Diversity and transcriptional levels of RuBisCO form II of sulfur-oxidizing γ-proteobacteria in coastal-upwelling waters with seasonal anoxia

Frontiers in Marine Science | Volume 4, Issue 213, Pages 1-12

doi:10.3389/fmars.2017.00213July, 2017

Léniz, B.Murillo, A.A.Ramírez-Flandes, S.Ulloa, O.


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