2002 B. Sc. (Industrial Microbiology), Pontificia
Universidad Javeriana- Bogota (Colombia)
National Phytopathological Award from the Colombian
Plant Pathology Association 2002. “Purification of
Sugarcane Yellow Leaf luteovirus ScYLV and
production of antiserum”.
June 2007- October 2008: Industrial Microbiologist,
Colombian Sugarcane Research Center-
May 2006- October 2006: Researcher in technical
training, Texas Agricultural Experimental Station
TAES, Weslaco, TX, USA
January 2003-May 2007: Junior researcher, Colombian
Sugarcane Research Center-CENICAÑA, Cali
July 2001- Ago 2002: Undergraduate research student,
Colombian Sugarcane Research Center CENICAÑA, Cali.
Jan 2001 – July 2001: Internship student, Colombian
Sugarcane Research Center - CENICAÑA, Cali
Area of research:
Sugarcane Brown Rust resistance
Recent publications, posters, oral presentation:
Avellaneda M.C., Mirkov E. and Victoria J. 2008. “A
transgenic resistance to ratoon stunting and leaf
scald diseases of the sugarcane variety CC
85-92,using the 1SD gene. Abstracts ISSC IX
Pathology and VI Molecular Biology Workshop. Cali,
Colombia . June 23-27, 2008.
Buzón K., Parrado D., Quevedo B., Victoria J. and
Avellaneda M.C. 2008. “Isolation, selection and
molecular characterization of wild yeasts found in
ethanol production at Providencia Sugarmill.
Abstracts ISSCT IX Pathology and VI Molecular
Biology Workshop. Cali, Colombia. June 23-27, 2008.
Victoria J.I., Avellaneda M.C., Ángel J.C., Guzmán
M.L. 2005. “Resistance to Sugarcane Yellow Leaf
virus in Colombia”. Proceedings XXV ISSCT Congress
International Society of Sugar Cane Technologists.
Volume 2. Atagua, Guatemala. 30 january-4 february,
Avellaneda M.C., Ángel J. C., Victoria J.I. 2003.
“Resistance of different varieties of sugarcane to
the virus that causes the yellow leaf syndrome”.
Abstracts ISSCT Sugarcane Pathology Workshop VII.
Louisiana State University. Baton Rouge, Louisiana,
USA. May 11-16, 2003.