Erwin Krauskopf, PhD


Dr. Krauskopf obtained his bachelor’s and master’s equivalency degrees in biochemistry from the Universidad Austral de Chile in 1992 after completing a thesis at the University of California, Davis entitled “Somatic polyembriogenesis from immature cones of Pinus radiata”.

After graduation, Dr. Krauskopf worked for almost six years at a forestry-oriented biotech company, Bioforest S.A. Here he was in charge of the Somatic Polyembriogenesis Program.

Dr. Krauskopf then moved to New Zealand to enroll into a Ph.D program at the University of Auckland, where his research was focused on the isolation and characterization of cellulose synthase genes in Pinus radiata.

In 2004, he returned to Chile for a faculty position at Universidad Andrés Bello and a research associate position at the Fundación Ciencia & Vida to create the abiotic stress laboratory.

In 2011 Dr. Krauskopf was promoted to Head of the Biotechnology degree at the Universidad Andrés Bello.