profesores-FAIF-enero 2020


Andrés Schwember

(+56 2) 2354 4123


  • Ph.D., University of California-Davis, USA, Plant Biology. 2009.
  • Magister, University of California-Davis, USA Horticulture and Agronomy. 2003.
  • Ingeniero Agrónomo, Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, 1996.

  • Cabas-Lühmann, P., Schwember, A.R., Arriagada, O.; Marcotuli, I., Matus, I.; Alfaro, C.; Gadaleta, A. 2024. Meta-QTL analysis and candidate genes for quality traits, mineral content, and abiotic-related traits in wild emmer. Frontiers in Plant Science, 15, 1305196.

  • Márquez, K.; Arriagada, O.; Pérez-Díaz, R.; Cabeza, R.A.; Plaza, A.; Arévalo, B.; Meisel, L.A.; Ojeda, D.; Silva, H.; Schwember, A.R.; Fuentes, C.; Flores, M.; Carrasco, B. 2024. Nutritional Characterization of Chilean Landraces of Common Bean. Plants, 13, 817.
  • Martínez-Barradas, V., Inostroza-Blancheteau, C., Tighe-Neira, R., Romero-Romero, J.L., Schwember, A.R., Arce-Johnson, P. 2023. Drought Tolerance Evaluation of 'Zorzal,' the Most Cultivated Common Bean in Chile, a Country Facing Desertification. Agricultural Research.
  • Izquierdo, J., Schwember, A.R., Arriagada, O., García-Pintos, G. 2023. On-farm soybean response to a field foliar applied humic biostimulant at differing cropping environments of Uruguay. Chilean Journal of Agricultural Research 83:577-588.
  • Aloisi, I., Yacoubi, I., Gadaleta, A., Schwember, A.R. and Marcotuli, I. 2023. Editorial: Exploiting wheat biodiversity and agricultural practices for tackling the effects of climate change. Frontiers in Plant Science 14:1257502.

  • Cabas-Lühmann, P., Arriagada, O., Matus, I., Marcotuli, I., Gadaleta, A., Schwember, A.R. 2023. Comparison of durum with ancient tetraploid wheats from an agronomical, chemical, nutritional, and genetic standpoints: a review. Euphytica, 219, 61.

  • Arriagada, O., Arévalo, B., Cabeza, R.A., Carrasco, B., Schwember, A.R. 2023. Meta-QTL Analysis for Yield Components in Common Bean (Phaseolus vulgaris L.). Plants, 12, 117.
  • Shahidi, F., Danielski, R.; Rhein, S.O.; Meisel, L.A.; Fuentes, J.; Speisky, H.; Schwember, A.R.; de Camargo, A.C. 2022. Wheat and Rice beyond Phenolic Acids: Genetics, Identification Database, Antioxidant Properties, and Potential Health Effects. Plants, 11, 3283.
  • Arriagada O, Gadaleta A, Marcotuli I, Maccaferri M, Campana M, Reveco S, Alfaro C, Matus I and Schwember AR. 2022. A comprehensive meta-QTL analysis for yield-related traits of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum) grown under different water regimes. Frontiers in Plant Science. 13:984269.
  • Arriagada O., Cacciuttolo F., Cabeza R.A., Carrasco B., Schwember A.R. 2022. A Comprehensive Review on Chickpea (Cicer arietinum L.) Breeding for Abiotic Stress Tolerance and Climate Change Resilience. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 23, 6794. ijms23126794
  • de Camargo A.C., Alvarez A.C., Arias-Santé M.F., Oyarzún J.E., Andia M.E., Uribe S., Núñez Pizarro P., Bustos S.M., Schwember A.R., Shahidi F., Bridi R. 2022. Soluble Free, Esterified and Insoluble-Bound Phenolic Antioxidants from Chickpeas Prevent Cytotoxicity in Human Hepatoma HuH-7 Cells Induced by Peroxyl Radicals. Antioxidants 11, no. 6: 1139.
  • de Camargo A.C., Speisky H., Bridi. R, Núñez Pizarro P., Larena A., Pinaffi-Langley A.C.d.C, Shahidi F., Schwember, A.R. 2022. Chickpeas from a Chilean Region Affected by a Climate-Related Catastrophe: Effects of Water Stress on Grain Yield and Flavonoid Composition. Molecules, 27, 691.
  • Amigo R., Méndez-Espinoza A.M., Schwember A.R., Cornejo J., Baettig R., Cabeza R.A. 2021. Management of Iron and Manganese Toxicities of Lentil Crops Grown in Central Chile. Agronomy, 11(10):2051.
  • Arriagada O., Schwember A.R., Greve M.J., Urban M.O., Cabeza R.A., Carrasco B. 2021. Morphological and Molecular Characterization of Selected Chilean Runner Bean (Phaseolus coccineus L.) Genotypes Shows Moderate Agronomic and Genetic Variability. Plants, 10, 1688.
  • Campos K., Schwember A.R., Machado D., Ozores-Hampton M., Gil P.M. 2021. Physiological and Yield Responses of Green-Shelled Beans (Phaseolus vulgaris L.) Grown under Restricted Irrigation. Agronomy, 11, 562.  Link publicación
  • A. Costa de Camargo, A.P. de Souza Silva, J.C. Soares, S.M. Alencar, C.L. Handa, K.S. Cordeiro, M. de Souza Figueira, G.R. Sampaio, E.A.F.S. Torres, F. Shahidi, A.R. Schwember. 2021. Do flavonoids from durum wheat contribute to its bioactive properties? Molecules, 26 (2), 463.    Link publicación
  • Arriagada, O., Marcotuli, I., Gadaleta, A., Schwember, A.R. 2020. Molecular Mapping and Genomics of Grain Yield in Durum Wheat: A Review. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(19), 7021. DOI:10.3390/ijms21197021.
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  • Parada, R., Royo, C., Gadaleta, A., Colasuonno, P., Marcotuli, I., Matus, I., Castillo, D., de Camargo, A.C., Araya-Flores, J., Villegas, D., Schwember, A.R. 2020. Phytoene synthase 1 (Psy-1) and lipoxygenase 1 (lpx-1) genes influence on semolina yellowness in wheat mediterranean germplasm. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21 (13), 4669. . DOI:10.3390/ijms21134669.
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  • A.R. Schwember. 2020. Stimulating Legume Production for a More Sustainable and Nutritious Agriculture. American Journal of Biomedical Science and Research 8(6). DOI: 10.34297/AJBSR.2020.08.001331.
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  • Araya-Flores, J., Guzmán, C., Matus, I., Parada, R., Jarpa, G., de Camargo, A.C., Shahidi, F., Schwember, A.R. 2020. New Findings in the Amino Acid Profile and Gene Expression in Contrasting Durum Wheat Gluten Strength Genotypes during Grain Filling. Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, 68(20)5521-5528. DOI: 10.1021/acs.jafc.9b07842.
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  • Colasuonno P., Marcotuli I., Blanco A., Maccaferri M., Condorelli G.E., Tuberosa R., Parada R., de Camargo A.C., Schwember A.R. and Gadaleta A. 2019. Carotenoid Pigment Content in Durum Wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var durum): An Overview of Quantitative Trait Loci and Candidate Genes. Frontiers in Plant Science 10:1347. DOI: 10.3389/fpls.2019.01347.
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  • Schwember A.R., Schulze J., Del Pozo A., and Cabeza R.A. 2019. Regulation of Symbiotic Nitrogen Fixation in Legume Root Nodules. Plants 8, 333. DOI:10.3390/plants8090333.
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  • De Camargo A.C., Favero B.T., Morzelle M.C., Franchin M., Alvarez-Parrilla E., de la Rosa L.A., Geraldi M.V., Maróstica Júnior M.R., Shahidi F., Schwember A.R. 2019. Is Chickpea a Potential Substitute for Soybean? Phenolic Bioactives and Potential Health Benefits. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 20(11):2644.
  • Morzelle M.C, Salgado J.M, Massarioli A.P, Bachiega P., de Oliveira Rios A., Alencar S.M, Schwember A.R., de Camargo A.C. 2019. Potential benefits of phenolics from pomegranate pulp and peel in Alzheimer's disease: Antioxidant activity and inhibition of acetylcholinesterase. Journal of Food Bioactives 5: 136–141.
  • De Camargo, A.C., Biasoto, A.C.T., Schwember, A.R., (...), Alencar, S.M., Shahidi, F. 2019. Should we ban total phenolics and antioxidant screening methods? The link between antioxidant potential and activation of NF-κB using phenolic compounds from grape by-products. Food Chemistry 290: 229-238. DOI: 10.1016/j.foodchem.2019.03.145.
  • Richaud D., Stange C., Gadaleta A., Colasuonno P., Parada R., Schwember A.R. 2018. Identification of Lycopene epsilon cyclase (LCYE) gene mutants to potentially increase β-carotene content in durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L.ssp. durum) through TILLING. PLoS ONE 13(12):e0208948.
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    De Camargo, A.C., Schwember A.R., Parada R., Garcia S., Marostica M.R., Franchin M., Regitano-d'Arce M.A.B., Shahidi F. 2018. Opinion on the hurdles and potential health benefits in value-added use of plant food processing by-products as sources of phenolic compounds. International Journal of Molecular Sciences 19(11):3498.
  • Schwember, A.R., Carrasco, B., Gepts, P. 2017. Unraveling agronomic and genetic aspects of runner bean (Phaseolus coccineus L.). Field Crops Research 206:86-94.
  • Jiménez, N., Mares, D., Mrva, K., Lizana, C., Contreras, S., Schwember, A.R. 2017. Susceptibility to pre-harvest sprouting of Chilean and Australian elite cultivars of common wheat (Triticum aestivum L.). Crop Science 57:462-474.
  • Jacob, C., Carrasco, B., Schwember, A.R. 2016. Advances in breeding and biotechnology of legume crops. Plant Cell, Tissue and Organ Culture 127:561-584.
  • V.H. Vargas, A. Schulthess, C. Royo, I. Matus, A.R. Schwember. 2016. Transcripts levels of Phytoene synthase 1 (Psy-1) are associated to semolina yellowness variation in durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. ssp. durum). Journal of Cereal Science 68:155-163.
  • K.M Campos, C. Royo, A. Schulthess, D. Villegas, I. Matus, K. Ammar, A.R. Schwember. 2016. Association of phytoene synthase Psy1-A1 and Psy1-B1 allelic variants with semolina yellowness in durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum). Euphytica 207:109-117.




  • 2022-2025. Proyecto Fondecyt de Postdoctorado n°3220020 "Association mapping of grain quality traits in durum wheat grown at different environments". Investigador Patrocinador.
  • 2021-2025 Proyecto Fondecyt Regular 2021 n°1210092 "Disclosing critical environmental and genetic factors influencing durum wheat yields in contrasting Chilean regions". Investigador Responsable.
  • 2021-2026 Proyecto "Multidisciplinary studies on bioactive compounds from the Chilean Phaseolus vulgaris L. landraces and their potential effects in the prevention of noncommunicable chronic diseases" (código PR 729/2020) en el marco del "Concurso de Fortalecimiento al Desarrollo Científico de Centros Regionales 2020 de ANID", iniciativa a cargo del CEAP de la Región del Maule. Investigador Asociado.
  • 2021-2024. Proyecto "Transferencia alimentos orgánicos base legumbres" en la Región de O'Higgins. Fondo de Innovación para la Competitividad FIC-VI (Código IDI 40027302-0), Gobierno Regional, Región del Libertador General Bernardo O'Higgins. Investigador Principal.
  • 2020-2023. Reducción genotípica y su impacto sobre la mejora genética del rendimiento de granos en trigo candeal (Triticum turgidum L. var. durum). Proyecto Fondecyt de Postdoctorado n°3200991. Investigador Patrocinante.
  • 2019. Gira tecnológica de la Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA) "Gira a la competitividad de la pequeña agricultura de legumbres en Chile", código GIT-2019-0650, a Argentina (Córdoba y Salta). Coordinador Principal.
  • 2018-2021. Proyecto Fondecyt de Postdoctorado n°3180432 "Fertilization and water stress: effects on soluble and insoluble-bound bioactive phenolics of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L.var. durum) and chickpea (Cicer arietinum)". Investigador Patrocinante.
  • 2017-2020. Desarrollo de ingredientes funcionales y aditivos especializados para la valorización de la pequeña y mediana agricultura de secano. Proyecto Polos Territoriales Fundación para la Innovación Agraria (FIA), PYT-2017-0490. Investigador Principal.
  • 2016-2020. Genetic improvement of durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L. var durum) grain quality using international and national germplasm. FONDECYT REGULAR n°1161298. Investigador Responsable.
  • 2014-2017. Innovación y transferencia para potenciar el cultivo de leguminosas hortícolas en la Región de O´Higgins, FIC - I+D, Código 30343832-0.  Investigador Responsable
  • 2011-2014. Genetic improvement of the yellowness and the nutritional value of the grains of Durum Wheat (Triticum Turgidum L. Ssp. Durum), Fondecyt de Iniciación. Investigador Responsable.