Dante Travisany

CMM - Beauchef 851, Sexto Piso. Of 612 · (56) 29784551 · dante at dtravisany.com

I am a Bioinformatician experienced in genomics, metagenomics and system biology.


Research Engineer

CMM - Mathomics

Currently I'm working at the Centro de Modelamiento Matematico. .

2010 - Present


Faculty of Medicine - UCHILE

Postgraduate Course: Mathematical and Bioinformatics Methods in Biological Data Analysis.

2011 - 2016
2006 - 2008


Fundacion Ciencia y Vida

Development and Implementation of Web platforms and pipelines for the analysis of Prokaryotic Genomes at The Center for Bioinformatics and Genome Biology.

2007 - 2009


University Adolfo Ibanez

Ph.D. Complex Systems
Ph.D. Complex System Engineering, Advisor: Eric Goles, Alejandro Maass.

Université d'Orléans

LIFO:Laboratoire d'informatique fondamentale d'Orleans. Advisor: Eric Goles

University of Talca

Bioinformatics Engineering
Bioinformatics Engineer, Advisor: Raul Herrera, Jorge Valdes.


Programming Languages & Tools
  • C
  • C++
  • PERL
  • DNA High Throughput Technologies Datasets: Assembly and Mapping.
  • Development and Implementation of Algorithms and Software to identify patterns in sequences, assign functional characterization using several biological databases.
  • Development and Implementation of Web-based solutions to explore the data generated in the previous steps.
  • Manually curation of databases and results.


Apart from being a Bioinformatician, I enjoy most of my time being outdoors. I enjoy mountain biking, camping and fishing.

When forced indoors, I like to play Rimworld and Factorio and follow some sci-fi genre movies and television shows at Netflix, I am an aspiring chef, and I spend a large amount of my free time reading about the latest technology advancements.


  • Giovanna Caceres, Maria Eugenia Lopez, Maria Ignacia Cadiz, Grazyella Yoshida, Ana Jedlicki, Ricardo Palma-Vejares, Dante Travisany, Diego Diaz-Dominguez, Alejandro Maass, Jean-Paul Lhorente, Jorge Soto, Diego Salas, Jose Manuel Yanez. Fine mapping using whole-genome sequencing confirms anti Mullerian hormone as a major gene for sex determination in farmed Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus L.). Submitted 2019.
  • Jose Manuel Yanez, Grazyella Yoshida, Agustin Barria, Ricardo Palma-Véjares, Dante Travisany, D Díaz, Giovanna Caceres, Maria Ignacia Cádiz, Maria Eugenia Lopez, Jean Paul Lhorente, Ana Jedlicki, Jose Soto, Diego Salas, Alejandro Maass. High-throughput single nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) discovery and validation through whole-genome resequencing of hundreds of individuals in Nile tilapia (Oreochromis niloticus). Submitted 2019
  • Elena A Vidal, Tomás C Moyano, Bernabé I Bustos, Eduardo Pérez-Palma, Carol Moraga, Eleodoro Riveras, Alejandro Montecinos, Lorena Azócar, Daniela C Soto, Mabel Vidal, Alex Di Genova, Klaus Puschel, Peter Nürnberg, Stephan Buch, Jochen Hampe, Miguel L Allende, Verónica Cambiazo, Mauricio González, Christian Hodar, Martín Montecino, Claudia Muñoz-Espinoza, Ariel Orellana, Angélica Reyes-Jara, Dante Travisany, Paula Vizoso, Mauricio Moraga, Susana Eyheramendy, Alejandro Maass, Giancarlo V De Ferrari, Juan Francisco Miquel, Rodrigo A Gutiérrez. Whole Genome Sequence, Variant Discovery and Annotation in Mapuche-Huilliche Native South Americans. Scientific Reports 2019.
  • D. Travisany, E. Goles, M. Latorre, M.-P. Cortes, A. Maass, Generation and robustness of boolean networks to model Clostridium difficile infection. Natural Computing 2019.
  • D. Mandakovic, C. Rojas, J. Maldonado, M. Latorre, D. Travisany, E. Delage, A. Bihouée, G. Jean, F. P. Díaz, B. Fernández-Gómez, P. Cabrera, A. Gaete, H. Pal-Gabor, C. Latorre, R. Gutiérrez, A. Maass, V. Cambiazo, S.A. Navarrete, D. Eveillard, M. González, Structure and co-occurrence patterns in microbial communities under acute environmental stress: untangling ecological factors fostering resilience. Scientific Reports 2018.
  • W. Mardones, A. Di Genova, M.P. Cortés, D. Travisany, E. Callegari, A. Maass, J. Eyzaguirre, The genome sequence of the soft-rot fungus Penicillium purpurogenum reveals a high gene dosage for lignocellulolytic enzymes. Micology 2018.
  • Mauricio Latorre, Daniela Quenti, Dante Travisany, Kavindra V Singh, Barbara E Murray, Alejandro Maass, Verónica Cambiazo. The role of Fur in the transcriptional and iron homeostatic response of Enterococcus faecalis. Frotiers in Microbiolgy 2018.
  • Pastenes, Luis et al. “Global Gene Expression Analysis Provides Insight into Local Adaptation to Geothermal Streams in Tadpoles of the Andean Toad Rhinella Spinulosa.” Scientific Reports 7 (2017): 1966.
  • N. Loira, S. Mendoza, M.P. Cortés, D. Travisany, A. Di Genova, N. Gajardo, N. Ehrenfeld, A. Maass, Reconstruction of the microalga Nannochloropsis salina genome-scale metabolic model with applications to lipid production. BMC-Systems Biology 11 (1) (2017) 66.
  • María P Cortés, Sebastián N Mendoza, Dante Travisany, Alexis Gaete, Anne Siegel, Veronica Cambiazo, Alejandro Maass. Analysis of Piscirickettsia salmonis metabolism using genome-scale reconstruction, modeling, and testing. Frontiers in Microbiology 2017.
  • S. DebRoy, M. Saldana, D. Travisany, A. Montano, J. Galloway-Pena, N. Horstmann, H. Yao, M. González, A. Maass, M. Latorre, S. Shelburne, A Multi-Serotype Approach Clarifies the Catabolite Control protein A Regulon in the Major Human Pathogen Group A Streptococcus. Scientific Reports 6 (2016) 32442.
  • M. Latorre, M. P. Cortés, D. Travisany, A. Di Genova, M. Budinich, A. Reyes, C. Hödar, P. Parada, M. González, R. A. Robadilla-Fazzine, V. Cambiazo, A. Maass, Bioleaching potential of a bacterial consortium. Bioresource Technology 218 (2016) 659-666.
  • M. Latorre, N. Ehrenfeld, M. P. Cortés, D. Travisany, M. Budinich, A. Aravena, M. González, R. A Bobadilla-Fazzini, P. Parada, A. Maass, Global transcriptional responses of A. ferrooxidans Wneelen under different sulfide minerals. Bioresource Technology 200 (2016) 29-34.
  • R. Pulgar, D. Travisany, A. Zuñiga, M. González, A. Maass, V. Cambiazo, Complete genome sequence of the fish pathogen Piscirickettsia salmonis LF-89 (ATCC VR-1361). Journal of Biotechnology 212 (2015) 30–31.
  • R. Pulgar, C. Hödar, D. Travisany, A. Zuñiga, C. Domínguez, A. Maass, M. González, V. Cambiazo, Transcriptional response of Atlantic salmon families to Piscirickettsia salmonis infection highlights the relevance of the iron-deprivation defence system. BMC Genomics 16 (2015) 495.
  • W. Huanga, C. Ojaimia, J. T. Fallona, D. Travisany, A. Maass, L. Ivanova, A. Tomova, D. González-Acuña, H. P. Godfrey, F. C. Cabello, Genome Sequence of Borrelia chilensis VA1, a South American member of the Lyme Borreliosis Group. Genome announcements of the ASM 3 (2015), e01535-14.
  • M. J. Arismendi, R. Almada, P. Pimentel, P. Hinrichsen, M. Pinto, A. Di Genova, D. Travisany, A. Maass, B. Sagredo, Characterization of root transcriptome dynamics in Prunus sp. rootstocks with contrasting response to hypoxia. Tree Genome and Genetics 11 (2015) 1–16.
  • D. Travisany, M. P. Cortés, M. Latorre. A. Di Genova, M. Budinich, R.A. Bobadilla-Fazzini, P. Parada, M. González, A. Maass, A new genome of Acidithiobacillus thiooxidans provides insights into adaptation to bioleaching environment. Research in Microbiology 165 (2014) 743-752.
  • T. Downarowicz, D. Travisany, M. Montecino, A. Maass, Symbolic extensions applied to multiscale structure of genomes. Acta Biotheoretica 62 (2014) 145–169.
  • A. Di Genova, A. Miyasaka, P. Vizoso, D. Travisany, C. Moraga, C. Muñoz, M. Pinto, P. Hinrichsen, A. Orellana, A. Maass, Whole genome comparison between table and wine grapes reveals a comprehensive catalog of structural variants. BMC Plant Biology 14 (2014) 7–20.
  • C. Hodar, A. Zuñiga, R. Pulgar, D. Travisany, C. Chacón, M. Pino, A. Maass, V Cambiazo, Comparative gene expression analysis of Dtg, a novel target of the Dpp signaling pathway in the early Drosophila melanogaster embryo. Gene 535 (2014) 210-217.
  • D. Travisany, A. Di Genova, A. Sepúlveda, R. A. Bobadilla Fazzini, P. Parada, A. Maass, Draft genome sequence of Sulfobacillus thermosulfidooxidans Cutipay strain, indigenous bacteria isolated from naturally extreme mining environment in the north of Chile. Journal of Bacteriology 194 (22) (2012) 6327-6328.
  • M. P. Cortes, S. Mendoza, D. Travisany, A. Gaete, A. Siegel, V. Cambiazo, A. Maass, Analysis of Piscirickettsia salmonis metabolism using genome-scale reconstruction, mod- eling and testing. Frontiers in Microbiology 8 (2017) 2462.
  • D. Travisany, D. Galarce, A. Maass , R. Assar, Predicting the metagenomic content with multiple CART trees. Mathematical Models in Biology - Bringing Math to Life, Springer Proceedings, 145-160 (2014).