Last Updated :2024/07/05

Affiliations, Positions
The IDEC Institute, Associate Professor (Special Appointment) or Lecturer (Special Appointment)
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My research focuses the investigation on harmful algae blooms around the world.

Basic Information

Educational Backgrounds

  • University of California San Diego/ San Diego State University, Chemisty, Chemistry, USA

Academic Degrees

  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, San Diego/ San Diego State University
  • MS., Chemistry, San Diego State University

Research Activities

Academic Papers

  1. The effect of iron on Chilean Alexandrium catenella growth and paralytic shellfish toxin production as related to algal blooms, Biometals, 35(1), 39-51, 202202
  2. 16S rRNA-based analysis reveals differences in the bacterial community present in tissues of Choromytilus chorus (Mytilidae, Bivalvia) grown in an estuary and a bay in southern Chile, Diversity, 13(5), 209, 20210514
  3. Label-Free Separation of Living Bacteria and Eukaryotic Cells by a Novel Microfluidic Dielectrophoresis Integrated Chip System, SSRN, 202108
  4. A Standardized Procedure for Monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms in Chile by Metabarcoding Analysis, JoVE, 20210826
  5. 16S and 18S Metabarcoding analysis for Chilean coastal waters harmful algal blooms,, 20201023
  6. Suitcase Lab: new, portable, and deployable equipment for rapid detection of specific harmful algae in Chilean coastal waters, Environ Sci Pollut Res Int., 18, 1-12, 20201118
  7. Protocols for Monitoring Harmful Algal Blooms for Sustainable Aquaculture and Coastal Fisheries in Chile, Int J Environ Res Public Health., 17(20), 7642, 20201020
  8. The influence of marine algae on iodine speciation in the coastal ocean, Algae., 35(2), 167-176, 20200615
  9. Distribution of dissolved iron and bacteria producing the photoactive siderophore, vibrioferrin, in waters off Southern California and Northern Baja, Biometals., 32(1), 139-154, 201902
  10. The B-Vitamin Mutualism Between the Dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedrum and the Bacterium Dinoroseobacter shibae, Front Mar Sci., 5, 274, 20180828
  11. Iron and Harmful Algae Blooms: Potential Algal-Bacterial Mutualism Between Lingulodinium polyedrum and Marinobacter algicola, Front Mar Sci, 5, 180, 20180605
  12. Iron uptake and storage in the HAB dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedrum, Biometals., 30(6), 945-953, 201712
  13. Evaluation of photo-reactive siderophore producing bacteria before, during and after a bloom of the dinoflagellate Lingulodinium polyedrum, Metallomics., 6(6), 1156-1163, 201406
  14. Mutagenesis of lysine 62, asparagine 64, and conserved region 1 reduces the activity of human ecto-ATPase (NTPDase 2), Biochemistry., 46(22), 6617-6627, 200706

Invited Lecture, Oral Presentation, Poster Presentation

  1. Potential use of a novel all-in-one microfluidic dielectrophoresis integrated chip for cell living separation in aquatic microbiology research, Jacquelinne J. Acuña, Milko A. Jorquera, Joaquin-Ignacio Rilling, Marco Campos, Tay Ruiz, Andrés Ávila, Mariela Gonzalez, Henry Cameron, Carlos Riquelme, Karen Vergara, Gonzalo Gajardo, Jonnathan Vilugrón, Gonzalo Fuenzalida, Oscar Espinoza-González, Leonardo Guzmán, Kyoko Yarimizu, So Fujiyoshi, Fumito Maruyama, XLI Marine Science Congress 2022, 2022/05/24, Without Invitation, English, Concepción, Chile
  2. Harmful Algae Monitoring on San Jorge Bay in Antofagasta, Chile, Kyoko Yarimizu, Carlos Riquelme, Henry Cameron, Vladimir Ávalos, Stephanie Barría, So Fujiyoshi, Ignacio Rilling, Emma Cascales, Jonnathan Vilugrón, Oscar Espinoza, Leonardo Guzmán, Milko A. Jorquera, Satoshi Nagai, Fumito Maruyama, 19th International Conference on Harmful Algae (ICHA), 2021/10/12, Without Invitation, English
  3. Southern California and Baja California coast monitoring: The role of iron and free-living bacteria in harmful algae blooms, Yarimizu, K., the International Symposium: Advances in Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, 2019/12/02, Pucón, Chile
  4. The role of iron in potential HAB algal-bacterial mutualisms, Yarimizu, K., the International Symposium: Advances in Environmental Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, 2018/12/05, Pucón, Chile
  5. The role of iron in potential HAB algal-bacterial mutualisms, Yarimizu, K., et al, 9th Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S., 2017/11/11, Baltimore MD
  6. Co-regulación del mutualismo de vitaminas tipo B entre el dinoflagelado Lingulodinium polyedrum y la bacteria Dinoroseobacter shibae, Cruz-López, R., Muske, H., Yarimizu, K., Holland, N., 4th Congreso Sociedad Mexicana para el studio de Florecimientos Algales nocivos (SOMEFAN), 2017/09/05, Cancún, Quintana Roo, México
  7. The role of iron in potential HAB algal-bacterial mutualisms, Yarimizu, K., et al, 17th International Conference on Harmful Algae, 2016/10/09, Florianopolis Brazil
  8. The role of iron in algal-bacterial interactions as related to harmful algae blooms, Yarimizu, K., et al, 8th Symposium on Harmful Algae in the U.S, 2015/11/15, Long Beach
  9. Detection of photoreactive siderophore biosynthetic genes in the marine environment, Yarimizu, K., et al, 2012/03/25, American Chemical Society, San Diego
  10. Enzyme structure and function II, Yarimizu, K., et al, 2004/06/12, IUBMB/ASBMB, Boston, MA