Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz

FIOCRUZ Minas is a research and academic unit of the Fundação Oswaldo Cruz of the Ministry of Health of Brasil.

The research at FIOCRUZ – Minas involves different disciplines in the area of human health.

Specific task in the project

This team will be responsible to evaluate immunological parameters of infection and treatment in both acute and chronic Chagas disease, in particular in WP5. It will coordinate the WP2 Treatment Map.

Expertise relevant to the proposed work

The experimental studies on different models of neglected tropical diseases has, for the past several years, contributed significantly for the development of new knowledge in areas such as diagnosis, immunology, immunopathology, molecular biology, proteomics, genomics and bioinformatics. This group has an extended experience in the use of experimental models of Chagas disease, schistosomiais, leishmaniasis and geohelminth infections.

Profile of key personnel

Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira: is a Professor and Director (MSc and Ph.D. in immunology) of the institute and a leading scientist in the area of immunology of parasitic diseases. He will be responsible to undertake and supervise the studies on immunology as well as the supervision of students and post-doctoral fellows.

Contact

 

Researcher
Prof. Rodrigo Corrêa-Oliveira
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