Lines and Research Structures

 

Concentration Area

Cellular and Molecular Biology
Name Description
Cell Structure and Metabolism To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Characterization of plant growth-promoting rhizobacteria (PGPR) and their effects on the growth and modulation of plants' secondary metabolism. Investigation into the morphological and pathophysiological basis and treatment for several diseases, such as Parkinson's and Alzheimer's, vascular accidents, depression, PTSD, epilepsy and diabetes. Characterization of the cellular and molecular mechanisms involved in inflammation and sepsis and investigation into drugs with potential anti-inflammatory action.
Cellular and Molecular Characterization in Microbiology and Parasitology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of new diagnostic methods for Schistosoma mansoni and Angiostrongylus cantonensis. Identification of relevant molecules involved in the immunological recognition of the host and ectoparasites, such as Rhipicephalus microplus and others affecting cattle. Isolation, cloning and expression of cDNAs of molecules and analysis of their potential immunoprotective effect. Characterization of antimicrobial resistance, virulence and clonal relations of important human and animal pathogenic agents. Investigation of phenotypes of bacterial persistence involved in the tolerance to antimicrobial agents.
Cellular and Molecular Immunology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Development of vaccines and immunotherapies for cancer. Study of the immunosuppressive mechanisms using heat shock proteins in autoimmune diseases and transplant rejection. Investigation of psycho-neuroendocrine determinants of premature aging and immune system in healthy elderly individuals, patients with rheumatoid arthritis and bipolar disorder. Investigation into the impacts of premature stress in cognitive functions and inflammatory markers in healthy adolescents, those with bipolar disorder, and crack and cocaine addicts.
Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Animal models (zebra fish and rodents) intended to investigate the biological bases of neuropsychiatric diseases, neurodevelopment, neurotoxicology, neuropharmacology, learning and memory. In humans: aging and neurodegeneration, cognitive impairment and its association with hormone and neurotrophin levels.
Genetics, Genomics and Bioinformatics To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Analysis of molecular markers in complex human diseases and analysis of molecular markers for forensic purposes. Phylogeny and molecular evolution of mammals. Genetics, evolution, ecology and conservation of carnivores. Evolutionary genetics of hair color of felidae. Molecular identification of biodiversity. Evolutionary and environmental genomics.
Molecular Biology in the Drug/Target Interaction To follow is a list of topics this line of research is concerned with: Control and treatment of tuberculosis (drug-resistant tuberculosis) Identification of lead compounds based on defined targets, rational development of vaccines, development and validation on new diagnostic methods of multi-drug-resistant tuberculosis and new emerging genotypes. Additionally, students will make use of computer simulations in order to analyze the protein-ligand interactions. As well as this, it will address the structural study of target proteins, analysis of protein-ligand interactions and the development of bioinformatics tools. Lastly, it will focus on a description of mechanisms involved in pain, inflammation and cancer.

Research Structures

Research Groups
Name Coordinator
Applied Pharmacology: Characterization of Mechanisms Involved in Pain, Inflammation and Cancer MARIA MARTHA CAMPOS
Cellular and Molecular Toxicology MAURICIO REIS BOGO
Chemistry of Natural Products Laboratory ANDRE ARIGONY SOUTO
Computing Molecular Biophysical Research – Modeling and Simulation of Biosystems (GBMC) OSMAR NORBERTO DE SOUZA
Declínio Cognitivo, Fatores Neurodegenerativos e Neuroprotetores ELKE BROMBERG
Equidade de gênero no ambiente acadêmico científico MONICA RYFF MOREIRA VIANNA
Genetics, Evolution, Ecology and Conservation of Carnivores EDUARDO EIZIRIK
Geobiology RENATA MEDINA DA SILVA
Grupo de Nanofísica Teórica e Computacional OSMAR NORBERTO DE SOUZA
INFLAMMATION AND CELLULAR SENESCENCE GROUP FLORENCIA MARIA BARBE TUANA
Immunology and Microbiology CARLOS ALEXANDRE S FERREIRA
Inflammation and Cellular Biophysics JARBAS RODRIGUES DE OLIVEIRA
Interdisciplinary Group for Research and Development of Technology for Health Rehabilitation (TERESA) DENIZAR ALBERTO DA SILVA MELO
Laboratory of Inborn Errors of Metabolism PATRICIA FERNANDA SCHUCK
Mecanismos celulares das interações planta-rizobactérias ELIANE ROMANATO SANTAREM
Metabolic Transformations of Purines of Biological Importance CARLA DENISE BONAN
Metabolism of purines in Central Nervous System Development ROSANE SOUZA DA SILVA
Molecular and Functional Biology LUIZ AUGUSTO BASSO
Neuroplasticity MONICA RYFF MOREIRA VIANNA
Neuroplasticity and Rehabilitation Research Group REGIS GEMERASCA MESTRINER
Neurotoxins CELIA REGINA R. DA S. CARLINI
Plant Biotechnology LEANDRO VIEIRA ASTARITA
Research Group of Cancer Pharmacology FERNANDA BUENO MORRONE
Research Group on Functional Evaluation, Physical Activity and Child and Adolescent Development MARCIO VINICIUS F DONADIO
Stress Immunology MOISES EVANDRO BAUER
Structural Biochemistry WALTER FILGUEIRA DE A JUNIOR
Targets in the human genome and DNA Bank: Bookmarks for Complex Diseases and the Forensic Investigation CLARICE SAMPAIO ALHO
Tissue Biology LEDER LEAL XAVIER
ZebLab - Experimental models using zebrafish MONICA RYFF MOREIRA VIANNA
Research Core
Name Coordinator
Núcleo de Bioinformática (NuBio) - Pesquisa e Aplicações OSMAR NORBERTO DE SOUZA
Evidências Forenses CLARICE SAMPAIO ALHO
Research Center