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Program in Parasite Biology


The Post-Graduate Program in Parasite Biology of Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (PGBP/IOC/Fiocruz) aims the advanced scientific training of researchers, professionals from the fields of science and technology in health and higher education professors for the different approaches in the areas of knowledge related to Parasitology. The proposal is to combine the tradition of excellence to the need to keep in the forefront of scientific and technological areas involved in the broader concept of Parasitology.

Currently, the program is accredited by CAPES (the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education - Capes/MEC) with grade 7, which is considered as excellence by the institution. The program has four concentration areas: Biology; Genetics and biochemistry; Ecology and epidemiology; and Immunology and pathogenesis. These areas of concentration include currently 11 research lines that cover studies of infectious and parasitic agents, vectors and hosts, among which are the cellular biology and ultrastructure; biology; genetics; genomics and proteomics; taxonomy; development of diagnostic and control methods; ecology; epidemiology; biochemical and molecular studies; immunology and pathogenesis; and pathology of infectious and parasitic diseases.

In addition to the basic research development on the scope of parasitology, many projects developed as mastering and doctorate thesis are directed to technological development and innovation in health. In fact, this is one of the foremost and relevant activities in the context of the current role of Fiocruz in public policies of health science and technology in the country. The Research laboratories of IOC have high-tech equipment, enabling the development of cutting-edge research in the areas of concentration of the program.

Additionally, the Post-Graduate Program in Parasite Biology also provides the students a sort of complementary activities such as full access to the National Epidemiological Surveillance Network, and the Biological Collections (zoological and microbiological). For over a century, the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz forms and preserves, subsidizes activities related to scientific and technological research. Of the 21 Biological collections presented in the campus, 11 are considered as part of the Ministry of Environment, as trustee of samples of components of Brazilian genetic heritage.

The guidelines of the courses are under the responsibility of the academic coordination of the program, performed by the Post-Graduate Commission (CPG), composed of at least five professors and a representative of the student body. The Commission contributes to manage all MSc and PhD students during their thesis to assure they have a good experience and produce a high-quality thesis.

The MSc and PhD student of Parasite Biology receives theoretical and practical lectures in order to maximize his/her learning. In fact, a post-graduate course of Parasite Biology has as one of its strength to be hold in a secular Institution of public health, with historical relevance on disease control. We former MSc and PhD that are able to promote better life conditions for householders of endemic areas on a big variety of diseases. We often around 30-40 courses, being mandatory: Parasitology I (subdivided into bacteriology, virology and mycology) and Parasitology II (Protozoology, Helminthology, Entomology and Malacology). They maintain the program's identity and are responsible for stimulating the critical view of scientific knowledge generation process in Parasitology.

The faculty of Post-Graduate Program in Parasite Biology, currently consists of 52 permanent professors and eight employees, part 35 of 71 Research Laboratories of IOC. Of these, 77% are CNPq scholarship holders, 40% with Level I and 60%with Level II. Most have a doctorate for more than 10 years, obtained abroad in Brazilian public universities or the Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Half of the permanent faculty completed Post doctorate abroad.

Coordination
Program Coordinator: Prof. Dr. Rafael Maciel de Freitas CV
Vice-Coordinator: Prof. Dr. André Luiz Rodrigues Roque  CV 

Graduation Commission
Prof. Dr. André Luiz Rodrigues Roque – (roque@ioc.fiocruz.br)   CV
Prof. Dr. Josué da Costa Lima Junior – (josue@ioc.fiocruz.brCV
Prof. Dr. Leonardo José de Moura Carvalho - (leojmc@ioc.fiocruz.brCV
Profª. Drª. Maria de Nazaré Correia Soeiro - (soeiro@ioc.fiocruz.brCV
Profª Drª. Monick Lindenmeyer Guimarães - (monicklg@ioc.fiocruz.brCV
Prof. Dr. Rafael Maciel de Freitas - (freitas@ioc.fiocruz.brCV
Profª Drª. Roberta Olmo Pinheiro   (rolmo@ioc.fiocruz.brCV

Student representatives
Andresa Savio Lemos
Diogo Fama Caetano
Marianne Rocha Simões Silva

Contacts
Secretariat of Graduate Program in Parasitic Biology
Secretary: Rita Gomes
Phone: 21 2562-1394 / 21 2562-1395
Email: posgbp@ioc.fiocruz.br

Academic Secretariat – Pavilhão Arthur Neiva
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz - IOC/Fiocruz 
Phone: 21 2562-1201
Email: ensino@ioc.fiocruz.br
Avenida Brasil, 4365 - Manguinhos
Zip Code: 21040-360 - Rio de Janeiro - RJ

 

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