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Molecular Biology of Leishmania Siamensis
Thailand (IFMSA-Thailand) - Faculty of Medicine, Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok
Department of Parasitology, Chulalongkorn University
Assoc.Prof.Dr. Padet Siriyasatien
Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
This research aims to study the molecular biology and characteristics of Leishmania Siamensis, which was discovered in Thailand and is considered an epidemic issue in the country. The clinical spectrum of leishmaniasis ranges from a self-resolving cutaneous ulcer to a mutilating mucocutaneous disease and even to a lethal systemic illness that affects the reticuloendothelial system. Therapy has long been a challenge in the more severe forms of the disease, and it is made more difficult by the emergence of drug resistance. Leishmaniasis can be detected in the laboratory using PCR amplification and serology techniques.
What is the aim of the project?
This research is aimed to study the molecular biology and characteristics of Leishmania Siamensis which was discovered in Thailand.
What techniques and methods are used?
- PCR Amplification - Serology techniques
What is the role of the student?
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Preform the lab work including PCR and serology analysis. Students may also get the chance to collect sample in the local area.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- The student will prepare a presentation
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Basic understanding of biochemistry. Basic laboratory skills.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts: - Medical students
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