Projects
Name
Tropical and parasitic diseases in the western Amazon, Brazil
University
Brazil (IFMSA-Brazil)- Faculdade Sao Lucas (FSL), Porto Velho
Domain
Parasitology
Departement
Zoology and Parasitology of Laboratory School S
Head
Prof. M.e Flavio Aparecido Terassini
Tutor
Prof. M.e Flavio Aparecido Terassini
Languages
Spanish; Portuquese.
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
Cities/Months Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Augt Sep Oct Nov Dec
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Type of Research Project
- Global Action Project (GAP)
What is the background of the project?
The lab work is mainly based in researches of parasites in smear colored with Giemsa. To collect the scarification material. There will be realized histopathologic exams (colored by hematoxilin-eosin or imunoperixidase antibodies to detect the parasites). Moreover, the students will do parasitological tests performed under light microscopy. Furthermore, In laboratory will be identified , cataloged and made reports and articles for publications. They will be developed research and field studies and laboratory with the hosts, vectors and pathogens of tropical and parasitic diseases, and studies wich Inventory of species triatomiae, fleas, lice, ticks and vectors of tropical diseases and their epidemiological correlation.
What is the aim of the project?
Contribute to the training of medical professionals in recognition of hosts, vectors and tropical pathogens and diagnosis of these diseases.
What techniques and methods are used?
Field activities will be developed with collection of hosts and tropical vectors. In laboratory will be identified , cataloged and made ​​reports and articles for publications
What is the role of the student?
- The student will mainly observe
- The student will observe the practical experiments but will be highly involved in the analysis of the results
- If the project includes “lab work”
- the student will take active part in the practical aspect of the project
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
Dedication and effort in carrying out activities and actions. Students will have the opportunity to experience research in the Western Amazon , and it will shape his reflections on human health in the region. Therefore, it is expected that they absorb as much experience in the jungle.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
They will prepare reports, data, discussions and oral presentations of results and articles in the form of abstracts and full papers for journals as well as material for dissemination in television media or websites
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 poster
- The student’s name will be mentioned in a future publication
- The student will have the opportunity to present the results together with the supervisor at a conference
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
The candidate student must have availability to go to the field with external research activities and then in the laboratory. It is emphasized that the climate of the western Amazon type is tropical and the average temperature is 30 C. This should be enrolled in any period of their respective courses. Moreover, dedication is expected from our incomings.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Yes
The candidate student must have availability to go to the field with external research activities and then in the laboratory. It is emphasized that the climate of the western Amazon type is tropical and the average temperature is 30 °C. This should be enrolled in any period of their respective courses. And dedication.
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Graduated students (less than 6 months)
- Students in biomedical fields
Articles
- Basano & Camargo (2004) Leishmaniose tegumentar americana: historico; epidemiologia e perspectivas de controle.
- Labruna; et al (2005b) Ticks (Acari: Ixodidae) from the state of Rondonia; western Amazon; Brazil
- Labruna; et al (2005) Detection of a spotted fever group Rickettsia in the tick Haemaphysalis juxtakochi in Rondonia; Brazil.
- Labruna; et al (2006) prevalencia de endoparasitas em caes da area urbana do municipio de monte negro; Rondonia
- Souza et al (2007) Prevalence and spatial distribution of intestinal parasitic infections in a rural Amazonian settlement; Acre State; Brazil
- Erney Plessmann Camargo; (2008) Doencas tropicais em estudos avancados 22 (64).
- Terassini; et al (2010) Comparison of two methods for collecting free-living ticks in the Amazonian forest
- Vieira et al; (2013) Bacterias Gram positivas veiculadas por formigas em ambiente hospitalar de Porto Velho; Estado de Rondonia; Brasil
- Martins et; al (2014) New tick records from the state of Rondonia; western Amazon; Brazil