Projects
Name
The main arboviruses found in patients treated in the Geral Hospital of Roraima
University
Universidade Federal de Roraima (UFRR)
Domain
Infectious Diseases
Departement
Hospital Geral de Roraima
Head
Fabiana Nakashima
Tutor
Fabiana Nakashima
Languages
Portuguese
Duration
4 weeks
Availability
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Type of Research Project
- Clinical Project with Laboratory work
What is the background of the project?
Arboviroses is disease tha are transmitted with animals that are classificated as artropode. This diseases is very common in Brazil.For instanced the Dengue that is the most prevalence disease in the country since 1980s.Futermore, after diseastrer in the environment (like the accident in a mine localized in Mariana, a city in the state of Minas Geral. Additionally, the city Boa Vista is in Amazone zone and there are many vulnerable people, like indigenous, farmer and other professional who work in the forest and near of the river. Add, in the city there is a clime that turn the Aedes Aegpt easier to development. Because of theses characteristic is necessary study about the arboviruses in the city.
What is the aim of the project?
.Investigate the main arboviruses that cause diseases in patients of the general Hospital in the state of Roraima, localized in the extremely northern Brazil in Amazon region.
What techniques and methods are used?
There will be data collection, collection of biologic material, genomic deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) extraction and sequencing, polymerase chain reaction (PCR) for arboviruses and data analysis.
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
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
In this project the student can participated in several objectives of the researching. First of all, investigate the risk factors associated with infections caused by dengue, zika and yellow fever in patients with fever at General Hospital of Roraima. Second, differentiate these infections by molecular and serological methods analyzing the characteristics of the patients. Third, search for the existence of polymorphisms nucleotide in the gene, and relate to the infections caused by the viruses of dengue, zika and yellow fever.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
There will be a brief explanation about the techniques, as it is a practical activity. And the student can participate in tutor’s class about scientific methodology.
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
- The student will prepare an abstract
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
Knowledge about basic scientific production, basic knowledge about the risk factors addressed in the project.Futhermore, she/he need to be empathy, initiative, communication skills and scientific and investigative spirit.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
No
Hours
6
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Students in biomedical fields
Articles
- Knowledge about basic scientific production; basic knowledge about the risk factors addressed in the project.Futhermore; she/he need to be empathy; initiative; communication skills and scientific and investigative spirit.
- Knowledge about basic scientific production; basic knowledge about the risk factors addressed in the project.Futhermore; she/he need to be empathy; initiative; communication skills and scientific and investigative spirit.