Research Groups

1. Molecular Epidemiology of Parasitic and Infectious Diseases

Leader: Joice Neves Reis Pedreira
Researchers: Tânia Fraga Barros, Soraia Machado Cordeiro
Lines of Research:
  • Epidemiology of Emerging infectious diseases associated with urbanization and social inequality;
  • Molecular epidemiology of bacterial meningitis;
  • Molecular epidemiology of Streptococcus pneumoniae resistant to penicillin;
  • Supervision of Antimicrobial Resistance;

2. Research Group in Microbiology

Leaders: Tânia Fraga Barros/Eudes Silva Velozo
Researcher: Joice Neves Reis Pedreira
Lines of Research:
  • Antimicrobial Activity of Natural Products
  • Microbiological and molecular characterization of Candida and Cryptococcus 
  • Identification of Toxigenic Fungi
  • Respiratory Infections in patients with cystic fibrosis

3. Immuno-Biological Laboratories

Leader: Fernanda Washington de Mendonça Lima/Ricardo David Couto
Researchers: Marcia Cristina Aquino Teixeira, Neci Matos Soares
Lines of Research:
  • Immunomodulatory action of medicinal plants of the semiarid in goats
  • Laboratory of Research in Immunology – LAPIM Research and Development of Immunobiologicals
  • Prevention and control of infectious diseases

4. Laboratory of Research in Medical Matters - LAPEMM

Leaders: Eudes da Silva Velozo / Tânia Fraga Barros
Lines of Research:
  • Phytochemical Study and Evaluation of Biologic Activity 
  • Planning of Drugs against tropical diseases
  • Conveyor Systems for Natural and Synthetic Products 

5. Immunology Research Laboratory – LAPIM

Leaders: Ajax Mercês Atta / Maria Luiza Brito de Sousa Atta
Researcher: Isabela da Silva Oliveira
Lines of Research:
  • Applied Immunology (Autoimmune Diseases and Hepatitis C)

6. Research in Hematology and Molecular Biology

Leader: Marilda Souza Gonçalves
Lines of Research:
  • Genetic, epidemiological, clinical, molecular, biochemical, and immunological study of the sickle cell disease
  • Epidemiological and Molecular Research on Hematologic Diseases

7. Group of Evaluation and Planning of Bioactive Molecules 

Leader: Marcelo Santos Castilho and Samuel Silva da Rocha Pita
Lines of Research:
  • Planning of Drugs against infectious diseases.
  • In silico techniques applied to drugs development
  • Neuro, nephron, and genotoxicity of environmental pollutants

8. Neuro, Nephron and Genotoxicity of Environmental Contaminants

Leader: José Antonio Menezes Filho
Researcher: Ana Leonor Pardo Campos Godoy
Lines of Research:
  • Biomarkers of exposure to organic pollutants 
  • Exposure to environmental pollutants and Neuropsychological effects in children and adults 
  • Interference of Environmental Pollutants in Pharmacokinetics

9. Research Group on Property Evaluation in Health

Leader: Maria da P. Spínola Miranda/ Cleber Alberto Schmidt
Researchers: Denis de Melo Soares, Edith Cristina Laignier Cazedey, Neila de Paula Pereira, Ricardo David Couto
Lines of Research:
  • Evaluation of input and products with health properties 
  • Evaluation of additives, xenobiotic, toxins, and toxicity
  • Immunopathogenesis and Immunomodulation in inflammatory and infectious diseases 

10. Immunopatogenesis and immunomodulation in Inflammatory and Infectious Diseases

Leader: Luciana Santos Cardoso
Lines of Research:
  • Phenotypic and Immunological Characterization of severe asthma
  • Study on Immunomodulator Potential of Schistosoma mansoni recombinant antigens
  • Tissue Engineering and Immunopharmacology – FIOCRUZ

11. Tissue engineering and Immunopharmacology- FIOCRUZ

Leader: Milena Botelho Pereira Soares
Researchers: Cristiane Flora Villarreal, Daniel Pereira Bezerra, among others
Lines of Research:
  • Evaluation of the pharmacological activity of natural and synthetic products
  • Studies of the interaction of stem cells and derivatives with Zika virus
  • Pathophysiology of pain and new molecular targets for analgesics
  • Immunopathology of Chagas disease
  • Immunopathology of cutaneous leishmaniasis
  • Immunotherapy, pharmacology and genetic factors in cancer
  • Mechanisms of pathogenesis and therapeutic intervention in cardiovascular diseases, cellular reprogramming and its applications
  • Stem cell therapy in degenerative and traumatic diseases