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martes, 30 de noviembre 2021
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Research group

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Biology and Infectious Diseases Control

Academic Unit: Faculty of Exact and Natural Sciences,  Academic Corporation for the study of Tropical Pathologies

Colombian Ministry of Science

Class

A1

Call

833

Profile

OECD

Discipline

Natural sciences

Subdiscipline

Biological sciences

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Strategic Focus

To improve the quality of life of the populations most at-risk of tropical diseases through epidemiology, diagnosis, prevention, and control. The group studies the molecular biology, genetics, and gene function of parasites and insects, trying to understand the molecular mechanisms of drug and insecticide resistance.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Bioinformatics.
  • Pathogen Molecular Biology.
  • Pathogen Biology.
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology of medically and economically-relevant insects.
  • Cytogenetics and Molecular Biology of insect vectors.
  • Infectious diseases eco-epidemiology.
  • Genetics and human disease.
  • Morphometrics among vector populations.
  • Chemotherapy of Chagas disease.
  • Remote sensing and geographic information systems.

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Group Coordinator

Omar Triana Chavez, Ph.D.

Post-doctorate in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology.

Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz).

Group Coordinator Email

omar.triana@udea.edu.co

Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

  • Simon Fraser University, Canada.
  • Departmental and Municipal Health Secretariats (Boyacá, Guainía, Vichada, Bolívar, Medellín, etc.).
  • London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.
  • Université Laval, Canada.
  • South American network for Molecular Biology of Chagas disease.
  • Butantan Institute, SP, Brazil.

Notable Projects

  • Genomics and Benznidazole-resistance in Trypanosoma cruzi.
  • Insecticide resistance in Aedes aegypti.
  • Dengue Virus vector.
  • Genomic and functional analysis of Leishmania genes.

Main Research Results

  • Research articles in international and national journals.
  • Comprehensive program to tackle vector-borne diseases in the Department of Vichada.
  • Molecular diagnostics of viruses in Medellín helping prioritize control actions.
  • Gene function in parasites.

Research Portafolio

  • Advice to Health Departments on resistance to insecticides.
  • Molecular diagnostics of parasites in humans and cattle (Trypanosomiasis, Babesiasis, and Anaplasmosis).

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