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Gastro-Hepatology Group

Academic Unit: Faculty of Medicine

Colombian Ministry of Science

Class

A1

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833

Profile

OECD

Discipline

Medical and health sciences

Subdiscipline

Clinical medicine

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Strategic Focus

The control and elimination of viral hepatitis, chronic liver disease, and hepatocellular carcinoma.

Research Areas and Topics

  • Gastroenterology and endoscopy.
  • Chronic liver diseases.
  • Liver transplant.
  • Gastrointestinal tract tumors.
  • Liver tumors.
  • Viral pathogenesis.

Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Good health and well-being

Group Coordinator

Maria Cristina Navas Navas, PhD

 

PhD in Virology

Université de Strasbourg.

Group Coordinator Email

maria.navas@udea.edu.co

Scientific Cooperation

Collaborative Relationships

 

  • Ministry of Health.
  • National Health Institute (INS).
  • University of Groningen.
  • IARC.

 

  • Universidad Nacional de Colombia.
  • Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia (UCC).
  • Universidad El Bosque.

Notable Projects

 

 

  • Genotypification of hepatitis C virus isolates from a population of multi-transfused patients  in Colombia; Cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma biomarkers in Colombia; Study of the presence and distribution of hepatitis A and hepatitis E viruses in samples obtained from water sources and residual waters in municipalities of the Department of Antioquia; Study of the events of integration and epigenetic changes of the hepatitis B virus minichromosome in occult hepatitis B cases.
  • Cellular stress response in hepatocytes and hepatic stellate cells expressing hepatitis C virus proteins.
  • Determination of the resistance of helicobacter pylori to clarithromycin in gastric biopsy samples by identifying 23s rRNA gene mutations.
  • Effect of Alcohol Consumption on the Diagnosis of Patients Surviving Hepatic Cirrhosis in a University Hospital in the city of Medellin. Characterization of autoimmune hepatitis patients from a university hospital in Medellin, Colombia: A Cohort Study.

Main Research Results

Hepatitis C virus infection and cholangiocarcinoma: An Insight into Epidemiologic Evidences and Hypothetical Mechanisms of Oncogenesis, First evidence of the Hepatitis E virus in environmental waters in Colombia, Characterization of hepatitis B virus in Amerindian children and mothers from Amazonas State, Colombia, Molecular characterization of occult hepatitis B virus infection in patients with end-stage liver disease in Colombia.

Research Portafolio

 

By using infographic contents, videos, and pedagogical materials for spreading knowledge and preventing viral hepatitis, the group provides counseling and training to state entities and to the general community with the intention of providing an integral service to children and adults.

 
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