The people at the Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular immunology at Fiocruz - Research institute of RenĂª Rachou have extensive experience in the planning and the execution of field activities related to parasitic diseases, especially work in regard to the evalutation of novel hookworm vaccines.

Role in the project

Fiocruz performs the different activities out lined in work package 1.

Team members

FLTR: Simone Pinto, Zezinho, Adriana, Gisele, Eliane, Leonardo Matoso, Nikita, Johnny and Toninho.

Main publications linked to the project

  • Peragio MV. et al., 2015. The Right Tool for the Job: Detection of Soil-Transmitted Helminths in Areas Co-endemic for Other Helminths.PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2015 Aug 4;9(8):e0003967.
  • Jardim-Botelho A. et al., 2008. Hookworm, Ascaris lumbricoides infection and polyparasitism associated with poor cognitive performance in Brazilian schoolchildren.Trop Med Int Health. 2008 Aug;13(8):994-1004.
  • Bethony J. et al., 2006. Soil-transmitted helminth infections: ascariasis, trichuriasis, and hookworm. Lancet. 2006 May 6;367(9521):1521-32.

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Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Correa Oliveira


Laboratory of molecular and cellular immunology
Centro de Pesquisas René Rachou - FIOCRUZ
Av. Augusto de Lima, 1715 - SL 412- CEP 30190-002
Barro Preto, Belo Horizonte - MG

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