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Parasitology and Parasitological Diseases

Ongoing Research Projects

Project STOP - Simple Test of Parasitic Eggs (FMVUL/Merial Portugal Saúde Animal, Sanofi Group) (PI Luis Carvalho). 2011-2017

European network for neglected vectors and vector-borne infections (EURNEGVEC) - COST Action TD 1303 (PI Andrei Mihalca, Cluj Napoca, Romenia). 2013 – 2017.

OC/EFSA/AHAW/2013/02- European network for sharing data on the geographic distribution of arthropod vectors, transmitting human and animal disease agents(VECTORNET).

 

Finished Projects


Efficacy of a novel topical combination product containing eprinomectin (Broadline®) against feline lungworms: a multi-centric study. (FMV/UL, University of Bari and Merial Animal Health) (PI Alessio Giannelli). 2015- 2016.

PTDC/CVT/118566/2010 - Regulatory immune response in dogs with leishmaniosis at various clinical stages and undergoing different therapeutic protocols. PI - Isabel Pereira da Fonseca (FMV/ULisboa) Partners: IHMT/UNL and  IGC. FCT Funding 146,267 €. (2012-2015).

PTDC/CVT-EPI/3460/2012 - Let´s make them fall: A genomic, proteomic and immuno-histologic approach on the involution of tick aggregation cement. PI - Luis Alfaro Cardoso (IICT/MNE and CIISA). Partners: BIOCANT, CIISA/FMV/UL, IHMT/UNL, Pro-INSA. FCT Funding 165,000 €. (2013 – 2014).

PTDC/SAU-SAP/113523/2009 - Ecoepidemiology of Dirofilaria spp: molecular characterization, potential vectors and transmission dynamics. PI – Silvana Belo Partners_ IHMT/UNL-FMV/ULisboam, FCT Funding 138,836 €. (2011-2014)

PTDC/CVT/113889/2009 - Modulation of acquired immunity by bacterial cell wall-derived formulations containing heterologous antigens expressed by a new OprI based system. PI: Dulce Santos (IICT/MNE), FCT Funding 166,411 €. (2011 – 2014).

EXPL/CVT-EPI/1945/2013 - Mob1 protein: a critical factor in Toxoplasma gondii replication. PI: Sofia Nolasco (IICT). Partners: Fundação da Faculdade de Ciências-ULisboa,  IICT/MNE. FCT Funding 49,049 €. (2014 –2015).

PTDC/CVT/113121/2009 - Consequências decorrentes da interacção entre os neutrófilos e Leishmania infantum no estabelecimento da leishmaniose canina. PI:  Gabriela Santos-Gomes (IHMT/UNL). Partners: IHMT/UNL, FMV/ULisboa. FCT Funding 136,428 €. (2010-2013).

PTDC/CVT/105470/2008 - The katanin role in Mt cytoskeleton remodeling during host cell invasion by Toxoplasma gondii. PI: Sofia Nolasco (IICT). Principal Contractor: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência. Partners: Instituto de Investigação Científica Tropical. 199,923 €. (2010 – 2013).

PTDC/CVT/71630/2006 - Role of Besnoitia besnoiti cytosolic chaperonin in host cell invasion. PI: Alexandre Leitão (IICT).  Principal Contractor: Instituto de Investigação Científica e Tropical (IICT). Partners: Fundação Calouste Gulbenkian, Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência; IST-UTL. 189,060 €. (2007 – 2012).

PTDC/CVT/65674/2006 - Protein-disulfide isomerase as a target for besnoitiosis therapy. Molecular characterization and studies of its role in infection and host immune response. PI: Alexandre Leitão (IICT). Principal Contractor: IICT. Partners: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (IHMT/UNL); Univ. Évora. 167,373 €. (2007–2012).

MEDREONET, 044285 SSPE,  Coordinated Action - Surveillance Network of Reoviruses, Bluetongue and African Horse sickness, in the Mediterranean Basin (Medreonet).  Principal Contractor: CIRAD (France). (2006–2009).

CYTED ref. 207RT0308 - Rede internacional sobre Mecanismos de controle e imunoprofilaxia na leishmaniose . Partners: Brazil (A. Barral) Argentina (O.D. Salomón),   Spain (J.M.I. Garreta and M.S. Álvarez),  Perú (J. Arevalo), Portugal (G. Santos-Gomes and I. Pereira da Fonseca). Período: 2007 –2010.

Projecto DGV/FMV - Programa de vigilância entomológica, no território nacional, com vista ao estudo da presença de insectos Culicoides vectores do vírus da Língua Azul. PI: Fernando Boinas. (2005-2012).

Survey STOP – Project, Simple Test of Parasitic Eggs. PI: Prof. Luís Carvalho. Research developed between FMV-ULisboa and Merial Animal Health, Sanofi Group. (2011 – 2014)

Seroprevalence of CVBDs in Portugal. PI: profs. Luís Carvalho and Luís Cardoso. Research developed between FMV-ULisboa, UTAD and Bayer Animal Health. (2010-2011).

CNPq (Brasil) - Avaliar a modulação da resposta imune em bovinos com base em antígenos expressos em fusão com a lipoproteína OprI. PI: Renato Andreotti e Silva. Contractor: Embrapa, Gado de Corte, Campo Grande, MS Brasil. Partners: Univ. Federal Pelotas (Brasil), Univ. Federal Mato Grosso do Sul (Brasil), (IICT, Portugal). (2009 – 2011).