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Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
Instituto de Ciências Biológicas
(Established 1968)
Educational Program
Web Site: http://www.icb.ufmg.br/~ltbi

Director: Alan Lane de Melo (Coordinator)
Phone: 55 (31) 3409 2857 (Parasitology)   Fax: 55 (31) 3409 2970   E-Mail: alan@ufmg.br
Avenido Antonio Carlos 6627, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais 31270-901 BRAZIL
Department: Department of Parasitology
Institution: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Mission: Research and training (undergraduate and graduate students) in parasitology and microbiology of New World primates. Development of experimental models in human parasitology

Principal Research Programs: Natural parasitism and intestinal microbiota of Callitrichidae
Development of experimental models in parasitology (Strongyloidiasis, Fascioliasis, Leishmaniasis)
Life history of Dicrocoelidae from marmosets
Haemoparasites of Callitrichidae.
Natural parasitism in Callithrix geoffroyi
Strongyloidiasis in Callithrix penicillata

Training Opportunities: Educational opportunities available for: Undergraduate, Graduate; opportunities available; Financial support occasionally available; Note: Undergraduate and graduate courses in Biology with majors in ecology, microbiology and parasitology of New World Primates. Postgraduate Master's courses: Parasitology and Microbiology. Doctoral Course (Doctor of Science) in Parasitology.

Number of Staff: 07

Supported Species: 8 Callithrix geoffroyi (white-headed marmoset), 6 Callithrix jacchus (common marmoset), 40 Callithrix penicillata (black-pencilled marmoset)

Last Updated: 2009-05-23


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