Centro de Biologia Molecular e Ambiental

Centre of Molecular and Environmental Biology

Host-Fungus Interactions and Virulence 3nd Edition

Dates & Venue
5 to 16 June
Departament of Biology, Universidade do Minho
Invited Lecturers
Guillermo Quindós
Faculdade de Medicina e Enfermagem da Universidade do País Basco, Bilbao, Espanha
Agostinho Carvalho
Escola de Medicina, Universidade do Minho, Braga, Portugal
Alexandra Correia
Instituto de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Universidade do Porto, Portugal
Teresa Lino-Neto
Departamento de Biologia, Universidade de Minho, Braga, Portugal
Raquel Sabino
Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisboa, Portugal
Cristina Veríssimo
Instituto Nacional de Saúde Dr. Ricardo Jorge, Lisboa, Portugal

Augusto Barbosa
CBMA-DB, University of Minho, Portugal
Joana Pereira
CBMA-DB, University of Minho, Portugal


The following topics will be covered

Epidemiology and molecular diagnosis of fungal infections

Virulence traits in fungal pathogens


Host/pathogen interactions

Aspergillus and aspergilosis

New models to study host-fungi interactions

Antifungal vaccines

Pratical Sessions 

Scope of the Course
P1 - Etiological agents more frequently associated to Aspergillus infection – their macro and microscopic characterization
P2 - Macrophage Adherence 
P3 - Macrophage infection with Candida cells
P4 - Phagocytosis quantification: Staining and fluorescence microscopy
P5 - Organization of the results
This post-graduated course is part of the optional curricular assignments of several Master and PhD courses of the Biology Department and has been organized for post-graduation students or researchers who are interested in the study of fungi and fungal infections. It includes lectures and seminars as well as laboratory classes.


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