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Multi-user equipment approved in grant 2017/50333-7: genetic analyzer

Grant number: 18/21193-5
Support type:Multi-user Equipment Program
Duration: November 01, 2018 - October 31, 2025
Field of knowledge:Health Sciences - Collective Health
Principal Investigator:Helio Hehl Caiaffa Filho
Grantee:Helio Hehl Caiaffa Filho
Home Institution: Instituto Adolfo Lutz (IAL). Coordenadoria de Controle de Doenças (CCD). Secretaria da Saúde (São Paulo - Estado). São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Associated research grant:17/50333-7 - Institutional research development plan Adolfo Lutz Institute, AP.PDIP
EMU web page: Página do Equipamento Multiusuário não informada
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The Plan for the Institutional Development of Research of the Instituto Adolfo Lutz (PDIP, from Portuguese Plano de Desenvolvimento Institucional de Pesquisa) was based in strategies or the transformation that it intends to achieve in the next few years as an institution of science and research in the Public Health area. The PDIP was designed to improve laboratory actions aiming to help in the epidemiological vigilance of infectious diseases, promoting strategies to protect, prevent and promote health and improving the population quality of life. To achieve such aims, the upgrade of equipment is essential, including the implementation of a new capillary sequencing equipment as a Multi-User Equipment (EMU-FAPESP) modality. Currently, the main applications of short fragment are the genotyping of the HIV, hepatitis virus, influenza virus and arbovirus. In Bacteriology, it can be employed to identify emerging and reemergent pathogens as well as to identify emerging clones by multi-locus sequence typing (MLST) analysis by sequencing conserved genes that reflect the evolutionary history of an organism. The applications of sequencing can be broadly amplified, allowing the utilization to new research projects in our cores of Bacteriology, Immunology, Pathology and Parasitology Divisions, and also, of our Regional Laboratories and also for others Research Institutes and Universities. (AU)