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Screening of compounds with potential antiviral action against alphavirus and orthobunyavirus

Grant number: 17/23004-2
Support Opportunities:Scholarships abroad - Research Internship - Doctorate
Effective date (Start): February 01, 2018
Effective date (End): July 20, 2018
Field of knowledge:Biological Sciences - Microbiology
Principal Investigator:Luiz Tadeu Moraes Figueiredo
Grantee:Aline Lavado Tolardo
Supervisor: Colleen B. Jonsson
Host Institution: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto (FMRP). Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Ribeirão Preto , SP, Brazil
Research place: University of Tennessee Health Science Center (UTHSC), United States  
Associated to the scholarship:16/17457-1 - Compounds screening with potential antiviral action against Alphaviruses and Orthobunyaviruses, BP.DR


Alphavirus and orthobunyavirus are important arboviruses causing public health problems in Brazil, producing epidemics with great economic and social impact and great economic losses. As there is no specific antiviral treatment for these viruses, medicaments are used to combat the symptoms and signs manifested by the disease in mild and moderate cases. This PhD research project proposes to search, in an initial step, for possible antiviral compounds against these arboviruses of significant importance in Brazil. (AU)

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