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Helena Lage Ferreira


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Faculdade de Zootecnia e Engenharia de Alimentos (FZEA)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Elected President of the Brazilian Society for Virology (2023-2024), School Director of the "Latin American Biotechnology Center (CABBIO-MCTI)," Rede Virus-MCTI member, and President of the Research and Innovation Committee. DMV degree by UNESP, Brazil (1999-2003), Ph.D. in Genetics and Molecular Biology by UNICAMP, Brazil (2004-2007). Post-doctoral training at Sciensano (Former Veterinary Agrochemical Centre, VAR), in Brussels, Belgium (2007-2008), and she worked as an Assistant Researcher at the same Institute from 2008 to 2011. In 2011, she got a position as Assistant Professor at FZEA-USP. From 2017 to 2019, she was a Visiting Scientist at the Southeast Poultry Research Laboratory (SEPRL-ARS), US Department of Agriculture (USDA), Athens, Georgia. She is a tenured Associate Professor at FZEA-USP, Brazil. Documented experience of work under BSL2, BSL3 and BSL3A biocontainment. Former member of the Advisory Committee of the Poultry Health National Program at the Ministry of Agriculture of Brazil (2014-2020). One of the PREVIR-MCTI networks (funded by Rede Virus-MCTI) for virus surveillance in wildlife. Her research emphasizes pathogenesis, the ecology of infectious diseases, host-pathogen interactions, and vaccinology of viruses in the "One Health" context. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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