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Jansen de Araujo


Universidade de São Paulo (USP). Instituto de Ciências Biomédicas (ICB)  (Institutional affiliation from the last research proposal)
Birthplace: Brazil

Dr. Jansen de Araujo, coordinator research projects at Emergents Virus Research Laboratory at the Department of Microbiology at the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the University of São Paulo - USP. Graduated in Biological Sciences, Doctor in Microbiology, with emphasis in Virology at the University of São Paulo (2011). Has worked in the emerging infectious diseases virus research in Biosafety and Biocontainment Level 3 (BSL3) laboratories. Coordinator on field team at Virology Laboratory of the Institute of Biomedical Sciences at the University of São Paulo (2005 to 2016). He began his scientific career at the Biological Institute of the Center for Plant Defense, with an emphasis on Phytopathology and Phytovirology (2000-2002). Worked on Viral Genetic Diversity Virus project (VGDN), supported by FAPESP at Federal University of São Paulo (UNIFESP) (2002-2004), mainly to sequencing viruses such as HIV, Hepatitis C and Hantavirus. He advised the Ministry of Agriculture (MAPA) in training personnel and monitoring the Avian Influenza virus (AIV) in the Brazilian territory (2006-2007). He participated in Antarctic Expeditions working on the molecular diagnosis of viruses in wild animals (2006-2012). Research interests include eco-epidemiological studies of wildlife and emerging infectious diseases with zoonotic potential in Brazil, such as Hantavirus, Avian Influenza, West Nile Virus, Nipahvirus, Coronavirus and New Castle Disease (2004-present). He has expertise in virology, molecular biology, Next Generation DNA sequencing (NGS) and marine microbiology in microalgae cultivation. The head of the Marine Microbiology Research Laboratory at AquaSmart, in the biotechnological development of microalgae culture applied to Brazilian aquaculture. Currently had colaboration to research group on emerging Coronaviruses in wild animals in Brazil (PREVIR Project). (Source: Lattes Curriculum)

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