RESEARCH PROJECTS  


I.   PRESENT PROJECTS

1999-2001 "Latin American Network for Research on the Biology and Control of Triatominae (ECLAT)". Financed by the European Communities Commission (INCO). Coordinator: Dr. C.J. Schofield. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Participants: Twenty American and European labs. The Faculty of Science, through Dr. F. Panzera acts as a refference Centre in Cytogenetics of Triatomines.

1999-2001 "European/South American Public Health Training (EUSAPH)".  Financed  by the European Communities Commission (ALFA Program). Coordinator: Dr. Mike Lehane. Universidad de Bangor, Gales.    Participants:
BOLIVIA. Universidad Mayor de San Andrés. Prof. M. Villena Cabrera,.
BRASIL. Universidad de Minas Gerais. Dr. L.Diotaiuti.
FRANCIA. Universidad de Montpellier. Prof. Dedet.
INGLATERRA. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Dr. M. Miles.
PARAGUAY. Universidad Nacional de Asunción. Dr. A. Rojas de Arias.
PORTUGAL. Universidad Nacional de Lisboa. Prof. A. Santos Gracio.
URUGUAY. Universidad de la república. Fac. Ciencias. F. Panzera.
VENEZUELA. Laboratorio de Ciencias Sociales. Dr. Briceño León.

 
II. PAST PROJECTS

1997-99 "Population genetics and control of Triatoma brasiliensis in North East Brazil".
Financed by the European Communities Commission. Coordinator: Dr. C.J. Schofield. London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. Participants:
- Dr. J. Jurberg. FIOCRUZ. Rio de Janeiro. Brasil.
- Dra. L. Diotaiuti. Centro de Pesquisas Rene Rachou. Bello Horizonte, Brasil.
- Dr. A. Silveira. Fundaçao Nacional de Saude. Ministerio de Saude. Brasilia, Brasil.
- Dr. J.P. Dujardin. Lab. de Génétique des Parasites et des Vecteurs, ORSTOM. Montpellier, France.
- Dr. F. Panzera. Sección Genética Evolutiva. Facultad de Ciencias. Montevideo, Uruguay.

1996-98 "Use of genetic markers in taxonomic identification problems of Chagas disease´ vectors"
Financed by Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICYT-Clemente Estable Found) (Uruguay). Responsible: F. Panzera.

1995-97 "Biosystematic of  triatomines, vectors of Chagas disease".  Financed by CSIC (Uruguay). Responsible: Dr. F. Panzera.

1993-95 "Chromosome analysis of the main Chagas´ disease vectors in Uruguay".
Financed by "Comisión Sectorial de Investigación Científica (CSIC)(Uruguay)". Responsible: Dr. F. Panzera.

1992-95 "Chromosome structure of the Hemiptera with special emphasis in the main Chagas disease vector in Uruguay: Triatoma infestans".   Financed by  "Programa de Cooperación Científica con Iberoamérica. Ministerio Educación y Ciencia. Agencia Española de Cooperación Iberoamericana (AECI)".
Responsibles: Dr. F. Panzera (Uruguay) & Dr. J. Rufas (Spain).

1992-95 "A survey of Chagas cycles in Uruguay by use of genetic markers with special emphasis on reinfestation hazards of domestic structures by sylvatic cycles". Financed by the European Communities´ Commissions (Programme STD3). Participants:
- Evolutionary Genetics and Entomology Departments. Facultad de Ciencias. Uruguay.
- Dpt. of Parasitology. Facultad Medicina. Uruguay.
- Dpt. Celular Biology. Fac. Ciencias. Univ. Autónoma Madrid (UAM), España.
- Lab. of Genetics of Vectors and Parasites. ORSTOM. Montpellier, Francia.

1987-90 "Genetic and morphologic characterization of Chagas´ disease vector  insects in Uruguay"
Financed by Consejo Nacional de Investigaciones Científicas y Técnicas (CONICYT) (Uruguay).
Coordinator: Ing. Agr. C. Carbonell.


 

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