Bolsa de TT-3 em Imunologia

TT-3 fellowship in Immunology

Nº: 1037

Área de conhecimento: Imunologia

Field of knowledge: Immunology

Nº do processo FAPESP: 2013/08216-2

FAPESP process: 2013/08216-2

Título do projeto: CRID - Centro de Pesquisa em Doenças Inflamatórias

Project title: CRID - Center for Research in Inflammatory Diseases

Área de atuação: Imunologia

Working area: Immunology

Pesquisador principal: Fernando de Queiroz Cunha

Principal investigator: Fernando de Queiroz Cunha

Unidade/Instituição: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto - FMRP / USP

Unit/Instituition: Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto - FMRP / USP

Data limite para inscrições: 05/03/2016

Deadline for submissions: 2016-03-05

Publicado em: 24/02/2016

Publishing date: 2016-02-24

Localização: Av. Bandeirantes 3900 Ribeirão Preto

Locale: Av. Bandeirantes 3900 Ribeirão Preto

  • Resumo Summary

    O Centro de Pesquisa em Doenças Inflamatórias (CRID / CEPID - FAPESP) torna pública a seleção de um bolsista de Treinamento Técnico 3 (TT-3) para o projeto "Utilização da expressão de CD39 em células Tregs para predição da eficácia terapêutica do Metotrexato no tratamento da Artrite Reumatóide".

    A bolsa disponível é para graduados na área de biológicas, sem reprovações em seu histórico escolar, para um período de 12 meses e dedicação de 40 horas semanais. A orientação será do Professor Paulo Louzada Junior, do Departamento de Clínica Médica da FMRP-USP.

    Da documentação para inscrição
    - Carta de motivação, histórico escolar e curriculum vitae;
    - A documentação deve ser enviada para o e-mail plouzada@fmrp.usp.br (assunto "Bolsas TT3 CRID");
    - Informar na mensagem o telefone para contato.

    Das atribuições do bolsista
    O candidato deve ser apto a coletar amostras de sangue em veia periférica, separar as amostras para obtenção de plasma, soro, células linfomonucleares do sangue periférico e realizar a extração de DNA e RNA. Além disso, será treinado para separação de células automatizada por microbeads (Myltenyi AutoMACS) e caracterização e contagem de linfócitos por citometria de fluxo.

    Dos locais das atividades do projeto
    - Laboratório de Processamento de Amostras Clínicas do CRID, localizado no 2º andar do HC-FMRP-USP, bloco G.
    - Ambulatório de Artrite Reumatoide Inicial, HC-FMRP-USP.

    Inflammatory diseases are a complex and heterogeneous group of diseases that affect more than 10% of the world population. The current options for the treatment of inflammatory diseases are still limited and in some cases, ineffective due to limited understanding of the mechanisms underlying these diseases. The development of translational research by a center that can generate scientific knowledge and identify new therapeutic targets for inflammatory diseases is imperative.

    The Center for Research in Inflammatory Diseases (CRID) was created to fulfill this goal. The Center relies on the expertise of researchers from various biomedical fields, integrating basic (geneticists, molecular and cell biologists, immunologists, pharmacologists, pathologists), and clinical (rheumatologists, clinical immunologists, infectologists, dermatologists) researchers, as well as investigators from the fields of computational medicinal chemistry, chemical synthesis and bioinformatics.

    The general objective of CRID is to perform integrative and translational research to identify, validate and target known and novel biological pathways involved in the induction and resolution of inflammation. As a result, we expect the development of innovative therapeutic strategies and drugs that effectively target inflammatory diseases.

    The project involves high-throughput genetic screening, in vivo and in vitro models of diseases, modeling and chemical synthesis, as well as the discovery of new natural molecules from plants and arthropod saliva. After selecting the potential drugs and bio-drugs, CRID will protect its intellectual property and, after partnerships with private companies, coordinate pre-clinical toxicological studies and early clinical trials.

    The specific goal of CRID is to advance the understanding of the physiopathology of inflammatory diseases (infectious, autoimmune and vascular atherosclerotic) to accomplish the following: 1) recognize and understand the mechanisms involved, such as molecular (genetic and intracellular signaling), immunological (innate and specific responses), pathological and pharmacological (experimental models) mechanisms; 2) identify new biological targets to develop pharmacological (synthetic and from natural source) and immune (antibody) therapy tools; 3) search for possible diagnostic markers and prognostic clues; and 4) apply this new knowledge to design and synthesize new molecules to treat inflammatory diseases.

    The new molecules will be tested for their efficacy in experimental models and submitted to conceptual tests in samples from human beings. In the case of potential therapeutic use, we intend to seek patents and perform stability, pharmacokinetic and pre-clinical toxicology trials and coordinate possible early clinical trials. Development of potential drugs will be performed in partnership with public and private companies, which have already expressed interest in partnerships.

    The Center also dedicates intense efforts to promotion of knowledge by sharing greater public awareness, transparency and education by letting people know what is being done in the science of inflammatory diseases. Fulfilling these societal objectives of spreading education and generating enthusiasm for science, the plan is to reach the public at large using all available tools. Dissemination actions are implemented for the scientific community, for the public in general and for patients with inflammatory diseases. The goal of disseminated knowledge is also met by the coordination of training activities.