Thiago Carrazoni defended on March 9th, 2017, his thesis entitled “Central and Peripheral Neurotoxicity induced by the major urease of Canavalia ensiformis in insect model”, before the Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biology, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul. Congratulations Thiago !!
2017 has began with the graduation of new Ph.Ds. and M.Sc. supervised by our collaborator Dr. Arlete Becker Ritt, who developed studies on ureases and derived peptides.
Matheus Grahl, initiation in science fellow working at LaNeurotox-Laprotox, has graduated in Biomedicine at UniRitter, in Dec 7th/2016, defending his monography entitled “Toxic Effects of the urease-derived peptide, Jaburetox, in the central nervous system and salivary glands of the model insect Rhodnius prolixus”. Congratulations Matheus !
Dr. Jan Tytgat, full professor and PI of the Toxicology and Pharmacology Laboratory at the Catholic University of Leuven, Belgium, visited LaNeurotox and the Brain Institute (InsCer) at PUCRS on Dec 5th, 2016. Expert on the use of neurotoxins as molecular tools to study ion channels, Tytgat is collaborating with LaNeurotox team to unravel the mechanism of neurotoxic action of ureases and Jaburetox.
Angela Menegassi defended the Ph.D. thesis ““Identification, structural and funcional characterization of aquaporines in soybean (Glycine max) and involvmente in the transport of urea” in May 29, 2015, at UFRGS.
The Brazilian Academy of Sciences, in an event held from may 4th to 6th 2015, has hosted a conference by Dr. Jules Hoffmann, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Physiology, for the discovery of the innate immune system, shared in animals from insects to mammals, the Toll receptors and the transcription factor NFkB.
Our post-doctoral fellow Dr. Leonardo Fruttero won the Young Scientis Award 2015 granted by IUBMB, together with SBBq (Brazilian Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology). The competition among Brazilian and foreign candidates selected participants to attend the IUBMB-SBBq joint congress to be held in Iguaçu Falls, August 24-28, 2015. The award covers all expenses for attendance to the congress and offers the opportunity of an oral presentation in the prestigious event. Congratulations Leonardo !
Starting November 2014, our Ph.D. student Thiago Carrazoni de Freitas will spend 1 year at the laboratories of Drs. Angela Lange and Ian Orchard University of Toronto Mississauga, no Canadá. With a fellowship of the Brazilian Science without Borders program. Enjoy every bit of this opportunity, Thiago !