PhD in Pharmaceutical Sciences | Faculty of Pharmacy

Date/Time: May 9 -13, 2022

Course in Portuguese and English

The course will be presential and online

Objectives: Infectious diseases are one the most striking causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Emergent new virus, like SARS-COV-2, re-emergence of “old” diseases and the increase of antimicrobial resistance are huge threats for human health. The development of molecular tools has been crucial to understand infections in diverse strands. This course aims to give an overview of the molecular-based methods to study infections caused by virus, bacteria and parasites, namely in the identification of the etiological agent (e.g., RT-PCR), strain genotypes epidemiology, genetics of antimicrobial resistance and its dissemination, whole genomic sequencing (WGS) and microbiome. New therapeutic strategies to fight infections are urgently needed and this course will illustrate some novel approaches that will fuel future research on the treatment and prevention of infectious diseases.

Eight lecturers of the University of Coimbra, University of Lisbon and Center for Neurosciences and Cell Biology will address these topics, referring their research and scientific experience. At the end of the course, a seminar will be held by an international invited speaker from the University of Calgary, Canada. Molecular studies are transversal to the study of diverse diseases, infectious or not, and the course should be considered a way of fuel and exchange ideas, with a multidisciplinary approach. Students are strongly encouraged to participate interactively during classes, and will complete a final test on the topics exposed.


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