Molecular epidemiology research lines

BioForMoz implements research of epidemiology and control of transmissible diseases including zoonoses through training and research grants, in order to develop specific skills for the Mozambican institutions dedicated to these activities. The following research lines are included in the scholarships for master thesis:

  1. Molecular detection of pathogens and food source identification in carraças of the genus Rhipicephalus maculatus in the Parque Nacional de Maputo.
  2. Phylodynamics of the pandemic influenza virus in Mozambique in the period from 2009 to 2022.
  3. Cloning and Expression of the CP Genetic Component of Banana Bunchy Top Virus (BBTV)
The following research lines are included in the field of research grants:

  1. Resistance to drugs: Characteristics of the antimicrobial resistance profile of Escherichia coli eradication isolated from domestic animals that live near the conservation areas.
  2. Profile of hemoglobinopathies in children at the Maputo Central Hospital and Beira Central Hospital.

The following research lines are included in the PhD fellowships:

  1. Establishment of diagnostic techniques for the detection of Maize lethal necrosis Disease (MLND) and related viruses in the central and northern regions of Moçambique.
  2. Evaluation of new tools to eliminate Glossina spp and use of integrated methods for the control of trypanosomiasis in naturally infected cattle in Maputo Special Reserve for 12 months.

The following research lines are included in the post-doctoral fellowships:

  1. Epidemiology and Molecular Characterization of the Rift Valley Yellow Fever and Establishment of Molecular Techniques for detection of Rift Valley Yellow Fever in Mozambique.

In addition to the research lines associated with the fellowships, the following is also configured as additional research line:

  1. Identification of the coconut yellowing disease vector (ALC).