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Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre – Rua Sarmento Leite, 245 – Porto Alegre, RS, Brazil – CEP 90050170

Biography

Ana B. Gorini da Veiga is an associate professor tenure of the Department of Basic Health Sciences at the Universidade Federal de Ciências da Saúde de Porto Alegre (2006). She holds an academic Licentiate Degree in Biological Sciences (1998) from the Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS), a Bachelor’s Degree in Biological Sciences (1999) from UFRGS, a Master’s Degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology (2001) from UFRGS, and a Doctor’s in Sciences Degree from UFRGS (2005). During her Doctorate, she spent over 1 year at the National Institutes of Health (NIH, 2004-2005) developing part of her research project and working as a visiting scientist. In 2005 she was awarded Young Scientist in Brazil (CNPq, Brazilian Ministry of Science and Technology). Recently she spent 12 months (2015-2016) at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital, in New York City, in a sabbatical research period. She is a consultant for CAPES, CNPq, and SDECT (Brazil), and WHO.

Reasearch Interest

Ana Beatriz Gorini da Veiga develops research projects that focus on molecular epidemiology of human pathogenic viruses, and also collaborates in other research areas of interest. Before joining UFCSPA, she had over 10 years of experience studying molecular, biochemical and pharmacological aspects of animal venoms, and still has interest in this area. She has experience and interest in Intellectual Property and Innovation, assisting the University in matters involving Innovation, Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer.

Most Relevant Publications

  1. Emerging arboviruses in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil: Chikungunya and Zika outbreaks, 2014-2016
  2. Genetic Barrier to Direct Acting Antivirals in HCV sequences deposited in the European Databank
  3. Laboratory surveillance of dengue in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, from 2007 to 2013
  4. Examination of the ligand-binding and enzymatic properties of a bilin-binding protein from the poisonous caterpillar lonomia obliqua
  5. Genomic analysis of pandemic and post-pandemic influenza A pH1N1 viruses isolated in Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
  6. Viral load and epidemiological profile of patients infected by pandemic influenza a (H1N1) 2009 and seasonal influenza a virus in Southern Brazil
  7. Arthropod venoms and cancer
  8. A catalog for the transcripts from the venomous structures of the caterpillar Lonomia obliqua: identification of the proteins potentially involved in the coagulation disorder and hemorrhagic syndrome
  9. Fibrinogenolytic and procoagulant activities in the hemorrhagic syndrome caused by Lonomia obliqua caterpillars
  10. Structures involved in production, secretion and injection of the venom produced by the caterpillar Lonomia obliqua (Lepidoptera, Saturniidae)