Center for Molecular Biology and Cell Disease
It is a center dedicated to research in the field of parasitology, immunology, genetics, molecular biology of tropical diseases. The Center develops projects and programs such as:
- Studies of genetic epidemiology and molecular biology of Leishmania.
- Project exploring new ways to attack malaria, which is transmitted by parasites of the genus Plasmodium inoculated into humans by female Anopheles mosquito.
- Identification of novel receptors in human red blood cells and their ligands on the parasite.
- Using Microwave to destroy the parasite in infected cells.
- Research project on coral natural compounds to treat inflammatory processes and Alzheimer’s
- Research project on improving the diagnosis, treatment and control of tuberculosis (TB) in Panama.
- ICBG program: Make bioassays with natural products extracted from the national biodiversity, looking for antiparasitic and anticancer activity.
Tuberculosis Research Group