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Infrastructure

LABORATORIES:

Currently the Program has the following spaces:
Postgraduate Secretariat has the following equipment: 4 desktop computers; 1 notebook; 2 multimedia; 2 screens for projection; 1 microphone with amplifier box, 1 Laser printer.

We also highlight the improvement in our staff of employees linked to the UFC. During the year 2015 we received a second official to serve as secretary. In 2015 the secretary, Paula da Paz Palácio retired and we are waiting for the replacement of the vacancy. So, to this date we have a secretary, Valéria Oliveira. In 2016, we continue with a secretary, the servant Valéria  Oliveira.

Department of Pathology of the DPML-UFC: under the responsibility of Prof. José Telmo Valença This laboratory is responsible for the processing of all biopsies, surgical specimens and necropsies from patients in the university hospital complex of the Fortaleza campus of the UFC and Hospital São José de Enfermagem Infecciosas. The sector has the following environments: reception of material; Secretary of typing reports; Clipping room (macroscopy); Room to purge the trimmed material; Lab. Histopathology; Lab. Cytology; Special techniques lab; file slides; Block file; Sitting room of blades; Residents' room; Computers room; Teachers' office; 1 necropsy amphitheater and 1 necropsy room; Cold rooms for corpses; Necropsy secretary; Wake for relatives of the deceased patient; File necropsies; File of necropsy slides.
Equipment: 2 histological processors; 2 inclusion stations; 2 cryostats; 3 microtomes (one semi-automatic); 2 refrigerators; 1 microscope for 5 observers; 16 optical microscopes with direct illumination; 1 microscope with camera for image capture.

Laboratory of Pathology Prof. Livino Pinheiro, from the Cancer Institute of Ceará, under the responsibility of Dr. Maria do Patrocinio Grangeiro, has contributed to the accomplishment of immunohistochemistry and source of research material.

Laboratory of Immunology, coordinated by Prof. Edson Holanda, with the following equipments: 1 Flow cytometer capacity for simultaneous analysis of 4 colors and 6 parameters. With 2 lasers: blue (488nm) and red (633nm); 1 unidirectional laminar flow cabin; 1 bidirectional laminar flow cabinet, 2A2 protection level; 1 light microscope; 1 inverted microscope; 1 centrifuge for non-refrigerated microtubes; 1 refrigerated centrifuge for microtubes; 1 analytical balance with capacity for 220g; 1 type I ultrapurification system; 1 centrifuge for tubes; 1 CO2 stove for cell culture; 1 water bath; 1 vertical autoclave; 1 hot plate with integrated magnetic stirrer; 1 pH meter; 1 vortex stirrer; 3 refrigerators;

Laboratory of Cancer Cytogenetics (LCCM), under the responsibility of prof. Ronald Feitosa Pinheiro, is equipped with: laminar flow hood security level 3; CO2 stove with water jacket; Refrigerated centrifuge; Freezer -80; Image capture system; In-situ hybridization system, Real-time PCR platform, Next-Generation (Illumina) sequencing platform.

Laboratory of Hemoglobinopathies and Hematological Genetic Diseases, under the responsibility of Profa. Romélia Pinheiro Gonçalves, is equipped with: 1 Freezer, 1 Transilluminator, 2 Eppendorf Centrifuges, 1 Microcentrifuge, 1 Refrigerated Centrifuge, 2 Automatic Thermocyclers, 1 QubitTM Fluorometer, 2 Water Baths, 1 Microwave, 1 Vortex, 1 Spectrophotometer, 1 1 Microscopes, 2 Microscopes, 2 Refrigerators, 1 Air conditioning, 1 Ph meter, 2 Microscopes, 2 Electrophoresis tanks (horizontal and vertical) 1 Hematology Analyzer, 2 Counters, 1 LWS-01, 1 LPIX-HE.

Molecular Biology Laboratory, under the responsibility of Prof. Cristiane Frota, with the participation of Prof Danielle Malta Lima, has: two thermocyclers for PCR (Applied Biosystems GeneAmp 9700 and Eppendorf), electrophoretic source, horizontal vats for electrophoresis, transilluminator Ultraviolet light coupled to image scanning system, digital water bath, freezers at 80oC, microcentrifuge, heater blanket, digital scale, digital pH meter, Nano-spectrophotometer and refrigerated microcentrifuge.

Laboratory of Parasitary Immunopathology, under the responsibility of Professor Maria Jania Teixeira, has as main equipment: laminar flows (2), CO2 greenhouse for cell culture (1), BOD (3) greenhouse, refrigerated centrifuge (2), cytospin ( 1), sonicator (1), microcentrifuge (2), inverted microscopes (2), optical microscopes (5), immunofluorescence microscope (1), coupled camera microscope (1), ELISA readers (3), pH meter (2), precision scales (3), magnetic stirrers (3), heating plates (2), thermocycler (1), cooling system (1), refrigerated microcentrifuge Of electrophoresis (1), freezers -70 ° C (1). It is able to perform isolation and maintenance of trypanosomatids, xenodiagnosis for Chagas, parasitological stool with specific methods, culture of peripheral blood cells and lineage cells, quantification of molecules by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay, immunofluorence and RT-PCR.

Research Laboratory in Parasitology and Molluscan Biology (LPBM) under the responsibility of prof. Fernando SM Bezerra, having as main equipment: greenhouse, electrophoresis system with horizontal tank, high speed centrifuge, spectrophotometer, bench top, inverted microscope, translucent, BOD stove, thermocycler, ELISA reader, plate washer, 80 ° C. Performs maintenance of S. mansoni cycle.
Laboratory of Immunophenotyping, under the coordination of prof. José Ájax N. Queiroz. In this lab prof. Max V. C. Freitas, coordinator of the Immunology sector of the DPML. It has the following equipment: flow cytometer with computer and printer; Stove with CO2 jacket with water jacket; Vertical laminar flow; Magnetic stirrer adjustable with heating; Water bath w / temp. adjustable; Digital centrifuge; Inverted microscope; optical microscope; Immunofluoreceptor microscopy; Automatic pipettor; Precision analytical balance; Vortex; Desktops with color laser printer.

Multiuser Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Pathology, under the coordination of Prof. Margarida Maria de Lima Pompeu, has: 1 histological processor; 1 station of inclusion; 2 semi-automatic microtomes; 1 cryostat; 1 optical microscope; 1 immunofluorescence microscope; 1 freezer-80oC; 1 freezer -20 oC.

Small animals vivarium, under the responsibility of Prof. Maria Jania Teixeira and Profa. Maria da Conceição Dornelas, who maintains lineage of BALB / c mice and golden hamster for experimental trials and isolation and passage of leishmania strains.

Self-learning room: practical classroom that has three microscopes for five observers.

COMPUTER RESOURCES:

The students have 16 computers:
1 in the office of Prof. Max Freitas and 1 in the Laboratory of Immunophenotyping, where all tied students have free access to the computer;
2 in the Multi-user Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Pathology;
4 in the Sector of Parasitological Studies, available to students linked to the prof. Jania Teixeira;
3 in the Mycobacteria laboratory;
1 in the prof. Fernando Schemelzer,
2 in the Cytogenetic Laboratory
And 2 in the Hemoglobinopathies under the responsibility of Prof. Romélia Pinheiro and one in the Lab of Prof. Paulo Roberto.
All computers are connected to the internet, with access to CAPES journals)

8 printers distributed in the laboratories mentioned above.



LIBRARY:

The postgraduate enrolls in the Library of the Health Sciences Center, where he has access to:
- Electronic books: 324 by Editer Springer Link, in the area of ​​Biomedical Sciences and Biology; 84 by Editora Atheneu in the area of ​​Health.
- CAPES newspapers with home access
- Bibliographic switching;
- Reference orientation;
- Computer room with 02 computers;
- Study room.

OTHERS:

EXHIBITION CLASSROOMS
Total 02
01 ample classroom with capacity for 40 students, equipped with datashow, computer, free wi-fi internet and air conditioning.
01 classroom with capacity for 15 students, also equipped with datashow, computer, free wi-fi internet and air conditioning.

MULTI-USER EQUIPMENT:

1- Photomicrography system;
2- Real-time PCR platform;
3. Photo-documentation system;
4- Nucleic acid quantification system - Nanodrop;
5. ELISA system;
6- Cell flow cytometry platform;
7- Immunofluorescence microscopy system;
8- Leika cryostat system;
9- Automatic histological processor;
10- Inclusion and histological section system with Leika microtome;
11-Freezer -80 ° C;
12- Next-generation sequencing platform