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Fiocruz Minas


Unit focused on research of health hazard prevalent in Minas Gerais. Cradle of Biological Sciences in the state, the Research Center René Rachou (CPqRR) is composed of research groups that develop projects in several areas of biomedicine - specially related to neglected diseases such as Chagas disease, intestinal helminths, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, malaria, virology, and anthropology of health.

The unit maintains in the city of Bambuí, about 280 kilometers from Belo Horizonte, the Emmanuel Dias Center for Advanced Studies (Posto Avançado de Estudos Emanuel Dias), where Fiocruz developed fundamental research for the control of Chagas' disease. The center was originally from Manguinhos in Belo Horizonte, which since its founding in 1907, promoted the scientific debate. Faithful to tradition of important scientific center, the CPqRR maintains exchanges with various national and international institutions.

Major services
- Laboratories that study infectious and parasitic diseases such as Chagas disease, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis and malaria.
- Reference Services in Chagas disease, schistosomiasis, cutaneous leishmaniasis, National and International Reference Center for Phlebotominae, Reference Center for Training and of Phlebotomine Vectorial Competences and Reference Center for Leishmaniasis.
- Graduation studies in cell and molecular biology, infectious and parasitic diseases and collective health.

Address
Avenida Augusto de Lima 1.715, Barro Preto, Belo Horizonte - MG, CEP 30.190-002

Contacts
(31) 3349-7700
www.cpqrr.fiocruz.br

Working Hours
Monday to Friday from 8h to 17h except holidays.

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