Luiz Alcantara


He is a senior professor at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (FIOCRUZ), Bahia and in the State University of Feira de Santana (UEFS). He contributed to the most extensive analysis to date of the phylogeny of ZIKV in Brazil and have continued to be one of the leaders of the Zika in Brazil Real-Time Analysis (ZIBRA) project with the general aim of to investigate the arboviruses genomic surveillance in Brazil. His career began and continued with extensive experience in Molecular Biology and Bioinformatics of human retroviruses (HIV and HTLV), acting on the following topics: Molecular epidemiology and evolution, gene polymorphisms in the host, clinical and epidemiological correlations, development of new bioinformatics tools. He is also a Professor of two post-Graduation courses in the In FIOCRUZ Bahia: Pathology and Biotechnology.

Research Interests:

  • Molecular epidemiology and evolution of human viruses
  • Polymorphisms in human host virus genes
  • Clinical-epidemiological correlations in human viruses
  • Development of new bioinformatics tools for the study of human / host virus genes

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