IHPE – AUGUSTO Ronaldo English

RonaldoIHPE UMR 5244
University of Perpignan via Domitia
52 Avenue Paul Alduy
F-66860 Perpignan Cedex FRANCE
Tel +33(0)4-68-66-17-78
Fax +33(0)4-68-66-22-81
email: ronaldo.augusto@univ-perp.fr
POSITION : Postdoctoral Fellow of the CNRS
I am particularly interested in control methods that can help in the control of schistosomiasis and I have a particular interest in how the environment and the quality of the environment can modulate the evolution of the host-parasite relationship. To analyze these effects I use methods such as analysis of Scanning and Transmission Electron Microscopy (SEM/TEM), two-dimensional proteomic and transcriptomic analysis by RNA-seq. During my thesis, I worked with the natural compound Euphorbia milii var. hislopii as a molluscicide and observed the effects that inSchistosoma mansoni cercariae exposed to the sublethal concentration of latex-induced development and parasites dynamics of adult parasites under experimental conditions. Furthermore, the composition of the chemical elements present in the latex and control and exposed groups were evaluated by SEM combined with the energy dispersive spectrometry of the detector (SEM-EDS).
Nowadays I am working on the development of a very sensitive method of chromatin immunoprecipitation (ChIP) to study the chromatin profile in a limited number of cells (stem and somatic cells) to Schistosoma mansoni and Echinococcus multilocuraris. This project is on Fugi Consortium.
2016-present: Post-doctoral- Fugi Consortium (Université de Perpignan via Domitia, Perpignan, France)
2012-1016: PhD in Parasitary Biology (Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, FIOCRUZ, Rio de janeirom, Brazil)
2010-2012: Masters in Veterinary Sciences (Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRRJ, Brazil)
2006-2011: Bachelor of Biological Sciences (Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRRJ, Brazil)
2006-2010: Degree in Biological Sciences (Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro, UFRRJ, Brazil)
 LAST PUBLICATIONS : (before this lab)
Augusto, R. C.; Mello-Silva, C.C. ; Gatti, M. J. ; Siqueira, C.L.M. ; Santos, C. P . First electron probe x-ray microanalysis of the elemental composition of the lyophilized latex of Euphorbia milii var. hislopii and its impact in the male Schisotosoma mansoni. Neotropical Helminthology, v. 10, p. 13-22, 2016.
De Carvalho Augusto, R; Friani, G ; De Vasconcellos, M. C. ; De Azevedo Rodrigues, M. de L. ; Mello-Silva, C.C.  Schistosoma mansoni: Phytochemical Effect on Aquatic Life Cycle. Open Journal of Veterinary Medicine, v. 05, p. 127-132, 2015.
Mello-Silva, C.C. ; Joao, R.C. ; Augusto, R. de C.  A rapid diagnostic test for schistosomiasis mansoni. Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz (Impresso), v. 108, p. 1078-1080, 2013.