General Microbiology and Environmental Microbiology:
The research line focuses on laboratory and area studies of microorganisms activity and presents a correlation between microbial ecology and positive and negative alterations in biotic and abiotic environment caused by microorganisms.
Human microbiology involves the basic knowledge of the etiology and pathogenesis of diseases caused by bacteria, viruses and fungi, in their biochemical, physiological and pathological aspects, with the human species as host. It also involves the diagnosis, prevention and epidemiology of diseases caused by microorganisms in humans.
The research line involves the study of bacteria, fungi and viruses that cause diseases in wild or domestic animals, in all aspects of the biology, physiology and pathogenicity of the microorganism. It also involves the diagnosis, prevention and epidemiology of diseases caused by microorganisms in non-human animals.