The Postgraduate Program in Experimental Pathology at the State University of Londrina (UEL) participates in the National Postgraduate System and is currently evaluated by the Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior – Brasil (CAPES) with a score of 6, that means, an Excellent program with internationally recognized excellence.
Area of Knowledge: Pathological Anatomy and Clinical Pathology (Medicine II)
Concentration area: Experimental Pathology
The Postgraduate Program in Experimental Pathology was created in 2001. During these 19 years, the actions of UEL, the support of development agencies such as CAPES, CNPq, FINEP and Fundação Araucária and the commitment of teachers / researchers and post-graduate students allowed Experimental Pathology to grow in excellence by training high-level professionals and strongly contribute to Brazilian science, through the generation of scientific articles in renowned journals of international impact.
To this end, the program currently has 16 permanent professors and 04 collaborators, each with its own laboratory, containing sufficient infrastructure for the development of master degree dissertations and doctoral thesis.
The Experimental Pathology program prepares a professional capable of teaching the contents of General Pathology and Immunology that are essential for undergraduate courses in the Health Area, including a scientific and multidisciplinary approach to the topics covered. In addition, the Program encourages the training of professionals who master laboratory techniques, research planning and scientific reasoning to be agents of the development of technical-scientific solutions for situations related to human health, whether at the regional, national and international levels.
The Postgraduate Program in Experimental Pathology has as main objective to provide a solid scientific and didactic-pedagogical formation for future professors and researchers in the health area, enabling them to exercise academic and research activities.
In addition, the program has secondary objectives:
- Provide graduate students with solid knowledge about principles of the mechanisms of cellular and molecular injuries, and the understanding of the immune response generated by the mechanisms of aggression of pathogens, chemical and physical agents.
- Reinforce the practice of research and training of human resources as an essential element in the activities of UEL, reaffirming the University as an extremely important pole of knowledge generation, professional training and service provision.
- Train high-level human resources capable of acting in a multidisciplinary way as agents of transformation and advancement in the health area.
- To train health and biological professionals to work in the training of human resources.
- Stimulate and develop the scientific reasoning of undergraduate students in the health field at the State University of Londrina, through the opening of Scientific Initiation and Extension vacancies, academic monitoring and development of Course Conclusion Papers.
- Bring scientific research closer to clinical practice through the involvement of doctors and other health professionals who work in health centers where some of the Program's research is developed.
- Provide the population's contact with scientific research through extension actions that aim to present scientific knowledge and clarify doubts on important health topics.
- Build and expand relationships with other national and international institutions and researchers.
It lasts up to 24 months, involving practical and theoretical activities. The student must comply with the necessary workloads and activities provided for in the Graduate Resolution to be able to defend the dissertation to obtain the Master's degree.
It lasts up to 48 months, involving practical and theoretical activities. The student must comply with the necessary hours and activities provided for in the Graduate Resolution to be able to defend a thesis to obtain the Doctor degree.
It lasts from six to 12 months, and extension is allowed. It depends on places offered by the supervising teacher. The objective is to enable the consolidation of researchers who have already obtained the title of Doctor through the development of a project with innovative scientific content.
Up to 20 vacancies are offered annually for the Master's degree, and up to 15 vacancies for the Doctorate.
The Program is supported with scholarships from CAPES, CNPq and Fundação Araucária. Currently, the Program has 25 Masters scholarships and 17 PhD scholarships, all of which are implemented.
Coordenator: Prof. Dr. Wander Rogério Pavanelli
Vice-Coordenator: Profa. Dra. Flávia Alessandra Guarnier
Prof. Dr. Rodrigo Cabral Luiz
Profa. Dra. Glaura Scantamburlo Alves Fernandes
Profa. Dra. Flávia A. Guarnier
Prof. Dr. Wander R. Pavanelli
Prof. Dr. Fábio H. Kwasniewski