Paola Marcella Camargo Minoprio, Ph.D., Group leader


Institut Pasteur
Dpt : Infection et Epidémiologie

Lab : Processus Infectieux à Trypanosoma
25, rue du Dr Roux
75724 Paris cedex 15 - France


Ph.D. Thesis, 1989, Immunology, University of Pierre and Marie Curie, Paris 6, Paris, France; Dr. 3ème Cycle, 1985, Parasitology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; M.Sc., 1979, Parasitology, Universidade de Sao Paulo, Brazil and Institut Pasteur, Lille, France; Biomedicine [B. Sc. (Hons)], 1978, University of Mogi das Cruzes, Sao Paulo, Brazil
Professional Management, Institut pour le Développement Economique et Technique, CGOS, Paris, France, 2008
M. Sc. -Intellectual Property and Innovation, Université de Strasbourg, Institut Européen Entreprise et Propriété Intellectuelle, 2010

Positions held:
Institut Pasteur, Paris, France:
From 1997, Senior Associate Professor (Chef de Laboratoire), Presently, Group leader, In charge of the Lab Trypanosoma Infectious Processes, Department of Infection & Epidemiology;
1984 - 2009 ; Department of Immunology : 2005-2009,
Group leader, in charge of the Laboratoire d'immunobiologie des Infections à Trypanosoma; 2000-2005, Group leader, Unité d'Immunophysiopathologie Infectieuse; 1992-1996 Associate Professor (Chargée de Recherches), Group leader, Immunoparasitology, Experimental Parasitology  and Biology of Host Parasite Interaction Units; 1989-1991 Associate Professor (Assistant),  Immunoparasitology Unit ; 1986-1988, Assistant Professor (Tenure track), Fondation Roux, Immunoparasitology Unit

Commissioned in 2001 by Institut Pasteur to draw up the AMSUD/Pasteur Agreement between the Institut Pasteur and more than 50 Academic Institutions in 5 MERCOSUR countries. Coordinated AMSUD/Pasteur until 2003-2005 and the American Pole of the International Network of Institut Pasteur (RIIP). Some the actions included : in charge of re-negociating and implementing the Pasteur/FIOCRUZ Bilateral Agreement (2004-2005) and FIOCRUZ adhesion to the RIIP (2005), implementing the Pasteur/FAPESP Bilateral Agreement (2004); organiziation and  implementation of more than 20 regional scientific courses in Mercosur and 3 Bio-entrepreneurship forums (Brazil, Uruguay and Chile), implementaion of 4 collaborative projects between Institut Pasteur and 36 partners in Mercosur and Organization of the 1st Scientific Forum of the American Pole, in Rio de Janeiro, 2005

From 2009, Public Advisory Committee of the Paris 6 University for the selection and enrollment of full professors,  Since 2004, in charge of the Master Degree Parcours M2 "Immune System and Parasite Interactions, Doctoral School "Compléxité du Vivant", Paris 6, France; From 2005, Teatcher at the Parcours M2 Sciences de la Terre, Environnement et Ecologie,   Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Mines; From 1992, Associate Professor (Health Ministry),FIOCRUZ, Department of Cellular and Molecular Biology, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; 1985-1986, Associate Professor Institut Nationale de la Recherche Agronomique  (INRA), Ecole Nationale Vétérinaire de Maisons Alfort, Department of Immunogenetics, (INSERM), Maisons Alfort, France; 1980-1983, Lecturer in Biology, Instituto Unificado Objetivo, Sao Paulo, Brazil; 2004-2007, WHO Steering Committee for Tropical Disease Research (TDR/SDR), Pathogenesis and Applied Genomics; Appointed as remote reviewer and scientific expert by several government agencies and international working groups, such as  The European Community, IRD, ANR, CNRS, Spanish Ministry of Health... 

Training and sabbaticals:
1992, DNAX Research Center for Molecular and Cellular Biology, Palo Alto, CA, U.S.A.; 1990, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, Seattle, WA, U.S.A.; 1984, Basel Institute for Immunology, Basel, Switzerland; 1980-83, Laboratory of  Immunology of Parasitic Infections, Department of Immunology, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil; 1979, Center of Immunology and Parasite Biology, Pasteur Institute, Lille, France; 1978, Tropical Medicine Institute, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil

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