Projects

MYCO-NET²

Drug-resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis. (Illustration: CDC/Medical Illustrator)

Within the MYCO-NET² project, scientists from South America and Europe join forces to synergistically develop novel and efficient tools to fight tuberculosis.

In MYCO-NET² screening methods for early diagnostics and detection of pyrazinamide (PZA) resistance will be developed, using state-of-art nanotechnology, Raman spectroscopy, Lab-on-a-Chip-Devices, genomics, high throughput sequencing, and bioinformatics.

The consortium combines unique knowledge on pathogen distribution and resistance mechanisms, which will help to find factors critical for improved intervention strategies. In this way, the initiative will have a long-lasting effect on strengthening scientific and cultural ties between South American and European institutions.

Project coordination
Prof. Mirko Zimic
UPCH, Peru
Phone: (511) 31900002604
mirko.zimic@upch.pe