Forefront Lecture

Forefront Lecture

HIV Genetic Networks and Drug Resistance Surveillance
in Mexico

Santiago Avila-Rios, PhD

Researcher in Medical Sciences, Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CIENI) of the
National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER), Mexico City, Mexico

When: Wednesday, May 15th, 12:00 – 1:00 PM
Where: Cullen Lecture Theatre (SPH 1477), Providence Building Level 1, St. Paul’s Hospital

This free lecture series is geared towards researchers, clinicians, students and hospital staff; however, the public and other interested stakeholders are welcome and encouraged to attend.

A light lunch will be served

Dr. Santiago Avila-Ríos
is a researcher in medical sciences at the Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CIENI) of the National Institute of Respiratory Diseases (INER) in Mexico City and a member of Mexico’s National Researchers System (SNI-II).

He received his first degree on Pharmaceutical Chemistry from the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM), in Mexico City; his MSc degree on Molecular Medical Microbiology from the Nottingham University, Nottingham, UK; and his PhD degree on Biomedical Sciences from the UNAM.

At the moment, Santiago Avila-Rios conducts research on HIV molecular epidemiology, transmitted drug resistance surveillance and HLA-associated evolution in the Mesoamerican Region. He also coordinates the participation of the CIENI/INER as a WHO Regional Reference Laboratory for the Technical Cooperation Network for HIV Drug Resistance for Latin America and the Caribbean. He directly coordinates de Molecular Biology Laboratory of the CIENI/INER, mainly focused on Sanger and next generation sequencing. He authored or co-authored more than 40 peer reviewed articles and has been tutor of more than ten undergraduate and five postgraduate students.

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