1. Cellular, Molecular and Structural Biology of acute and chronic diseases:
Study of molecular, cellular and structural mechanisms of the cell aiming at both the understanding of its basic functioning and the search for new methods of diagnosis, treatment and identification of therapeutic targets in acute and chronic diseases.
2. Pathogen-Host Interaction:
Characterization of the interaction between pathogens and their hosts, aiming mainly at elucidating the biochemical, molecular, cellular and immunological mechanisms involved in human diseases and in experimental models.