Celso Pereira

Coimbra University

Prof Celso Pereira is currently responsible for Clinic Immunology, Medicine Faculty of Coimbra University and graduated specialist in Immuno-allergy at Coimbra’s Universitary Hospital Centre, at Coimbra, Portugal. He is also the past president of the Immunoallergy Board of the Portuguese Medical Association. His main activities include clinical practice, education (pre and post graduate) and clinical and laboratorial research. He is member of national committee for vaccination. His scientific interests include the participation and development of several research projects, but now have focused his interest in the mechanisms of allergy and specific immunotherape has edited two scientific books, and has more than 90 scientific publications including book chapters, and scientific papers. He published over 300 abstracts related to the research projects developed and presented at scientific events. He was also honored with 31 scientific awards. He was responsible for the first subcutaneous application of latex immunotherapy and for the first long term sublingual native Pru p3 desensitization. During his Iberian Chapter Presidency of the Latin-American Allergy, Asthma and Immunology Society he coordinated an international multicentre study focusing aeroallergen sensitization in the Iberian Peninsula. He is an associate editor of 4 scientific Journals related to Allergy and Clinical Immunology. He has been participating in the organization of scientific meetings and actively collaborates with the scientific committees of diverse Medical Scientific Societies.

4books edited

3chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Celso Pereira

Asthma is a prevalent disease in all age groups that results from different pathogenic mechanisms, cells, and mediators engaged in innumerous clinical phenotypes and endotypes. This book exhaustively and didactically explores the biological expression of numerous cells and mediators involved in bronchial inflammation. The information provided aims at identifying the diversity and complexity of the interrelationships between the different players, drawing attention to critical mechanisms in asthma. It also highlights the requirement of new tools to identify strong biomarkers absolutely critical for managing asthma.

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