Wellman Ribón

ProfessorUniversidad Industrial de SantanderColombia

Wellman Ribón, bacteriologist and clinical laboratory professional of the Industrial University of Santander, Master\'s degree in Biochemistry from  Universidad Javeriana; with more than fifteen years of experience as public health adviser,   Colciencias (Departamento Administrativo de Ciencia y Tecnología de Colombia) senior researcher  in scientific and technological development. He has worked at the National Health Institute of Colombia as coordinator of the mycobacteria group,  manager of research projects and member of Centro Colombiano de Excelencia de Investigación en Tuberculosis (CCITB), EurolabTB Consortium and the SLAMTB. Ribón was the Microbiology School director and is currently a professor in Medicine School and works as professor and researcher at the Industrial University of Santander,.He is also the director of the Mycobacterium Research laboratory.  Mr. Ribón has published articles about tuberculosis, leprosy and mycobacteriosis diseases, and has written four book chapters. His major area of interest and research is Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

3books edited

6chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Wellman Ribón

Progress obtained by mycobacteriology in recent years is undeniable with regards to preventing, detecting, and treating cases of tuberculosis, millennial disease that is still present as public health issue worldwide. We present here high-impact research and interest topics related to the application of new methodologies, especially molecular methods for rapid diagnostic such as rapid DST, application of high performance liquid chromatography, molecular epidemiology and molecular diagnostic testing on post mortem. Currently, the constant search for vaccines that prevent the disease is promising through research of the immune response generated by the host towards the bacterium, and the effectiveness that may be achieved from developed vaccines. Another high-impact factor is the one generated by considering tuberculosis as a social disease with an infectious component reflected in research about tuberculosis and human rights. Finally, we present important issues of the pathogen interaction with different hosts. The constant knowledge generation that expands the frontiers of understanding is a key factor for finding solutions and successful activities for public health.

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