2nd International Caparica Conference on Leishmaniasis 2020
26th- 28th October 2020 | Caparica | Portugal
Dear Colleagues and friends
On behalf of the organizing committee, we are delighted to welcome you to Caparica (Lisbon, Portugal), for the 2nd International Caparica Congress on Leishmaniasis 2020 (LEISHMANIASIS2020).
This conference intends to gather researchers working in areas related to Leishmaniasis, from treatment to prevention. In fact, as leishmaniasis is slowly but constantly, increasing worldwide, this conference is addressed to show the latest research trends in this area. The idea is to push forward the battle against this persistent disease.
The conference will promote networking sessions to link the different skills of participants so international teams will be created to apply to funding at international level.
We are confident that you will appreciate the breadth and quality of the scientific program and the city of Caparica.
We look forward to seeing you in 2020 in Portugal.
J. L. Capelo
On behalf of the organizing and scientific committee
Anabela Cordeiro da Silva, PhD
i3S – Instituto de Investigação e Inovação em Saúde / IBMC – Instituo de Biologia Molecular e Celular, Universidade do Porto, Porto (Portugal)
Stop Leishmaniasis: treating dogs for a better human health
Martin Olivier, PhD
Program in Infectious Diseases and Immunology in Global Health (IDIGH), The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montréal (Canada)
Leishmania Exobiology: From Sandfly to Leishmaniasis Development
Lénea Campino, PhD
Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon (Portugal)
Luigi Gradoni, PhD
Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome (Italy)
Old and new tools for the control of the canine reservoir of leishmaniasis causedby Leishmania infantum
Christian Bogdan, M.D.
Director of the Institute of Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene University Hospital of Erlangen and Friedrich-Alexander-University (FAU) Erlangen-Nürnberg (Germany)
Jeremy Mottram, PhD
Professor of Pathogen Biology, University of York, York (UK)
Regulation of Leishmania life cycle progression
Barbara Papadopoulou, PhD
Department of Microbiology-Infectious Disease and Immunology, Laval University, Quebec (Canada)
Regulatory networks controlling the Leishmania response to intracellular stress stimuli
Albert Descoteaux, PhD
Centre INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier, Quebec (Canda)
Christopher Fernandez-Prada D.V.M, Ph.D.
Assistant professor in Molecular parasitology at University of MontrealAdjunct Professor in Microbiology and Immunology at McGill UniversityChief of the Animal Parasitology Diagnostic Laboratory, Montreal (Canada)
Exosomes and Drug Resistance in Leishmania Parasites
Shaden Kamhawi, PhD
Vector Molecular Biology Section, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville (USA)
The calm after a storm: the interplay of vector- and host-driven immune events at the bite site of a Leishmania-infected sand fly determines progression of leishmaniasis
Albert Descoteaux, PhD
Centre INRS–Institut Armand-Frappier, Quebec (Canada)
Alteration of host cell intracellular trafficking by Leishmania
Eva Gluenz, PhD
Institute of infection, immunity & inflammation, University of Glasgow (UK)
Dissecting the functions of the Leishmania flagellum using a CRISPR knockout library
Carla Maia, PhD
EBVS European Vertinary Specialist in Parasitology, NOVA University of Lisbon, Lisbon (Portugal)
Sand fly-borne pathogens in Mediterranean Basin: not only Leishmania
Susan Wyllie, PhD
School of Life Sciences, University of Dundee, Dundee (Scotland)
Mittra Bidyottam, PhD
Departmenf of Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics, University of Maryland, Berwyn (USA)
Dario S. Zamboni, PhD
Department of Cell Biology, Ribeirão Preto Medical School, University of São Paulo (Brazil)
Innate immune responses to Leishmania infection
Claudia Masini d’Avila, PhD
Oswaldo Cruz Institute (IOC) (Brazil)
Can mishandling and contamination account for all the reports of monoxenic trypanosomatids in mammals?
Fabrizia Veronesi, PhD
Department of Veterinary Medicine of Perugia (Italy)
Epidemiological survey on emerging feline vector-borne pathogens in Italy.
- Canine leishmaniasis
- Feline leishmaniasis
- Human leishmaniasis
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We look forward to seeing you soon.
With kindest regards
The PROTEOMASS BIOSCOPE Team