BSP Spring Meeting 2019


Dr Mohammad Zahangir Alam
Bangladesh Agricultural University
1Genetic diversity patterns of Haemonchus contortus isolated from sheep and goats in Bangladesh
Dr Elton Vasconcelos
University of Leeds
2Web resource for investigation of Schistosoma mansoni long non-coding RNAs and their expression correlation to protein-coding genes.
Mrs Maria van Veelen
Keele University School of Medicine
3Killing quickly – validation of an improved Rate-of-Kill assay to support antimalarial discovery.
Mr Lazarus Ezekiel Dabuwaat
Plateau State Polytechnic, Barkin Ladi
4Epidemiology of Intestinal Helminthiasis among Patients Visiting the Out-Patient Unit of the University Of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, Abuja.
Dr Rowaida Bakri
Umm-Al- Qura University
Saudi Arabia
5In Vitro antiparasitic activity of camel milk against Blastocystis sp.
Ms Indre Lipatova
Vytautas Magnus University
6Impact of wild mammals’ ectoparasites on transmission of different pathogens
Dr Shokoofeh Shamsi
Charles Sturt University
7A review on parasites of Australian cormorants
Dr Adrian Wolstenholme
University of Georgia College of Vet Medicine
United States
8The effect of a single dose of oral ivermectin on human volunteers
Mr Olukayode Daramola
Institute of Integrative Biology
9Assessing selective pressure in fasciola hepatica: challenges and relevance to drug and vaccine gene targets
Mrs Vesta Matulaitytė
Vytautas Magnus university
10Tick-borne pathogens in passerine migratory birds in Lithuania
Mr Suad Al Kufi
Strathclyde University
11Molecular, Biochemical and Functional Analysis of LmxKin29 Kinesin in Leishmania mexicana.
Mr Saeed Alasmari
Bristol University
12The metabolic energy budget of the tick Ixodes ricinus: effects of season and temperature
Dr Foekje F. Stelma
Radboud University Medical Center
13Comparison of two commercial ELISA assays for detection of Strongyloides stercoralis antibodies
Mr Mohammad Alharbi
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
14First report of Biomphalaria in Lake Malawi and emergence of intestinal schistosomiasis in Mangochi District, Malawi
Dr Han Ong
Sanger Institute
15Genome-led reverse vaccinology for visceral leishmaniasis: establishment of a bioluminescent murine infection model and candidate evaluation
Dr Fiona Allan
The Natural History Museum
16Diversity of cercariae in Lake Victoria: A confounding factor for environmental monitoring of schistosomiasis?
Miss Hannah Smith
University of Manchester
17M2 macrophage-associated protein Ym1 mediates parasite expulsion in T. muris infection
Miss Laura Myhill
University of Copenhagen
18Fermentable dietary inulin modulates mucosal immune responses and prevents Trichuris muris expulsion
Mr Meshal Daalah
university of the west of Scotland
19The SUMO protease is important for flagellum biogenesis in Leishmania mexicana.
Mr Edhah Salem M. Alsaeedi
the University of Reading
20Studies of the biology of human follicular mites
Mr Gabriel Ferri
University of Leicester
21Structural Investigation of cyclic nucleotide binding proteins from Trypanosoma cruzi
Mr Rufus Daw
University of Manchester
22Heligmosomoides polygyrus infection elicits a hepatic immune response marked by spatio-temporally distinct polarisation programmes in infiltrating and resident myeloid populations.
Mrs Munirah Albaqshi
University of Manchester
23A New Poster Abstract Immunomodulatory properties of T.muris antigens
Ms Kawira Mathenge
Institute of Infection and Global Health
24Identification of Trypanosoma congolense genes with metacyclic stage-specific expression through transcriptomic analysis of wild-caught tsetse flies (Glossina palpipes).
Mr Camila Santos
University of Antwerp
25Nucleoside analogues against trypanosomatid parasites: phenotypic screening and mechanism-of-action
Ms Ashwaq Alnazawi
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
26Mechanisms of pyrethroid resistance in Aedes aegypti populations from Saudi Arabia
Dr Adam Reid
Wellcome Sanger Institute
27A plan to sequence the genomes of all parasite species from the British Isles
Miss Holly M. Craven
Aberystwyth Univeristy
28Characterising in vitro G-Quadruplexes (G4) in S. mansoni
Dr Kerry Hadfield Malherbe
North-West University
South Africa
29Three new cymothoid isopods from the fish parasitic genus Elthusa Schioedte & Meinert, 1884 (Crustacea, Isopoda, Cymothoidae) from South Africa
Miss Florencia Díaz-Viraqué
Institut Pasteur Montevideo
30Nanopore sequencing significantly improves genome assembly of the protozoan parasite Trypanosoma cruzi
Dr Gavin Wright
Wellcome Sanger Institute
31Genome-led vaccine target discovery for animal African trypanosomiasis
Mr Allister Irvine
Queen's University Belfast
32Identification and Characterisation of Nematode-derived Antimicrobial Peptides to Tackle Emerging Antimicrobial Resistance
Dr Helen Price
Keele University
33Functions of the BBSome protein complex in Leishmania mexicana
Miss Merit Gonzalez Olvera
University of lIverpool
34Prevalence and systematics of Plasmodium spp. sampled at Chester Zoo during an avian malaria outbreak among Humboldt Penguins (Spheniscus humboldti) in 2017
Miss Alice Costain
The Univeristy of Manchester
35Changes in intestinal permeability and regulatory cell development over the course of murine schistosomiasis
Miss Magdalena Wilamska-Chyrczakowska
Aberystwyth University
36In depth analysis of the tubulin family in Fasciola hepatica: A combined bioinformatics and sub-proteomic approach.
Miss Niamh Murphy
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
37Lineage-specific rapid diagnostic tests efficiently resolve Trypanosoma cruzi TcII/V/VI ecological and epidemiological associations in the Argentine Gran Chaco
Miss Meg Huggins
School of Biosciences
38Out of sight: do eye flukes alter predator-prey interactions?
Dr Nkiru E Ekechukwu
University of Nigeria, Nsukka.
39Soil-transmitted helminths of groundnut (Arachis hypogaea L); A short survey of Aku, Ede-Oballa and Enugu-Ezike town in Enugu State, Nigeria.
Dr Thomas Gasan
40Protection against experimental allergic airway inflammation by the Schistosoma mansoni glycoprotein Omega-1
Dr Clair Rose
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
41Characterisation of a novel glycosylated glutathione transferase of Onchocerca ochengi, a model organism in the study of onchocerciasis
Dr Mags Leighton
Durham University
42A Global Network for Neglected Tropical Diseases: Towards New Therapeutic Solutions for Chagas Disease and Leishmaniasis
Miss Sorcha Donnelly
Queen's University Belfast
43The Antimicrobial Properties of Ascaris suum Pseudocoelomic Fluid and its Microbiome
Mr Rhodri Edwards
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
44Towards novel control strategies for sand fly vectors through genetic modification of olfaction mediated by CRISPR-Cas9 gene drive.
Miss Miriam Casacuberta Partal
45Repeated doses of Praziquantel in Schistosomiasis Treatment (RePST) – single versus multiple praziquantel treatments in school-age children in Côte d’Ivoire: a study protocol for an open-label, randomized controlled trial
Mr Luke Brandner-Garrod
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
46Expression of antiparasite peptides in Sand flies and Triatomine bugs inducing refractoriness to Leishmania and Trypanosoma cruzi mediated by CRISPR-Cas9 gene drives.
Dr Lucas Cunningham
47Expanded access to praziquantel in three communities around the Weija reservoir, Ghana.
Miss Shannan Summers
University of Liverpool
48Glutathione transferases of Haemonchus contortus; Profiling and Responses to Ivermectin
Mr Ali Alghamdi
University Of Glasgow
49Mutagenesis of leucine residues at the cytoplasmic end of the TbAQP2 pore affects the protein’s ability to transport pentamidine
Dr Josephine Forde-Thomas
Aberystwyth University
50Provision of B. glabrata infected with S.mansoni to the scientific community within the UK
Dr Maryia Karpiyevich
University of Cambridge
51Exploring the Nedd8 pathway of Plasmodium falciparum
Mr Ibrahim ALfayez
University of Glasgow
52Functional expression of Aspergillus nidulans uracil transporter gene in T. b. brucei and L. mexicana 5FU-resistant cell lines
Mr Atieme Joseph Ogbolosingha
Keele University
53An in vitro study of the modulation of astrocytes in the blood brain barrier during cerebral malaria
Miss Eleanor Senior
Eleanor Senior
54In silico analysis of putative cell surface proteins of Tritrichomonas foetus, the causative agent of bovine trichomoniasis.
Dr Annie Tremp
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
55Dysregulated gene expression in oocysts of Plasmodium berghei LAP mutants
Dr Sekeleghe Kayuni
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine / UoL
56Diagnostic challenges in male genital schistosomiasis (MGS): Preliminary real-time PCR results of a longitudinal cohort study in Malawi.
Prof Philippe Van den Steen
KU Leuven - University of Leuven
57Adrenal hormones mediate disease tolerance in malaria
Dr Sameena Haq
University of Salford
58Population Genetics as a Tool for the detection of vertical transmission of Toxoplasma gondii in a wild population of Apodemus sylvaticus (long-tailed woodmouse) from Malham Tarn, UK.
Mrs Alice Balard
Humboldt University Berlin
59Reduced Eimeria and pinworms loads in hybrid mice of the European house mouse hybrid zone
Dr Charles Ologunde
The Federal Polytechnic Adoekiti
60Malaria Co-Infection with typhoid fever, Hepatitis B Virus (HBV) and Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infections among pregnant women in Ikere-Ekiti, local government area of Ekiti State, Southwestern, Nigeria
Dr Joanne Thompson
University of Edinburgh
62An enhanced toolkit for the generation of knockout and marker-free, fluorescent Plasmodium chabaudi.
Dr Bonnie Webster
Natural History Museum
63African schistosomes; inter species interactions and hybridisation
Dr Alaa Amer
Faculty of medicine Tanta university
64Prevalence of parasitic infections in surgically removed appendices: parasitological and histopathological studies
Mrs Khawlah Salman
Sunderland University
65Detection of parasitic protozoa using peptide and antibody phage display technologies.
Mr Abdulbaset Kabli
University of Glasgow
66Polyomics Analyses Reveal a role for nucleobase transporter in gentamicin-attenuated Leishmania mexicana
Dr Ayodele Ogunlade
The Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti Nigeria
67Schistosomiasis in Ogbese-Ekiti, re-infection after successful treatment with praziquantel
Dr Bonnie Webster
Natural History Museum
68African schistosomes; inter species interactions and hybridisation
Miss Alessandra Romero Ramirez
University of Liverpool
69Vivaxin: a novel cell-surface gene family in Trypanosoma vivax with potential applications in an animal trypanosomiasis vaccine
Miss Lieselotte Van Bockstal
University Antwerp
70Impaired development of miltefosine-resistant leishmania infantum In the sand fly vectors phlebotomus perniciosus and lutzomyia longipalpis
Prof Adnan Ibrahim Al-Hindi
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Palestinian Territory
71Hand washing as an effective method for intestinal parasites control among school children in Gaza city: Public Health point of view
Mr Dimitri Bulté
Laboratory of Microbiology, Parasitology and Hygiene (LMPH), University of Antwerp, Belgium
74Miltefosine restores the infectivity of miltefosine resistant Leishmania parasites by attenuating the innate immune response
Dr Goylette Chami
University of Cambridge
75Profiling the best-performing community medicine distributors for mass drug administration: a comprehensive, data-driven analysis of treatment for schistosomiasis, lymphatic filariasis, and soil-transmitted helminths in Uganda
Miss Jessica Clark
University of Surrey
76Inferring Clearance and Reinfection Dynamics of Schistosoma mansoni from Kato-Katz and Circulating Cathodic Antigen-based Diagnostics.
Dr Cecile Crosnier
Wellcome Sanger Institute
77A library of Schistosoma mansoni cell surface and secreted proteins for the identification of vaccine candidates and early serological markers of infection
Dr Lucas Cunningham
78T. b. gambiense; evidence of absence in NW Uganda
Miss Ellen Alana Tiffney
University of Liverpool
79Unraveling the effects of cl-CD95L on macrophage - Toxoplasma gondii interactions
Mrs Fitrine Ekawasti
Indonesia Research Center for Veterinary Science
80Gastrointestinal Parasites on Cattle in Kulon Progo District of D.I. Yogyakarta, Indonesia
Dr Armelle Forrer
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
81Test-and-treat with doxycycline as an alternative strategy for the acceleration of onchocerciasis elimination in a loiasis co-endemic region of South-West Cameroon
Mr Geoffrey Maina
Kenya Medical Research Institute
84Regulatory influence of Procambarus clarkii, Girad (Decapoda: Cambaridae) on schistosome-transmitting snails in lotic habitats within the River Athi Basin, Kenya
Assoc Prof Siti Nursheena Mohd Zain
University of Malaya
85Entamoeba infections and associated risk factors among migrant workers in Peninsular Malaysia
Professor Bakri Nour
Blue Nile National Institute for Communicable Diseases, University of Gezira
87Thrombocytopenia as a clue of VivaxMalaria in endemic region of Sudan
Dr Francesca Nunn
Moredun Research Institute
88Evaluating the effect of hen age on poultry red mite feeding and mortality
Dr Shokoofeh Shamsi
Charles Sturt University
89More than just chips: what are you getting with your fish?
Dr Shokoofeh Shamsi
Charles Sturt University
90Speaking with a forked tongue: pentastomid parasites in man’s best friend
Dr Foekje F. Stelma
Radboud University Medical Center
91Diagnostic screening for Plasmodium falciparum by Illumigene.
Miss Lieselotte Van Bockstal
University Antwerp
93Type i interferon enhances sialoadhesin (cd169/siglec-1) expression on macrophages in favour of leishmania multiplication
Mrs Samia Alghamdi
Infection Biology Institute of Infection & Global
94The Vector Biology of Ectoparasites on Rodents from the ‘Asir Region of Saudi Arabia
Prof Muhammad Mazhar Ayaz
Cholistan University of Veterinary and Animal Sciences
95Activity of Imidocloprid against Hyalomma Marginatum in Nili Ravi Buffalo (Bubalus Bubalus Indicus)
Miss Miriam Casacuberta Partal
96Diagnosis of intestinal schistosomiasis by POC-CCA. A new field applicable approach to quantify score intensities.
Miss Manreet Kaur
De Montfort University
97Bioavailability improvement of Artemisinin through cocrystal approach: in-vivo and in vitro studies
Ms Porntida Kobpornchai
Mahidol University
98Novel cystatin of Trichinella spiralis inhibits inflammation mediated by bone marrow-derived macrophages
Mr Bozo Lugonja
Cardiff University
99Novel Water Treatments for the Zoonotic Waterborne Pathogen Cryptosporidium
Mr Tom Pennance
Natural History Museum
100Revising the transmission biology of schistosomiasis in Zanzibar
Mr Áron Péter
Department of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases,
101Host specificity of bat flies in South-Eastern Europe
Mrs Vera Unwin
103Diagnostic performance of the Alere™ Ultra-sensitive rapid diagnostic test for Plasmodium falciparum malaria infections in asymptomatic pregnant women in Timika, Indonesia