Sunday, 8 March 2020 to Wednesday, 11 March 2020


Mr Nicodemus Masila
Flinders university
3One Health:Smashing silos during surveillance of climate-sensitive tsetse transmitted Trypanosomiasis in Kwale county,coastal Kenya
Mr Gregory Pedroso dos Santos
Universidade Federal de São Paulo
4Cyclophilin 19 a new player in oxidative stress during Trypanosoma cruzi infection
Dr Fabian Hulpia
Ghent University
5Deazapurine nucleoside analogues as potent anti-Trypanosoma cruzi agents
Mr Kwadwo Oworae
6Identification of immunogenic non-Variant Surface Glycoprotein (VSGs) surface protein on wild Trypanosoma vivax
Miss Zandile Nare
University of Edinburgh
7Trypanosomes struggling to make ends meet – identification of RNA editing ligase inhibitors by in silico screening
Dr Gloria Chechet
8Atypical Human Trypanosomiasis: The skin, a potential reservoir?
Ms Emilia McLaughlin
Institut Pasteur Paris
9DNA Damage and Antigenic Variation in African trypanosomes
Dr Susanne Kramer
Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg
10Novel insights into trypanosome mRNA biology with correlative single molecule FISH on LR-white-embedded sections
Mr Daniel Harris
University of Glasgow
11Ubiquitin Conjugating Enzymes in Leishmania: When do they work, with whom, and can they be targeted?
Dr Juan Fernando Quintana Alcala
University of Glasgow
12Instability of aquaglyceroporin (AQP) 2 contributes to drug resistance in Trypanosoma brucei
Miss Albina Waithaka
Heidelberg University
13Role of mRNA processing in regulating mRNA levels in Trypanosoma brucei
Dr Victoriano Corpas Lopez
University of Dundee
14Drug target deconvolution in Kinetoplastids using thermal proteomics profiling
Dr Adam Roberts
Sanger Institute
15Identification of L. donovani cell surface and secreted proteins important for host infection
Dr Nicola Gail Jones
Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg
16Conserved, yet dispensable: structure-function analysis of the C-terminal domain of the Trypanosoma brucei variant surface glycoprotein
Mr Karolina Subrtova
University of Edinburgh
17FoF1-ATP synthase subunit α – a tale of two fragments
Ms Laurine Brouck
University of Edinburgh
18RNA editing ligase as a drug target: inhibitor discovery by high throughput screening
Mr Ewan Parry
University of York
19Investigating RNA-binding proteins as post-transcriptional regulators of differentiation, virulence and infectivity in Leishmania mexicana parasites.
Miss Monica Zavala Martinez
Queen Mary University of London
20Dissecting the ICL REPAIRtoire of Trypanosoma cruzi
Mrs Isatou Drammeh
Queen Mary University of London
21The trypanocidal prodrugs benznidazole and nifurtimox promote DNA damage in Trypanosoma brucei
Prof Christopher de Graffenried
Brown University
22Long-term Trypanosoma brucei live-cell imaging using agarose micro-chambers identifies novel RNAi phenotypes and protein localization during cell division
Miss Ana Moro Bulnes
Instituto Parasitología y Biomedicina López-Neyra
23Cytidine deaminase-like is an essential zinc finger protein in Trypanosoma brucei with RNA binding activity
Mr Luke Brandner-Garrod
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
24CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in sand flies and triatomine bugs to induce inheritable refractoriness (Leishmania spp. and Trypanosoma cruzi respectively) facilitated by gene drives
Dr Luis Miguel de Pablos Torró
University of Granada
25X-ray microtomography (Micro-CT) imaging as a tool for studying Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease vectors.
Dr Fernán Agüero
Universidad de San Martin -- CONICET
26The TDR Targets 6 database: intensive chemogenomic data integration for drug discovery
Miss Victoria Bolton
University of Glasgow
27Elucidating host and parasite factors involved in Leishmania quiescence
Mr Majeed Bakari Soale
Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg
28The role(s) of conserved motifs within the 3’ untranslated region of the variant surface glycoprotein of African trypanosomes
Miss Michaela Kunzová
Biology Centre CAS, Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Parasitology
29ROS molecules as drivers of Trypanosoma brucei differentiation
Dr Fernanda Costa
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
30Exploiting bioluminescence:fluorescence imaging to assess the replicative and differentiation status of intracellular Trypanosoma cruzi in vivo
Dr Jeziel Dener Damasceno
University of Glasgow - WCIP
31Skip to the termination of DNA replication: does SKP1 contribute to genome plasticity in Leishmania?
Ms Tania Bishola
DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance
32Regulating the master regulator RBP10 in Trypanosoma brucei
Ms Miriam Yague Capilla
Instituto Parasitologia y Biomedicina Lopez-Neyra
33Identification of SAMHD1 orthologues in Trypanosoma brucei reveals novel features of pyrimidine dNTP homeostasis
Dr Kathryn Crouch
University of Glasgow
36TriTrypDB: an advanced data mining resource for kinetoplastida
Dr Federica Giordani
University of Glasgow
37Minor groove binders as antitrypanosomal agents for animal African trypanosomiasis
Mr Tadeu Diniz Ramos
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
38Study of mesenchymal stromal cells as an alternative therapy for cutaneous leishmaniasis
Dr Sarah Allinson
Lancaster University
39Reductive evolution of dual-localised polynucleotide kinase phosphatase function within trypanosomatid parasites
Miss Paula Castaneda
Wurzburg University
40mRNA decapping by an ApaH-like phosphatase in trypanosomes
Dr Gabriela Burle-Caldas
Durham University
41Assessing the Leishmania and Trypanosoma cruzi sphingolipid biosynthetic enzymes as novel drug targets
Mrs. Cristina Bosch
Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina López-Neyra (CSIC)
42Screening microbial extracts for novel antimalarial and anti-Chagas natural compounds
Mr Rhodri Edwards
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
43Towards CRISPR-Cas9 mediated control strategies for Lutzomyia longipalpis through genetic modification of olfaction.
Miss Rebecca Roscoe
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
44Kinetoplastid pantothenate kinase is an essential multi-domain protein required for Coenzyme A synthesis
Dr Jose A García-Salcedo
45TARBRAINFEC: Nanosystems conjugated with antibody fragments to target/treat brain infections
Dr Stela Virgilio
Universidade de São Paulo - USP
46Global binding profiles of Leishmania major RPA1, HUS1 and yH2A in response to replication stress
Miss Marketa Novotna
University of Dundee
47Histones and their acetylation in African trypanosomes
Mr. Erick Aroko
Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg
48Same parasite - different coats: A case of surface functionality transfer between trypanosome species
Miss Carla Gilabert Carbajo
Imperial College London
49Overexpression of RNA Binding Protein 5 (RBP5) blocks cell cycle progression in bloodstream form trypanosomes.
Dr Maria Echeverry
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
50Reduction of susceptibility to Amphotericin B in promastigotes of Leishmania braziliensis exposed in vitro to Miltefosine.
Dr Larissa Nascimento
ZMBH- Universität Heidelberg
51Post-transcriptional mRNA control by PBP1-containing mRNA-binding complexes.
Miss Viviane Correa Santos
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
52Discovery and optimization of cruzain inhibitors using docking and virtual screening
Dr Antonio M Estevez
53An RNA-binding protein complex regulates the purine-dependent expression of the Trypanosoma brucei NT8 nucleobase transporter
Mr Juan Cantizani
54Rate of Kill (RoK) experiments to find new drug combinations against Trypanosoma cruzi
Phd Studen Claudia Gomez Liñan
Instituto de parasitología y biomedicina López Neyra
55The potential of screening microbial extracts for anti-T. b. brucei drug discovery
Miss Graciela Juez-Castillo
56Transcriptome profiling reveals new essential genes regulated by heme in Leishmania major
Dr Christophe Dardonville
Medicinal Chemistry Institute (IQM-CSIC)
57Discovery of new phosphonium salts active in vivo against Leishmania parasites
Dr Luis Miguel de Pablos Torró
University of Granada
58Extracellular vesicles of trypomastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi(DTU I) induce physiological changes in non-parasitized culture cells
Dr Domingo Rojas
IPB “López-Neyra”, CSIC
59Condensin complex contributes to VSG expression, regulation and switching in Trypanosoma brucei
Dr Rosario Diaz Gonzalaz
Spanish Research Council
60Hit-to-lead and target identification studies within a novel class of anti-trypanosomal agents.
Mr Malimba Lisulo
The University of Edinburgh
61The epidemiological role of indigenous dogs in transmitting animal and human African trypanosomiasis in Zambia: A case study of dogs from Mambwe district, eastern Zambia.
Miss Lizzie Wadsworth
University of Edinburgh
62Fully bi-parental inheritance of kDNA minicircles in Trypanosoma brucei
Prof Zumani Banda
ShareWORLD Open University Malawi
63Abundance and distribution of tsetse flies in Thuma forest reserve area, Salima district of the central region of Malawi
Dr Wanday Amlabu
West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious
64Pathogen box compounds as possible leads for new interventions against Leishmaniasis
Dr Frederick Annang
Fundación MEDINA
65Antiparasitic Drug Discovery: Microbial extracts as a ready source of potent and novel antiparasitic compounds
Dr Nicola Baker
University of York
66Ablation of a pH sensing protein kinase forces haptomonad differentiation in Leishmania mexicana
Prof Zumani Banda
ShareWORLD Open University Malawi
67Assessment of knowledge on tsetse flies and potential risk factors to trypanosomiasis transmission to humans and livestock, Salima District, Central Malawi
Dr Juliana Brambilla Carnielli Trindade
University of York
68The Leishmania infantum Miltefosine Sensitivity Locus
Estefania Calvo Alvarez
Institut Pasteur
69Trypanosome FLAgellum Member 8 redistribution and function in the mammalian host
Dr Sandra Carvalho
University of Dundee
70The Qi site of cytochrome b is a promiscuous drug target in Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania donovani
Dr Jeziel Dener Damasceno
University of Glasgow - WCIP
71RNase H1, a R-loop resolving enzyme, acts to suppress R-loop mediated DNA replication and limit genome instability in Leishmania
Dr Luis Miguel de Pablos Torró
University of Granada
72Flagellar remodeling mediates attachment of kinetoplastid parasites to honeybee hindgut via hemidesmosome-like junction complexes.
Prof John Ellis
University of Technology Sydney
73Diversity of trypanosome species found in Chtonobdella bilienata leeches from Sydney, Australia
Dr Michael Hammond
Institute of Parasitology
74The Mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei; a new perspective through comprehensive tagging of mitochondrial proteins.
Miss Rachel Hutchinson
University of Bristol
75Trypanosoma suis, I presume? Recent progress in understanding the biology of a forgotten livestock pathogen
Dr Mahmoud Kandeel
King Faisal University
77Bioinformatics comparison of thymidylate (TMP) metabolism in camels and Trypanosoma evansi
Miss Jaime Lisack
Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Zell- und Entwicklungsbiologie
78Shifting perspectives: a modification to the life cycle of Trypanosoma brucei
Dr Nicola Moloney
University of Cambridge
80Functionally mapping the diversification of African trypanosomes using spatial proteomics
Dr Amoke Ofoma Cornelius
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
81Assessment of knowledge, perception, and attitude on lymphatic filariasis among the inhabitants of a rural endemic community in Abia State, South-east, Nigeria
Dr Francisco Olmo
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
82The application of novel genetic and imaging technology reveals that benznidazole uptake in Trypanosoma cruzi is mediated by endocytosis.
Ms Matilde Ortiz González
Ibs Granada y Universidad de Almeria
83A new member of Curvicollide family kills African trypanosomes by inhibiting transcription
Miss Luciana Paradela
University of Dundee
84Drug target deconvolution studies in Leishmania donovani
Dr Zdenek Paris
Biology Centre of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Institute of Parasitology
85Intricate subcellular trafficking of queuosine modified tRNAs in Trypanosoma brucei
Mr Yvon Sterkers
MiVEGEC Univ. Montpellier
86Highly efficient conditional gene deletion combining di-CRE and CRISPR-Cas9 systems in Trypanosomatids
Miss Mabel Deladem Tettey
The University of Edinburgh
87Analysis of released peptidases and their role in the transmission biology of African trypanosomes
Dr Calvin Tiengwe
Imperial College London
88Iron-dependent control of transferrin receptor expression in Trypanosoma brucei
Miss Lieselotte Van Bockstal
University Antwerp
89Can drug resistance in Leishmania have an impact on the transmission potential by the sand fly vector?
Mr Frank Venter
University of Edinburgh
90Within-host interactions between Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma congolense in chronic coinfections in vivo.
Mr Gabriel Lamak Almeida da Silva
University of São Paulo
91Leishmania major ATR kinase modulates the parasite response to replication stress.
Mr Dimitri Bulté
University of Antwerp
92Miltefosine restores the infectivity of miltefosine resistant Leishmania parasites by attenuating the innate immune response
Mrs Rosa Corrales
University of Montpellier
94Leishmania kinesin FAZ7 is required for survival in promastigote and amastigote stages, motility, proliferation in the sand fly vector and virulence in the mammalian host
Miss Rebecca Burge
The University of York
95UBC2 and UEV1 form a ubiquitin E2-conjugating complex and are essential for L. mexicana amastigote differentiation
Prof Harry De Koning
University of Glasgow
96Anatomy of a channel: how TbAQP2 facilitates entry of pentamidine and melaminophenyl arsenicals into T. brucei spp.
Dr Candice Sant
The University of the West Indies
97A case report of Trypansoma vivax in a sheep in Trinidad, West Indies
Dr José M. Pérez-Victoria
98Heme metabolism at the parasite-host interface: exploiting porphyrin auxotrophy in Leishmania
Prof Otavio Thiemann
São Carlos Physics Institute, University of São Paulo
101Trypanosomatid selenophosphate synthetase structure, function and interaction with selenocysteine lyase
Dr Anna Trenaman
University of Dundee
102Genome-wide profiling reveals post-transcriptional regulation by hundreds of 3’-untranslated sequences
Dr Fernán Agüero
Universidad de San Martin -- CONICET
103The Chagas Antigen and Epitope Atlas: deep serological surveys of human Chagas Disease populations