Sunday, 8 March 2020 to Wednesday, 11 March 2020
 

Posters

Booth
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Leigh-Ann Booth
PhD student
University of St Andrews
1 : Investigating the Kennedy Pathway: phosphatidylcholine and phosphatidylethanolamine synthesis in Trypanosoma cruzi.
Cerone
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Michela Cerone
PhD student
University of St Andrews
2 : Exploiting and evaluating the fatty acid Δ-6 desaturase from T. brucei and C. fasciculata: understanding and bioengineering PUFAs biotransformation in trypanosomatids.
Masila
Poster Presenter
Mr Nicodemus Masila
Master of Environmental Health student
Flinders university
LinkedIn
3 : One Health:Smashing silos during surveillance of climate-sensitive tsetse transmitted Trypanosomiasis in Kwale county,coastal Kenya
Pedroso dos Santos
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Gregory Pedroso dos Santos
PhD student
Universidade Federal de São Paulo
4 : Cyclophilin 19 a new player in oxidative stress during Trypanosoma cruzi infection
Hulpia
Poster Presenter
Speaker
Dr Fabian Hulpia
postdoctoral fellow
Ghent University
LinkedIn
5 : Deazapurine nucleoside analogues as potent anti-Trypanosoma cruzi agents
Oworae
Poster Presenter
Mr Kwadwo Oworae
Mphil Student/Research Assistant
WACCBIP
6 : Identification of immunogenic non-Variant Surface Glycoprotein (VSGs) surface protein on wild Trypanosoma vivax
Nare
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Zandile Nare
PhD Student
University of Edinburgh
7 : Trypanosomes struggling to make ends meet – identification of RNA editing ligase inhibitors by in silico screening
Chechet
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Gloria Chechet
University Academic staff
AHMADU BELLO UNIVERSITY, ZARIA
8 : Atypical Human Trypanosomiasis: The skin, a potential reservoir?
McLaughlin
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Ms Emilia McLaughlin
PhD student
Institut Pasteur Paris
9 : DNA Damage and Antigenic Variation in African trypanosomes
Kramer
Poster Presenter
Dr Susanne Kramer
Group leader
Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg
10 : Novel insights into trypanosome mRNA biology with correlative single molecule FISH on LR-white-embedded sections
Harris
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Daniel Harris
PhD student
University of Glasgow
11 : Ubiquitin Conjugating Enzymes in Leishmania: When do they work, with whom, and can they be targeted?
Quintana Alcala
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Juan Fernando Quintana Alcala
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of Glasgow
12 : Instability of aquaglyceroporin (AQP) 2 contributes to drug resistance in Trypanosoma brucei
Waithaka
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Albina Waithaka
PhD student
Heidelberg University
13 : Role of mRNA processing in regulating mRNA levels in Trypanosoma brucei
Corpas Lopez
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Victoriano Corpas Lopez
Postdoc
University of Dundee
14 : Drug target deconvolution in Kinetoplastids using thermal proteomics profiling
Roberts
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Adam Roberts
Postdoctoral Fellow
Sanger Institute
15 : Identification of L. donovani cell surface and secreted proteins important for host infection
Jones
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Nicola Gail Jones
staff scientist
Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Zell- und Entwicklungsbiologie
16 : Conserved, yet dispensable: structure-function analysis of the C-terminal domain of the Trypanosoma brucei variant surface glycoprotein
Subrtova
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Karolina Subrtova
Postdoc
University of Edinburgh
17 : FoF1-ATP synthase subunit α – a tale of two fragments
Brouck
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Ms Laurine Brouck
PhD student
University of Edinburgh
18 : RNA editing ligase as a drug target: inhibitor discovery by high throughput screening
Parry
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Ewan Parry
PhD Student
University of York
19 : Investigating RNA-binding proteins as post-transcriptional regulators of differentiation, virulence and infectivity in Leishmania mexicana parasites.
Zavala Martinez
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Monica Zavala Martinez
PhD Student
Queen Mary University of London
LinkedIn
20 : Dissecting the ICL REPAIRtoire of Trypanosoma cruzi
Drammeh
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mrs Isatou Drammeh
PhD Student
Queen Mary University of London
LinkedIn
21 : The trypanocidal prodrugs benznidazole and nifurtimox promote DNA damage in Trypanosoma brucei
de Graffenried
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Prof Christopher de Graffenried
Assistant Professor
Brown University
22 : Long-term Trypanosoma brucei live-cell imaging using agarose micro-chambers identifies novel RNAi phenotypes and protein localization during cell division
Moro Bulnes
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Ana Moro Bulnes
PhD student
Instituto Parasitología y Biomedicina López-Neyra
23 : Cytidine deaminase-like is an essential zinc finger protein in Trypanosoma brucei with RNA binding activity
Brandner-Garrod
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Luke Brandner-Garrod
PhD student
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
24 : CRISPR-Cas9 gene editing in sand flies and triatomine bugs to induce inheritable refractoriness (Leishmania spp. and Trypanosoma cruzi respectively) facilitated by gene drives
de Pablos Torró
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Luis Miguel de Pablos Torró
Assistant Professor
University of Granada
25 : X-ray microtomography (Micro-CT) imaging as a tool for studying Leishmaniasis and Chagas disease vectors.
Agüero
Poster Presenter
Dr Fernán Agüero
Assistant Professor
Universidad de San Martin -- CONICET
LinkedIn
26 : The TDR Targets 6 database: intensive chemogenomic data integration for drug discovery
Bolton
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Victoria Bolton
PhD
University of Glasgow
27 : Elucidating host and parasite factors involved in Leishmania quiescence
Bakari Soale
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Majeed Bakari Soale
Doctoral Student
Universität Würzburg
28 : The role(s) of conserved motifs within the 3’ untranslated region of the variant surface glycoprotein of African trypanosomes
Kunzová
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Michaela Kunzová
PhD student
Biology Centre CAS, Czech Academy of Scienc
29 : ROS molecules as drivers of Trypanosoma brucei differentiation
Costa
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Fernanda Costa
Research Fellow
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
30 : Exploiting bioluminescence:fluorescence imaging to assess the replicative and differentiation status of intracellular Trypanosoma cruzi in vivo
Damasceno
Poster Presenter
Dr. Jeziel Dener Damasceno
Research Associte
University of Glasgow - WCIP
31 : Skip to the termination of DNA replication: does SKP1 contribute to genome plasticity in Leishmania?
Bishola
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Ms Tania Bishola
PhD student
DKFZ-ZMBH Alliance
LinkedIn
32 : Regulating the master regulator RBP10 in Trypanosoma brucei
Yague Capilla
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Ms Miriam Yague Capilla
PhD
Instituto Parasitologia y Biomedicina Lopez-Neyra
33 : Identification of SAMHD1 orthologues in Trypanosoma brucei reveals novel features of pyrimidine dNTP homeostasis
Marques
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Catarina de Almeida Marques
Post-Doc Research Associate
University of Glasgow
LinkedIn
34 : How does the Leishmania Origin Recognition Complex contribute to genome replication?
Fesser
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mrs Anna Fesser
AnnaFesser
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute
35 : Non-invasive monitoring of drug action: Employing high-content live cell imaging for Chagas’ disease in vitro drug discovery
Crouch
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Kathryn Crouch
Bioinformatician
University of Glasgow
36 : TriTrypDB: an advanced data mining resource for kinetoplastida
Giordani
Poster Presenter
Dr Federica Giordani
Research Assistant
University of Glasgow
37 : Minor groove binders as antitrypanosomal agents for animal African trypanosomiasis
Diniz Ramos
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Tadeu Diniz Ramos
PhD student
Federal University of Rio de Janeiro
38 : Study of mesenchymal stromal cells as an alternative therapy for cutaneous leishmaniasis
Allinson
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Sarah Allinson
Senior Lecturer
Lancaster University
39 : Reductive evolution of dual-localised polynucleotide kinase phosphatase function within trypanosomatid parasites
Castaneda
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Paula Castaneda
PhD student
Wurzburg University
40 : mRNA decapping by an ApaH-like phosphatase in trypanosomes
Burle-Caldas
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Speaker
Dr Gabriela Burle-Caldas
Post-Doctoral Research Associate
Durham University
41 : Assessing the Leishmania and Trypanosoma cruzi sphingolipid biosynthetic enzymes as novel drug targets
Bosch
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mrs. Cristina Bosch
Researcher
Instituto de Parasitología y Biomedicina López-Neyra (CSIC)
42 : Screening microbial extracts for novel antimalarial and anti-Chagas natural compounds
Edwards
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Rhodri Edwards
PhD student
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
43 : Towards CRISPR-Cas9 mediated control strategies for Lutzomyia longipalpis through genetic modification of olfaction.
Roscoe
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Rebecca Roscoe
Postgraduate student
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
44 : Kinetoplastid pantothenate kinase is an essential multi-domain protein required for Coenzyme A synthesis
García-Salcedo
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Jose A García-Salcedo
Group leader
FIBAO
45 : TARBRAINFEC: Nanosystems conjugated with antibody fragments to target/treat brain infections
Virgilio
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Stela Virgilio
Postdoctoral researcher
Universidade de São Paulo - USP
46 : Global binding profiles of Leishmania major RPA1, HUS1 and yH2A in response to replication stress
Novotna
Poster Presenter
Miss Marketa Novotna
PhD student
University of Dundee
47 : Histones and their acetylation in African trypanosomes
Aroko
Poster Presenter
Mr. Erick Aroko
Doctoral student
Universität Würzburg
48 : Same parasite - different coats: A case of surface functionality transfer between trypanosome species
Gilabert Carbajo
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Carla Gilabert Carbajo
Research Technician
Imperial College London
49 : Overexpression of RNA Binding Protein 5 (RBP5) blocks cell cycle progression in bloodstream form trypanosomes.
Echeverry
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Maria Echeverry
Associate Professor
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
50 : Reduction of susceptibility to Amphotericin B in promastigotes of Leishmania braziliensis exposed in vitro to Miltefosine.
Nascimento
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Larissa Nascimento
PostDoc
ZMBH- Universität Heidelberg
51 : Post-transcriptional mRNA control by PBP1-containing mRNA-binding complexes.
Correa Santos
Poster Presenter
Miss Viviane Correa Santos
PhD student
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
52 : Discovery and optimization of cruzain inhibitors using docking and virtual screening
Estevez
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Antonio M Estevez
Staff Scientist
IPBLN-CSIC
53 : An RNA-binding protein complex regulates the purine-dependent expression of the Trypanosoma brucei NT8 nucleobase transporter
Cantizani
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Juan Cantizani
Scientist
GSK
54 : Rate of Kill (RoK) experiments to find new drug combinations against Trypanosoma cruzi
Gomez Liñan
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Phd Studen Claudia Gomez Liñan
Molecular Biology
Instituto de parasitología y biomedicina López Neyra
55 : The potential of screening microbial extracts for anti-T. b. brucei drug discovery
Juez-Castillo
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Graciela Juez-Castillo
PhD student
IPBLN-CSIC
56 : Transcriptome profiling reveals new essential genes regulated by heme in Leishmania major
Dardonville
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Christophe Dardonville
Research Scientist
Medicinal Chemistry Institute (IQM-CSIC)
57 : Discovery of new phosphonium salts active in vivo against Leishmania parasites
de Pablos Torró
Poster Presenter
Dr Luis Miguel de Pablos Torró
Assistant Professor
University of Granada
58 : Extracellular vesicles of trypomastigotes of Trypanosoma cruzi(DTU I) induce physiological changes in non-parasitized culture cells
Rojas
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Domingo Rojas
Post-doctoral researcher
IPB “López-Neyra”, CSIC
59 : Condensin complex contributes to VSG expression, regulation and switching in Trypanosoma brucei
Diaz Gonzalaz
Poster Presenter
Dr Rosario Diaz Gonzalaz
Postdoctoral researcher
Spanish Research Council
60 : Hit-to-lead and target identification studies within a novel class of anti-trypanosomal agents.
Lisulo
Poster Presenter
Mr Malimba Lisulo
PhD Student
The University of Edinburgh
61 : The epidemiological role of indigenous dogs in transmitting animal and human African trypanosomiasis in Zambia: A case study of dogs from Mambwe district, eastern Zambia.
Wadsworth
Poster Presenter
Miss Lizzie Wadsworth
PhD student
University of Edinburgh
62 : Fully bi-parental inheritance of kDNA minicircles in Trypanosoma brucei
Banda
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Prof Zumani Banda
Professor
ShareWORLD Open University Malawi
63 : Abundance and distribution of tsetse flies in Thuma forest reserve area, Salima district of the central region of Malawi
Amlabu
Poster Presenter
Dr Wanday Amlabu
Lecturer and researcher
West African Centre for Cell Biology of Infectious
64 : Pathogen box compounds as possible leads for new interventions against Leishmaniasis
Annang
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Frederick Annang
Research Fellow
Fundación MEDINA
LinkedIn
65 : Antiparasitic Drug Discovery: Microbial extracts as a ready source of potent and novel antiparasitic compounds
Baker
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Nicola Baker
PDRA
University of York
66 : Ablation of a pH sensing protein kinase forces haptomonad differentiation in Leishmania mexicana
Banda
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Prof Zumani Banda
Professor
ShareWORLD Open University Malawi
67 : Assessment of knowledge on tsetse flies and potential risk factors to trypanosomiasis transmission to humans and livestock, Salima District, Central Malawi
Brambilla Carnielli Trindade
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Juliana Brambilla Carnielli Trindade
Postdoctoral Research Associate
University of York
68 : The Leishmania infantum Miltefosine Sensitivity Locus
Calvo Alvarez
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Estefania Calvo Alvarez
Postdoctoral researcher
Institut Pasteur
69 : Trypanosome FLAgellum Member 8 redistribution and function in the mammalian host
Carvalho
Poster Presenter
Dr Sandra Carvalho
Biochemist
University of Dundee
70 : The Qi site of cytochrome b is a promiscuous drug target in Trypanosoma cruzi and Leishmania donovani
Damasceno
Poster Presenter
Dr. Jeziel Dener Damasceno
Research Associte
University of Glasgow - WCIP
71 : RNase H1, a R-loop resolving enzyme, acts to suppress R-loop mediated DNA replication and limit genome instability in Leishmania
de Pablos Torró
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Luis Miguel de Pablos Torró
Assistant Professor
University of Granada
72 : Flagellar remodeling mediates attachment of kinetoplastid parasites to honeybee hindgut via hemidesmosome-like junction complexes.
Ellis
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Prof John Ellis
Professor of Molecular Biology
University of Technology Sydney
73 : Diversity of trypanosome species found in Chtonobdella bilienata leeches from Sydney, Australia
Hammond
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Michael Hammond
Post-Doctorate
Institute of Parasitology
74 : The Mitochondrion of Trypanosoma brucei; a new perspective through comprehensive tagging of mitochondrial proteins.
Hutchinson
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Rachel Hutchinson
PhD Researcher
University of Bristol
LinkedIn
75 : Trypanosoma suis, I presume? Recent progress in understanding the biology of a forgotten livestock pathogen
Iremonger
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr James Iremonger
PhD student
University of Edinburgh
76 : Interrogating the mitochondrial acetate pathway in Trypanosoma congolense using 1H-NMR and RNAi
Kandeel
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Mahmoud Kandeel
Associate professor
King Faisal University
77 : Bioinformatics comparison of thymidylate (TMP) metabolism in camels and Trypanosoma evansi
Lisack
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Jaime Lisack
PhD student
Biozentrum der Universität Würzburg, Lehrstuhl für Zell- und Entwicklungsbiologie
78 : Shifting perspectives: a modification to the life cycle of Trypanosoma brucei
Miskinyte
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Migla Miskinyte
PostDoc
University of Edinburgh
79 : Divide and conquer: a genome-wide approach to identify novel factors for kinetoplast maintenance in trypanosomes
Moloney
Poster Presenter
Dr Nicola Moloney
Postdoctoral research associate
University of Cambridge
80 : Functionally mapping the diversification of African trypanosomes using spatial proteomics
Ofoma Cornelius
Poster Presenter
Dr Amoke Ofoma Cornelius
Lecturer
Michael Okpara University of Agriculture, Umudike
81 : Assessment of knowledge, perception, and attitude on lymphatic filariasis among the inhabitants of a rural endemic community in Abia State, South-east, Nigeria
Olmo
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Francisco Olmo
Assistant Professor
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
82 : The application of novel genetic and imaging technology reveals that benznidazole uptake in Trypanosoma cruzi is mediated by endocytosis.
Ortiz González
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Ms Matilde Ortiz González
PhD student
Ibs Granada y Universidad de Almeria
LinkedIn
83 : A new member of Curvicollide family kills African trypanosomes by inhibiting transcription
Paradela
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Luciana Paradela
PhD student
University of Dundee
84 : Drug target deconvolution studies in Leishmania donovani
Paris
Poster Presenter
Dr Zdenek Paris
Principal investigator
Biology Centre CAS, Institute of Parasitology
85 : Intricate subcellular trafficking of queuosine modified tRNAs in Trypanosoma brucei
Sterkers
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Yvon Sterkers
PI
MiVEGEC Univ. Montpellier
86 : Highly efficient conditional gene deletion combining di-CRE and CRISPR-Cas9 systems in Trypanosomatids
Tettey
Poster Presenter
Miss Mabel Deladem Tettey
PhD Student
The University of Edinburgh
87 : Analysis of released peptidases and their role in the transmission biology of African trypanosomes
Tiengwe
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Calvin Tiengwe
Research fellow
Imperial College London
88 : Iron-dependent control of transferrin receptor expression in Trypanosoma brucei
Van Bockstal
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Miss Lieselotte Van Bockstal
PhD student
University Antwerp
89 : Can drug resistance in Leishmania have an impact on the transmission potential by the sand fly vector?
Venter
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Frank Venter
PhD Student
University of Edinburgh
90 : Within-host interactions between Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma congolense in chronic coinfections in vivo.
Almeida da Silva
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Gabriel Lamak Almeida da Silva
Phd Student
University of São Paulo
91 : Leishmania major ATR kinase modulates the parasite response to replication stress.
Bulté
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mr Dimitri Bulté
PhD Student
University of Antwerp
92 : Miltefosine restores the infectivity of miltefosine resistant Leishmania parasites by attenuating the innate immune response
Alfituri
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr Omar Alfituri
Postdoctoral Research Fellow
The Roslin Institute
93 : Influence of the draining lymph nodes and organized lymphoid tissue microarchitecture on susceptibility to intradermal Trypanosoma brucei infection
Corrales
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Mrs Rosa Corrales
Leishmania kinesin FAZ7
University of Montpellier
94 : Leishmania kinesin FAZ7 is required for survival in promastigote and amastigote stages, motility, proliferation in the sand fly vector and virulence in the mammalian host
De Koning
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Prof Harry De Koning
Professor of Parasite Biochemistry
University of Glasgow
96 : Anatomy of a channel: how TbAQP2 facilitates entry of pentamidine and melaminophenyl arsenicals into T. brucei spp.
Pérez-Victoria
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Dr José M. Pérez-Victoria
Staff Scientist
IPBLN-CSIC
98 : Heme metabolism at the parasite-host interface: exploiting porphyrin auxotrophy in Leishmania
Thiemann
Delegate
Poster Presenter
Prof Otavio Thiemann
Associate Professor
São Carlos Physics Institute, University of São Paulo
101 : Trypanosomatid selenophosphate synthetase structure, function and interaction with selenocysteine lyase
Trenaman
Poster Presenter
Dr Anna Trenaman
Postdoctoral Research Assistant
University of Dundee
102 : Genome-wide profiling reveals post-transcriptional regulation by hundreds of 3’-untranslated sequences
Agüero
Poster Presenter
Dr Fernán Agüero
Assistant Professor
Universidad de San Martin -- CONICET
LinkedIn
103 : The Chagas Antigen and Epitope Atlas: deep serological surveys of human Chagas Disease populations
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