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DAY 3
Great Hall, Arts CentreStream 1 - Edward Llwyd 0.26 Biology MainStream 2 - Llandinam A6Stream 3 - Physics 0.15 MainStream 4 - Edward Llwyd 0.01Stream 5 - IBERS 0.33 (Monday), Physisc 0.11 (Tuesday & Wednesday)Students Union BuildingDAY 4
DAY 3
Great Hall, Arts CentreStream 1 - Edward Llwyd 0.26 Biology MainStream 2 - Llandinam A6Stream 3 - Physics 0.15 MainStream 4 - Edward Llwyd 0.01Stream 5 - IBERS 0.33 (Monday), Physisc 0.11 (Tuesday & Wednesday)Students Union BuildingDAY 4
08:00 Registration 08:00
08:05 08:05
08:10 08:10
08:15 08:15
08:20 08:20
08:25 08:25
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08:55 08:55
09:00 09:00
09:05 09:05
09:10 09:10
09:15 09:15
09:20 09:20
09:25 09:25
09:30 Omics II
Chairs: Dr Martin Swain, University of Aberystwyth 
Helminth glycans at the host-parasite interface
09:30 (30 mins)
Keynote Speaker: Prof Cornelis Hokke, Leiden University Medical Center 

Details Matter - Consistent, comparative and evidence-based genome annotation and re-annotation for the closely-related species, Cryptosporidium parvum, C. hominis and C. tyzzeri reveal surprising similarities and differences
10:00 (15 mins)
Dr Jessica Kissinger, University of Georgia 

Regulation of RNA-binding protein stability and function by PRMT7-dependent arginine methylation in Leishmania
10:15 (15 mins)
Dr Tiago Ferreira, University of York 

Population genomics of Guinea worm eradication
10:30 (15 mins)
Dr James Cotton, Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute 

Deciphering gonad-transcriptomes in Schistosoma mansoni provides novel and exploitable insights for basic and applied research
10:45 (15 mins)
Professor Christoph G. Grevelding, Justus-Liebig-University Giessen 
Vector - Parasite - Microbiome Interactions and Interventions. Sponsor - Royal Entomological Society
Chairs: Dr Lisa Reimer, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 
Employing Anopheles microbiota for Plasmodium-blocking
09:30 (30 mins)
Keynote Speaker: Prof George Dimopoulos, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health 

Attach and infect – Identification of a mosquito receptor for the Plasmodium ookinete
10:00 (15 mins)
Mr Florian Brod, University of Oxford 

Exploring the salivary N-glycome of bloodfeeding arthropods and their relevance in pathogen transmission
10:15 (15 mins)
Ms Karina Mondragon-Shem, LSTM 
Helminths: Cell & Molecular Biology
Chairs: Prof Tim Yoshino, University of Wisconsin-Madison 
Molecular analysis of schistosome reproductive development
09:30 (30 mins)
Keynote Speaker: Dr Jim Collins, UT Southwestern Medical Cente 

SGTP4–mediated glucose uptake in Schistosoma mansoni is regulated through Akt/PKB signalling
10:00 (15 mins)
Prof Anthony Walker, Kingston University 

Somatic genome editing in the multicellular blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni
10:15 (15 mins)
Dr. Paul Brindley, George Washington University 

A propeptide ‘clamp’ mechanism is required for inhibition of Fasciola hepatica Collagenolytic Cathepsin L3
10:30 (15 mins)
Dr Carolina De Marco Verissimo, Queen's University Belfast 

Maternal nematode infection induces transcription of Long-term potentiation in the postnatal brain via Wnt signaling
10:45 (15 mins)
Mr Manjurul Haque, McGill University 
Ecological Parasitology: Aquatic Parasitology II
Chairs: Dr Joseph Ironside, Aberystwyth University 
Pathogens associated with aquaculture may have wider ecosystem impacts
09:30 (30 mins)
Keynote Speaker: Prof Sarah Culloty, University College Cork 

Spatio-temporal variation of trematode parasites community in Cerastoderma edule cockles from Ria de Aveiro (Portugal)
10:00 (15 mins)
Mrs Luísa Magalhães, University of Aveiro 

Fussy Fluffy Fiend? Investigating Host-Specificity of Saprolegnia parasitica Isolates
10:15 (15 mins)
Miss Emily Matthews

Can parasites be a drag? Impact of Argulus fish lice on host swimming performance
10:30 (15 mins)
Other Rhiannon Hunt, Cardiff University 

Use of in vivo fluorescent dyes to determine the infectivity and penetration pattern of Cardiocephaloides longicollis (Trematoda, Strigeidae) into the gilt-head seabream
10:45 (15 mins)
Gabrielle Gabrielle van Beest, Universitat de Valencia 
Veterinary Parasitology Symposium - Wildlife Parasitology
Chairs: Prof Joanne Webster, Royal Veterinary College 
Is wildlife relevant to helminth control in livestock?
09:30 (30 mins)
Keynote Speaker: Prof Eric Morgan, Queen's University Belfast 

Multi-locus sequence typing of Neospora caninum
10:00 (15 mins)
Prof John Ellis, University of Technology Sydney  

Parasites of badgers in the Republic of Ireland- an untold story
10:15 (15 mins)
Miss Rachel Byrne, Trinity College Dublin 

The toad fly Lucilia bufonivora: its evolutionary status and molecular identification
10:45 (15 mins)
Mr Gerardo Arias Robledo, University of Bristol  
09:30
09:35 09:35
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11:00 Coffee Break 11:00
11:05 11:05
11:10 11:10
11:15 11:15
11:20 11:20
11:25 11:25
11:30 11:30
11:35 11:35
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11:45 Wright Medal Lecture
Chairs: Dr Martin Taylor, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine 
Trypanosomes get under your skin
11:45 (45 mins)
Keynote Speaker: Dr Annette MacLeod, University of Glasgow 
11:45
11:50 11:50
11:55 11:55
12:00 12:00
12:05 12:05
12:10 12:10
12:15 12:15
12:20 12:20
12:25 12:25
12:30 BSP AGM and Event
12:30 (30 mins)
12:30
12:35 12:35
12:40 12:40
12:45 12:45
12:50 12:50
12:55 12:55
13:00 Lunch Break 13:00
13:05 13:05
13:10 13:10
13:15 13:15
13:20 13:20
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13:55 13:55
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14:05 14:05
14:10 14:10
14:15 Host -Vector- Parasite Interactions III
Chairs: Dr Jesus Valenzuela, NIAID 
Follow the light: a trypanosomes’ journey into the tsetse ectoperitrophic space
14:15 (30 mins)
Keynote Speaker: Dr Alvaro Acosta-Serrano, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 

Characterisation of genes important for the successful life cycle completion of Trypanosoma brucei in the tsetse
14:45 (15 mins)
Mr Aitor Casas-Sanchez, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 

Shape-shifting trypanosomes from the tsetse proventriculus
15:00 (15 mins)
Dr Lori Peacock, university of bristol 

Swim like your lifecycle depends on it: The impact of motility on the survival of Leishmania parasites.
15:15 (15 mins)
Miss Rachel Findlay, University of York 

Ecology of cutaneous leishmaniasis in Ochollo, a hotspot in Southern Ethiopia
15:30 (15 mins)
Miss Myrthe Pareyn, Universiteit Antwerpen 
Protozoa: Cryptosporidium & Giardia. Sponsor - PLOS NTDs
Chairs: Prof Rachel Chalmers, Public Health Wales 
Recent advances in Giardia and Cryptosporidium genotyping
14:15 (30 mins)
Keynote Speaker: Dr Karin Troell, National Veterinary Institute 

Mining the Genome of Cryptosporidium to Elucidate Transmission Cycles.
14:45 (15 mins)
Mr Arthur Morris, Aberystwyth University 

Acute Symptoms and Long-term sequelae of Human Cryptosporidiosis – a prospective study
15:00 (15 mins)
Miss Bethan Carter, Swansea University  

Giardia duodenalis in Ugandan children: field application of recombinase polymerase amplification and determination of assemblages.
15:15 (15 mins)
Dr Tapan Bhattacharyya, London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine 

Giardia Secretome Highlights Secreted Tenascins as a Key Component of Pathogenesis
15:30 (15 mins)
Dr Kevin Tyler, University of East Anglia 
Helminths: Epidemiology & Field Work. Sponsor - Elsevier
Chairs: Dr Shona Wilson, Dept of Pathology, Uni of Cambridge 
Epidemiology and Evolution of zoonotic schistosomiasis in Africa: challenges for reaching the WHO elimination targets’
14:15 (30 mins)
Keynote Speaker: Prof Joanne Webster, Royal Veterinary College 

Schistosoma mansoni praziquantel treatment: low coverage driven by systematic non-compliers or systematically not offered?
14:45 (15 mins)
Dr Poppy Lamberton, University of Glasgow 

Impact of malaria coinfections on S. mansoni clearance, intensity and reinfection rates
15:00 (15 mins)
Ms Rachel Francoeur, Rachel Francoeur 

Alternative strategies for onchocerciasis elimination in loiasis co-endemic areas: test-and-treat with doxycycline in combination with targeted vector control in South West Cameroon
15:15 (15 mins)
Dr Louise Hamill, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine 

Elimination within reach: lymphatic filariasis persists in rural Ghana due to sub-optimal intervention coverage and adherence
15:30 (15 mins)
Dr Corrado Minetti, LIVERPOOL SCHOOL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE 
Ecological Parasitology: Ecological Modelling
Chairs: Dr Chrisophe Eizaguirre, Queen Mary, University of London 
Understanding transmission dynamics in multihost communities
14:15 (30 mins)
Keynote Speaker: Prof Andy Fenton, University of Liverpool 

The impact of exposure heterogeneity on onchocerciasis transmission and control/elimination
15:00 (15 mins)
Dr Jonathan Hamley, Imperial College London 

Biodiversity dilution and amplification effects in tick-borne diseases: an eco-epidemiological modelling approach.
15:15 (15 mins)
Miss Flavia Occhibove, Aberystwyth University 

Macroparasites are indirect drivers of hantavirus transmission.
15:30 (15 mins)
Dr Joanne Lello, Cardiff University 
Veterinary Parasitology Symposium - Sheep Scab
Chairs: Prof Richard Wall, University of Bristol 
Psoroptes ovis - a cause of significant disease in sheep and cattle
14:15 (30 mins)
Keynote Speaker: Dr Sian Mitchell, APHA 

Treatment strategies for sheep scab: an economic model of farmer behaviour
14:45 (15 mins)
Mrs Emily Nixon, University of Bristol 

The prevalence and distribution of sheep scab in Wales: a farmer questionnaire survey
15:00 (15 mins)
Dr Hannah Rose Vineer, University of Bristol 

Resistance to macrocyclic lactones, in Psoroptes ovis sheep scab mites
15:15 (15 mins)
Prof Richard Wall, University of Bristol 
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