2nd International Caparica Conference on Leishmaniasis 2020

26th- 28th October 2020 | Caparica | Portugal

Plenary Speakers

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, PhD

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 Armand-Frappier Santé Biotechnologie, Institut national de la recherche scientifique (Canada)

Alteration of host cell intracellular trafficking by Leishmania