O centro de investigação Global Health and Tropical Medicine (GHTM) encontra-se a organizar o workshop “Malaria transmission: current challenges and new tools in the elimination context”, que vai realizar-se a 30 e 31 de outubro de 2017, na Sala Fraga de Azevedo, no IHMT, em Lisboa.
A iniciativa tem como objetivo discutir os principais desafios na transmissão da malária (incidindo sobre determinantes ambientais e sociais), debater abordagens atuais e identificar novas ferramentas para avaliar a transmissão da malária.
O workshop destina-se a profissionais de saúde, a investigadores e estudantes nas áreas das ciências biomédicas, sociais e geográficas e a qualquer pessoa com interesse na área da Malária.
O período para submissão de resumos decorre até 10 de setembro de 2017.
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Dr. Catherine Moyes, Malaria Atlas Project, Oxford Big Data Institute, UK
Catherine is a member of the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) based at the University of Oxford, UK. She leads MAP’s work on malaria vectors and is currently working on the spatiotemporal pattern of insecticide resistance with the aims of identifying factors linked to resistance, and of assessing the impact of resistance on malaria transmission.
Dr Elisa Sicuri, Barcelona Institute for Global Health and Imperial College London
Elisa is Assistant Research Professor at the Barcelona Institute for Global Health, Associate Professor at the University of Barcelona and Research Fellow at the Imperial College London. She is health economist and her work focuses on the the economics of infectious diseases in low- and middle-income countries. In particular, she has been exploring the economics of malaria from different perspectives during the last 10 years: analyses of markets for antimalarial drugs, economic analyses of new vector control strategies, estimates of treatment and prevention costs, cost-effectiveness analyses of interventions and evaluation of the impact of malaria on economic indicators.
Dr. Aparup Das, Director of the Centre for Research in Medical Entomology, India
Aparup Das worked on Drosophila during his PhD in India and Post-Doc in Germany. He extended his study to malaria in 2005 when he joined the National Institute of Malaria Research in New Delhi, where he also served as Deputy Director. He started a research group regarding Genomics and Bioinformatics of Plasmodium, Anopheles and human hosts, focusing on evolutionary patterns of the three organisms, and dissecting the genetic basis of anti-malarial drugs resistance and insecticide resistance. His work is influenced by the local environment in malaria epidemiological scenario in India.
In 2016 he moved to Madurai where he became the Director of the Centre for Research in Medical Entomology. He has coordinated more than 15 projects including some prestigious international collaborative ones and organized internationally funded workshops on Malaria.
Dr. Nuno Sepúlveda, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, UK
Nuno Sepúlveda is a biostatistician and mathematical modeller from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine with more than 12 years of experience in epidemiology and genetics of malaria. He also has a deep knowledge of theoretical immunology due to his PhD thesis on the mathematical modelling of the adaptive immune system. In the last 5 years, he has been involved in several sero-epidemiological studies of malaria (Brazil, The Philippines, Gambia, and others) and published papers where he and his colleagues developed statistical methodology for the analysis and design of this type of study.
He is currently co-leading two projects on malaria elimination and the Zika virus in Cabo Verde funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation and Medical Research Council UK, respectively. He is also a past member of the MalariaGEN consortium for global genetic epidemiology of malaria and a current member of the Haiti Malaria Elimination Consortium (HaMEC), of the LSHTM Centre for Statistical Methodology and of the Centre for Statistics and Applications of University of Lisbon (CEUAL).
Dr. Rhoel R. Dinglasan, Director of the CDC Southeastern Regional Center of Excellence for Vector Borne Diseases, USA
Rhoel Dinglasan earned a PhD in Microbiology & Immunology, working on Anopheles mosquito glycobiology. During his postdoctoral tenure Dinglasan further developed his research program on the role of protein-glycan interactions in Plasmodium falciparum ookinete invasion of the mosquito midgut, which also led to the discovery of the leading mosquito-based malaria transmission-blocking vaccine candidate. He joined the Johns Hopkins University as Assistant Professor in 2009 with a (NIH) K22 Career Development Award. Dinglasan’s research interests include the application of mass spectrometry-based approaches toward the molecular and cellular analysis of critical transition steps during malaria parasite (human-mosquito-human) transmission. Importantly, his research program also leverages nanoparticle technology in the development of vaccine and drug delivery systems as well as diagnostics; earning him membership in the Johns Hopkins Institute for NanoBiotechnology. He was recruited to the University of Florida in 2015 as part of the UF Preeminence Faculty Initiative and is currently an Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases at the UF Emerging Pathogens Institute and the Director of the CDC Southeastern Regional Center of Excellence in Vector-Borne Diseases. Dinglasan has served as Chair of the Enabling Technologies Consultancy Group for the Malaria Eradication Research Agenda (malERA). He currently serves on the Advisory Board for the United States Military Malaria Vaccine Program, and the Host-Pathogen Working Group for the NIH-funded MaHPIC program of Emory University, Atlanta, GA.
Dr. Alessandra dela Torre, Università de Roma, Italy
Alessandra de la Torre is the Coordinator of Medical and Molecular Entomology group. Her main research lines (carried out in collaboration with the EU, US and African research Institutions) are: Population genetics, phylogenetic, genomics and ecology of Afrotropical malaria vector species -Epidemiology of Culicidae vectors of human arbovirosis and zoonotic pathogens, with particular reference to Aedes albopictus.-Development of novel approaches to collect and to effectively monitor the population dynamics and study the biology of mosquito species.
She has received several grants from: National Institute of Health (NIH, USA); European Community FP7; Italian Ministry of Defence; Italian Ministry of Research; Ateneo SAPIENZA; Istituto Pasteur Italia – Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti; Tropical Diseases Research-World Health Organization (Geneva). She has been consultant for: LIFE SCIENCE-panel FP7 (Vice-Chair) and H2020 Marie Sklodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships.
Após submissão, os resumos vão ser avaliados pela Comissão Científica do workshop, que vai comunicar os resultados até 30 de setembro de 2017.
Datas a reter:
- Data limite para submissão de resumos: 10 de setembro de 2017
- Comunicação de resultados: 30 de setembro de 2017
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