An International Congress on Leishmania & Leishmaniasis

Why ?  Cutaneous, mucocutaneous and visceral leishmaniases are serious diseases, which are vector-borne and wide-spread in more than 90 countries, putting 350 million population at risk. WHO estimates an annual incidence of 2 million and a total of 12 million current cases. The causative agents are various species of trypanosomatid protozoa in the genus of Leishmania, which are excellent models for aspects of laboratory studied in cell/molecular biology, biochemistry, immunology of host-parasite interactions.

Who ? Anyone interested in Leishmania and leishmaniasis is welcome to participate, including individuals of private and public academic institutions, charitable organizations, advocacy groups, government officials/ representatives, for-profit private sectors and their friends/affiliates.

 When/where ? Every four years preferably in a country endemic to leishmaniasis.

What ? Bring laboratory researchers and field workers from all disciplinary areas together for sharing new discoveries and exchange of new ideas. Provide opportunities of international collaboration, industrial participation, charitable donation and training of the next generation.



03-07 Feb 2009, Lucknow, INDIA

ORGANIZED BY: Central Drug Research Institute, a constituent laboratory of Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, New Delhi


CONGRESS VENUE : Scientific Convention Center, Lucknow, India



Organizers: Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India
  • Dr. C.M. Gupta
  • Dr. Anuradha Dube
  • Dr. Neeloo Singh
Co-Organizers: Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Kolkata, India
  • Dr. H.K. Majumder
  • Dr. Syamal Roy
  • Dr. Chitra Mandal
Institute of Medical Sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India
  • Prof. Shyam Sundar
Rajendra Memorial Research Institute, Patna, India
  • Dr. Pradeep Das
Scientific Committee
K. P. Chang
Joachim Clos (Germany), Graham H. Coombs (UK), Pierre Dedet (France), Philippe Desjeux (Switzerland), Jean-Claude Dujardin (Belgium), Luigi Gradoni (Italy), Emanuela Handman (Australia), Charles L. Jaffe (Israel), Robert Killick-Kendrick (UK), Diane McMahon-Pratt (USA), Michael A. Miles (UK), Heidrun Moll (Germany), Henry Murray (USA), Fred R. Opperdoes (Belgium), Yusuf Ozbel (Turkey), Barbara Papadopoulou (Canada), Paul Ready (UK), Steven G. Reed (USA), David Sacks (USA), Ketty Soteriadou (Greece), Ken Stuart (USA), Shyam Sundar (India), Yara M. Traub-Cseko (Brasil), Mary E. Wilson (USA)

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