Worldleish

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.

FOUNDERS

Prof. Dr. M. Ali OZCEL
Honorary President, Turkish Society for Parasitology
183 sok. No:10, Boztok apt. K:1, D:14
Bornova-Izmir, TURKEY
ozcel@mail.ege.edu.tr
 
Prof. KP CHANG
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Chicago Medical School
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
3333 Green Bay Rd, North Chicago, IL, USA
KwangPoo.Chang@rosalindfranklin.edu
Prof. Dr. M. Ziya ALKAN
Dept. of Parasitology
Ege University Medical Faculty
Bornova, Izmir, 35100 Turkey
m.ziya.alkan@ege.edu.tr
Prof. Dr. Yusuf OZBEL
President, Turkish Society for Parasitology
Dept. of Parasitology
Ege University Medical Faculty
Bornova, Izmir, 35100 Turkey
yusuf.ozbel@ege.edu.tr
 
   

WL7 INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE 2019-2021

*tentative
 
CO-CHAIR
 
Mary E. WILSON, MD/PhD
Professor
Internal Medicine/Microbiology
University of Iowa
SW34Q General Hospital
Iowa City, IA 52242, USA
mary-wilson@uiowa.edu
 
 
Gregory MATLASHEWSKI, PhD
Professor
Department of Department of Microbiology and Immunology Virology/Parasitology
McGill University
Montreal, QC H3A, Canada
greg.matlashewski@mcgill.ca
 
Kwang Poo CHANG, PhD
Professor
Center Cancer Cell Biology, Immunology and Infection
Chicago Medical School/Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
N Chicago, IL 60064, USA
Kwangpoo.chang@roslaindfranklin.edu
 
MEMBERS
 
Jorge Alvar,  MD PhD
Senior Leishmaniasis Adviser
Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative
15 Chemin Louis-Dunant | 1202 Geneva | Switzerland
jalvar@dndi.org
 
 
Paul A. BATES, PhD
Professor
Division of Biomedical and Life Sciences
Faculty of Health and Medicine
Lancaster University
Lancaster, UK
p.bates@lancaster.ac.uk
 
Christian BOGDAN, MD
Professor
Microbiology Institute – Clinical Microbiology, Immunology and Hygiene
Universitńtsklinikum Erlangen
Friedrich-Alexander Universitńt Erlangen-NŘrnberg
D-91054 Erlangen, GERMANY
Christian.Bogdan@uk-erlangen.de
 
 
Sinval P. BRAND├O FILHO, PhD
Director, Aggeu MagalhŃes Institute
FIOCRUZ, Recife, Pernambuco, BRAZIL
sinval@cpqam.fiocruz.br
 
 
Jerome DEPAQUIT, PharmD/PhD
Professor
EA7510 "ESCAPE" - USC ANSES "VECPAR"
FacultÚ de Pharmacie
UniversitÚ de Reims Champagne Ardenne
51096 Reims Cedex, FRANCE
jerome.depaquit@univ-reims.fr
 
 
Jean-Claude DUJARDIN, PhD
Professor
Head, Molecular Parasitology Unit
Dept of Biomedical Sciences
Institute of Tropical Medicine
B-2000 Antwerpen, BELGIUM
jcdujardin@itg.be
 
 
Christian ENGWERDA, PhD
Professor
Immunology and Infection
QIMR BerghoferMedical Research Institute
Brisbane, AUSTRALIA
christian.engwerda@qimrberghofer.edu.au
 
 
Nicolas FASEL, PhD
Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Faculty of Biology and Medicine
Center for Immunity and Infection 
University of Lausanne
Lausanne, SWITZERLAND
Nicolas.Fasel@unil.ch
 
 
Charles L. JAFFE, PhD
Professor
Dept. Microbiology and Molecular Genetics
National Center for Leishmaniasis
Kuvin Centre for Study of Tropical & Infectious Diseases
Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School
Jerusalem 9112102, ISRAEL
cjaffe@cc.huji.ac.il
 
 
Luigi GRADONI, PhD
Head, Unit of Vector-Borne Diseases & International Health
MIPI Department
Istituto Superiore di SanitÓ
00161 Roma, ITALY
luigi.gradoni@iss.it
 
 
Ikram GUIZANI, PhD
Professor
Laboratory Molecular Epidemiology & Experimental Pathology
Institut Pasteur de Tunis
UniversitÚ de Tunis
El Manar, TUNISIA
iguizani@yahoo.com
 
 
Shaden KAMHAWI, PhD
Associate Scientist
Vector Molecular Biology Section
Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases
National Institutes of Health
Rockville, MD 20852, USA
skamhawi@niaid.nih.gov
 
 
Carla MAIA, PhD
Assistant Researcher
Global Health and Tropical Medicine
Insitute of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Universidade NOVA de Lisboa
1349-008 Lisboa
PORTUGAL
CarlaMaia@ihmt.unl.pt
 
 
Jeremy MOTTRAM, PhD
Professor
York Biomedical Research Institute
Department of Biology
University of York
York, YO10 5DD, UK
jeremy.mottram@york.ac.uk
 
 
Peter J. MYLER, PhD
Professor & Director of Core Services
Seattle Structural Genomics Center for Infectious Disease (SSGCID)
Seattle BioMed
 Seattle, WA  98109-5219, USA
peter.myler@seattlebiomed.org
 
 
Yusuf OZBEL, PhD
Professor
Department of Parasitology
Ege University Faculty of Medicine
Bonova, Izmir, TURKEY
yusuf.ozbel@ege.edu.tr
 
Barbara PAPADOPOULOU PharmD/PhD
Professor & Director
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Division of Infectious Diseases and Immunology
Centre Hospitalier Universitaire de QuÚbec (CHUQ) Research Centre
Research Centre in Infectious Disease/CHUL Research Centre
Laval University
Quebec, QC, CANADA
barbara.papadopoulou@crchudequebec.ulaval.ca
barbara.papadopoulou@crchul.ulaval.ca
 
Nathan PETERS, PhD
Professor
Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Infectious Diseases
Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases
4A20, Health Research Innovation Centre
Calgary, AB T2N-4N1, CANADA
ncpeters@ucalgary.ca
 
Christine PETERSEN, DVM/PhD
Professor
Department of Epidemiology
College of Public Health
University of Iowa
Iowa City, IA 52242
christine-petersen@uiowa.edu
 
Sima RAFATI, PhD
Professor
Department of Immunotherapy/Leishmania Vaccine Research
Pasteur Institute of Iran,
Tehran, IRAN
s_rafati@yahoo.com
 
Neeloo SINGH, PhD
Principal Investigator
CSIR Central Drug Research Institute
Lucknow, INDIA
neeloo888@yahoo.com
 
Laia SOLANO-GALLEGO, DVM, PhD, Dip. ECVCP
Professor
Departament de Medicina i Cirurgia Animal,
Facultat de VeterinÓria, Universitat Aut˛noma de Barcelona
Barcelona, SPAIN
laia.solano@uab.cat
 
Abhay R. SATOSKAR, MBBS, MD, PhD, FRCPath
Professor & Vice Chair for Research
University Pathology Services Endowed Anatomic Pathology Professor
Departments of Pathology and Microbiology
Wexner Medical Center
The Ohio State University
Columbus, Ohio 43210, USA
 
Gerald F. SP─TH, PhD
Professor
UnitÚ de Parasitologie MolÚculaire et Signalisation
Institut Pasteur and Institut National de la SantÚ et de la Recherche MÚdicale
INSERM U1201
Paris, FRANCE
gerald.spaeth@pasteur.fr
 
 
Shyam SUNDAR, MD
Professor & Director
Institute of Medical Sciences
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi 221 005, INDIA
drshyamsundar@hotmail.com
 
 
Yara M. TRAUB-CSEKO, PhD
Professor
Laboratˇrio Biol Mol de Parasit Vetor
Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, Fiocruz
Rio de Janeiro, RJ, 21045-900, BRASIL
ytraub@ioc.fiocruz.br
 
 
Jude UZONNA, DVM/PhD
Professor
Parasite Vaccines Development Laboratory
Department of Immunology
Winnipeg, MB R3E 0T5, CANADA
Jude.Uzonna@umanitoba.ca
 
 
Petr VOLF, PhD
Professor
Department of Parasitology
Faculty of Science, Charles University
Praha 2, Czech Republic
volf@cesnet.cz

 

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