3rd International Caparica Conference on Leishmaniasis 2022

24th – 26th October 2022 | Caparica | Portugal

Oral Speakers

Cristina Daniela Pop Cazan, PhD

Affiliation: University of Agricultural Sciences and Veterinary Medicine of Cluj-Napoca (Romania)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Sandra Maruyama, PhD

Affiliation: Federal University of São Carlos (Brazil)

Title: Emerging Parasites in Visceral Leishmaniasis: Whole-Genome Sequencing Analysis and Infectivity Assessment of Crithidia-like Clinical Isolates.

Robson Coutinho-Silva, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto de Biofísica Carlos Chagas Filho, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (Brazil)

Title: Purinergic receptors: new front line in leishmaniasis.

Roberto Nicolete, PhD

Affiliation: Fiocruz Ceará (Brazil)

Title: Membrane antigens of Leishmania (L.) amazonensis as vaccinal tool in experimental cutaneous leishmaniasis model.

Ricardo Fujiwara, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Trícia Maria Oliveira, PhD

Affiliation: University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Title: Feline leishmaniasis: a xenodiagnosis study.

Jeronimo Carnes, PhD

Affiliation: R&D unit. Allergy & Immunology. LETI Pharma Madrid (Saint Kitts and Nevis)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Maria Fernanda Laranjeira da Silva, PhD

Affiliation: Federal University of ABC, University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Title: Membrane proteins involved in iron homeostasis in Leishmania.

Yann Sterckx, PhD

Affiliation: University of Antwerp (Belgium)

Title: A camelid single-domain antibody employs an allosteric mechanism to inhibit trypanosomatid pyruvate kinases.

Patrick Steel, PhD

Affiliation: Durham University (UK)

Title: Probing for new drug targets in Leishmania.

Lilian Cantanhêde, PhD

Affiliation: Fiocruz (Brazil)

Title: Overcoming the Negligence in Laboratory Diagnosis of Mucosal Leishmaniasis.

Layla Nabai, PhD

Affiliation: University of British Columbia (Canada)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Sigrid Roberts, PhD

Affiliation: Pacific University Oregon (USA)

Title: Polyamines are Key Metabolites for Proliferation and Survival of Leishmania Parasites.

Fernando Genta, PhD

Affiliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Brazil)

Title: Everybody loves sugar: carbohydrate metabolism as a perspective for the control of Leishmania transmission by sand flies.

Ricardo Silvestre, PhD

Affiliation: Life and Health Sciences Research Institute – ICVS (Portugal)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Xavier Fernàndez-Busquets, PhD

Affiliation: Institute for Bioengineering of Catalonia (Spain)

Title: Drug delivery with nanovesicles for the treatment of leishmaniasis.

Ana Isabel Pinto, PhD

Affiliation: i3S (Portugal)

Title: Epidemiological study to determine the level of exposure to Leishmania sp in HIV-infected population in Portugal.

Ana Victoria Ibarra Meneses, PhD

Affiliation: Universite de Montreal (Canada)

Title: Exploring the mode of action and mechanism of drug resistance of antimony, miltefosine, and amphotericin B in Leishmania parasites through a novel thermal proteomics profiling approach.

Sanam Peyvandi, PhD

Affiliation: University of Lausanne (Switzerland)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Jovana Sadlova, PhD

Affiliation: Charles University (Czech Republic)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Sébastien Pomel, PhD

Affiliation: Université Paris-Saclay (France)

Title: VP343: a drug candidate for the treatment of visceral leishmaniasis targeting host-cell vesicular trafficking.

Antonia Maria Ramos Franco Pereira, PhD

Affiliation: Jorge Felippe Franco Rosa Netto & Joselia Ramos Franco (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Abhay Satoskar, PhD

Affiliation: The Ohio State University (USA)

Title: Avaliable soon.

David Sacks, PhD

Affiliation: NIH (USA)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Evilanna Lima Arruda, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade de Rio Verde (Brazil)

Title: Stereoselective biosynthesis of 3-azido-3-deoxythymidine 5-O-β-D-ribopyranoside and in vitro evaluation as potential antileishmanial with in silicoADME prediction.

Leda Vieira, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG) (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Amanda Shane, PhD

Affiliation: Calibr at Scripps Research (USA)

Title: High throughput phenotypic screening for treatments of cutaneous leishmaniasis.

Ricardo Carvalho, PhD

Affiliation: Centre of Biological Engineering, University of Minho (Portugal)

Title: Amorphous polysaccharide-drug formulations for leishmaniasis treatment.

Federico Brucoli, PhD

Affiliation: De Montfort University (UK)

Title: Furan-2-yl(phenyl)methanol as a scaffold for the synthesis of novel anti- leishmaniasis agents.

Alvaro Luiz Bertho, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Alexandre Marques, PhD

Affiliation: Georgia Institute of Technology (USA)

Title: Virus-like Particle Display of the α-Gal Carbohydrate for Vaccination against Leishmania Infection.

Ivan Bassanini, PhD

Affiliation: SCITEC – CNR (Italy)

Title: Toward the target-oriented development of novel leishmanicidal agents via the non-ATP-competitive inhibition of Leishmania molecular chaperone Hsp90.

Marcelo da Silva, PhD

Affiliation: São Paulo State University (Brazil)

Title: Could inositol pyrophosphates have influenced the development of parasitism in Leishmania?

Gilsan Aparecida de Oliveira, PhD

Affiliation: Centro Universitário Cesmac (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Mariana Boité, PhD

Affiliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Kosta Mumcuoglu, PhD

Affiliation: The Hebrew University-Hadassah Medical School (Israel)

Title: Leishmania infantum in four species of ticks in Israel.

Camila I. De Oliveira, PhD

Affiliation: FIOCRUZ (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

André Roque, PhD

Affiliation: Oswaldo Cruz Institute (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Najma Rachidi, PhD

Affiliation: Institut Pasteur (France)

Title: Secreted Leishmania casein kinase 1, a key player in host-parasite interactions and an innovative drug target for therapy.

Andrea Ilari, PhD

Affiliation: IBPM-CNR (Italy)

Title: A Fragment-Based Approach for The Development of Trypanothione Reductase Inhibitors as Antileishmanial Agents.

Marcia Graminha, PhD

Affiliation: School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Sao Paulo State University (Brazil)

Title: Preclinical furoxan derivative as oral drug candidate to treat visceral leishmaniasis is cysteine protease inhibitor.

Margarete Heck, PhD

Affiliation: University of Edinburgh (UK)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Michael Thomas, PhD

Affiliation: University of Dundee (UK)

Title: The challenges of phenotypic drug discovery for visceral Leishmaniasis.

Rubens Monte-Neto, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto René Rachou – Fundação Oswaldo Cruz/Fiocruz Minas (Brazil)

Title: Lysine deacetylase- and kharon1-deficient parasites as live attenuated Leishmania vaccinal strains.

Michal Solomon, PhD

Affiliation: Sheba Medical Center (Israel)

Title: The challenge of systemic treatment for cutaneous leishmaniasis.

Armanda Rodrigues, PhD

Affiliation: Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical (Portugal)

Title: Liver involvement in canine visceral leishmaniasis: an immunological perspective.

Thiago Castro-Gomes, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (Brazil)

Title: Cell Entry by Leishmania Promastigotes and Amastigotes: unveiling hidden routes of invasion and their possible impact in infection.

Kirill Alexandrov, PhD

Affiliation: Queensland University of Technology (Australia)

Title: In vitro and in vivo Leishmania tarentolae protein expression systems- history, successes and failures.

Lucas Carvalho, PhD

Affiliation: Fiocruz – Bahia (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Syamal Roy, PhD

Affiliation: CSIR-Indian Institute of Chemical Biology (India)

Title: Antimony resistant but not sensitive Leishmania donovani incites autophagy by disengaging Beclin-1 from Bcl2 and ceases by miR33a mediated cleavage of beclin-1: Implication in aggressive infection.

Τheodora Calogeropoulou, PhD

Affiliation: National Hellenic Research Foundation, Institute of Chemical Biology (Greece)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Maude Giroud, PhD

Affiliation: F. Hoffmann-La Roche (Switzerland)

Title: Dipeptidyl nitriles as potent, selective, and trypanocidal rhodesain inhibitors by structure-based design.

Ger van Zandbergen, PhD

Affiliation: Paul-Ehrlich-Institut (Germany)

Title: Potential targets and licensed monoclonals as drugs to treat leishmaniasis.

Fátima Ribeiro-Dias, PhD

Affiliation: Universidade Federal de Goiás (Brazil)

Title: The role of IL-32 in trained immunity induced by BCG or -glucan in Leishmania infection.

Evanka Madan, PhD

Affiliation: Jawaharlal Nehru University (India)

Title: Leishmania donovani Sphingosine-1-phosphate kinase (SphK) represents a druggable target to limit Leishmania growth by inducing autophagy and apoptosis in macrophages.

Patricia Veras, PhD

Affiliation: Gonçalo Moniz Institute – Fiocruz Bahia (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Valéria Borges, PhD

Affiliation: Fiocruz-BA (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Juliana de Menezes, PhD

Affiliation: FIOCRUZ (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Juliana Aoki, PhD

Affiliation: University of São Paulo (Brazil)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Laura Gil Vicente, PhD

Affiliation: Valencia Catholic University Saint Vincent Martyr (Spain)

Title: Urinary Phoretograms Performed by Capillary Electrophoresis in dogs with Azotemia and Proteinuria due to Chronic Kidney Disease or Infection by Leishmania infantum.

Tiffany Weinkopff, PhD

Affiliation: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (USA)

Title: Macrophage Hypoxia-Inducible Factor Signaling Induces Lymphangiogenesis during Leishmania major Infection.

Nilmar Moretti, PhD

Affiliation: Federal University of Sao Paulo (Brazil)

Title: DeaceLeish: Investigating the impact of lysine deacetylases in Leishmania stage differentiation.

Phillip Scott, PhD

Affiliation: University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine (USA)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Andreia Wendt, PhD

Affiliation: Wellcome Centre for Integrative Parasitology (WCIP) (UK)

Title: CRISPR/Cas9 genetic screen in Leishmania mexicana identifies membrane transporters important for parasite survival in the mammalian host.

Andrea Medeiros, PhD

Affiliation: Institut Pasteur de Montevideo (Uruguay)

Title: Mechanistic and biological characterization of novel N5-substituted paullones targeting the biosynthesis of trypanothione in Leishmania.

Lori Ferrins, PhD

Affiliation: Northeastern University (USA)

Title: Leishmania therapies: looking to kinase inhibitors for opportunities.

Anurag Kumar, PhD

Affiliation: National Centre For Cell Science (India)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Aysegul Taylan-Ozkan, PhD

Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, TOBB-University of Technology and Economics (Turkey)

Title: Avaliable soon.

Zeynep Islek, PhD

Affiliation: Yeditepe University; Istanbul Health and Technology University (Turkey)

Title: Novel Dual-Fluorescent Flow Cytometric Approach for Quantification of Macrophages Infected with Leishmania infantum Parasites.

Rachel Bras-Gonçalves, PhD

Affiliation: University of Montpellier (France)

Title: Peptides as promising vaccine candidates to protect against leishmaniases – Evidence for dog and human use.



Title: Avaliable soon.