The All-Party Parliamentary Group on Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases invites you to join us for a meeting coordinated with the British Society for Parasitology. The theme of the meeting is:
Integrating Malaria and Neglected Tropical Diseases: From Intervention to Surveillance.
Date: Tuesday 11th June 2019 from 5.30-7.30 pm. Venue: Palace of Westminster, London.
Full details of the event can be found here.
The British Society of Parasitology congratulates the winners of the Spring Meeting poster prize competition sponsored by Parasites & Vectors and Malaria Journal (BMC) and Elsevier. The following winners were selected from some 100 posters presented at the meeting held at Aberystwyth University.
Janine Coombes – University of Liverpool: “Developing a 3D intestinal epithelium model for studying gastrointestinal infections of livestock species”
Alessandra Crusco – Aberystwyth University: “Design, synthesis and antihelmintic activity of 7-keto-sempervirol analogues”
Zandile Nare – University of Edinburgh: “Towards new drugs for trypanosomatid diseases based on specific high-affinity inhibitors of RNA editing ligase 1” (pictured centre)
Tegwen Mariais – London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine: “Comparative ‘omics’ for identification of coproantigens for diagnosis of Strongyloides stercoralis infection” (pictured left)
Maria Ines Neves – The Royal Veterinary College – “Estimating schistosome worm burdens using parental analysis” (pictured right)
Many thanks to our sponsors and to the poster judges: Kevin Tyler, Domenico Otranto, Frank Katzner, Maria-Gloria Basanez (BMC editors), Paul Horrocks, Paul Denny and Poppy Lamberton.
A BSP Tryp/Leish symposium was held in České Budějovice, Czech Republic, in the first week of September; closely followed by the Autumn Symposium in Durham, Sept 14-16th.
In a new venture for the BSP, the Czech symposium, focusing on all aspects of kinetoplastid biology, was a great success. It featured a fascinating location and a conference dinner complete with orchestral accompaniment! The traditional Autumn Symposium is this year held at Durham University (again, historic locations abound, with a conference dinner in Durham’s stunning castle). This Symposium focusses on ‘Microbial protein targets: towards understanding and intervention’, and is a joint venture with the Royal Society of Chemistry.
Follow the BSP on Twitter, @BSPParasitology, for live updates on these exciting events!