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.
The Brazilian Society for Protozoology (SBPz) are very pleased to announce that they are accepting applications for the “SBPz Travel Award”. This is a financial support in the form of payments for accommodation costs (3 days) and registration fees for the XXXIV Annual Meeting of SBPz that will be awarded to post-graduate students and post-docs from foreign countries and residents abroad who are interested in presenting their work at the next meeting on November 05 to 07 at the Hotel Glória
in Caxambu, MG. With this award, SBPz seeks to stimulate the interaction between young researchers from different countries and Brazilian members of this Society, to increase the possibility for new collaborations between Brazilian groups and foreign researchers as well as creating opportunities for foreign researchers interested in developing their research in Brazil.
(1) Full Name;
(2) Category (Postgraduate or Postdoc);
(4) Copy of passport;
(5) Letter from PhD or postdoctoral supervisor indicating the importance of the participation of the student/postdoc at the Annual Meeting of SBPz..
Submitted abstracts will be evaluated by a committee of members of the SBPz scientific board and the result with the names of the winners will be announced before the final date for abstract submission. Dr. Edmundo Carlos Grisard, SBPz President
The CA Wright Memorial medal is awarded by the British Society of Parasitology to recognise individuals who through their research have demonstrated an outstanding contribution to the discipline of Parasitology. This year, the Society was pleased to announce that the CA Wright Memorial Medal will be awarded to Dr Annette MacLeod of Glasgow University. Annette will receive her medal on Wednesday 11th April 2018 and deliver her Medal lecture entitled “Trypanosomes get under your skin”. Here she will describe how the impact of natural genetic variation in both Trypanosoma brucei gambiense and human host, as well as her discovery of overlooked reservoirs of the parasite in skin, can be exploited to combat sleeping sickness.