Teaching News

14 Mar 2016

International workshop on Leishmania and leishmaniasis: Immunology, Vaccine and Drug discovery/Therapy 9-13th Nov 2016, Institute Pasteur of Iran, Tehran

The Pasteur Institute of Iran in Tehran organizes the international workshop "Leishmania and leishmaniasis: Immunology, Vaccine and Drug discovery/Therapy", from 9 to 13 November 2016.

Deadline for application: 1st July 2016

Contact: Leishmania-wksp@pasteur.ac.ir


Application submission

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The main aim of this course is to present a complete overview on recent advances in immunology, vaccine, vector biology, and drug discovery/therapy against leishmaniasis.The proposed course objectives will cover 6 different modules:

Module 1: Immunological aspects of experimental leishmaniasis (mouse model)
Cutaneous leishmaniasis
Visceral leishmaniasis

Module 2: Immunological and clinical aspects of Leishmaniasis in humans
Cutaneous leishmaniasis
Visceral leishmaniasis

Module 3: New advances in vaccine development
Dissecting different approaches for vaccine development against Leishmania
Use of adjuvants in the development of new vaccines against Leishmania

Module 4: Treatment and recent approaches for drug discovery for Leishmaniasis
Recent treatment of cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis
Discovery of novel inhibitors against Leishmania infection and their efficacy using in vivo and in vitro models.

Module 5: Vector Biology and sandflies transmission
Recent advances in vector biology and their impact on disease transmission
The role of sandfly in disease exacerbation and protection

Module 6: Practical session
DNA integration in the Leishmania genome: an application for vaccine study and drug screening

Dr. Sima Rafati (Department of immunotherapy and Leishmania vaccine research, Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran)
Dr. Simona Stager (Institut Armand-Frappier, Université du Québec, Laval, Canada)

• Dessein A.
• Firooz A.
• Handjani F.
• Khamesipour A.
• Kropf P.
• Louzir H.
• Matlashewski G.
• Modabber F.
• Niknam H.
• No J.H.
• Papadopoulou B.
• Parvizi P.
• Peters N. C.
• Rafati S.
• Ready P.D.
• Salavati R.
• Smirlis P.
• Stager S.
• Tacchini-Cottier F.
• Taheri T.


Supported by: Pasteur Institute of Iran, Institut Pasteur Paris, DNDi, ICGE