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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




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 Organizers: 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) Speakers: • 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


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