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Tryps meeting

Alberto M. R. Davila - DBBM davila at gene.dbbm.fiocruz.br
Sat Apr 15 20:54:54 EST 2000

     Third Internet Conference on Salivarian Trypanosomes and other
               Trypanosomatids (2nd-18th October 2000)

Instructions for poster submission are being progressively included in the
web site:


Scientific Programme: 

Opening conferences (Millenium overviews) 

John R. Seed. African Trypanosomiasis Research: 100 years of progress,
but questions and problems still remain. 

George Cross. (confirmed) 

 1) Biology and Ultrastructure 

 Keith Gull (confirmed) 
 Michel Dollet (confirmed) 
 Paul Englund (confirmed) 
 Peter Overath 

 2) Biochemistry and Drug development 

 Fred Opperdoes  
 Glycolytic enzymes as drug targets. 
 Stefan Kunz, KeWei Gong, Roya Zoraghi, Rahel Schaub and Thomas Seebeck. 
 cAMP signaling in T. brucei:Cyclases and phosphodiesterases. 

 Herb Tanowitz  
 The role of the mitogen-activated protein kinase-endothelin-1 pathway in
 the pathogenesis of Chagasic Heart
 CC Wang 
 3) Molecular Biology 

 Piet Borst  
 Control of trypanosome expression sites for Varian Surface Glycoproteins. 
 Luc Vanhamme and Etienne Pays  
 Function and regulation of the VSG expression sites of T. brucei.  
 Wim Degrave et al. 
 The trypanosomatid genome projects - A current state of play. 
 Ken Stuart 
 4) Immunology and Pathology 
 Samuel J. Black, Noel B. Murphy, Derek P. Nolan. 
 Innate and acquired resistance to trypanosomiasis in Cape buffalo. 
 Patrick T. K. Woo  
 Cryptobiosis in North American Fishes. 
 Dave Engman  
 Autoimmune pathogenesis of Chagasic Heart Disease. 
 Edith Authie  
 Immunological strategies for control of livestock trypanosomosis . 
 Rick Tarleton (confirmed) 
 5) Epidemiology 

 Michel Tibayrenc. 
 The European Centre for Infectious Diseases, a sorely needed structure
 for an efficient control of infectious and parasitic diseases in Northern
 and southern coutries. 
 Peter Van den Bossche  
 The epidemiology and control of bovine trypanosomosis in southern Africa.  
 John McDermott and Paul Coleman (confirmed) 
 Geoff Hide (confirmed) 

 6) Vectors 

 Charles Beard, EM Dotson, PM Pennington, S Eichler, C Cordon-Rosales, and
 RV Durvasula. 
 Bacterial Symbiosis and Paratransgenic Control of Vector-borne Chagas
 Francis Oloo  
 The status of research on and control of tsetse flies and other
 trypanosomiasis vectors in Eastern Africa: the challenges for the next
 Ian Maudlin (confirmed) 
 Sue Welburn (confirmed) 

 Conclusions and Recommendations 

 Alberto M. R. Davila and Kevin M. Tyler 


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