São Paulo School of Advanced Science on pathogenic trypanosomatids: from basic biology to pathogenesis and new therapies

The TrypsSchool will happen (to be defined) in two campi from the University of São Paulo, Ribeirão Preto and São Carlos.

The program of the ESPCA is organized as follows:

Lectures – plenary conferences.

Fundamentals – short-courses on basic aspects related to the following topics:

  • Genetics of trypanosomatids: organization and regulation of gene expression
  • Biochemistry and Metabolism on trypanosomatids
  • Therapeutics and new venues

Thematic sessions: workshops led by two PIs who will introduce the topic in 45 minutes. A debate will follow the presentations.

Group paper presentation: the attendees will be split in groups in charge of presenting suggested published work in a seminar format.

Flash Talks, Oral and Posters presentations: attendees will present in one or more format their own work in progress.

Speakers (confirmed)

FAPESP Presentation - Scientific Director
Jeremy Mottram
Large-scale genetic approaches to understand trypanosomatids
Pegine Walrad
RNA-binding proteins and epigenetics
Dario Zamboni
Host-cells response to parasitic infections
Ester Sabino
Biomarkers in Chagas Disease patients
Jeffrey Shaw
Leishmaniases: taxonomy and epidemiology
Charles Mowbray
Contemporary medicinal chemistry strategies
Eva Gluenz
Development of genetic tool-kits for Tryps
Santuza Teixeira
Regulation of gene expression in Trypanosoma cruzi
Simona Stäger
Understanding disease pathogenesis: Leishmaniases
Michael Barrett
Metabolomic approaches to drug discovery against pathogenic trypanosomatids
Carol Elias
DNA repair, replication and cell cycle
Kevin Read
In vivo pharmacokinetics and drug metabolism
Ian Gilbert
Drug discovery for neglected diseases
Mônica Pupo
Identifying trypanocidal natural products
Fernando Coelho
Synthesis of compounds and natural products

For more information: TrypsSchool