Dr. Jacob Lorenzo-Morales is an Assistant Lecturer at the University of La Laguna, Canary Islands, Spain. He is also the Free-Living Amoebae laboratory director at the University Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health of the Canary Islands. He has worked for more that 15 years in molecular parasitology, tropical diseases and emerging parasitic protozoa and has published more than 130 papers in JCR indexed journals in this field. He has been an invited speaker in many national and international meetings related to parasitology, ophthalmology and tropical diseases fields. His main research interests are related to Free-Living Amoebae and other parasitic protozoa searching for novel diagnosis and therapeutic approaches.
) University Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health of the Canary Islands University of La Laguna Tenerife Spain
Rodrigo Morchón García (PhD in Biology) is currently a Full profesor at the Department of Parasitology, University of Salamanca in Spain. He is also director of Fray Luis de León College. His main research interests are: parasite/hosts relationships, immunology, immunopathology, cellular and molecular mechanisms of pathology of these diseases, immune diagnosis, epidemiology and insect vectors. He has authored/co-authored over 100 scientific publications and reviews, 5 refereed books and 190 conference proceedings papers (oral communications, poster and guest speakers, etc). He is a member of European Society of Dirofilariosis and Angiostrongylosis (SEDA), Spanish Society of Parasitology (SOCEPA), Spanish Society of Tropical Medicine and International Health (SEMTSI). He functions as member of Editorial board of journals and referee in some international scientific journals.
) Parasitology Section University of Salamanca Salamanca Spain
Dr. Vijay Kumar is serving as a senior scientist at Vector Biology and Control Division, Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Sciences, Patna, India. Dr. Kumar received his Ph.D. in 1988 in medical entomology from Patna University, India, followed by post-doctoral training in the fields of entomological and vector control aspects of Kala-azar, vector biology, and monoclonal antibodies diagnosis. To date, Dr. Kumar has published more than 20 papers in various international journals of good repute. He has been associated as a member of central observer team for monitoring the IRS program of National Vector Borne Disease Control Program for Kala-azar Elimination Target Program from the endemic districts of India.
) Vector Biology & Control Division Rajendra Memorial Research Institute of Medical Science Patna India
Dr Patrick L. Scheid (born 1967) is the head of the Department of Medical Parasitology, Central institute of the military medical service at Koblenz/Germany. He got the Ph.D. degree of Biology in 2007 at the Heinrich Heine - University Düsseldorf (Prof. Dr. Mehlhorn) and qualified as a professor in 2014. His research field concerns diagnostics in medical parasitology and free-living amoebae and their endocytobionts (endosymbionts). He is head of the virology/cell-culture department as well. He published more than 230 papers in renowned international or military medical journals. He is also lecturer and assistant professor at the University Koblenz-Landau as head of the “Parasitology and Infection Biology” department. He is reviewer of several scientific journals. Another subject of interest is the use of telemedicine and telematics.
) Laboratory Department I (Medicine); Diagnostics Koblenz University Koblenz Germany
Dr. Wei Wang, M.D., Ph.D., is an associate professor at Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases and the Key Laboratory on Technology for Parasitic Disease Prevention and Control, Ministry of Health, the People’s Republic of China. He has received many projects funded by the Natural Science Foundation of Jiangsu Province and the Jiangsu Provincial Department of Health. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Infection, Microbiology, Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Immunology, Tropical Diseases, and Emerging Infectious Diseases. He has published over 100 scientific papers in peer-reviewed journals and book chapters.
) Key Laboratory on Technology for Parasitic Disease Prevention and Control Jiangsu Institute of Parasitic Diseases Jiangsu China
Dr. Mohammad Reza Yaghoobi-Ershadi obtained his Ph.D. degree (in 1993) in Medical Entomology and Vector Control (First Class Hons.) from Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. Dr. Yaghoobi-Ershadi is currently Professor of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, in the School of Public Health, at Tehran University of Medical Sciences. His research interests include the following: Taxonomy and Systematic of Phlebotominae sand flies; Epidemiology, Entomology, Prevention and Control of Leishmaniasis; Malaria Entomology & Control; Medical Entomology; Dengue Fever; Vector Control; and, Rodent Control in Cutaneous Leishmaniasis foci. Dr. Yaghoobi-Ershadi, as an author/co-author, has published more than 70 articles in various journals, having over 1,690 total citations.
) Department of Medical Entomology & Vector Control Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran
I. Villena Laboratory of Parasitology-Mycology Hospital Maison Blanche Cedex France
Dr. Niranjan Kumar is currently working as Assistant Professor and Scientist. He is also involved in teaching, research and diagnostic activities related with Animal Parasites at College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry, Navsari Agricultural University. He did his M.V.Sc. and PhD in Veterinary Parasitology at Indian Veterinary Research Institute, (Deemed University), Izatnagar, India (one of the premier institutions in veterinary and animal sciences in the world).
) College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry Navsari Agricultural University Navsari India
Dr. Maryam Niyyati has completed her PhD at the age of 31 years from Tehran University of Medical Sciences with the highest grade. She has published more than 50 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an editorial board member of repute.
) Department of Medical Parasitology & Mycology Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran
Dr. Sheng-Fan (David) Wang is an Associate Professor in the Department of Laboratory Science and Biotechnology, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan. His major training involves virology, immunology and biotechnology. He is interested in the study of emerging or re-emerging infectious viruses as well as how these microbes interact with the host. He has studied several viruses including HIV-1, SARS-Coronavirus, HCV, Enterovirus, and Avian Influenza A virus. Currently, Dr. Wang collaborates with research teams from Thailand and UK for Dengue and Zika virus related studies. Furthermore, he participates in the study of the role of galectins (beta-galactoside-binding lectins) in virus diseases.
) Department of Laboratory Science and Biotechnology Kaohsiung Medical University Kaohsiung Taiwan
I am a Chilean Associated Professor of the University of Chile; PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. During the major part of my scientific career, I have studied the etiological agent of Chagas disease (the protozoon parasite Trypanosoma cruzi) from biochemical, molecular biology, phylogenetic, and genetic of population point of view. In the last years, I have started the analysis of Echinococcus granulosus sensu lato; which is one of the most important zoonoses worldwide. Finally and recently, I have started the study of some bacteria which could be used as biological control of very important vector borne disease.
) Institute of Biomedical Sciences (ICBM) University of Chile Santiago Chile
Dr. Alireza Zahraei Ramazani is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran. He obtained PhD in Medical Entomology and Vector Control from Faculty of sciences, Banaras Hindu University, Uttar Pradesh, Varanaci (Banaras), India. He has been recognized with awards and honors such as the top scientific Iranian student, ranked first in the PhD graduating thesis and other awards. He is also reviewer of Iranian Journal of Arthropod-Borne Diseases,Veterinary Research Forum,Iranian Journal of Health Sciences, Journal of Annals of Saudi Medicine, and many other journals.
) Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control Tehran University of Medical Sciences Tehran Iran
I am currently part of the University Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health of the Canary Islands, in the University of La Laguna. I was born in Tenerife, Canary Islands in 1984 and I got my Biology degree in the University of La Laguna in 2009. After getting the Master degree in The University of the Basque Country I returned to the University of La Laguna to obtain my PhD in Free Living Amoeba. Nowadays, I have a postdoctoral research position and I continue working in chemotherapy on protozoa. Currently our research group has several international collaborations and has more than 100 indexed research articles in the present scientific field.
) University Institute of Tropical Diseases and Public Health of the Canary Islands University of La Laguna Canary Islands Spain
Alfonso Martín Cabello-Vílchez was born in Lima on 07 July 1975. Dr. Alfonso Martín Cabello-Vílchez received his Medical Technologist education at the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia (UPCH), Instituto de Medicina Topical Alexander von Humboldt (IMT-AvH), Lima-Peru in 2003.He is currently Professor of Medical Parasitology and He has 15 publications in journals from parasitology and microbiology since 2010. He is currently head of the Lab of protists and human pathogenic endosymbionts of IMT-AvH. His interest focuses on free-living amoebae and endosymbiotic processes that cause disease in humans. His group is currently interested in developing diagnostic methods for Leprosy and Buruli in South America.
) Laboratorio de Protozoarios y Endosimbiontes Patógenos (LPEP). Instituto de Medicina Tropical "Alexander von Humboldt" Lima Perú
Luciana Gatto Brito is Researcher in Animal Health - Veterinary Parasitology at Embrapa, Brazil. Dr Brito received master’s and doctoral’s level training in veterinary parasitology at the Federal Rural University of Rio de Janeiro. In addition to research, Dr Brito teaches molecular biology methods and biodiversity use of to postgraduate students. She also provides consultation to pharmaceutical veterinary industries, journals and fellows within the epidemiology and diagnosis of pesticide resistance in horn flies populations and control of livestock flies and ticks on research design and data analysis. Dr Brito’s professional interests are related to arthropod parasites and vector-borne diseases in livestock systems.
) Embrapa Amazônia Oriental Brazilian Agricultural Research Corporation (EMBRAPA) Belem Brazil
Dr. Antonella Costa is a Biologist manager of the “Seafood Products Laboratory” of Food Microbiology Section at the Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale (IZS) of Sicily in Palermo. She also work at the NRL of Anisakiasis of the IZS (C.Re.N.A.). Her main research field concerns: food safety, zoonotic parasitic diseases, particularly Anisakidae nematodes, microbiological pathogens, parasite/hosts relationship, aquaculture. Scientific Coordinator of Research Projects related to development and application of microbiological and parasitological analysis methods, epidemiology of infection by pathogens foodborne and development of diagnostic methods for Anisakiasis. She has authored/co-authored in several conference proceedings papers/oral communications, poster and scientific publications in parasitology and microbiology journals.
) Food Microbiology Section The Experimental Zooprofilattico Institute Palermo Italy