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Section Board for 'Parasitic Pathogens' (46)

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Dr. Sébastien Besteiro
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Section Editor-in-Chief
Inserm, University of Montpellier, 34095 Montpellier, France
Interests: cellular parasitology; Apicomplexa; Toxoplasma; autophagy; metabolism; cell biology
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Prof. Dr. Tai Soon Yong
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Department of Environmental Medical Biology, Institute of Tropical Medicine, College of Medicine, Yonsei University, Seoul 03722, Korea
Interests: parasitology (epidemiology, immunology, molecular biology etc); tropical medicine; allergy; laboratory research; clinical
Prof. Dr. Steven Singer

Department of Biology, Georgetown University, Washington, DC 20057, USA
Interests: Giardia; mucosal immunology; intestinal parasites; innate immunity
Prof. Dr. Hamza Babiker
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1. College of Medicine and Health Sciences, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O. Box 50 Al-khod, Oman
2. Institutes of Evolution, Immunology and Infection Research, Edinburgh University, Edinburgh EH10 6AG, UK
Interests: molecular epidemiology and population genetics of the apicomplexan parasites Plasmodium spp. and Theileria spp.
Prof. Dr. Hervé Pelloux
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PU-PH Parasitologie-Mycologie, Service de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Institut de Biologie et de Pathologie, CHU Grenoble Alpes, CS 10217, 38043 Grenoble CEDEX 9, France
Interests: medical parasitology and mycology, with expertise in toxoplasmosis
Prof. Dr. Jean-Lou Justine
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ISYEB, Institut de Systématique, Évolution, Biodiversité, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, 75005 Paris, France
Interests: barcoding; phylogeny; parasites; Platyhelminthes; systematics
Prof. Dr. Michael Ginger
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School of Applied Sciences, University of Huddersfield, Queensgate,Huddersfield HD1 3DH, UK
Interests: metabolism, cell biology, and life cycle biology of parasitic protists; trypanosomatids; Naegleria; Spironucleus
Dr. Dennis O'Callaghan
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Center for Molecular and Tumor Virology, Department of Microbiology and Immunology, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, Shreveport, LA 71130-3932, USA
Interests: herpesvirus molecular biology; alphaherpesviruses such as varicella-zoster virus, equine herpesviruses, herpes simplex virus; mechanism of inhibition of herpesviruses by interferon; pathogenesis of herpesviruses
Prof. Dr. Carl De Trez
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Laboratory of Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Vrij Universiteit of Brussel, 1050 Brussels, Belgium
Interests: parasitic infection; inflammation; African trypanosome; host pathogen interaction; B cell biology
Prof. Dr. Charles Wondji
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1. Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow/ReaderLiverpool School of Tropical MedicineDepartment of Vector BiologyPembroke Place L3 5QA, Liverpool, UK
2. Centre for Research in Infectious Diseases (CRID), Yaoundé, Cameroon
Interests: tropical diseases such as Malaria, Lymphatic Filariasis and Dengue; mosquitoes; malaria vectors; dengue vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae albopictus; the Lymphatic filariasis vector Culex quinquefasciatus
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Dr. Kimberly Paul
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Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center (EPIC), Clemson University, Clemson, USA
Interests: molecular parasitology; trypanosomes; lipids; membranes; membrane trafficking; metabolism; cellular signaling; enzyme regulation; post-translational modifications
Prof. Dr. Petr Horák
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Department of Parasitology, Faculty of Science, Charles University Viničná 7, 12844 Prague 2, Czechia
Interests: parasitology - helminthology (functional morphology of helminths, trematodes, cercarial dermatitis, avian schistosomes - life cycles, host-parasite interactions, interaction of helminths and malignant tumors)
Dr. Elias Papadopoulos
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Laboratory of Parasitology and Parasitic Diseases, School of Veterinary Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, 54124 Thessaloniki, Greece
Interests: veterinary parasitology; anthelmintic resistance; echinococcus
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Dr. Fabrizia Veronesi

Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Perugia, Perugia, Italy
Interests: food-borne zoonotic pathogens; water-borne zoonotic pathogens; vector-borne pathogens of domestic and wild-life animals; Lungworms of companion animals; enteric protozoan parasites of small animals and ruminants
Dr. Anna M.F. Marino
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Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale della Sicilia, 95125 Catania, Italy
Interests: Toxoplasmosis; food safety; animal health
Dr. Sebastian Napp
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Veterinary Epidemiology and Risk Analysis (EPIDEM) Subprogram. Centre de Recerca en Sanitat Animal (CReSA) - Institut de Recerca i Tecnologia Agroalimentàries (IRTA), Barcelona, Spain
Interests: epidemiology; disease surveillance; vector-borne diseases; zoonoses
Prof. Dr. Geoff Hide
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Biomedical Research Centre, School of Science Engineering and Environment, University of Salford, Salford M5 4WT, UK
Interests: molecular epidemiology, Toxoplasma, trypanosomes, protozoan parasites, host-parasite interactions, ecology of parasitic diseases, host resistance to parasites
Dr. José Antonio Fernández Robledo
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Bigelow Laboratory for Ocean Sciences, East Boothbay, ME 04544-0380, USA
Interests: molecular parasitology; blue biotechnology; parasite vaccine development; marine natural products
Prof. Dr. Fabrizio Bruschi
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Department of Translational Research, N.T.M.S., Università di Pisa, 56126 Pisa, Italy
Interests: immunology and diagnosis of human parasitic diseases; human infectious disease epidemiology; SDS-PAGE; Western blotting; imnnunohistochemistry; biotechnology; PCR; gelatin zymography
Dr. Yasuyuki Goto
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Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Interests: leishmaniasis, immunology, immunopathology, vaccine
Dr. Lage Cerenius
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Department of Organismal Biology, Comparative Physiology, Uppsala University, 75236 Uppsala, Sweden
Interests: animal parasitic oomycetes; prophenoloxidase system
Prof. Dr. Stefania Perrucci
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Department of Veterinary Sciences, University of Pisa, Pisa, Italy
Interests: endo and ectoparasites (helminths, protozoa, arthropods); animals (domestic, wild, exotic); zoonotic parasite species
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Dr. Marcello Otake Sato
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Department of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, Dokkyo Medical University, Mibu, Tochigi, Japan
Interests: one-health; eco-health; parasitology; zoonosis; eco-epidemiology, surveillance, and control of infectious diseases
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Dr. Peter Krause
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Yale School of Public Health and Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT 06520, USA
Interests: babesiosis; blood transfusion; epidemiology; Lyme disease; relapsing Fever; Borrelia burgdorferi; infectious disease medicine; organisms; diseases
Prof. Dr. Siddhartha Das
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Department of Biological Sciences, University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso, TX 79968, USA
Interests: parasitic protozoan; Giardia; Entamoeba; metabolism; protein function; lipid pathways; drug discovery; parasite-host interactions
Prof. Dr. Vyacheslav Yurchenko
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Laboratory of Trypanosomatid Biology Life Science Research Center, University of Ostrava, Chittussiho 10, 71000 Ostrava, Czech Republic
Interests: parasitology; trypanosomatid biology; evolution; viruses
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Prof. Dr. James Morris
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Eukaryotic Pathogens Innovation Center, Department of Genetics and Biochemistry, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634, USA
Interests: infectious disease; parasitology; pathogens; glucose metabolism; hexokinase; protozoan parasites; Trypanosoma; Plasmodium; naegleria
Dr. Stephanie L. Richards
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Department of Health Education and Promotion, Environmental Health Science Program, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858, USA
Interests: vector biology; mosquito-virus interactions; vector competence; mosquito control; insecticide resistance
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Dr. Jacob Lorenzo-Morales
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Departamento de Obstetricia, Ginecología, Pediatría, Medicina Preventiva y Salud Pública, Toxicología, Medicina Legal y Forense y Parasitología, Universidad de La Laguna (ULL), 38206 La Laguna, Tenerife, Spain
Interests: free living amoebae; therapeutics; emerging parasitic protozoa; diagnosis; natural compounds; synthetic compounds
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Prof. Dr. Reto Brun
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Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Socinstr. 57, 4051 Basel, Switzerland
Interests: protozoan parasites of medical importance (biology, cultivation, animal models); In vitro screening assays and animal models for drug discovery of protozoan parasites
Dr. Melissa J. Caimano
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Departments of Medicine, Pediatrics, and Molecular Biology and Biophysics, UConn Health, Farmington, CT 06030, USA.
Interests: Lyme disease; pathogenesis; spirochete; tick-borne diseases; neglected tropical diseases
Prof. Dr. Albert Mulenga
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Department of veterinary pathobiology, College of Veterinary medicine & biomedical sciences, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, USA
Interests: ticks and tick-borne diseases; tick molecular physiology; vaccine target discovery and validation; tick vaccine development
Prof. Dr. Craig W. Roberts
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Strathclyde Institute of Pharmacy & Biomedical Sciences, University of Strathclyde, 161 Cathedral Street, Glasgow, G4 0RE, UK
Interests: Toxoplasma, Acanthamoeba, immunology, vaccines, antimicrobials
Dr. Ellen Knuepfer
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Lecturer in Vaccinology, Royal Veterinary College, Hatfield, AL9 7TA, UK
Interests: parasitology: especially Plasmodium and Babesia; host pathogen interaction; erythrocyte invasion; vaccine development; erythrocyte remodelling
Prof. Dr. José María Alunda
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Department of Animal Health, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain
Interests: canine leishmaniasis; gastrointestinal helminthes of ruminants; immunology; therapeutics; vaccines
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Prof. Dr. Luiz Shozo Ozaki
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Center for the Study of Biological Complexity, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA, USA
Interests: malaria; parasites; cryptosporidium; insect vector; infectious disease
Prof. Dr. Timothy G. Geary
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Institute of Parasitology, McGill University, Ste-Anne-de-Bellevue, QC Canada; School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University - Belfast, Belfast, NI, UK
Interests: pharmacology of antiparasitic drugs; helminth parasite-host interface
Prof. Dr. Serap Aksoy
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Yale School of Medicine, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06510, USA
Interests: global health; Trypanosomiasis; tsetse flies; host-pathogen- insect vector interactions
Dr. Belgees Boufana
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Animal and Plant Health Agency, Addlestone, United Kingdom
Interests: echinococcosis; Taeniid parasites
Prof. Dr. Roberto Docampo
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Department of Cellular Biology, Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, 500 D.W. Brooks Drive, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: Acidocalcisome; mitochondria; Trypanosoma cruzi; Trypanosoma brucei
Prof. Dr. Domenico Otranto
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Department of Veterinary Medicine, University of Bari, 70010 Valenzano, Bari, Italy
Interests: veterinary parasitology; vector borne diseases; medical and veterinary entomology; ticks, biology; epidemiology; zoonoses
Dr. Hans-Peter Fuehrer
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Department of Pathobiology, Institute of Parasitology, University of Veterinary Medicine Vienna, Veterinaerplatz 1, 1210 Vienna, Austria
Interests: infection; zoonotic diseases; molecular diagnostics; parasitic diseases; tropical diseases; infectious disease epidemiology; PCR; microbiology; infectious disease transmission; drug resistance
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Prof. Dr. Romeo Bellini
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Centro Agricoltura Ambiente 'Giorgio Nicoli' Srl, Crevalcore, Italy
Interests: medical entomology; vector ecology; vector control; arbovirus; vector diseases epidemiology
Dr. Dennis E. Kyle
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Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, University of Georgia, Athens, GA 30602, USA
Interests: malaria; drug discovery and development; mechanisms of drug resistance; Naegleria fowleri; Balamuthia mandrillaris; Acanthamoeba sp.
Prof. Dr. Joaquín Quílez
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Department of Animal Pathology. Faculty of Veterinary Sciences. University of Zaragoza. Miguel Servet, 177. 50013 Zaragoza, Spain
Interests: Cryptosporidium; zoonotic protozoa
Dr. Gema Álvarez García
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Animal Health Department, Complutense University of Madrid, Madrid 28040, Spain
Interests: Apicomplexan protozoa; reproduction failure in ruminants; control; diagnostics; foodborne zoonosis
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