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Daniel Adesse

Has a bachelor's degree in Biological Sciences from the Universidade Santa Úrsula (2004), a Master's degree (2007) and PhD (2010) in Cellular and Molecular Biology from Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, with two periods as visiting scientist at the Departments of Pathology and Neuroscience of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine (Yeshiva University, New York, NY) With a post-doctoral degree from the Biophysics Institute (Federal University of Rio de Janeiro), under supervision of Prof. Rafael Linden (2010-2013).

Currently is Associate Researcher at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation, where is investigating mechanisms of changes in embryonic development during congenital toxoplasmosis, with focus on the skeletal muscle system and Central Nervous System. In a model of mouse infection with Toxoplasma gondii investigates the effect that such infection causes to cerebral microcirculation and in the Blood-Brain Barrier, as a result of neuroinflammation. Has experience in Morphology, acting on the following subjects: parasite-host cell interaction, primary cell culture, cellular junctions, 2D and 3D cell culture models, Confocal and Transmission Electron Microscopy.

Ruth Arnon

President of the Israel Academy of Sciences & Humanities. Former VP of the Weizmann Institute of Science. Significant contributions to vaccine development, cancer research & parasitic diseases. Has served as President of EFIS and Secretary-General of the IUIS. Awards include the Robert Koch Prize in Medical Sciences, Spain’s Diaz Memorial Prize, France's Legion of Honor, the Hadassah World Organization's Women of Distinction Award, the Wolf Prize for Medicine, the Rothschild Prize for Biology.

Giovanni Benelli

Giovanni Benelli serves as Senior Research Entomologist at the Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Italy.
He got an International Ph.D. in Agrarian and Veterinary Sciences at University of Pisa and Sant’Anna School of Advanced Studies. Giovanni has worked in several international institutions, including University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA) and University of Jaén (Spain).
Giovanni's research focuses on insect behaviour, insect-inspired robotics and biological control, covering agricultural pests as well as vectors of medical and veterinary importance.
Giovanni serves as Editor for several top-ranked international journals with impact factor. He has cooperated with a wide number of researchers worldwide on various research projects (e.g. FP7 CoCoRo and H2020 subCULTron). Giovanni has been awarded with various research prizes from international and national organizations, including the Odile Bain Memorial Prize 2018 (Parasites and Vectors & Boehringer Animal Health) and the Antico Fattore Prize 2016 (Accademia dei Georgofili, Firenze).

Erika M Braga

Erika Braga has a BA in Biology and a Ph.D in Parasitology from Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil, where she is a Professor of Parasitology. Head of Malaria Laboratory at UFMG. Her research is focused on two distinct approaches: study of immune response in human malaria and study of avian malaria in wild birds. Academic Editor of PeerJ and PLOS ONE.

Laura A Brannelly

Laura Brannelly is an Australia Research Council Discovery Early Career Research Award Research Fellow at the University of Melbourne. Her current research project focuses on the effects of disease of reproduction in frogs, specifically in species of conservation concern. She hopes to be able to directly use the information generated from her research to further conservation efforts to protect Australia’s declining frog species.

Laura received her a Bachelor of Arts in anthropology and Bachelor of Science in ecology and evolutionary biology from Tulane University in New Orleans, Louisiana in 2010. She went on to complete her Masters of Science in environmental biology from Tulane University in 2011 where she participated in a number of amphibian projects including clinical chemotherapy trials for treating Bd.
Laura received her PhD at James Cook University in Townsville, Queensland Australia in 2016. For her PhD research she explored the interactions between frogs, disease, and the management of critically endangered species. She explored pathogenesis of disease on understudied and endangered species, as well as determining mechanisms of population persistence.
She completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the University of Pittsburgh from 2016-2018, where she is investigated the interactions between frogs, chytrid fungal disease, and the environment: specifically, how climate change impacts these relationships.

Andrew W Byrne

Epidemiologist at the DAFM Ireland, and an Honorary Lecturer at the School of Biological Sciences, Queen's University Belfast, UK. My research interests are primarily focused on infectious disease in wildlife and domestic hosts, wildlife ecology and management, and the concept of "one health".

Christine E. Clayton

Professor of Microbiology at the University of Heidelberg. Member of the editorial boards of several journals, past or present membership of scientific advisory committees for WHO and public-private partnerships in tropical diseases.

Mark John Costello

B.Sc. (NUI Galway); Ph.D. 1987 (NUI Cork). Involved in World Register of Marine Species, International Association for Biological Oceanography, Global Biodiversity Information Facility, Ocean Biogeographic Information System, Group on Earth Observations Biodiversity Observation Network, Species 2000.

Kenneth De Baets

I am a paleobiologist. My main research focuses on reproductive strategies and macroevolution, particularly on the relative contributions of biotic interactions (e.g., parasitism) and abiotic factors (e.g., climate) in driving these large-scale patterns. Other interests are quantitative methods to study biostratigraphy, intraspecific variability and paleobiology in general. My main tools for these purposes are invertebrates, mainly ammonoids (extinct cephalopods) and parasitic flatworms.

Nicholas J Dickens

Associate Research Professor in Bioinformatics at Florida Atlantic University. Research focus genomics of marine organisms, environmental microbiomes and machine learning to understand genome sequence. Wellcome Trust Centre for Molecular Parasitology, University of Glasgow Bioinformatics team for 7 years and lead the team for 4 of those. Also lead an experimental sequencing team in the Centre and has a bioinformatics research group. Originally, studied Biology at Imperial College London and moved into bioinformatics at NV Organon Pharmaceuticals in the Netherlands. Following this he had a research post at the MRC Functional Genetics Unit, University of Oxford where he stayed to do his genome informatics PhD. Has held research post-doctoral posts in London working in type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease at Imperial College, and cancer biology at the Institute of Cancer Research.

Gilda Eslami

The Gilda Eslami, an Associate Professor of Molecular Parasitology, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran. The Head of Department of Mycology and Parasitology. The Editor in Chief of the Journal of Food Quality and Hazards Control. The deputy of Research center of Food Hygiene and safety. The head of the laboratory of the Research Center of Food Hygiene and safety. The Head of olympiad of University in Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences, Yazd, Iran.

Marcelo U. Ferreira

Prof. Marcelo Ferreira is a medical parasitologist with over 20-year experience in field-oriented and laboratory research. He graduated in Medicine from the University of São Paulo, Brazil (1988), where he was trained in Internal Medicine (1999-2004) and obtained his MSc (1993) and PhD (1997) degrees. Further research training was obtained in Japan (Nagoya University, 1995-97) and the United States (Harvard University, 2005-06). He teaches medical parasitology at the University of São Paulo since 1990 and currently serves as a member of the Technical Advisory Committee on Malaria of the Pan-American Health Organization.