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On November 27, 2019, Rijatiana RAMANTSALAMA, PhD student under the supervision of Dr. Denis Dacheux from Dr. Derrick ROBINSON's team, received the Best Poster Award at the First French-UK International Conference on Cilia, Flagella and Centrosomes [Website]. His work, co-financed by ParaFrap, focuses on the identification and characterization of a novel basal body protein, essential for the bloodstream form of the parasite responsible for African Human Trypanosomiasis (HAT), Trypanosoma brucei.

Congratulations to Rija and Derrick Robinson's team!

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Magamba Tounkara, PhD student in the ParaFrap South program under the supervision of Dr. Loïc Rivière (Dr. Frédéric Bringaud's team), received the 1st Prize for the best poster at the 35th Conference of the International Scientific Council For Trypanosomiasis Research And Control (ISCTRC) held from 23 to 27 September 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria.

This conference is organized every two years by the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal resources (UA-BIRA, http://www.au-ibar.org/). It aims to promote information sharing on tsetse, human and animal trypanosomiasis problem, review control strategies and recommend appropriate approaches for tsetse and trypanosomiasis research and control.    

Congratulations Magamba !

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Dr. Frédéric Bringaud, Scientific and Technical Manager of the LabEx ParaFrap, obtained the 2019 Team FRM label (Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale). This grant provides strong and long-term support to teams offering an innovative research program in biology with potential applications in health..

 

The project aims to study a new paradigm for trypanosomoses: interaction of extravascular trypanosomes with tissue adipocytes via glycerol metabolism.

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The World Health Organization has designated the Joint Research Unit IRD/CIRAD 177 INTERTRYP « Host - Vector - Parasite - environment interactions in neglected tropical diseases due to Trypanosomatids », Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD) as a WHO Collaborating Center for research on host/vector/parasite interactions to sustain surveillance, control and elimination of Human African Trypanosomiasis. Dr Vincent Jamonneau and Dr Philippe Solano, ParaFrap partner, will act as Heads of the Centre.

 

Dedicated webpage on WHO website http://apps.who.int/whocc/Detail.aspx?cc_ref=FRA-137&cc_code=fra&

Details of the WHO Collaborating Center program  https://www.who.int/about/who-we-are/structure/collaborating-centres.

 

Dr. Maryse Lebrun and her team, LabEx ParaFrap partner, awarded the prestigious and competitive ERC Advanced Grant 2018 (European Research Council). This grant allows the laureates to develop innovative, high-risk projects.
The project KissAndSpitRhoptry aims to unravel the secretion machinery for virulence factors in apicomplexan parasites.

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