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In the article Nuevos medicamentos para combatir la enfermedad de Chagas (New drugs to fight Chagas disease) published in the review Nuestra Ciencia* N. 22 of October 2020, the authors present the treatments currently used to treat Chagas disease and, in particular, discuss current research on drugs to fight this disease.

One of the authors of this article is Andrea Vela, doctoral student of the ParaFrap PhD South programme under the supervision of Dr Frédérique Brennière (IRD UMR Intertryp / ParaFrap). Her thesis project, funded by ParaFrap, aims to evaluate the action of molecules developed in the chemistry department at the University of Strasbourg (France), on genetic variants of Trypanosoma cruzi found in Ecuador.

Find this article (in Spanish) pages 3-6 of the review.

*Nuestra Ciencia is an annual review proposed by the Pontifical Catholic University of Ecuador (Pontificia Universidad Católica del Ecuador).

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Today, Tuesday, April 28 2020, Dr Cyrille Botte and the ApicoLipid team, ParaFrap partner, is running the #LipidTakeover on the Journal of Lipid Research @jlipidres Twitter account. Join them as they discuss membrane biogenesis, metabolism of infectious parasitic diseases and more! (US EST Time 9am-5pm / CEST 3pm-11pm)

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ParaFrap supports the organization of the EMBO Workshop : New frontiers in host-parasite interactions, from cell to organism  from October 4 to 7, 2020 on Les Embiez Island, South of France.

We aim to promote interactions and discussions, especially with junior scientists. The meeting will include poster sessions and turbo talks, providing younger researchers the opportunity to present their work. It will represent a stimulating environment to exchange ideas and envisage novel approaches to deal with pathogenic parasites.

The workshop will showcase the latest breakthroughs in host-parasite interactions at the cell, tissue and organism levels, including sessions on host manipulation and avoidance strategies, host immune responses and pathogenesis, parasite cell biology, parasite molecular biology and signaling, parasite reservoirs and niches, vaccination and control strategies. The conference will cover multiple protozoan parasites (Plasmodium, Toxoplasma, Cryptosporidium, Trypanosoma, Leishmania) and provide an outstanding opportunity to share cutting-edge science. 

More details coming soon ... 

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Happy New Year to you and yours! ! We have some exciting plans in the works for 2020.

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