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French Parasitology Alliance For Health Care

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. 

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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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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, 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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