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Tropical diseases under study at the University

Scientists from various institutions will meet at the III Tropical Health Symposium at the University of Chile.

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15/04/16 16:26 Patricia Sainz de Robredo

Tropical diseases such as leishmaniasis, brucellosis, Chagas disease, AIDS and even the Zika virus will be studied next Thursday, April 21 at the University of Navarra. The academic center will host the III Tropical Health Symposium organized by the high school of Tropical Health (ISTUN) in which the latest advances in the diagnosis and treatment of these ailments that affect more than 6,000 million people worldwide will be shared.

Among the participants are Ignacio Moriyón, Full Professor of Microbiology at the University of Navarra, who will speak on "New vaccines against brucellosis: From the Sahel to laboratory"; Rafael Balaña, director scientist of INBIOTEC, with the discussion paper "Use of fluorescent leishmaniasis for phenotypic screening of high performing"; or Manuel Sánchez Moreno, Full Professor of Parasitology at the University of Granada, whose lecture, "Application of the Chemistry to the search for active compounds against trypanosomatid infections", will explain his latest work to determine the effectiveness of chemical compounds for the treatment of leishmaniasis or Chagas disease.  

Finally, it will be the turn of the director of the laboratory of Molecular Epidemiology of HIV-1 of the Microbiology Service of the Ramón y Cajal Hospital of Madrid, África Holguín, who through her talk "research in HIV and international cooperation in Pediatrics", will address the problem of AIDS in the world, especially among children, and will present some projects launched by her group of research in pediatric HIV using small volumes of dried blood. Finally, there will be the lecture by María Concepción Gil, from CERTEST Biotec, "Detection of emerging pathogens in tropical areas using Real Time PCR"; and the visit to the posters presented at the event to present the latest findings and work related to tropical health and the sessions of work.

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