“IX curso internacional de Biología Molecular de Tripanosomatidos y IX Simposio Internacional de Biología molecular de la enfermedad de Chagas”

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  • 2022•05•10     Colombia

    We are glad to announce our Course “IX curso internacional de Biología Molecular de Tripanosomatidos y IX Simposio Internacional de Biología molecular de la enfermedad de Chagas” This event is coordinated by Dr Omar Triana, University of Antioquia, Colombia; next July 25th to 30th,2022 

    Twenty two Speakers from different Universities and Institutions —Argentina, Colombia, Canada, Venezuela, Uruguay and Brazil— will join the line-up of this course:  

    • Dr. José Luis Ramírez, Instituto de Estudios Avanzados IDEA 
    • Dr. Carl Lowenberger, Simon Fraser University 
    • Dr. Guillermo Alonso, Institute of Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology (INGEBI) 
    • Dra Karina Gómez, Institute of Genetic Engineering and Molecular Biology (INGEBI) 
    • Dr. Esteban Carlos Serra, Instituto de Biología Molecular de Rosario, UNR 
    • Dr. Alejandro Schijman, Instituto de Investigaciones en Ingeniería Genética y Biología Molecular “Dr Héctor Torres” 
    • Dr. Carlos Alberto Robello, Instituto Pasteur de Montevideo 
    • Dra. Adriana Magdalena Parodi, Instituto Pasteur de Montevideo 
    • Dr. Fernando Gustavo Álvarez Valín, Universidad de la República 
    • Dr. Sergio Schenkman, Universidad Federal de Sao Paulo. 
    • Ariel Mariano Silber, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo Paulo 
    • Dr. Carlos Renato Machado, Universidad de Minas Gerais 
    • Dr. Omar Triana, Universidad de Antioquia 
    • Maria Carolina Q. B. Elias Sabbaga, Instituto Butantan 
    • Dra. Andrea Ávila, Instituto Carlos Chagas 
    • Dra. Julia Pinheiro da Chagas, Instituto Butantan 
    • Dr. Maria Clara Echeverri, Facultad de Medicina, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Bogotá 
    • Dra. Ana María Mejía Jaramillo, Universidad de Antioquia, 
    • Dr. Lisandro Pacheco, Universidad Simón Bolívar, Colombia 
    • Dr. Daniel Urrea, Facultad de Ciencias, Universidad del Tolima 
    • Dr. Carlos Muskus, Universidad de Antioquia 
    • Dr. Omar Cantillo, Universidad de Antioquia 

    The main goal of this proposal is to impart a basic and updated course on Cellular and Molecular Biology of Trypanosomatids and organize a symposium to be held immediately after the course. With the advent of the post-genomic era and new high-throughput technologies, the research is challenged to advance and reveal striking processes and mechanisms in the parasite cellular and molecular biology, functional genomics, and host-pathogen interactions. Emphasis will be focused on genome, transcriptome, proteome, metabolome and functional genomics, as well as on relevant aspects on the cell biology of Trypanosomatids, all of them involved in host-pathogen interactions. In addition, the course will provide practical training including parasite cell culture, genomic edition using CRISPR-Cas9 system, molecular and cellular biology methods, and bioinformatic analysis of genomes and transcriptomes. 


    1. Update, exchange and integrate knowledge about several aspects on the molecular and cellular biology of trypanosomatid parasites. 
    2. Expose graduate and post-graduate students to theoretical and methodological knowledge in this area. 
    3. Promote exchange and discussion of scientific items developed in the program of the proposed course between students and professors. 
    4. Propitiate the generation of links between different research groups from Latin-American countries to maximize the investigation efforts that are carried out in the region and stimulate the development of possible collaborations. 
    5. Clinical aspects of Chagas disease to provide a basic knowledge of current treatment, public health issues of Chagas disease 

    The Open Call is open to anyone interested.  

    Applicants must apply via https://www.udea.edu.co/wps/portal/udea/web/inicio/extension/educacion-continua/cursos 

    Deadline: May 20th, 2022 

    More information on the website: www.udea.edu.co/cursointernacionalchagas2022 

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    Contact email: cursointernacionalchagas@udea.edu.co