NTD Network online seminar series 2021

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Our NTD Network online seminar series is entering its second year!  Huge thanks to you all who have supported us by attending, and who gave us such encouragement to continue with your positive feedback about these talks after the 2020 series.  And please keep showing up – it is great to see all your faces!!  Our programme for 2021 is below.  These meetings are for our Network members and their teams, providing a safe forum to share and discuss data across our projects – watch your inbox for our regular email alerts and zoom links!

Meetings are (approximately) every third Wednesday at 13:00 UK time.


Series 3 (March to July 2021)


Wednesday 3rd March, 2021
(Business engagement update)
Prof Paul Denny
University of Durham, Durham, UK
Small molecules to natural products, big pharma to SMEs: antileishmanial work with industry
Prof Santuza Teixeira
Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais (UFMG), Belo Horizonte, Brazil
Development of new vaccines and immunotherapy protocols for leishmaniasis
Hosted by Dr Nathaniel Jones
University of York, UK
Wednesday 24th March, 2021
Dr Ashish Arora
Council of Scientific & Industrial Research – (CSIR-CDRI) Lucknow, India
Structure of early endosomal Rab5a of Leishmania donovani
Hosted by Dr Kalesh Karunakaran
Durham University, UK
***NB UK time shifts to BST on 28th March***
Wednesday 21st April, 2021
Dr Julia Cricco
National University of Rosario (UNR), Rosario, Argentina
Heme transport as a target to inhibit Trypanosoma cruzi proliferation: What we learned, and what we don´t yet know
Hosted by  Dr Nathaniel Jones
University of York, UK
Wednesday 5th May, 2021
Prof Jeremy Mottram
University of York, UK
Protein kinases as drug targets for trypanosomatid parasitic protozoa
Hosted by Dr Brian Mantilla
Durham University, UK
Wednesday 26th May, 2021
Dr Sammer Yousuf
International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences (ICCBS), University of Karachi, Pakistan
Hosted by Dr Hachemi Kadri
Durham University, UK
Wednesday 16th June, 2021
Prof Adriano Coelho
University of Campinas (UNICAMP), Brazil
Chemotherapy of leishmaniasis in Brazil: studies on susceptibility and resistance in Leishmania
Hosted by Dr Katrien van Bocxlaer
University of York, UK
Wednesday 7th July, 2021
Dr Pegine Walrad
University of York, UK
Hosted by: TBC
Pursuing trans-regulators essential to parasites
Then a recess (northern hemisphere summer)
Series 4 (November to December 2021)
Wednesday 11th November, 2021
Professor Carlos Robello
Institut Pasteur Montevideo, Uruguay
The pangenome of Trypanosoma cruzi in a context of drug target identification
Host: Dr Nathaniel Jones (University of York, UK)
Wednesday 17th November, 2021
Professor Bartira Rossi-Bergmann
Innovative ways to deliver antileishmanial drugs
Host: Dr Kat ven Bocxlaer (Univeristy ofYork)
Wednesday 8th December, 2021
Dr Pradip SenCouncil of Scientific & Industrial Research-Institute of Microbial Technology (CSIR-IMTECH), Chandigarh, India
TIM-3: A key regulator of antileishmanial immune response
Host: Dr Kalesh Karunakaran (Durham University)


For the list of speakers who contributed to our 2020 seminar series, click here.