Spring meeting final program

Scientific Spring Meeting 2022, Netherlands Society for Parasitology

“Parasites up close and personal”

Friday 20th May 2022
Collegezaal 2 (K1, route 766)
Leiden University Medical Center
Albinusdreef 2, Leiden

9:30-10:15 Registration and coffee

10:15-11:00 Invited speaker: Maria Yazdanbakhsh – Leiden UMC
From fieldwork studying parasites to an ERC advanced grant on vaccine hypo-responsiveness

11:00-12:00 Session 1: parasites and molecules

11:00-11:20 Norbert van Dijk – Amsterdam UMC
Laboratory evaluation of the miniature direct-on-blood PCR nucleic acid lateral flow immunoassay (mini-dbPCR-NALFIA), a simplified molecular diagnostic test for malaria and visceral leishmaniasis
11:20-11:40 Tania Khartabil – Erasmus UMC
Detection of Blood Parasites using the Sysmex XN-31 Hematology Analyzer
11:40-12:00 Julie Verhoef – Radboud UMC
Organelle division in human malaria parasites

12:00-13:15 Lunch & Algemene ledenvergadering

13:15-14:15 Session 2: parasite-host interactions

13:15-13:35 Roos van Schuijlenburg – Leiden UMC
Ageing of Plasmodium falciparum malaria sporozoites alters their viability, motility, infectivity and immunogenicity
13:35-13:55 Annie Yang - Radboud UMC
Development of Plasmodium falciparum liver stages in human fetal hepatocyte organoid cultures
13:55-14:15 Emma Houlder – Leiden UMC
Mapping the immune response in schistosomiasis – insights from controlled human infection models

14:15-14:45 Tea break

14:45-15:45 Session 3: parasites in the field

14:45-15:05 Bryce Meulah – Leiden UMC
State of the art of the Schistoscope: An automated digital microscope with artificial intelligence for detection and quantification of Schistosoma infection
15:05-15:25 Sara Lynn Blanken – Radboud UMC
Asymptomatic school-aged children are important drivers of malaria transmission in a high endemicity setting in Uganda
15:25-15:45 Pytsje Hoekstra – Leiden UMC
Repeated praziquantel treatments do not completely cure Schistosoma mansoni infection: comparing diagnostic performances of urine CCA and CAA detection with Kato-Katz and stool PCR (RePST trial)

15:45-16:30 Boehringer Ingelheim Award ceremony & presentation

16:30 Drinks


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