Workshop “Molecular biology of Leishmania”

Trieste, Italy
22 – 24 October 2018

Scientific Organisers

Lawrence Banks (ICGEB Trieste, Italy)

Greg Matlashewski (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)

Meeting Secretariat

ICGEB Meetings and Courses Unit
Tel: +39-040-3757333 
Fax: +39-040-226555

This Workshop aims at providing an opportunity for young scientists, especially from least developed countries in endemic areas, for advanced training on the related topics by leading scientists in the field, as well as to establish collaborations with fellow researchers.


  • Overview of Leishmaniasis and its epidemiology
  • Computer based analysis of the Leishmania Genome
  • The Sandfly vector and transmission
  • Virulence factors involved in infection
  • Recent advances in therapy and vaccine development



Participation is subject to selection.

Selection will be based on applicants’ CV and potential benefit for their career. Geographical and gender balance, as well as priority order in the registration, will also be considered.

Deadline for registration: 1st June 2018 (midday Trieste time)
Deadline extended

Registration Fees

Selected participants will be notified and will need to finalise their registration with payment of the relevant registration fee.

Students: €150
Postdocs and Academics: €250
Industry: €500

The registration fee includes:

  • coffee breaks
  • lunches and a get-together on the first day
  • certificate of attendance


Cancellations must be notified to the Course Secretariat in writing no later than 1 October 2018 (midday Trieste time) and will be subject to a handling fee of Euro 50.



Abstract submission is reserved to selected participants
Unless you have received a formal notification confirming your attendance by the Organising Secretariat, do not submit your abstract

  • Abstracts should focus on unpublished material
  • Authorisation is requested for inclusion in the electronic Abstract Book to be distributed to all participants, together with personal contacts.

The course programme will include poster sessions and short oral presentations selected from the submitted abstracts.

All abstracts selected will be displayed as posters and thanks to the support from the FEBS Journal, the best posters will receive a prize.

The best poster presentation winners are:

Ahfad University for Women , Omdurman, SUDAN
“Emergence of Visceral Leishmaniasis in El Gillaa Village in White Nile State, is it due to Climate Change?”

Ahmed Sahbi CHAKROUN
Institut Pasteur de Tunis, TUNISIA
“Whole genome sequence comparative analyses of North African Leishmania infantum may reveal genetic and molecular determinants of the parasite tissue tropism”

Shrestha SRIJAN
Central Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Science and Technology, Tribhuvan University, Kathmandu , NEPAL
“Immuno-molecular study of cutaneous leishmniasis; an alarming and emerging disease of Nepal”

Lovlesh THAKUR
Department of Animal Sciences, Central University of Punjab, Punjab, INDIA
“Atypical Cutaneous Leishmaniasis caused by Leishmania donovani in India: Himachal Pradesh as the new endemic state”

Under the patronage of:

Meeting Location

AREA Science Park
Padriciano 99
34149 Trieste, ITALY
Tel: +39-040-37571
Fax: +39-040-226555