Arturo Falaschi Conference Series

Trieste Course Leishmania 2014


Theoretical and Practical Course “Molecular Biology of Leishmania”

22-24 October 2014 Trieste, Italy 

Organisers: Lawrence Banks (ICGEB, Trieste, Italy) 
Greg Matlashewski (McGill University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada)
Requests for information and applications directly to:
Padriciano 99
I-34149 Trieste
Tel: +39-040-3757333
Fax: +39-040-226555
Deadline for receipt of applications at ICGEB Trieste: 9 May 2014

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The ICGEB aims at strengthening the research capability of its Members through a comprehensive training programme and approach to promoting biotechnology internationally. The active participation of ICGEB Member States nationals in the ICGEB Meetings and Courses is therefore highly encouraged.

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The ICGEB started to organise its Leishmania course back in 2002, aiming 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.

Since then, the course has regularly been held every second year at the ICGEB Headquarters in Trieste, witnessing an increasing participation from an ever wider geographical region that in the last edition included participants from Tunisia, Sudan, Colombia, India, Iran, UK, Sri Lanka, Algeria, Nepal, Spain, Kenya, Brazil, Bangladesh, Afghanistan as well as Italy and the ICGEB laboratories.


  • 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



The course programme will include a poster session and short oral presentations selected from the submitted abstracts.
Interested participants are encouraged to submit a short resume of their current research with relevance to the course topics with their online application

Abstract book


See ICGEB News item

Selected lectures from the Course available through the ICGEB Podcast programme

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