Scientific meeting of the BSPP in Antwerp on 13 November 2014

Venue: Aula Janssens, Institute of Tropical Medicine, Sint-Rochusstraat 43, 2000 Antwerpen

Date: Thursday 13 November 2014

Keynote presentations

Plant-parasitic nematodes: how do we manage them? - Nicole Viaene

Wetenschappelijk expert Nematologie/ Nematology Group Leader

IInstitute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research

Plant Sciences Unit - Crop protection


Early events following Leishmania infection - Fabienne Tacchini-Cottier

Department of Biochemistry, WHO-Immunology Research and Training Center, Faculty of Biology and Medicine, University of Lausanne, Switzerland.

Fabienne Tacchini-Cottier studied immunology at Stanford University, California, where she obtained her PhD. She then became Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology, University of Geneva, Switzerland. In 1997 she joined the World Health Organization Immunology Research and Training center (WHO-IRTC) in the Department of Biochemistry, Faculty of Biology and Medicine of the University of Lausanne, Switzerland. Since 2011, she is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biochemistry, and she is the director of the WHO-IRTC. Her research interests are 1) the role of the innate immune response in the modulation the immune responses against Leishmania protozoan parasites, with a special interest in the role of neutrophils in this process, and 2) the factors determining the differentiation of CD4+ T helper cell subsets following infection with Leishmania parasites.


9.30: Registration

10.00: First Scientific Session

12.45: Lunch

13.30: General Assembly

14.00: Afternoon Scientific Session

17.30: Reception

Programme and abstract book
Abstract book BSPP 2014 (website).pdf
Adobe Acrobat Document 1.1 MB


Internist-infectioloog Meta Roestenberg van het Leids Universitair Medisch Centrum (LUMC) ontvangt de Boehringer-Ingelheim prijs voor haar onderzoek in de translationele parasitologie. Roestenberg werkt aan experimentele klinische studies die moeten leiden tot een snellere en goedkopere ontwikkeling van nieuwe medicijnen en vaccins. More info.

The 2018 Zoetis travel Grant was awarded to Irina Matetovici  (Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp) to attend the The European Congress of Entomology  (Naples,Italy), 2-6 July, 2018. Read about her experience here.

Guy Caljon (University of Antwerp) received the Merial Award on 18 May 2017 in Utrecht for his work on insect-transmitted parasitic infections. More info.

Eline Eberhardt (University of Antwerp) was awarded the Avia-GIS award for the best presentation at the Joint spring meeting of the Belgian Society of Parasitology & Protistology (BSPP) and the Netherlands Society of Parasitology (NVP) on 20th May 2016.

Title of the presentation: Molecular detection of infection homogeneity and impact of miltefosine treatment in a Syrian Golden hamster model of Leishmania donovani  and L. infantum visceral leishmaniasis. 

The 2017 Zoetis travel Grant was awarded to Franck Dumetz (Institute of Tropical Medicine Antwerp) to attend the WorldLeish6 conference, Toledo (Spain), May 16-20, 2017.

Read about his experience here.