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