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Irene Soares
Organizer/Professor
Irene da Silva Soares is Assistant Professor at the Department of Clinical Analyses and Toxicology of School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. She works in the field of Protozoology of Parasites, specifically in human malaria. Dr. Soares’ team combines decades of experience of malaria research in the Amazon with internationally recognized expertise in the areas of epidemiology and immunology in order to generate know-how that can be translated in the development of an effective vaccine against malaria caused by Plasmodium vivax, the most prevalent species in Brazil.
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Ricardo Gazzinelli
Organizer/Professor
Ricardo Gazzinelli is Professor at the Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Senior Investigator at the René Rachou Institute from Oswaldo Cruz Foundation (Fiocruz), Professor at the University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), and CNPq Researcher. He has done important contributions in the area of immunology of infectious diseases. In 2001, he was listed by the ISI Web of Knowledge among the Highly Cited Immunologists demonstrating his influential work in the area of immunology. He is the Director of the National Institute of Science and Technology in Vaccines/MCT, and has contributed for the development of vaccines against neglected diseases, which include Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, and malaria.
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Daniel Bargieri
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Graduated in Biomedical Sciences in the Federal University of São Paulo (2004) and Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology, Federal University of São Paulo (2009). Did a post-doctoral training at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. He is currently assistant professor at the Dapertment of Parasitology, University of São Paulo. Has experience in immunology with emphasis on vaccine development, in molecular genetics of Plasmodium oriented for generation of recombinant parasites, and in the field of cell biology of Plasmodium. (Source: Lattes Curriculum)
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Silvia Boscardin
Organizer/Professor
Dr. Silvia Beatriz Boscardin is an assistant professor at Department of Parasitology / Institute of Biomedical Sciences, University of São Paulo (USP). She has experience in Parasitology and Immunology, with emphasis on the development of vaccination strategies against parasites and viruses. Present projects involve the use of a strategy to target proteins derived from pathogens (more specifically Plasmodium sp. and dengue virus) to dendritic cells (DCs) that are responsible for the activation of the adaptive immune response.
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Eduardo da Silveira
Organizer/Professor
Eduardo Lani Volpe da Silveira is an Assistant Professor at University of Sao Paulo, Brazil, in the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Silveira obtained Masters and PhD degrees in Immunology and had a 6-year postdoctoral period in the same field. His strong background in vaccine development has allowed him to investigate the development of protective immune responses against viral and parasitic infections. Dr. Silveira research is focused on B cell responses elicited by viral infections (Dengue, Zika, Chikungunya) or immunizations (Dengue, Influenza and Hepatitis B).
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Helder Nakaya
Organizer/Professor
Helder Nakaya is an assistant professor of University of Sao Paulo, Brazil and adjunct professor at Emory University, USA. He has a PhD in Molecular Biology with extensive training in Bioinformatics. He is an expert in Systems Vaccinology, an interdisciplinary field that combines systems-wide measurements, networks, and predictive modeling in the context of vaccines and infectious disease. Dr. Nakaya has developed systems biology approaches to understand and predict the mechanisms of vaccine induced-immunity for Yellow Fever, seasonal Influenza, Meningococcal, and Tularemia vaccines. His lab is focused on investigating the basis of infectious diseases using computational systems biology.
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