ZaP Worms

Zoom about Parasitic Worms

August 2021 Update: Dates for biannual Anthelmintics V meeting announced: March 1-3, 2022.

Zapworms: A monthly international scientific seminar series about parasitic worms.
Half hour presentation followed by 15 minutes question and answer.

When: Second Thursday of every month starting January 2021
12 noon Eastern Time (USA), 5 pm Greenwich Mean Time.

Where: Zoom: https://umassmed.zoom.us/j/91611310733 Passcode: 030292


December 9, 2021: Kathryn Else, The University of Manchester
-Title: Screening for anthelmintic drugs: new molecules, new mechanisms?

January 13, 2022: De'Broski Herbert, University of Pennsylvania

February 10, 2022: Amy Buck, The University of Edinburgh

March 2022: Off for Anthelmintics V


Past talks

November 11, 2021: Sabine Specht, Drugs for Neglected Diseases initiative
-Title: DNDi -alternative treatment options for filariasis

October 14, 2021: James “Sparky” Lok, University of Pennsylvania
-Title: Dauer-like steroid-NHR signaling as a regulator of infection and autoinfection in Strongyloides stercoralis

September 9, 2021: Alex Loukas, James Cook University
-Title: The hookworm pharmacopeia for inflammatory diseases

August 12, 2021: Mostafa Zamanian, University of Wisconsin-Madison
-Title: Advanced transcriptomics illuminates old and new anthelmintic targets

July 8, 2021: Roz Laing, University of Glasgow
–Title: Genomic and transcriptomic analysis of ivermectin resistance in Haemonchus contortus

June 10, 2021: Jennifer Keiser, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and Paul Davis, University of Nebraska
— Title: Advancing drug discovery for schistosomiasis.

May 13, 2021: John Gilleard, University of Calgary
— Title: Metabarcoding and amplicon sequencing in helminthology: approaches and applications

April 8, 2021: Angela Mousley, Queen’s University Belfast

March 11, 2021: Jonathan Marchant, Medical College of Wisconsin and
Winka Le Clec’h, Anderson Lab, Texas Biomedical Research Institute
–Title: Activation of parasitic flatworm TRP channels by praziquantel

February 11, 2021: Georg von Samson-Himmelstjerna, Freie Universität Berlin
–Title: Pgp-function and ML-resistance in parasitic nematodes

January 14, 2021: Rick Maizels, University of Glasgow
–Title: Helminth-derived modulators of host immunity

For more information:

Raffi Aroian, Program in Molecular Medicine, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA

Richard Martin, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, Ames, IA