Dra. Carmenza has been invited to The 69th International Congress and Annual Meeting of the Society for Medicinal Plants and Natural Products Research, International Society of Ethnopharmacology, Bonn, Germany. Access and benefit sharing under the Nagoya Protocol – Quo Vadis?
For the second consecutive year, Dr. Carmenza Spadafora was part of the designated committee reviewing proposals for the Innovation Pitch Contest of ASTMH
The Innovations Pitch Competition is a TED Talk-style, rapid-pitch session held in front of a live audience at the Annual Meeting. Five finalists are selected to pitch their innovative ideas for a monetary prize. Winners have obtained $3,000, $5,000 and $10,000 award money to help them kickstart their ideas. This activity took place at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Dr. Ricardo Correa: New graduate of the successful PhD program of Acharya Nagarjuna University of India and INDICASAT AIP of Panama.
His thesis on suicidal signals carried by Extracellular Vesicles of Plasmodium falciparum resulted in three important publications:
Extracellular vesicles could carry an evolutionary footprint in interkingdom communication. Ricardo Correa, Zuleima Caballero, Luis Fernando De León and Carmenza Spadafora. Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology. 03 March 2020 | https://doi.org/10.3389/fcimb.2020.00076
Extracellular vesicles carrying lactate dehydrogenase induce suicide in increased population density of Plasmodium falciparum in vitro. Ricardo Correa M, Lorena M Coronado, Zuleima Caballero, Paula Faral, Carlos Robello and Carmenza Spadafora. Scientific Reports 9, Article number: 5042 (2019
Volatile organic compounds associated with Plasmodium falciparum infection in vitro. Ricardo Correa, Lorena M. Coronado, Anette C. Garrido, Armando A. Durant-Archibold and Carmenza Spadafora. Parasites and Vectors. 2017 May 2;10(1):215
A summary of these findings was presented in the recent conference of the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene in Washington, D.C. Big congratulations!
In silico modeling of the mechanical properties of erythrocytes. How P. falciparum changes them.
The book already edited for Bahrein, Hong Kong and Mexico, sees the light in Panama. THOSE WHO INSPIRE, a collection of 48 Panamanians in different professional disciplines
Microwaves against Malaria- Interdisciplinary working group
Engineers, biologists, technicians and students who have specialized in one aspect of this research are involved in the interdisciplinary group that works with the microwave microwave project.