Global Parasitology Seminar Series
Speaker: Gérald Spaeth, PhD
Research Director, ‘Parasitologie moléculaire et Signalisation’ and ‘Parasites and Insect Vectors’
Institut Pasteur, Paris, FR
Dr. Gerald Späth currently directs the Unit ‘Parasitologie moléculaire et Signalisation’ and the Department ‘Parasites and Insect Vectors’ at the Institut Pasteur in Paris, France. His team investigates Leishmania/host interaction applying integrative approaches to study (i) parasite adaptive differentiation and evolution during intracellular infection, (ii) modulation of the host cell phenotype by the release of parasite signaling proteins, and (iii) impact of such parasite trans-signaling on the host cell immune-competence. His research program is highly visible as judged by his coordination actions, his assignment as reviewer for many international funding organizations (including HFSP, MRC, Wellcome Trust, DFG), his committee assignments or invitations as keynote speaker and session chair at international meetings (most recently at WorldLeish6 in 2017 or the Future in Parasitology Symposium at the Weizmann Institute in 2018). Finally, he animates the LeishRIIP platform (www.leishriip.org), LeiSHield project (www.leishield.org), and an International Mixed Unit (IMU) with a partner team at IP Shanghai, thus delivering important structuring capacity for the fragmented Leishmania research efforts inside the Institut Pasteur International Network, which has been recognized by a Chair of Excellence awarded in 2016.
Date: Monday, May 16, 2022
Time: 12-1 pm
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