Resort Varadero

Matanzas, Cuba.

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From December 1st to 4th

Organized by: Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba

Venue : Hotel Paradisus Varadero, Varadero, Matanzas, Cuba

Organizing Committee

  • Presidents: Mario Pablo Estrada García/ Eulogio Pimentel Vázquez
  • Scientific program: Alina Rodríguez Mallon
  • General program: Cigry Pérez, Tatiana Vázquez, Lincidio Pérez.
  • Registration: Julio E. Duque, Sergio Cruz, Yamila Carpio
  • Commercial exhibition: Hector Machado

General Program

Sunday December 1st Monday December 2nd Tuesday December 3rd Wednesday December 4th
8:30-11:30
Transfer to hotel
8:30-10:30
Oral Session
8:30-10:30
Oral Session
8:30-9:30
Closure Ceremony – Check out
10:30-11:00
Coffee Break –Poster Discussion
10:30-11:00
Coffee Break–Poster Discussion
10:00
Touristic Excursion
11:30-15:00
Check in – Registration
11:00-13:30
Oral Session
11:00-13:30
Oral Session
Lunch13:30-15:00
Lunch
13:30-15:00
Lunch
Farewell Lunch
17:00-19:00
Inaugural Ceremony
15:00-17:30
Oral Session
15:00-17:00
Oral Session
17:00-17:30
Poster Discussion
Touristic Excursion and transfer to Havana city
19:00-21:00
Welcome Dinner
20:00
Cultural Activity with traditional Cuban music
21:00-23:00
Welcome party

Sunday December 1st

  • 8:30-11:30 Bus transfer Havana-Paradisus Varadero Hotel
  • 11:30-17:00 Registration to the Congress
  • 17:00-19:00 Inaugural Ceremony ( Room Caonao I )
  • 17:00-17:20 Welcome to BioTicks 2019 and General information about the Congress.
    Dr. Alina Rodríguez Mallon
    Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba.
  • 17:20-18:20 The Cuban Biotechnology: A Vaccine Platform in frame with One Health Program.
    Dr. Mario Pablo Estrada
    Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba.
  • 19:00 -21:00 Welcome dinner ( Bohío Cubano ).
  • 21:00 -23:00 Welcome party ( Swimming pool area ).

Monday, December 2nd ( Room Cárdenas I )

Tick Control

Chairperson: Dr. Johann Schröder

  • 8:30-9:00 Controlling ticks on cattle under different epidemiological conditions.
    Dr. Johann Schröder
    Program Manager, Animal Health, Welfare and Biosecurity, Meat & Livestock Australia.
  • 9:00-9:30 From tick biology to the rational design of novel ‘anti-tick‘ strategies
    Dr. Petr Kopáček
    Institute of Parasitology, Biology Centre, Czech Academy of Sciences, České Budějovice, Czech Republic
  • 9:30-10:00 Skin microbiota in outcomes of tick infestations: implications for development of immunobiological, semiochemical and probiotic interventions to reduce tick loads in cattle.
    Dr. Isabel Kinney Ferreira de Miranda Santos
    Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirão Preto, Universidade de São Paulo
  • 10:00-10:30 Development of a tick vaccine with improved efficacy against Rhipicephalus microplus ticks.
    Dr. Theo Schetters
    Clinglobal, Mauritius and Department of Veterinary Tropical Diseases, University of Pretoria, South Africa.
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00-11:30 Tick immunological control as a feasible alternative in field conditions.
    Dr. Alina Rodríguez Mallon
    Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba.
  • 11:30-12:00 Vaccines candidates against ticks based on the conjugation of P0 peptide to three carrier proteins
    Dr. Luis Javier González
    Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba.
  • 12:00-12:30 Understanding tick sialome towards vector and pathogen control
    Dr. Ana Domingos
    Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal.
  • 12:30-13:00 In silico analysis of proteins from salivary glands of Amblyomma cajennense for the identification of conserved antigens.
    Dr. Octavio Merino
    Facultad de Medicina Veterinaria y Zootecnia, Universidad Autónoma de Tamaulipas, México.
  • 13:00-13:30 From transcriptome analysis of Ixodes ricinus synganglion to functional characterization of neuroreceptors
    Dr. Olivier Plantard
    BIOEPAR, INRA, Oniris, Nantes, France.
  • 13:30-15:00 Lunch

Ectoparasite Control

Chairperson: Dr. Gervasio Bechara

  • 15:00-15:30 Control of Ichthyophthirius multifiliis (Ich) by mucosal immunoglobulins: Novel findings and implications for the design of effective vaccines against Ich.
    Dr. J. Oriol Sunyer
    School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, USA.
  • 15.30-16:00 Vaccines against sea lice, a promising alternative but still challenging
    Dr. Yamila Carpio González
    Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba
  • 16:00-16:30 Manejo integral de los tratamientos garrapaticidas
    Dr. Eduardo Ramírez España
    Gerente Nacional Técnico Bovinos de pastoreo, Bayer de Mexico
  • 16:30-17:00 Experiencias en el uso de una vacuna recombinante de Bm86 contra la garrapata Rhipicephalus microplus en México.
    Dr. Martin Ortiz
    LAPISA, Michoacán, México.
  • 17:00-17:30 CIGB collaborations with CAMEVET: Gavac, the first subunit immunogen registered in a document with a format approved for the Americas.
    Dr. Jesús Mena
    Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba

Tuesday, December 3rd ( Room Cárdenas I )

Tick-borne diseases

Chairperson: Dr. Sara Moutailler

  • 8:30-9:00 High-throughput nanotechnologies for tick-borne pathogens detection
    Dr. Sara Moutailler
    Animal Health Laboratory, UMR BIPAR, ANSES, INRA, ENVA, Paris University, France
  • 9:00-9:30 Resistance of tick microbiota to biological disturbance
    Dr. Alejandro Cabezas Cruz
    Department of Animal Health, National Institute for Agricultural Research, INRA, France
  • 9:30-10:00 An integrated approach for the molecular identification of ticks and detection of tick-borne diseases
    Dr. Luis M. Hernández-Triana
    Animal and Plant Health Agency, Virology Department, Woodham Lane, Addlestone, Surrey, United Kingdom
  • 10:00-10:30 Current Fever Tick Research in Texas
    Dr. Dee Ellis
    DVM MPA Institute for Infectious Animal Diseases (IIAD), Texas A&M University System, USA
  • 10:30-11:00 Coffee Break
  • 11:00-11:30 Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus from ticks and animals
    Dr. Joon-Seok Chae
    Laboratory of Veterinary Internal Medicine, Research Institute for Veterinary Science and College of Veterinary Medicine, Seoul National University, Republic of Korea.
  • 11:30-12:00 Genetic diversity of Anaplasma marginale in cattle from Itú, state of São Paulo, southeastern Brazil
    Dr. Rosangela Zacarias Machado
    Facultad de Ciencias Agrarias y Veterinarias. Universidad Estadual Paulista (FCAV-UNESP), Sao Paulo, Brasil
  • 12:00-12:30 Situation of bovine hemoparasitosis transmitted by Rhipicephalus microplus in Cuba
    DMV. Rafmary Rodríguez Fernández, MSc.
    National Laboratory of Parasitology, Cuba
  • 12:30-13:00 Dynamics of genomic variations in Leishmania panamensis during the generation of resistance to trivalent antimonial
    Dr. Ricardo L. Lleonart Cruz
    Instituto de Investigaciones Científicas y Servicios de Alta Tecnología (INDICASAT AIP), Panamá
  • 13:00-13:30 Trade-off between allergy and protection to tick-borne diseases
    Dr. Alejandro Cabezas Cruz
    Department of Animal Health, National Institute for Agricultural Research, INRA, France
  • 13:30-15:00 Lunch

Tick taxonomy and epidemiology

Chairperson: Dr. Filipe Dantas Torres

  • 15:00-15:30 The Rhipicephalus sanguineus complex: What’s next?
    Dr. Filipe Dantas Torres
    Instituto Aggeu Magalhães, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz (Fiocruz), Recife, Pernambuco, Brazil
  • 15:30-16:00 Rhipicephalus sanguineus tropical and temperate lineage: a proteomic overview
    Dr. Gustavo Serón
    Global Health and Tropical Medicine, Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisboa, Portugal
  • 16:00-16:30 Current taxonomic status of the main Ixodid ticks with veterinary and public health interest in Cuba.
    DMV. Pedro Encinosa Guzmán, MSc.
    Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba
  • 16:30-17:00 The potential role of migratory birds in the spread of ticks and tick-borne pathogens in Baltic region
    Dr. Algimantas Paulauskas
    Department of Biology, Vytautas Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
  • 17:00-17:30 Poster Discussion

Wednesday, December 4th ( Room Caonao I )

  • 8:30-9:30 Closure Ceremony
    Dr. Mario Pablo Estrada
    Center for Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology, Havana, Cuba
  • 10:00 Bus departure from the hotel Paradisus Varadero to Bellamar Caves Excursion and city tour around Matanzas
  • 16:30-19:30 Transfer Bus Matanzas-Havana