ISNTD 2020

Drug discovery & development, diagnostics and vaccines for tropical diseases

May 11 & 12, The Francis Crick Institute, London

Eliana Nakano 
Instituto Butantan, São Paulo 
Laboratório de Parasitologia
Potential use of Brazilian marine macroalgae in schistosomiasis control

Francis Moussy
World Health Organisation
Essential Diagnostics List
Jeffrey Moe 
Duke Global Health Institute 
Access and the Priority Review Voucher 

Jim Mulry
Merck Global Health Initiative
Head of Diagnostics 
Muse malaria: approaches for malaria based diagnostics using flow cytometry
Goylette Chami 
University of Cambridge 
Department of Pathology 
The access to medicines on the ground: addressing inequity within recipient communities

Maria Clara Echeverri Gaitan
Universidad Nacional de Colombia
Proper detection of Leishmania RNA virus (LRV) in clinical samples.
Eric Stobbaerts 
International Development Director
Low praziquantel coverage: systematic non-compliers or systematically not offered?

Michela Mazzon 
University College London 
Research Associate Marsh Lab 
Antivirals, vaccines and diagnostics: accelerating discovery

Lisa Reimer 
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
Department of Vector Biology
Xenosurveillance for the detection of NTDs

Charlie Weatherall
Collaborative Drug Discovery (CDD)

Laboratory Informatics 


Drug discovery informatics

Ruth Forman 
University of Manchester
Division of Infection, Immunity and Respiratory Medicine
Targeting the Trichuris egg: a novel approach to infection control.

Zoe Mullan
The Lancet Global Health

Richard Allan 
The MENTOR Initiative
Diagnostics and delivery for the field 

Danny Edwards 
Access to Medicines Foundation
Research Program Manager
Access to medicines

Beatrice Greco
Head of Malaria & Diagnostics

Hans Platteeuw 
How to build a sustainable business model for a NTD-product? Lessons learned.

Lieven Stuyver 
Johnson & Johnson 
‎Senior Scientific Director
Biomarker discovery and diagnostic assay development for infectious diseases
Lisette van Lieshout
Leiden University Medical Centre
Harmonisation of PCR-based diagnosis of stool parasites by an international EQAS
Amanda McMurray
Executive director
A UK-India collaboration towards a divalent vaccine against Chikungunya and Zika infections, using Active Virosome Technology
Thomas Spangenberg
Head of NTD Drug Discovery
Pharmacokinetic-Pharmacodynamic Relationship of Praziquantel in the Schistosoma mansoni Mouse Model

Tegwen Marlais
London School of Hygiene &
Tropical Medicine
Using ‘omics’ data for Strongyloides stercoralis diagnostic antigen discovery
Hermengild Mayunga
Tanzania Parliamentary Alliance Against Malaria & Neglected Tropical Diseases
Program Director
Hajri Alshehri 
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
PCR diagnostics for schistosomiasis and giardia
Kelly Johnston
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
The A·WOL Consortium
Michael Marks
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Magda Moutaftsi
EDCTP, a funding mechanism for the development of medicinal products for Sub-Saharan Africa
Govert van Dam
Leiden University Medical Centre
CAA and CCA detection in schistosomiasis: ASSURED diagnostic tools to be employed when
moving from control to elimination.
Angus Thomson
Sanofi Pasteur
Vaccine Confidence & Coverage, Public Affairs
Tikki Pangestu

Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore

Challenges of denue vaccination programmes
Ivan Scandale
The filarial research landscape & DNDi's filarial pipeline
Poppy Lamberton

University of Glasgow

Low praziquantel coverage: systematic non-compliers or systematically not offered?

David Blok
Erasmus MC
Quantitative modeling of the potential impact of leprosy diagnostics on transmission
Pauline Paterson 

London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine

The Vaccine Confidence Project

Jose Brandao-Neto
Diamond Light Source
Senior Beamline Scientist 
Structural biology of Schistosoma mansoni: 2 targets, many fragments
Lucas Cunningham

Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine / Countdown


Schistosomiasis & Diagnostics: Ghana

Margaret Olele
American Business Council 
The increasing importance of data in building the link between grassroots and policy makers
Andrew Jack

Financial Times


Philomena Raftery
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Diagnostic challenges in Ebola Virus Disease outbreaks
Paulo Roberto Bueno
São Paulo State University
Dengue diagnostics
Henk Schallig
Academic Medical Centre Amsterdam
Implementation of rapid diagnostic test: between expectation and reality
David Mabey
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
Diagnostics for trachoma
Chiranjivi Sharma
The Leprosy Mission Nepal
Diagnostics for trachoma
Rachel Grant
Coalition for Epidemic Preparedness Innovations (CEPI)
Director of Communications and Advocacy
How to manage relationships with the media