Frontiers in Parasitology


Parasitic diseases are a global health threat affecting billions of people worldwide, with infection outcomes ranging from morbidity to mortality. These diseases are transmitted by various parasitic organisms, which have fascinating life cycles alternating between their insect vector and vertebrate hosts.

The ‘Frontiers in Parasitology’ meeting's main theme is biological principles and their parasitic twist.

The meeting aims to gather leading scientists from around the world working in the parasitology field to share their latest findings in molecular and translational advances and to synthesize knowledge to drive future research agendas. In particular, the meeting will cover the molecular biology and biochemistry of parasitic protozoa, kinetoplastida and helminths and their interactions with both the definitive and intermediate host. 

The conference will place special emphasis on the interdisciplinary approaches needed for new discoveries in the cellular biology of different parasites as well as effective therapeutic strategies to control a wide range of human and veterinarian pathogens that cause malaria, leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, toxoplasmosis, amoebiasis and worm infections.

This meeting will thus be a great opportunity for scientists from diverse backgrounds to learn about cutting edge parasite biology and form new collaborations. 

  • Registration Deadline:
    February 20, 2018
  • Poster Presentation Abstract Submission Deadline:
    January 1 , 2018
  • Travel Fellowship Abstract Deadline:
    November 15, 2017

Organizing Committee

  • Neta Regev-Rudzki
    Weizmann Institute of Science
  • Dan Zilberstein
  • Michal Shapira
    Ben-Gurion University of the Negev
  • Shulamit Michaeli
    Bar-Ilan University

Conference coordinator

Inbal Azoulay


  • The Batsheva de Rothschild Fund for the Advancement of Science in Israel

Other Sponsors

  • The Chorafas Institute for Scientific Exchange
  • Israel Science Foundation, הקרן הלאומית למדע
    Research Workshop of the IsraelScience Foundation

  • Weizmann Institute of Science