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Magamba Tounkara, PhD student in the ParaFrap South program under the supervision of Dr. Loïc Rivière (Dr. Frédéric Bringaud's team), received the 1st Prize for the best poster at the 35th Conference of the International Scientific Council For Trypanosomiasis Research And Control (ISCTRC) held from 23 to 27 September 2019 in Abuja, Nigeria.

This conference is organized every two years by the African Union Interafrican Bureau for Animal resources (UA-BIRA, It aims to promote information sharing on tsetse, human and animal trypanosomiasis problem, review control strategies and recommend appropriate approaches for tsetse and trypanosomiasis research and control.    

Congratulations Magamba !

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Dr. Frédéric Bringaud, Scientific and Technical Manager of the LabEx ParaFrap, obtained the 2019 Team FRM label (Fondation pour la Recherche Médicale). This grant provides strong and long-term support to teams offering an innovative research program in biology with potential applications in health..


The project aims to study a new paradigm for trypanosomoses: interaction of extravascular trypanosomes with tissue adipocytes via glycerol metabolism.

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The World Health Organization has designated the Joint Research Unit IRD/CIRAD 177 INTERTRYP « Host - Vector - Parasite - environment interactions in neglected tropical diseases due to Trypanosomatids », Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement (IRD) as a WHO Collaborating Center for research on host/vector/parasite interactions to sustain surveillance, control and elimination of Human African Trypanosomiasis. Dr Vincent Jamonneau and Dr Philippe Solano, ParaFrap partner, will act as Heads of the Centre.


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Dr. Maryse Lebrun and her team, LabEx ParaFrap partner, awarded the prestigious and competitive ERC Advanced Grant 2018 (European Research Council). This grant allows the laureates to develop innovative, high-risk projects.
The project KissAndSpitRhoptry aims to unravel the secretion machinery for virulence factors in apicomplexan parasites.

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In September 2018, the LabEx ParaFrap applied for a 5-year renewal. At the end of the evaluation process conducted by an international jury, Frédérique VIDAL, Minister of Higher Education, Research and Innovation, and the General Secretariat for Investment (SGPI) revealed the list of the 103 LabEx renewed.

The LabEx ParaFrap is thus extended for 5 years (2020-2024). The international panel recognized the excellence of research and training within the LabEx, the strength and dynamics of the established network, the international reference which now is the biennial conference of ParaFrap, and the impact of the LabEx upon the visibility of French Parasitology. 

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ParaFrap will build on the strengths of the last 8 years to develop a new, ambitious and innovative joint research program. Our network will be enriched by 8 new partners selected by our international external scientific advisory board (eSAB) following a call for applications launched at the end of 2018 (details here - deadline for applications on 8th March 2019).

The ParaFrap PhD program, of which the input, whether in training or in reinforcing the network, was stressed by the panel, will be continued: around 20 PhD students will be recruited at the international level, at the beginning of the five years of the new ParaFrap program, for research projects in collaboration between at least two ParaFrap partners.

Follow us for more details on the future of ParaFrap in the coming months.