Workshop on Science Dissemination, Animal Biology and Neuroscience - Parallel Session: Infectious Diseases


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​March, 27-29, 2017

Instituto Butantan

Av. Vital Brasil, 1500


Museu Biológico Auditorium

CDC Auditorium


Organizing Committees


Instituto Butantan 

Scientific committee

Adriana M. Almeida

Antonio D. Brescovit

Denise V. Tambourgi

Erika H. Zaher

Giuseppe Puorto

Inacio L.M. Junqueira de Azevedo

Irina Kerkis

Kathleen F. Grego

Lanfranco R. P. Troncone

Renato M. Astray

Yara Cury


Katy Bryg

Ludmila Sambiase

Ricardo Braga​

Financial and technical support

Fundação Butantan

Divisão de Desenvolvimento Científico

Centro de Desenvolvimento Cultural

United Kingdom

Organizing committee, financial and technical support
Rui Lopes, Deputy-Director, Science and Innovation Network, British Consulate-General, São Paulo
Heloisa Fimiani, Science and Innovation Network Officer, British Consulate-General, São Paulo​

Day 1 – March 27 

Museu Biológico Auditorium
9:10 - 9:30 am

opening session
Instituto Butantan and British Consulate representatives

9:30 -11:00 am

Science Dissemination and Museums
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Chairs: Adriana M. Almeida and Patrick Campbell

- Patrick Campbell, The Natural History Museum, London 
The Birth, Growth and Development of one of the most important Natural History Institutions in the world

- Adriana M. Almeida, Instituto Butantan 
Instituto Butantan: 116 years of science dissemination 

- Joanne Hatton, Horniman Museum and Gardens, London 
On message: know your collections; know your audience – communicating natural science at the Horniman Museum

11 – 11:30 am      

coffee break

11:30 am - 1 pm   

Science Dissemination and Museums​ 
Chairs: Adriana M. Almeida and Patrick Campbell

- Maurício Cândido da Silva, Universidade de São Paulo 
The Museum of Veterinary Anatomy of FMVZ USP: A museum in motion 

- Alex Tyrrel, Science Museum, London 
Contemporary science – how the Science Museum engages the public with the latest scientific topics and research 

- Erika Hingst-Zaher​, Biological Museum 
Lost in translation: challenges of science dissemination from a complex institution to complex (and multiple) publics

CDC Auditorium​
Parallel Session:  Infectious Diseases
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9:45 - 10:55 am

Artificial and natural snails: Schistosomiasis and ecotoxicology 
Chairs: Sérgio Verjovski-Almeida and Susan Jobling

-  Edwin Routledge, Brunel University 
A Decoy Artificial Snail Host (DASH) to control Schistosomiasis 

- Eliana Nakano, Instituto Butantan
Biomphalaria glabrata as a model in ecotoxicological studies

10:55 - 11:15 am

coffee break

11:15 am – 12:45 pm

Revealing an infection: understanding pathways and detecting pathogens
Chairs: Sérgio Verjovski-Almeida and Susan Jobling

- Beatrice Nal, Brunel University 
Discovery and characterisation of molecular pathways involved in enhancement or restriction of viral infection 

- Sérgio Verjovski-Almeida, Instituto Butantan 
Variable susceptibility of human placenta trophoblasts to Zika virus infection

- Wamadeva Balachandran, Brunel University 
Electronic self-testing instrument for Sexually Transmitted Infections

1 - 2 pm


Museu Biológico

2 - 4 pm

Animal Biology and Biodiversity
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Chairs: Inacio L.M. Junqueira de Azevedo and Mark Wilkinson

- Mark Wilkinson, The Natural History Museum, London 
Where are we in modern taxonomy and systematics? 

- Inacio L.M. Junqueira de Azevedo, Instituto Butantan 
What a snake genome can tell about the evolution of toxins 

- Ronald Jenner, The Natural History Museum, London 
The importance of neglected venomous invertebrates for comparative venomics 

 Nancy Oguiura, Instituto Butantan 
An overview of snake B-defensins: function, gene, and evolution

4 - 4:15 pm

coffee break

4:15 - 5:45 pm

Animal Biology and Biodiversity 
Chairs: Marta M. Antoniazzi and Monika Böhm

- Otavio A.V. Marques, Instituto Butantan e
Marcio Martins, Universidade de São Paulo
Natural history and conservation of Brazilian snakes

- Monika Böhm, Institute of Zoology, Zoological Society of London 
The conservation status of reptiles and establishing trends over time

- Marta M. Antoniazzi, Instituto Butantan 
Venom and poison glands in snakes and amphibians: an integrative approach

Day 2 – March 28

Museu Biológico Auditorium

9 - 11 am

Animal Biology and Collections
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Chairs: Cristina Rheims and Martha Richter

- Martha Richter, The Natural History Museum, London 
Management and Development of Scientific Collections 

- Cristina Rheims, Instituto Butantan 
Zoological collections and the role of the Butantan Institute in preserving the knowledge of biodiversity 

- Janet Beccaloni, The Natural History Museum, London 
The Arachnida collection at the NHM London: facilitating global scientific research 

- Hussam Zaher, Universidade de São Paulo 
Contemporary ideas on Brazilian collections' databases: the fauna catalog and the repatriation of specimens

11 - 11:30 am

coffee break

11:30 am - 12:30 pm

Animal Biology
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Chairs: Cristina Rheims and Martha Richter

- Susan Jobling, Brunel University London 
Impacts of exposure to environmental contamination on wild fish populations

- Kathleen Grego, Instituto Butantan 
Ecotoxicological studies on amphibians and reptiles

12:30 am - 1:45 pm


2 – 4:30 pm

Neurodegenerative Diseases
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Chairs: Lanfranco R. Troncone and Isabel Bermudez-Diaz

- Lanfranco R. Troncone, Instituto Butantan 
Research in the neurosciences at Butantan - an overview 

- Isabel Bermudez-Diaz, Faculty of Health and Life Sciences, The Oxford Brookes University 
Developing molecular probes to study receptor targets for enhancing cognition in Alzheimers’ disease 

- Irina Kerkis, Instituto Butantan 
Animal venoms and their components as pharmacological alternatives for the treatment of neurodegenerative disorder 

- Paul Willner, Swansea University, Wales 
Animal models for psychiatry, as illustrated by a case study of the chronic mild stress (CMS) model of depression

4:30 pm

Final coffee

Day 3 – March 29

Cooperation projects discussions 
only for Butantan and UK researchers

9:15 - 11:15 am

discussions in thematic groups  (5 parallel session)

- Science Dissemination and Museums (Chairs - Adriana M. Almeida and Patrick Campbell): Museu de Microbiologia Auditorium

-  Infectious Diseases (Chairs - Sérgio Verjovski-Almeida and Susan Jobling): CDC auditorium

- Animal Biology and Biodiversity (Chairs - Inacio L.M. Junqueira de Azevedo and Mark Wilkinson; Marta M. Antoniazzi and Monika Böhm): LETA auditorium

- Animal Biology; Collections (Chairs - Cristina Rheims and Martha Richter): LECZ auditorium

-  Neurodegenerative Diseases (Chairs - Lanfranco R. Troncone and Isabel Bermudez-Diaz): Museu Biológico auditorium

11:15 am -1:15 pm

general presentations of groups´ conclusions
CDC Auditorium

1:15 - 1:30 pm

Closing session
CDC Auditorium​


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