Research Lunch talk: A proteogenomics approach to investigating snail-schistosome interactions
Speaker: Professor Timothy P Yoshino (School of Veterinary Medicine, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA)
Date/Time: Thursday 5 November 2015, 11.00 – 12.00 hr
Place: 5th floor, Chalermprakiat Building, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University
On November 5th , Professor Timothy P Yoshino, from the School of Veterinary Medicine at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, held a lunch talk covering his recent research – a proteogenomics approach to investigating snail-schistosome interactions.
Prof. Yoshino’s research is focused on defining and characterizing the molecular basis for innate resistance and susceptibility of strains of the snail Biomphalaria glabrata to infection by larvae of the human blood fluke Schistosoma mansoni, the cause of human schistosomiasis, a neglected tropical disease.
His informative talk focused on his team’s efforts to try to answer the question – how can the complex immune responses shown by different strains of snails to the parasitic fluke be investigated? The talk outlined the methods used, concluding that a proteogenomics – a genome annotation approach – is an effective way to learn more about the differing responses shown by susceptible and resistant snails.
As part of his talk Prof.Yoshino recommended the online resource – www.vetorbase.org – to anyone working with invertebrate vectors of human parasites.
Prof. Yoshino proved to be an excellent speaker and his talk, including the well-designed slides, was an engaging learning experience. We thank him again for his time and we hope to see him again soon.
Download: 1) Summary Lunch Talk 5-11-2015