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CPN24 BANFF

April 25-28th, 2024

Ana Ibarra and Christopher Fernandez Prada had the opportunity to meet fellow Canadian parasitologists during the Canadian Parasitology Network congress CPN24, which took place in Banff from 25-28 April. Ana presented part of her work on cross-resistance of Sodium stibogluconate and methotrexate in wildtype Leishmania infantum.

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SAVOURE TA RECHERCHE 2024

March 21st, 2024

 

During FMV's research week, graduate students engaged in a unique scientific outreach activity presented in a sweet manner. Ana Ibarra Meneses (Postdoctoral Fellow), Audrey Corbeil (PhD student), and Francesca Theoret (MSc student) showcased their projects through creative cake presentations.

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3rd PARASITOLOGY EXPERT PANEL

March 4-7th, 2024

Christopher Fernandez Prada was invited as a speaker at Vetoquinol's 3rd Global Parasitology Experts Roundtable, held in Lisbon from March 4 to 7, 2024. During the event, he delivered a lecture titled "Extracellular vesicles in drug-resistant Leishmania: impact on parasite infectivity and immune modulation"

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2022 CANADIAN NETWORK FOR NTDs AWARD

November 2023

Noélie Douanne (Christopher Fernandez Prada Lab), in collaboration with Martin Olivier Lab (GeorgeDong) and David Langlais Lab (Atia Amin), received The 2022 Canadian Network for NTDs Award for Outstanding Canadian NTDs Research Paper.

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MICROSCOPIC CREATURES, COMPANION ANIMALS - SAVOIR MÉDIA

Summer 2023

Do you want to know a little more about parasites and their study? Come and visit our laboratory at the Faculty of Veterinary Medicine with Chloé Savard from Savoir Média.

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ZOETIS EXCELLENCE AWARD RESEARCH

December 2022

Christopher Fernandez Prada is very honoured for receiving the Zoetis Excellence Award in Research

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DES CHIENS IMPORTÉS AFFECTÉS PAR UN PARASITE

April 21st, 2021

Christopher Fernandez Prada is interviwed for TVA Nouvelles to talk about some cases of leishmaniasis in imported dogs.

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THE BHAGIRATH SINGH EARLY CAREER AWARD IN INFECTION AND IMMUNITY 2020

Christopher Fernandez Prada was recently awarded the prestigious Bhagirath Singh Early Career Award in Infection and Immunity for his work on Leishmania and exosomes.

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A FLESH EATING PARASITE

October 2020

A flesh-eating parasite carried by dogs is making its way to North America. You can read our last article in The Conversation about dog importation, Leishmania and exosomes. ⁦

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MA RECHERCHE - CHLOÉ ROSA-TEIJEIRO

April 2020

MSc student Chloé Rosa-Teijeiro "J’explore les mécanismes de résistance de Leishmania."

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CANADIAN PARASITOLOGY EXPERT PANEL

July 2019

Christopher Fernandez Prada collaborates with veterinarians from across Canada to establish new guidelines for managing parasitism in companion animals.

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PINT OF SCIENCE ST-HYACINTHE

May 20th-22nd, 2019

Several members of the CFP lab helped organize the first-ever St-Hyacinthe chapter of Pint of Science, a worldwide popular science festival. Christopher Fernandez Prada presented on the topic of playing "hide and seek" with parasites.

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PRIX D'EXCELLENCE 2017-18

February 7th, 2019

Noélie Douanne was awarded the Saint-Hyacinthe Technopole prize. Chloé Rosa-Teijeiro was featured on the Dean's List and won the Boehringer-Ingelheim and Dr Serge Larivière awards. Wilmer Martinez was awarded the Zoetis prize for his MSc project. Victoria Wagner was featured on the Dean's list.

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DIRECTEUR ADJOINT DU GREMIP

January 2019

Christopher Fernandez Prada joins Dr. Mariela Segura as a director of the GREMIP (Group de recherche en maladies infectieuses de production animale, FMV-UdeM).

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ECHINOCCOCUS MULTILOCULARIS

July 2018

Christopher Fernandez Prada discusses risks and prevention of emerging parasite Echinococcus multilocularis in "Le Veterinarius".

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FACTSHEETS SHEEP PARASITES

Summer 2017

Christopher Fernandez Prada participates in a project for the creation of a collection of factsheets on parasitism and its control in small ruminants in collaboration with CEPOQ (Centre d'expertise en production ovine du Québec).

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LEISHVET 2024

April 18-20th, 2024

The Alive 2 congress on animal leishmaniasis, organized by the Leishvet research group, took place in Nice, France on April 2024. Christopher Fernandez Prada was invited as a keynote speaker and panelist.

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PRIX D'EXCELLENCE VETOQUINOL

March 21st, 2024

During the Faculté de Médecine Vétérinaire's Research Week 2024, Christopher Fernandez Prada was honored with the Prix d'Excellence Vétoquinol for graduate research supervision. This award recognizes his outstanding dedication to training graduate students.

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Les perspectives Une seule santé des maladies tropicales négligées

January 26th, 2024

À l'occasion de la Journée mondiale des Maladies Tropicales Négligées, et durant le symposium Vers Une Seule Santé, Christopher Fernandez Prada a co-organisé, avec le Réseau canadien pour les maladies tropicales négligées et l'Initiative Une Seule Santé de l'Université de Montréal, un atelier sur les Maladies Tropicales Négligées à la FMV-UdeM.

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BEST OF 2022 TRENDS IN PARASITOLOGY

Summer 2023

The article Sex under pressure: stress facilitates Leishmania in vitro hybridization, signed by Rubens do Monte, Christopher Fernandez Prada and Nilmar Moretti, has been included in the list of the most cited and influential publications of 2022 in Trends in Parasitology.

 

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Toxoplasma gondii IN CATS

September 2023

Christopher Fernandez Prada and Victoria Wagner sign an article explaining the problem of Toxoplasma gondii in cats. 

 

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1st PARASITOLOGY EXPERT PANEL

April 2022

Over 40 leading parasitologists, veterinary clinicians, pharmacologists, and expert epidemiologists, including Christopher Fernandez Prada, came together at the first Vetoquinol Scientific Roundtable Parasitology event (Paris, April 2022), stimulating the exchange between science and industry in veterinary parasitology and discussing challenges in feline parasite infections

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MA RECHERCHE - AUDREY CORBEIL

2021

Do you want to know more about Audrey Corbeil's PhD project?

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MA RECHERCHE - VICTORIA WAGNER

March 12th, 2020

Do you want to know more about Dr. Wagner's MSc project?

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UN PARASITE MANGEUR DE CHAIR

October 2020

French version of the viral article about Leishmania in Canada

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PRIX D'EXCELLENCE 2018-19

March 12th, 2020

Noélie Douanne, Victoria Wagner, Audrey Corbeil, and Chloé Rosa-Teijeiro have been awarded with different prizes.

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PARASITOLOGY ON FARMS

June 24th, 2019

Noélie Douanne, Victoria Wagner, Mira Hajjar, and Elizabeth Matte collaborate with Christopher Fernandez Prada to publish an article in "La Terre de chez nous" on the subject of parasite prevention in livestock.

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TAKING CARE OF OUR MOOSE

May 1st, 2019

Christopher Fernandez Prada is collaborating on a project to study the ecology of moose populations and winter ticks in eastern Canada, as featured in the University of Laval news.

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PARASITOLOGY FOR MILK PRODUCERS

February 6th, 2019

Noélie Douanne spoke to a large audience of Québec milk producers at a workshop organized by the CHUV Clinique ambulatoire bovine and sponsored by Op+lait (Group de recherche en qualité du lait).

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MILK EXOSOMES

January 2019

 

Audrey Corbeil (MSc student), Christopher Fernandez Prada, and Martin Olivier (McGill University professor) discuss exosomes in milk in this "Terre de chez nous" article.

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TICKS

May 2018

Christopher Fernandez Prada pens an article in "Le Veterinarius" about ticks and tick prevention for pets.

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JAVIER MORENO, VISIT FORM CARLOS III INSTITUT, SPAIN

April, 2024

For a three-month period, CFP Lab is hosting Javier Moreno, a Spanish researcher and Head of the Unit for Leishmaniasis & Chagas Disease at the National Centre for Microbiology - Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Spain.

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PRIX COUP DE COEUR PRÉSENTATION

March 21st, 2024

During the FMV research week, Audrey Corbeil (PhD student) received the Coup de Cœur prize for the best oral presentation. Her talk titled "Empaquetage préférentiel des vésicules extracellulaires chez Leishmania infantum dans le contexte de la résistance à l'antimoine" stood out.

Additionally, Ana Ibarra Meneses (Postdoctoral Fellow) presented her project titled "Exploring Leishmania metabolism to outsmart drug resistance", while Rafael Fernandes Ferreira showcased his project titled "Interaction hôte-parasite dans le contexte de la résistance de Leishmania spp. aux antimoniaux" in poster format. Francesca Theoret and Max Adriá (MSc students) participated in the "My Project in 180 Seconds" competition.

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ACERCA ASSOCIATION LAUNCHING

Decembre 13th, 2023

Last December 13th was held in Montreal the launching of the Association of Spanish Scientists Resident in Canada, ACERCA, where the Spanish Ambassador to Canada, Alejandro Martínez Serrano, the former astronaut and former Minister of Science and Innovation of Spain, Pedro Duque, and the Vice-Rector of Research of the University of Montréal, Yves Joanette, were present. It was a great netwoking occasion for Christopher Fernández Prada and Aida Mínguez Menéndez to meet other Spanish researchers and members of the industry.

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THE IMMUNITY-AMR PROJECT

Summer 2023

A new project on antibioresistance and immunity in dairy cows. What influence does the immune system have on antibiotic treatment failure?

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DÉCOUVERTE DE L'ANNÉE

January 2023

The research led by Christopher Fernandez Prada, in collaboration with his McGill University colleagues David Langlais and Martin Olivier, is included in the list of the 10 discoveries of the year for the Québec Scienceé Magazine. His PhD student Noélie Douanne participates in it.

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MA RECHERCHE - SIMON GAGNON

2021

Do you want to know more about Simon Gagnon's MSc project?

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PRIX D'EXCELLENCE 2019-20

April , 2021

Noélie Douanne, Victoria Wagner and Chloé Rosa-Teijeiro have been awarded with different prizes.

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CHIENS VOYAGEURS. ATTENTION À LA Leishmania

November 1st, 2020

Victoria Wagner is interviewed about the problem of leishmaniasis in Canada at Radio Canada-Les années lumièr.

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INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR

July 10th, 2020

 

Christopher Fernandez Prada is invited by Fiocruz Institut (Brazil) to give the seminar "Following the tracks of drug resistance through the study of extracellular vesicles".

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RUBENS DO MONTE, VISIT FROM FIOCRUZ, BRAZIL

Winter 2020

Dr. Rubens do Monte, Researcher in Public Health at Fundação Oswaldo Cruz in Minas Gerais, Belo Horizonte, Brazil – Fiocruz Minas, spent three months in CFP Lab group.

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NEW DIAGNOSTIC TOOL AGAINST RESISTANT PARASITES

Spring 2019

Christopher Fernandez Prada discusses Leishmania and drug resistance in "Le Veterinarius".

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PARASITES OF SMALL RUMINANTS

Spring 2019

Noélie Douanne discusses internal and external parasites of small ruminants in "Le Veterinarius", with a special focus on Haemonchus contortus diagnostics.

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MA RECHERCHE - NOÉLIE DOUANNE

January 2019

 

Do you want to know more about Noélie Douanne's PhD project? Here she describes her work with Leishmania exosomes in only 150 words.

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JOURNÉE DE LA RECHERCHE 2028

November 2018

Noélie Douanne and Chloé Rosa-Teijeiro were awarded the "Coup du Coeur du public" prize for their projects (PhD talk and MSc poster) during the most recent Journée de la Recherche at the FMV. Congratulations!

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SHEEP PARASITES

17 September 2017

Christopher Fernandez Prada discusses parasitism among pastured sheep herds in this "Terre de chez nous" article.

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