Prof. Jean Dupouy-Camet

Chef du Service de Parasitologie-Mycologie, Cochin Hospital, University Paris Descartes, Paris, France

Jean Dupouy-Camet was born in 1953 in Caracas, Venezuela. He is professor of Medical Parasitology in Paris Descartes University and head of the Department of Parasitology-Mycology of Cochin Hospital Assistance Publique- Hôpitaux de Paris (France). He holds a MD (general practice), a specialization in Tropical medicine and a PhD in Parasitology, all obtained from Paris University. He is past president of the International Commission on Trichinellosis, past general secretary of the French Society of Parasitology and President of the European Federation of Parasitologists. He has organized the Xth International Conference on Trichinellosis (Fontainebleau, France, August 2000) and the Xth European Multicolloquium on Parasitology EMOP 10 (Paris, August 2008). He has been invited for lectures and teaching all over the world, including Serbia on several occasions. He has published more than 200 scientific papers (147 in Medline) in the field of various aspects of parasitology, molecular aspects of parasitology (PCR, sequencing, identification), tropical medicine, medical mycology, trichinellosis, diphyllobothriosis, toxoplasmosis, etc, and two books, “La trichinellose, une zoonose en évolution” OIE ed. and “Guidelines for the surveillance, management, prevention and control of trichinellosis” FAO,OIE, WHO eds. He is member of the editorial board of “Parasite”.

 

Prof. Gabriella Cancrini

Department of Public Health and Infectious Diseases, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Italy.

Gabriella Cancrini was born in 1945 in Rome. She is a biologist Associated Professor in Parasitology, and Director in charge of the Departmental Operative Unit of Diagnostic Parasitology and of the “24h/24 Service for the diagnosis of malaria” at the Umberto 1 Teaching Policlinic of Rome. She is a founding member of the European Dirofilaria Society, a component of the Italian Society of Parasitology (SoIPa) and, for a long time, of the Italian Societies of Tropical Medicine, of Hygiene, Preventive Medicine and Public Health, and of Nematology. She is part of the SoIPa Committee for quality control in Parasitic Laboratory Diagnosis. She has long served as assistant editor of Parassitologia, and is currently member of the editorial board of two international journals. She collaborates to teaching activities of the WHO, and to scientific training of grant holders of the Foreign Ministry and WHO, and has had and still has numerous teaching activities within the La Sapienza  University. Prof. Cancrini has published more than 300 scientific publications and authored 3 textbooks on Parasitology, 3 chapters in a book on Clinical Parasitology, chapters in monographic books on Dirofilariosis. Her main research issues are: medical entomology; zoonotic parasites; epidemiology, diagnosis and control of human parasitic diseases. She has created diagnostic tools for several zoonoses in humans.