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Fifth Workshop of the South-South Initiative for Tropical Diseases Research
Bangkok (Thailand): 21-24 October 2005

Friday, 21 October 2005:
09:00-09:15 Welcome Introductory Remarks. 
Dr. Amaret Bhumiratana, Dean,
Faculty of Science, Mahidol University
09:15-10:00 Introduction: Selection of Chairman and Rapporteur Chairman's remark and introduction of members
Dr. Oduola TDR
  Presentation of the South-South Initiative
WHO/TDR Strategic Emphasis and SSI Perspectives from PAG
Dr Oduola
Dr. Rodrigo C. de Oliveira       
10:00-10:30 Coffee break

Report on SSI Activities since 2002            
Objectives and Guidelines
Role of Coordinators Challenges and Gap
Dr. Zingales

11:00-11:15 Report and Plans for the SSI Network Web Site
Dr. Sirawaraporn
11:15-11:30 Report of the Coordination Meeting
Dr. Guizani
11:30-12:00 Discussion     
12:00-14:00 Lunch at Faculty of Science, Mahidol University and Faculty Tour
14:00-15:00 Outcome and Progress on South-South Projects funded by PAG

I - Dr. Guizani (Tunisia) and Dr. Mukhtar (Sundan)
Post Kala-Azar dermal leishmaniasis (PKDL): molecular epidemiology and prognostic markers.


II - Dr. Levin (Argentina), Dr. Masiga (Kenya) and Dr. Isokpehi (South Africa)
Next two years: concentrating on trans-splicing in Kenya.

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break

Plans and progress on the new proposal approved by PAG


III - Dr. Happi (Nigeria) and Dr. Zalis (Brazil)
Molecular determinants of drug response and resistance in P. falciparum from Africa and South-America


Oral Presentation of LOIs and Discussions
(Moderators: Drs Clayton and LoVerde)

Group I

(i)   Dr. Xu (China) and Dr. Joloba (Uganda)
Molecular epidemiological study on genotypes of M. tuberculosis and gene loci of drug resistant tuberculosis in China and Uganda


(ii) Dr. Oliveira (Brazil), Dr. Akinwale (Nigeria) and Dr. Hoa L? (Vietnam)
Population genetics of Schistosoma species in Nigeria, Brazil and Vietnam.

17:15-18:00 Discussion
20:00 Dinner
Saturday, 22 October 2005:

Oral Presentation of LOIs and Discussions
(Moderators: Drs Melville and LoVerde)

Group II

(i) Dr. Pimenta (Brazil) and Dr. Ziohua (Tunisia)
Vector saliva effect on the development of cutaneous leishmaniasis considering field-captured and colonized sandflies


(ii) Dr. Arantes (Brazil) and Dr. Matovu (Uganda)
A role for oligopeptidase B in African Trypanosomiasis: a parasite-neuronal cell approach

10:00-10:30 Coffee break

Oral Presentation of LOIs and Discussions
(Moderators: Drs Melville and Clayton)

Group III

(i) Dr. Fernandes Oliveira (Brazil) and Dr. Egan (South Africa)
Heme aggregation as a potential target for control and/or chemotherapy of tropical diseases


Grant writing and other Information
Dr. LoVerde/Dr. Clayton/ Dr. Melville

12:00-14:00 Lunch

Small Working Groups on New Proposals - Proposal Writing Workshop Activities

15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-18:00 Small Working Groups on New Proposals
20:00 Dinner
21:00-22:00 Coordinators and Facilitators meeting
Sunday, 23 October 2005:
09:00-10:00 Small Working Groups on New Proposals
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:00 Small Working Groups on New Proposals
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Oral Presentation and Discussions of Updated New Proposals
Group I (Moderators: Drs Clayton and LoVerde)
15:00-15:30 Coffee Break
15:30-16:30 Oral Presentation and Discussions of Updated New Proposals
Group II (Moderators: Drs Melville and LoVerde)
16:30-17:30 Oral Presentation and Discussions of Updated New Proposals
Group III and Happi+Zalis (Moderators: Drs Melville and Clayton)
17:30-18:00 Round Table Discussion
20:00 Dinner
Monday, 24 October 2005:
09:00–10:00 General Comments
Potential Mechanisms for funding (Funding Agencies and other Partners)
Expanded Activities of South-South Network Training Programs
Dr. Oduola
10:00-10:30 Coffee break
10:30-12:00 Draft Meeting Report
Evaluation of the workshop: Discussion and filling of questionnaires
Rapporteur All
12:00-14:00 Lunch
14:00-15:00 Brain storm: Networks of the SSI
16:00.16:30 Closing Remarks      
Dr. Oduola

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