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30.10.2022 – Dr Nuria Sima won Best Poster Presentation at the 6th International GEIVEX symposium 2022 that was held from 26 to the 28th October 2022 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. GEIVEX (Grupo Español de Investigación en Vesículas Extracelulares) is a non-profit organisation which promotes research, innovation, and knowledge exchange in the field of Extracellular Vesicles (EVs). https://www.geivex2022.com/en/index.php

06.07.2022https://twitter.com/PvrexLab/status/1544692033121574912?s=20&t=AeCSX67rk_SBAgWbRhdv4w

07.06.2022 – The #Hiddenvivax project funded by @CaixaResearch held its first face-to-face Meeting today.

https://twitter.com/ISGLOBALorg/status/1534198957538164737?s=20&t=Hcsru-XhUtIhAXOj2TQzFQ

23.05.2022 – Attendance at the EMBL conference: ‘BioMalPar XVIII: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite‘

Dr Núria Sima Teruel, Postdoctoral fellow at the Institut de Salut Global de Barcelona (ISGlobal), attended the EMBL Conference ‘BioMalPar XVIII: biology and pathology of the malaria parasite’ which was held EMBL Heidelberg premises from the 23rd to the 25th May 2022.

https://www.embl.org/about/info/course-and-conference-office/events/bmp22-01/

09.05.2022 – Attendance at the EMBO Workshop ‘Building networks: engineering in vascular biology’

Dr Hernando Del Portillo, Project Leader of the HIDDENVIVAX Project, Professor Aurora Hernandez-Machado, Principal Investigator,  Faculty of Physics at the University of Barcelona and Dr Óscar Castillo-Fernandez, Postdoctoral Fellow at the Faculty of Physics, University of Barcelona attended the EMBO Workshop ‘Building networks: engineering in vascular biology’ which was held at the Barcelona Biomedical Research Park from the 9th to the 11th May 2022.

https://www.embl.org/about/info/course-and-conference-office/events/evb22-01/

MESA Track: Novel organ-on-a-chip technology to study extracellular vesicles-mediated cryptic infections in Plasmodium vivax malaria

https://mesamalaria.org/mesa-track/novel-organ-chip-technology-study-extracellular-vesicles-mediated-cryptic-infections

ISGlobal Research Programmes: Hiddenvivax: Novel organ-on-a-chip technology to study extracellular vesicles-mediated cryptic infections in Plasmodium vivax malaria

https://www.isglobal.org/en/-/hiddenvivax 

21.07.2021 – An ISGlobal Project on Malaria Vivax will Receive Funding by the CaixaResearch Programme

https://www.isglobal.org/-/un-proyecto-de-isglobal-sobre-malaria-vivax-recibira-apoyo-del-programa-caixaresearch-de-investigacion-en-salud

Publications
2022
  • Brito MAM, Baro B, Raiol TC, Ayllon-Hermida A, Safe IP, Deroost K, Figueiredo EFG, Costa AG, Armengol MDP, Sumoy L, Almeida ACG, Hounkpe BW, De Paula EV, Fernandez-Becerra C, Monteiro WM, Del Portillo HA, Lacerda MVG. Morphological and Transcriptional Changes in Human Bone Marrow During Natural Plasmodium vivax Malaria Infections. J Infect Dis. 2022 Apr 1;225(7):1274-1283. doi: 10.1093/infdis/jiaa177. PMID: 32556188; PMCID: PMC8974851.

  • Aparici Herraiz I, Caires HR, Castillo-Fernández Ó, Sima N, Méndez-Mora L, Risueño RM, Sattabongkot J, Roobsoong W, Hernández-Machado A, Fernandez-Becerra C, Barrias CC and del Portillo HA (2022) Advancing Key Gaps in the Knowledge of Plasmodium vivax Cryptic Infections Using Humanized Mouse Models and Organs-on-Chips. Front. Cell. Infect. Microbiol. 12:920204. doi: 10.3389/fcimb.2022.920204
2021
  • Aleix Elizalde‑Torrent, Claudia Trejo‑Soto, Lourdes Méndez‑Mora, Marc Nicolau, Oihane Ezama, Melisa Gualdrón‑López, Carmen Fernández‑Becerra, Tomás Alarcón, Aurora Hernández‑Machado & Hernando A. del Portillo Pitting of malaria parasites in microfluidic devices mimicking spleen interendothelial slits. Sci Rep 11, 22099 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-021-01568-w